Weekly Classes 

Success doesn't come from what

you do occasionally.

It comes from what you do consistently. 

Classes cater to all students no matter their goals. Our students range from people who want to come to class each week for fun exercise with their dogs, to students who have ambitious competition goals. 

Class curriculum includes a balance between course running, handling analysis, and skill building drills. 

We help students practice good dog training mechanics and become the best partner possible for their dogs. 

Classes are held at Argus Ranch in Auburn, WA. 

They run in 4 week sessions for $120. Drop ins $35. 

While most classes are full for permanent spots, random drop in spots are available. 

Email for availability - heatherkaluza@gmail.com

Current Class Schedule

Monday - March 2 - 23

11:30 - Competition Handling - FULL

1:00 - Foundation Level Two - FULL

3:00 - Competition Handling - FULL

4:30 - Competition Handling - FULL

6:00 - Novice Skills - FULL

7:15 - Competition Handling - FULL  

*Next Session Begins March 30

Tuesday - March 3 - 24

11:00 - Competition Handling- FULL

12:30 - Competition Handling - FULL

2:00 - Competition Handling - FULL

4:00 - Foundation Level One - FULL

*Next Session Begins March 31

Wednesday - March 4 - 25

4:00 - Novice Skills - FULL

6:00 - Competition Handling - FULL

7:30 - Competition Handling - FULL

Next Session Begins April 1

Class Descriptions

Competition Handling - This class is for dogs who are proficient in all obstacles and handlers who are familiar with course handling. Classes focus on preparing teams for American style course work. Classes alternate each week between full courses (AKC and USDAA style), and skill drills to work on building and rewarding skills (such as contact and weave behavior, jumping drills, and handling cues). An emphasis is placed on independent trained cues, so the dogs know exactly what is expected of them, allowing the handlers to stay ahead on course. We help our students strive for establishing clear criteria and consistent performances.  

Novice Skills - This class is for dogs who have completed Foundation classes and become proficient in independent obstacle performances. We will begin to link obstacles together in longer sequences and work on handling maneuvers. Contact and weave training will continue. Whether or not you plan to compete, training will continue to prepare dogs for Novice/Open levels of competition. Dogs should know all obstacles but exceptions can be made for the weaves and teeter. 

Foundation Level One - This class is appropriate for dogs over a year old who have no prior agility experience. They should have prior obedience training, including a reliable sit stay and recall. Dogs should also be food motivated. Dogs will learn skills that will set them up for future agility careers. Classes introduces dogs and handlers to flat work, tunnels, planks, wobble boards, jump wings, and tables. 

Foundation Level Two - This class is for dogs who have been introduced to jumps and tunnels, and have completed all the flat work exercises in Foundation Level One. Dogs will start to learn weaves and contacts in this class. 

Pre-Sport Puppy - This class is for dog's under a year old, who will be future agility dogs. This class is only open to handlers who have prior agility experience. Dogs will learn games and behaviors that will set them up for success as future agility dogs. Class will feature safe and age appropriate exercises, including - body awareness, flat work and shadow handling, recalls, and crate games. 

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