Friday Evening Classes with Caitlin and Katie

Friday Evening Instructors: Caitlin Puskas & Katie Brennan                                                                                                                                                 The below class times are subject to change based on enrollment. Please contact Caitlin directly to join
her classes and to be added to her email list for updates on class dates and times, and contact Katie
directly to join her classes and to be added to her email list for the updates on class dates and times.
If you are coming from another training program and are not sure which class is right for you, please
reach out and we will be happy to direct you to the best class for your level and skill set.                                                                                                         Walk-ins must be approved by the instructor for each class.

Please contact Caitlin at caitlinspuskas007@gmail.com or 609-781-1759                                                                                                                               Please contact Katie at katie.marie.brennan@gmail.com or 215-962-3612

Agility Foundation One: 6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Katie Brennan                                                                                                                             Fridays 4:30 - 5:30pm Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note No Class on 2/7)                                                                                    Foundation One is ideal for those new to agility or those looking to start a new dog. This class is
designed for puppies at least 5 months of age or adult dogs who have had no previous agility training.
Dogs should have the following basic obedience skills: sit, down, come, stay, and the ability to focus on
their handler with other dogs nearby. Topics covered will prepare your dog for success in most dog
sports. Foundation class is not only for those looking to compete, as this class is designed to build
confidence in your canine team in and out of the ring.                                                                                                                                                                Skills Covered: Developing handler focus when other dogs are working, two on two off, hind end
awareness, fitness/balance board work, target training, developing toy and food drive, restrained
recalls, come to hand, recalls to heel, crosses on the flat, cone work, and sends around jump standards.
Also introduced in this session are the teeter, tunnels, different surfaces and inclines, steps, and more!                                                                                 

Agility Foundation Two: 6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Caitlin Puskas                                                                                                                             Fridays 5:30-6:30pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note: No Class on 2/7)                                                                                                  Foundation Two is a continuation of Foundation One. This class is for dog/handler teams
who have completed Agility Foundations One and are ready to move on to greater challenges.  Work will
continue on lowered contact equipment (a-frame, teeter, dog walk), curved tunnels, and low jumps.
More advanced handling and short sequences will be introduced as we keep up with start line stays and
recalls.  Dogs who are physically mature enough will start learning 2x2 weave entrances, working
towards 6 poles. 

it's All Tricks with Katie! Trick Training Class: 6 Weeks: $150.00                                                                                                                                         Friday 6:30- 7:30pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 1/14, 1/21 (Note: No Class on 2/7)                                                                                                            This class is for dogs over 5 months of age and will focus on learning the tools you need to shape more
complex behaviors. Trick training is a great way to expel your dog’s mental energy and to strengthen
your working relationship.  Tricks can be used in our everyday lives as a way to work out obedience and
agility tasks, or just as something to use to entertain friends and guests.  You and your dog will have fun
and can work towards various trick training titles as well.  Your dog should have a good understanding of
some basic commands (sit, down, stay) and be able to focus on you in a group class setting.

Agility Foundation Three: Lowered Contacts/Short Sequence Class: 6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Caitlin Puskas                                                     Friday 6:30 - 7:30pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note No Class 2/7)                                                                                                                 This class is for dogs over 12 months of age that have already completed Foundations One, and
Two/Three. We will continue to work on building and maintaining focus while in a larger ring around
more equipment. All contacts are available to be lowered for this class, and guides will be utilized for
weave poles. We will work on short sequences, typical sequences will range between 5 and 10
obstacles, jump grids, and contact motivation in this class.

Agility Foundation Two: 6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Katie Brennan                                                                                                                                Fridays 7:30- 8:30pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note: No Class 1/7)                                                                                                                   This class is for dog/handler teams who have completed Agility Foundations One and are ready to move
on to greater challenges.  Work will continue with curved tunnels and low jumps.  More advanced
handling and short sequences will be introduced as we keep up with start line stays and recalls.  Dogs
who are physically mature enough will start learning 2x2 weave entrances, working towards 6 poles.

Novice/Open Short Course Class: 6 weeks $150.00 Instructor: Caitlin Puskas                                                                                                                 Fridays 7:30 - 8:45pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note: No Class 2/7)                                                                                                                  This class is perfect for those wanting to work towards eventually competing, or for those looking to add
to their agility training skill set. Emphasis will be on having fun while learning some of the more
advanced fundamentals of agility.  Typical sequences will range between 8 and 15 obstacles. This class
uses full height contact equipment, but guides for weaves, and boxes for the teeter are welcome!

Novice Rally Class: 6 Weeks $150.00 Instructor: Katie Brennan                                                                                                                                        Fridays 8:45 - 9:45pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note No Class 2/7)                                                                                                               This class is for handlers who have completed Intro to Rally, or who otherwise know all of the Rally
Novice signs. We will be doing weekly guided run-throughs of full Novice courses, while continuing to
perfect specific skills. In addition, we will begin to introduce some of the higher-level signs and begin to
do some off leash exercises.

Competition Skills Class: 6 Weeks: Instructor: Caitlin Puskas                                                                                                                                              Fridays 8:45 - 10pm Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21 (Note: No Class 2/7)                                                                                                                This class is great for those already competing and are looking for some additional help on proofing
contacts, building drive/motivation, or just concentrating on further developing your handling skills.  We
focus on having fun, and working on each teams challenge areas in a fun and innovative ways.  This class
works on a different skill each week and is always changing depending on the needs of the group. We
also welcome suggestions and requests for this class.