AKC Fit Dog Lvl 1

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Class Time: 7:15 PM
Class Length: 8 weeks
Class Tier: Tier B
Day/Location: Tuesdays/Versa Dog Sports
Class Session: 2023 Session 3

This class starts on Tuesday, August 1st and will be held at Versa Dog Sports.

Time: 7:15 pm-8:15 pm

Throughout this eight-week course you will learn ways to increase your dog’s strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance, and coordination.  These skills are easy to teach and fun to learn. Focus on building strength, balance and coordination can lengthen the life of your dog, while building confidence and reducing boredom, which can help to eliminate problem behaviors.  Dogs who participate in any dog sport should have a regular fitness program. This class can help you to build your dog’s fitness program.

Additional Information

Pre-Requisite: Puppies 2-6 months

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your puppy.

All handlers should bring their puppies and equipment to the first night of class.

Class Tiers

Our goal is for dog and handler teams to progress through a structured curriculum of classes that are grouped in levels of ability. Before students may progress from Tier A to Tier B, we strongly recommend teams pass all Tier A level classes. For Tier B through Tier D, progression depends on student ability.

* STAR Puppy
* Tier A classes (beginner): Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Focus and Impulse Control (FIC), and Obedience I (Ob I).
* Tier B classes (novice to intermediate): Tricks Novice/Intermediate, Agility Foundations, and Obedience II.
* Tier C classes (intermediate): Agility I and Rally I.
* Tier D classes (advanced): Agility II, Rally II, and Show N Go.
* Specialty classes (conditional).

We adapted the AKC STAR Puppy and CGC classes to fit our club needs. We offer AKC testing for these two classes at the end of every session. We suggest that teams first progress from STAR to CGC, which follows the AKC program design. Tier A level teams may then take FIC and Ob I to finish off Tier A class progression. Please talk with instructors or the Director of Training if you have questions about class progression or availability.