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Sports & Performance

Comprehensive Performance Training for Your Dog

AKC Fit Dog (Intro, 1 & 2)

These classes are for dogs who need to get in shape, stay in shape or just want to get healthier! Exercise is not just for people! Conditioning is for everyone: seniors, puppies, special needs (obesity) and adults — we have programs for all dogs! Come and have fun with us while helping your dog get healthier and more mobile.

  • Enriches Your Bond
  • Boosts the Brain
  • Removes Toxins
  • Enhances the Senses
  • Slows Aging
  • Prevents Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Improves Behavior
  • Strengthens Bones, Muscles and Tendons

3 week course       Tuition: $90

Intro to Agility

Build an even stronger relationship with your dog while you both learn about the companion sport of agility. You do not need a fast dog, have to be agile yourself or want to compete in agility. This class will allow you to get some light exercise with your dog, increase your dog’s focus and have lots of fun. Additional activities include:

  • Learn the 5 Ways to Communicate with Your Dog
  • Determine if Your Dog is Right or Left Pawed
  • Body Awareness for Your Dog
  • Introduction to Moving Surfaces
  • Tunnel
  • Weave Poles
  • Targeting
  • Positive Reinforcement Training Methods
  • Confidence Building

Pre-Requisites: Graduate of STAR, Diamonds in the Woof, Mind Your Manners, or trainer approval.

6 week course              Tuition: $145

Agility I

Building upon the Introduction skills, your dog will practice all the obstacles at reduced heights. You will learn 5 ways to queue your dog on the field, and you both will start navigating sequences.

6 week Course       Tuition: $145

Tricks I

Does your dog like to show off? Do you like to show off? Do you want to build an amazing relationship with your dog? Then this Trick Dog class is for you! You and your dog will learn how to high five, kiss, crawl and bow, plus many more. On the last night of class, you can take the AKC Novice Trick Dog test and really show off your skills.

Pre-requisites: Diamonds in the Woof, Mind Your Manners, CGC or trainer recommendation. All dogs for this class must be non-reactive around other well-mannered dogs and over 6 months of age.

Class Duration: 4 weeks            Tuition: $100

Tricks II

Did you take the Tricks I class or have your Novice Trick Dog title? Would you like to entertain people with amazing tricks, and wow everyone with a show? You and your dog can be the star of the party! Tricks II is for you! Retrieve the mail, close a drawer, open up the refrigerator, carry mom’s purse or balance a cookie on the nose are just some showstoppers you can master in this class. Take the AKC Intermediate Trick Dog certification test at the end of the course, if desired.

Pre-requisites: Tricks I or trainer recommendation. Over 6 months of age. All dogs for this class must be non-reactive around other well-mannered dogs.

Class Duration: 6 class sessions        Tuition: $145

Rally

This class is designed for the owner and dog team looking to either strengthen their loose leash walking ability after learning basic skills or start competing in the companion sport rally. Build an even stronger relationship with your dog as the two of you cheerfully work thru a maze of instructional signs. This class will allow you to get some light exercise with your dog, increase your dog’s focus, and have lots of fun. Additional activities include:

  • Heel with an Automatic Sit
  • AKC Rally Novice Rules and Scoring
  • Complete Courses of 10-15 Stations
  • Positive Reinforcement Training Methods
  • Confidence Building

Pre-Requisites: Graduate of STAR, Diamonds in the Woof, Mind Your Manners, CGC or trainer approval.

6 week course        Tuition: $145

K-9 Sports Sampler

Want to have fun with your dog, but feel that dog training is boring? Do you have a dog that has the basics of sit, down, stay – and wonder what’s next? Carolina Ranch has the answer: the K9 Sports Sampler!

This class will introduce you and your dog to some of the current dog sports as well as improve your existing teamwork, confidence and communication. We will provide a taste of four different dog sports that will enable you to define what interests you and your dog most.

  • Agility – a sport where dogs and handlers negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock to earn titles.
  • Obedience – a sport where dogs are trained and conditioned to behave well at home, public places and in the presence of other dogs while earning titles. Advanced obedience includes lots of behaviors including scent discrimination, directed jumping and hand signals.
  • Tricks – High 5, Shake, Give a paw, Hug, roll a soccer ball, spin, twirl, fetch, roll over and back up are just a few options of tricks to teach. Games/Tricks are fun for dog and handler alike AND can earn titles!
  • Rally – a sport where the handler reads signs, and performs the activities with their dogs, building companionship, understanding, earning titles and having fun.

Pre-requisites: Dogs need to be comfortable in a group class setting and not reactive with dogs and people.

7 week Course       Tuition: $145

AKC Scentwork – Joy of Sniffing

Let your dog use their amazing sense of smell to find specific odors similar to work done by professional detection dogs. Cotton swabs are scented with essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. They are hidden and then the dog finds them and communicates to the handler. This sport is super fun for dogs and handlers.

7 week Course       Tuition: $145

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6129 NC Hwy 42 West
Garner, NC 27529