These classes may not be held each session, and some may be as a seminar rather than a full class.


Beginning Conformation Handling

Part classroom discussion of rules, standards, and what is expected at a show, part ring work to learn to present your dog to its best advantage, this class is for those new to showing in conformation.

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 8 dogs


Advanced Conformation Handling

For those who know the basics but need more ring time with their dogs and improvement of skills, this class concentrates on presenting your dog at proper speed, becoming efficient at setting your dog up, and work on other areas that will improve performance and success in the ring.

Prerequisite: Beginning Conformation class completed or previous conformation showing experience. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 8 dogs

Tricks Class

Learn how to teach your dogs tricks for the new AKC Trick Dog titles. Clicker experience preferred, but not necessary. 

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 1 hr Limit: 8 dogs

Platform Training

Work on focus, impulse control, and obedience with the use of a KLIMB™ platform. 

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 1 hr Limit: 8 dogs


Beginning Tracking

Teach your dog to use his nose.  Introduction to the sport of tracking.  Starting dogs or puppies of any age.  Learn track laying, map making, turns, age, length, article indication.

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 1-4 hrs Limit: 6 dogs


Variable Surface Tracking

Covers the advanced tracking of variable surface tracking.  Introduce tracking on hard surfaces and in urban settings.  Preparation for AKC VST test.

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 1-4 hrs Limit: 6 dogs


Draft Work Class

This class is intended to introduce you and your dog to the fun and useful sports of Backpacking, Weight Pulling, and Carting. We will spend 1 week on Backpacking, 2 weeks on Weight Pulling and the last 3 weeks on Carting. All of these activities provide safe opportunities for your dog to expend energy and have fun together. We will discuss the practical health applications as well as the competition forms of these activities. Dogs should be in good health to participate in this class but do not have to have any prior experience. Equipment will be provided.

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 60 minutes. Class limit: 5 dogs

Special Interest Classes


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