agility


AGILITY is a sport where dogs manoeuvre through a timed obstacle course consisting of jumps, ramps, weave poles and tunnels with the guidance of their handler. Similar to equestrian show jumping, it reflects a combination of desire, control, athletics and team spirit. It not only provides a lot of fun and exercise, but it also strengthens the bond between the dog and the handler.

Our Agility program offers classes from absolute beginner up to the Masters level, depending on where you and your dog fit best. If you have a well socialized dog with basic obedience skills like sit, down, stay and come, you're ready to try Agility!

Lessons run in 6-week sessions and have a maximum of 4 dog/handler teams per group - this ensures lots of individual attention and practice time on the equipment. Classes run weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays from May through October, and are $125 per session.

Private lessons are also available for $30/half hour or $45/hour.

Download the Registration Form.

For more information on agility lessons, contact Sue

 

treibball


TREIBBALL (try-ball) originated in Germany in 2003, and is now being introduced in North America! It is a timed herding sport (but not just for herding breeds!) where the dog pushes an exercise ball with their nose or shoulder into a goal net. At the highest levels the dog responds to the handlers cues from a distance to go out and herd back eight balls individually in a pre-determined order. This is a sport where dog and handler must truly work together as a team. No sheep? Try Treibball!

Our Treibball program will start you with the basics and coach you up to the more advanced levels of the game. If you have a well socialized dog with basic obedience skills like sit, down, stay and come, you're ready for Treibball! As this is a low-impact game, it’s also ideal for dogs retired from other dog sports like agility, flyball or disc, that are still keen to work. You most certainly CAN teach an old dog this new exciting sport!

Lessons run in 6 week sessions and have a maximum of 4 dog/handler teams. This ensures lots of individual attention and practice time. Group lessons run weekdays, weeknights or Saturdays based on demand from May through October, and are $125 per session.

Download the Registration Form.

For more information on treibball lessons, contact Sue


 

OBEDIENCE


OBEDIENCE classes build life skills for your dog in a positive, friendly atmosphere that will enhance both your dog’s skills and your relationship with your canine companion.

Using a variety of fun activities, Young Dog Basics introduces your dog to foundation skills like name attention, sits, downs, loose leash walking and body awareness. Heeling and Obedience Basics focuses on the foundation skills in addition to heeling exercises, manners and self control. The Advanced Obedience class continues with the skills learned in Obedience Basics, but adds distractions, more challenging heeling patterns, recalls and fronts. Getting Ready to Trial helps to prepare you and your canine partner for the show ring by working on heeling patterns and exercises at the Novice levels as well as increased focus and partnership.

Lessons run in 6 week sessions (except for Getting Ready to Trial which is a 4 week session), and have a maximum of 4 dog/handler teams. This ensures lots of individual attention and practice time. Group lessons run weekdays or weeknights based on demand from May through October, and are $125 for a 6 week session and $90 for a 4 week session.

Download the Registration Form.

For more information on obedience lessons, contact Marie



 

RALLY OBEDIENCE


RALLY OBEDIENCE is a fun dog obedience sport, open to ALL dogs - purebred or mixed breed - pets or titled champions as well as physically challenged dogs and/or handlers. It goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over forty obedience movements with the sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. It also requires a brisk pace, positive attitude and happy demeanor.

Our Rally Obedience program will start you with the basics and coach you up to the more advanced levels of the sport. If you have a well socialized dog with basic obedience skills like heeling on leash, sit, down, stay and come, you're ready for Rally-Obedience!

Lessons run in 6 week sessions and have a maximum of 4 dog/handler teams. This ensures lots of individual attention and practice time. Group lessons run weekdays or weeknights based on demand from May through October, and are $125 per session.

Download the Registration Form.

For more information on Rally Obedience lessons, contact Marie




 

Lure Coursing


LURE COURSING offered by Avalon Ranch!

Rapidly gaining popularity is the sport of Lure Coursing, where a dog chases an artificial lure around an open field. Typically the lure is made of plastic and furry strips tied to a string that is pulled around a course using a machine and pulleys to simulate prey. There can be many patterns and sizes to the course. The sport was originally created for sighthounds, but we welcome any breed!

This is a great way to have fun with your dogs as well as give them some exercise without having to run a marathon yourself!

Come and try it here at Dogz or contact Avalon Ranch to book them at your own event!

Sessions are held at Dogz on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 9am, and you can register in advance or the day before - space permitting. Marie and Todd will introduce your dog to the lure the first time you come out to test your dog's instinct and show them how to run the course. The cost is $12 per run or 3 runs for $30.

Download the Registration Form.

For more information on Lure Coursing, contact Avalon Ranch