CLASSES

At Bon-Clyde we offer a variety of classes and private lessons. Below is our description of the variety of class. Please see our
class schedule for more information.

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CLASS SCHEDULE

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COVID-19 WAVIER

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER - NOVEMBER OBEDIENCE CLASS

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER AGILITY CLASS

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CLASS  DESCRIPTION

 

AGILITY CLASSES DESCRIPTIONS

Foundation Skills for Agility:

This class will prepare dogs with basic obedience skills for agility classes. Emphasis is on teaching dogs body awareness, drive, directional skills, and confidence using games and some fun equipment. This is a great course to prepare young dogs for an agility career. It will be taught in the Agility Center and will introduce some of the equipment along with foundations skills. Dogs must have good obedience control on and off leash and be non aggressive. (Prerequisite for this class is the Perfecting Skills class, see Obedience Schedule)


Novice Agility:

This is for dogs who have completed the Foundation Skills for Agility and exposed to all the equipment. Dogs will continue their understanding of weave poles and contacts . Also Novice level sequences will be taught with the goal of running a Novice level course.


Agility Sequences:

Handlers and dogs will work on short sequences within a course. We are offering Open/Excellent or Premier/Masters sequences. Dogs must be able to work off leash and know all the equipment.

Agility Competition: Novice/Open

This class is for dogs that have a good foundation on all equipment and are competing (or preparing to compete) in Novice or Open. Participants will work on handling difficult sequences and challenges and improve handling strategies and techniques.


Competition Agility: Excellent/Masters This competition-level class is geared towards handlers that are competing with their dogs in Excellent or Masters. Participants will work on handling difficult sequences and challenges, improve handling strategies and techniques, and practice Premier-level skills. obedience control.

OBEDIENCE, RALLY, AND BREED HANDLER CLASSES DESCRIPTIONS

Puppy Kindergarten:

This class is generally for puppies between the ages of 12 weeks to 6 months old. A few of the topics covered in the course will be socializing your puppy, nipping and bite inhibition, beginning obedience (sit, down, stay, and come), discussion on nail clipping and teeth cleaning, plus use of small obstacles for confidence building. Puppies must have Rabies vaccine to attend classes.


Beginners Obedience:

This class is for dogs 6 months and over. The course will consist of teaching the sit, down, stay, and come when called and walking on a loose leash, along with control and manners. All exercises will be done on a leash.


Perfecting Skills:

Dogs and their handlers will continue work started in the Beginners Obedience class. Emphasis will be placed on helping your dog learn control, developing relationships, and improving existing skills. Learn skills to prepare for Foundation Skills for Agility and Rally Obedience and prepare your dog for Canine Good Citizen and “Bright and Beautiful” therapy dog certification


Pre-Novice Rally:

This class will focus on preparing dogs for competition Rally Obedience. Basic heeling and exposure to all AKC Novice Rally Obedience signs will be covered. Dogs should have completed the Perfecting Skills class but no experience with Rally Obedience is necessary.


Novice/Intermediate Rally:

This class will continue to expand your dog’s skills in Novice Rally and introduce signs and skills for Intermediate Rally. You and your dog will be prepared for competition in Novice and Intermediate Rally. This class can be taken after Pre-Novice Rally, or if you have prior knowledge of AKC Novice Rally Obedience signs and your dog has obedience control.


Breed Handler:

This class is designed to prepare both handler and dog for competing in the conformation ring. This class is now held in conjunction with our regular classes. Please mark your calendars.


Canine Acting:

This class will cover the skills necessary to become a canine actor. Basic skills and more advanced topics will be covered. Dogs must have obedience control.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private or Semi-private lessons are available. These lessons will be tailored to your dogs needs and are by appointment only.

FREESTYLE

CanineFreestyle DogWork® shows the dog to his best advantage creatively and artistically with presentations set to music. Learn to
enhance movement skills, teamwork, and choreography. Share your dog’s athleticism, grace, and flexibility! We don’t wear costumes and
the human does not dance in this sport but we have So Much. Fun!