Workshop – Getting Started in Dog Parkour! 

-February 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Dog Dog Daycare, Madison, WI 

This fun and engaging 3 hour workshop, led by a certified Dog Parkour Instructor, is appropriate for dogs who have no knowledge of parkour, or for dogs who are already developing their skills but need some support.  Build your dog’s confidence and body awareness, and help them explore their world like never before. Teach them how to go under, over, and around obstacles. Help them develop confidence while going through and under tight spaces, balance on obstacles, and back up! 

Weather permitting, we will take a parkour walk at the end of the class time so you can practice your new skills in the wild! 

-For puppies and dogs 5 months old and up! 

 

FEBRUARY 26- DOG DOG Daycare

Fit Dog Club

December 12th at 10 a.m.

-For dogs of any age

-Fit Dog Club is free, but space is limited, so register soon!

Once monthly adventures for your and your dog! Get out and have fun in Madison with your favorite buddy. Join us as we explore perfect locations for parkour… or head out on a dog-friendly trail walk! Locations will be sent upon registration. 

 

DECEMBER – TRAILWALK

Intro to Agillity

-Begins January 5th at 6:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Passion For Paws, Madison, WI

-This class is best suited for dogs ages 6 months and older

-We recommend that you and your dog have taken at least one training class together previously

Give your dog an excellent beginning in agility training- whether you plan to eventually compete or just want a fun game to play together! This class will teach you everything you need to know to get started, introduce agility equipment to you and your dog, and work on developing the partnership and problem-solving skills you will need to be successful in the sport. 

JANUARY 5TH 6:30 p.m. – PASSION FOR PAWS

 

Agility Fundamentals

-Begins January 5th at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Passion For Paws, Madison, WI

-For puppies and dogs 9 months old and up! 

-Prerequisite: Intro to Agility or instructor approval.

Continue your agility training with this fun always-changing class designed to teach you and your dog what you need to know to be successful in agility. Introduces and familiarizes you to more agility equipment, begin stringing obstacles together, and continue working on the partnership and problem-solving skills you need to be successful in the sport.

 

JANUARY 5th, 7:30 p.m. – PASSION FOR PAWS

 

Fit Dog Club

November 27 at 12 p.m. (noon) 

-For dogs of any age

-Fit Dog Club is free, but space is limited, so register soon!

Once monthly adventures for your and your dog! Get out and have fun in Madison with your favorite buddy. Join us as we explore perfect locations for parkour… or head out on a dog-friendly trail walk! Locations will be sent upon registration. 

The AKC FIT DOG Turkey Trot is a virtual 5K (3.1 miles) that people do with their dogs. This non-competitive 5K Turkey Trot can be done all at one time, or in smaller segments on multiple days so that everyone (people and dogs) can participate at their own pace. This can be a walk or run activity.

Proceeds will be donated to the AKC Humane Fund (http://www.akchumanefund.org/). This is the time of year to give thanks for what we have and to help others. The AKC Humane Fund assists women’s shelters that accept pets, supports the AKC’s Rescue Network to help rescue dogs, and promotes responsible dog ownership through outreach and education.

Because this walk is to benefit charity, you will need to also register with the AKC and pay a $20 Humane Fund Donation, which includes a Turkey Trot Ribbon which will be mailed to you from the AKC. Link to AKC registration will be included in our confirmation email. 

 

NOVEMBER 27 -5K PARKOUR/WALK

Puppy Skills 1

Begins January 8th at 9:30 a.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Pups Unleashed, Stoughton

Begins December 21st at 6:30 p.m. – 45 minutes/6 weeks. Tailwaggers, Verona. Skips December 28th. 

Begins February 10th at 6:30 p.m. – 45 minutes/6 weeks. Dog Dog Daycare, Madison. 

-For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old

Puppy Skills  begins to teach the essentials for a well mannered, well adjusted family pet. Your pup will learn to work through distraction, settle at home or at class, come when called, drop items, focus their attention on you and more! You will learn to be a more effective trainer, and how to communicate effectively and consistently. Class includes social time with well matched pups and exposure to novel stimuli. 

FEBRUARY 10 – DOG DOG

Puppy Skills 2

Begins December 21st at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, Verona. Skips December 28th. 

