Nosework Try-It Workshop -Friday April 26th

This is a 1 hour workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to give Nosework a try, but weren’t sure if a full class was for you, come join us for an introduction! We will introduce you various energy-blasting searching games and give dogs their first taste of searching for odor.

Dogs of any age and breed may attend, though dogs should be neutral or social towards other dogs/people for this workshop.

Beginner Trick Workshop – Monday April 29th

In this one hour workshop, we will work on 15+ different tricks, including but not limited to: Spin, Peek-a-Boo, Push-Ups, Read, Tell me a Secret and You’re Under Arrest!

No experience required (though having a sit and a down is helpful!) All ages of dogs and handlers welcome.

Foundation Fun 101 -Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.

For beginners four months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

For this class you will need to bring a mat or station for your dog.

 

Puppy Play to Learn – Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.

For puppies under five months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Bridging socialization exercises and teamwork exercises with more traditional curriculum like sit, down, stay, leave-it, come, baby leash manners and every day handling, this class begins a lifetime of connection and good manners work -all through playing games.

Leash Reactivity -Mondays @ 8:00 p.m.

Our first class is information only, to get you a step ahead of your dog.

Important details: Please note Leash Reactivity is not designed as a socialization class. We will not be working on greeting, meeting or playing with other dogs. We are strictly dealing with being able to see and pass by dogs/people/other triggers without reaction. In the early weeks dogs will be taking breaks throughout the hour, most typically in the vehicle. In cold or hot weather you may leave your car running and/or stay with your dog on their down-time.

RHS Nosework Club -Tuesday Evening

For students who are preparing for Started/Advanced/Excellent Trialing. 

Class will start at 6:00 pm and go until approximately 7:45 p.m. If you can’t make it until  6:30, that’s okay. Once you arrive we will slot you into rotations.

Nosework Club is new to the RHS and is an affordable way to continue nosework training towards competition, or simply to continue working your dog’s brain. This class has low instruction, which reflects the price. While Lead Members will certainly help you, Nosework Club is primarily for practice scenarios.

Each dog in RHS Club must have gone through a minimum of Intro to Nosework (preferably Intermediate Nosework as well) and should at bare minimum have:

  1. Ability to Search for 2+ minutes.
  2. A strong understanding of the Pine and/or Wintergreen scents
  3. Have a Stay-at-Source Behavior started
  4. Have a Good Understanding of Using Your Leash in a Search Areas

Throughout the cold months, all classes will take place at the RHS Training Building. Through the nicer months, RHS Nosework Club will be heading to new locations to practice exteriors and confidence in searching novel areas. All dogs will get work between 2-3 searches, depending on level, area size and difficulty of search.

First dog: $70 / 6 weeks

NEW! 2nd Dog Pricing! $55 / 6 weeks. When you register your second dog, enter the coupon code “DOGTWO” and hit apply. You will see the subtraction on the page.

Focus and Control -Sunday @ 9:30 a.m.

Is your dog too friendly for his own good? Kind of (happily) out of control? Hard to manage? Seems to have bricks in his ears? Maybe he knows some skills, but can’t seem to show those good behaviors out in public? Are you kind of embarrassed about his behavior?

If you have a dog that’s difficult to control, but isn’t generally leash reactive (barking, snarling, growling at others) -this class is for you! This class is all the good things of our Leash Reactivity class -shifted to owners with dogs that aren’t quite Leash Reactive, but need to learn to control their big, wild feelings too.

Why? Growing skills like sit, down, stay and come aren’t going to be enough if your dog is out to lunch -you both need to learn focus and control. Without those two things, the rest of your communication gets lost out in the world. Some teams just need more focus and control than others and if typical training hasn’t got the manners you need -you need a new approach!

So, let’s get you working, learning and listening to one another. Come join us this session for our new Behavior class offering: FOCUS AND CONTROL!

Foundation Fun 101 -Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.

For beginners four months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

For this class you will need to bring a mat or station for your dog.

 

Brain Games for Small Spaces -Sundays @ 11:30 a.m.

Cold weather getting you down? Have a bored pooch? Looking to use your dog’s brain for good instead of mischief? You’re in the right spot!

Brain Games is a 5 weeks class, full of games to play indoors. Brain Games is just ticket for high-energy young dogs, senior dogs, puppies and any dog in between. Instructor Karlie Butler will pull lots of different games from lots of different avenues in training -Nosework, Tricks, Fitness, Concept Work and more to create 30+ games you can play even on the stormiest of days.

Buckle up and register now for your winter boredom busters!