Our programs are designed to accommodate all levels of agility enthusiast from the recreational handler to those working for National level competition.
Basic Obedience Classes:
Note:The use of a Gentle Leader Head Halter is STRONGLY recommended and
MAY be required for participation in these classes. Your instructor will discuss
this in more depth in the first class.
Family Manners Class – 8 weeks
This class is designed to give the owner and their new puppy some basic skills
to help them become a welcome member of the family. The first class
is done without the dog and is an opportunity for owners to ask
questions regarding training,problem solving and behavior problems. Discussion
will also be on the training techniques that will be used in the class and homework
will be given for the next class. Skills we work on in this class are crate
manners,sit,down,name recognition,meeting new people,and general life manners. Maximum
number of dogs in this class is 7. All dogs must be able to be in a
crate during class when they are not working (NO exceptions) for safety reasons
as well as to allow each student one on one time with the instructor without
the distractions of other dogs.
Advanced Pet Obedience
This class will build on the manners classes and will continue to work with
the dogs understanding of their basic obedience commands as well as more advanced
skills for life with your dog. The dogs will be required to work under some
mild distractions of other dogs and people during this class.
Building Blocks for Performance –6 weeks
This class is designed to explore the different aspects of dog training. The focus
is to have fun with the dogs while improving your knowledge and understanding
of learning theory. Shaping skills,mechanical skills and confidence building
exercises will be addressed. Dogs and Handlers must have completed
the Family Manners Class.
Rally Obedience Intro,Level 1,Level 2 and Level 3 – 6 weeks
Rally Obedience is one of the new dog sports that combine the best of agility,
obedience and free style work. This sport is a great compliment to agility and
obedience with a strong emphasis on heel work. Rally O competitions are open
to all dogs,mixed breed or pure bred. This class requires a minimum
of Level 2 Obedience skills.
These classes are for anyone who wants to compete in CKC obedience trials.The
skills learned in these classes are the advanced skills required to earn obedience
titles on your dog. Everyone welcome,you do not have to have a registered dog
to take these classes. CD Class requires Level 2 Obedience.
These classes focus on developing a strong foundation for jumping,both physically
and mentally. Jumping in agility is one of the most ignored skills and one of
the hardest on the dog’s body if done poorly. Focus on building a healthy body
for jump work,good jump technique,learning to judge distance and height as
well as introduction to patterns. Dogs must have completed Building
Blocks and Advanced Pet Classes and need a Pawsitive Steps Instructor reference
to start Jump 1
These classes are advanced classes for handlers preparing for competition and
running full courses. Focus is on developing a strong cue system for you and
your dog and learning to handle the dog from each piece of equipment smoothly
and efficiently. Handlers must have completed Jump 2 for Handling
These classes focus on strong foundation work for Contacts and Weaves. Contacts
and Weaves 1 requires completion of the Building Blocks and Advanced Pet Classes
and need a Pawsitive Steps Instructor reference.
This class focuses on the various distance and directional commands used in
agility. Completion of Handling 1 is a requirement for Distance
Seminars and Trials
Pawsitive Steps hosts various seminars and trials (Agility,Obedience and Rally O) through out the year. For more information please check out the Up Coming Events board in the centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org