-For puppies 4 – 9 months old

Puppy Skills 2 builds upon the essentials for a well mannered family pet, all with fun and positivity! Your pup will continue to work through more challenging distractions and recalls as well as progress with settling at home, walking on a loose leash, and more! Off-leash social time with appropriate puppy friends is included if applicable. 

Puppy Skills 3

Begins February 8th at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, Verona

-For puppies 7 – 12 months old

-We recommend that you and your dog have taken at least one training class together previously

Focus on the skills a young dog needs most in this 6 week course! Learn new games to play to build a life-long partnership while also working on correcting common, undesirable adolescent dog behaviors like counter surfing, pulling on leash, jumping while greeting new people, settling at home, crate training, and chewing on found objects. 

FEBRUARY 8 – TAILWAGGERS

Good Dog Basics

Begins January 8th at 10:30 a.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Pups Unleashed, Stoughton, WI 

Begins January 6 at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, Verona, WI 

Begins December 9 at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Dog Dog Daycare, Madison, WI. Skips December 23rd and 30th. 

-For puppies and dogs 9 months and older

For dogs of any age, Good Dog Basics will focus on the things required for teaching a dog to be a Good Dog: walking nicely on leash, appropriate greetings, re-calls, attention work, stays, and more!

JANUARY 6 – TAILWAGGERS

                                                                                                                     

 

Good Dog 2

-Begins December 9th at 6:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Dog Dog Daycare- Madison, WI. Skips 12/23 and 12/30. 

-For dogs who have completed the Good Dog Basics class or equivalent

Good Dog 2 takes up where Good Dog Basic leaves off, with a focus on teaching real-life skills. Work on loose leash walking, polite greetings, settling at home and crate training, stays, wait, recalls, attention work and more! 

DECEMBER 9 – DOG DOG

                                                                                                                     

Tricks for Titles – NOVICE

-Begins January 3rd at 6:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Dog Dog Daycare- Madison, WI 

-For for puppies and dogs 5 months old and up! 

Improve your partnership with your dog while learning some fun new tricks! This class will get you a good foundation in the behaviors needed to achieve a Novice Trick Dog Title from the AKC and then work on progressing those skills to intermediate levels and beyond! Some behaviors covered include: crawl, get in a box, paws up, shake, touch, spin & twist (and more!)

JANUARY 3 – Dog Dog

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Begins January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Dog Dog Daycare – Madison, WI 

-For puppies and dogs 5 months old and up! 

You have the very best dog, and you want to tell the world! The CGC program is designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be – together. This class is comprised of ten skills designed to instill confidence and good manners in and outside the home. At the end of the six week class, participate in an optional AKC certification test designed to test those skills. Test fee is included in the cost of the class. 

 

JANUARY 3 – DOG DOG

Drink With Your Dog™ Brewery Manners Class

 

-This class is best suited for dogs ages 6 months and older

-We recommend that you and your dog have taken at least one training class together previously

Take your dog’s basic skills to the next level. Join us for this fun, four-week class hosted by The Boneyard at 1018 Walsh Rd, Madison, WI 53714. Brewery Manners Class teaches essential skills for being a great brewery dog buddy: focus around distractions, resting under the table, NOT stealing your beer, and more! This class is led by a certified Drink With Your Dog class instructor. 

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Canine Good Citizen- Advanced (Community Canine)

Begins November 1st at 7:30 p.m. – 45 minutes, 6 weeks. Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, Verona, WI

-For for puppies and dogs 9 months old and up! 

AKC Community Canine℠ is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. Dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test earn the official AKC Community Canine title that is designated by the letters “CGCA” (Advanced CGC) on the dog’s title record.

This six week class is comprised of ten skills designed to instill confidence and good manners in a community or classroom setting. At the end of six weeks, there will be an optional test to see if your dog can qualify for their AKC CGCA title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. Test fee is included in cost of class. CGC certification is required for a CGCA title.

Passing the Urban CGC test or Canine Good Citizen test does not make a dog a service dog or emotional support dog. A key distinction of service or emotional support dogs is that the owner/handler has a disability. It is unethical to misrepresent a pet dog as a service or emotional support animal.

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