Wag It Novice - Hodge Podge
Class Size: 4 students or less
Wag It Games
No Need for Speed Obstacle Modules
Dogs love learning new interactive behaviors! These Wag It modules offer fun, challenge and teamwork for dogs and humans who enjoy working and playing together. Modules will cover obstacles found in the Novice Division of Wag It.
All modules will include Hoop and Mat exercises, starting with one and then progressing to more advanced patterns of multiple Hoops/Matts for those who may sign up for several modules.
Visit wagitgames.com for detailed descriptions of No Need for Speed Obstacles.
Class size will be kept small 4 students.
Bring LOTS of training treats and consider giving your dog only a very small breakfast since you’ll be offering ample food rewards during class.
Rapidly rising in popularity, Wag It Games currently encompass seven different fun-filled activities. This novice class will introduce participants to four of those activities: Shadow Skills (sort of like rally), No Need for Speed Obstacles, Ball Skills, and the very popular Sniff It, which is a version of scentplay/nosework. After completing this Hodgepodge class, participants may elect to focus on the activities they enjoy most by taking more specialized advanced classes. (For more detailed descriptions and photos, visit the Wag It website at wagitgames.com)
No purchases will be mandatory, but if people want to practice obstacles at home there will be $5 - $10 of equipment they may want to invest in. Bring LOTS of treats in a treat pouch or easily accessible baggy pocket, and adjust your dog’s meals accordingly. Expect your dog to need a nap after class. Wag It is not terribly athletic, but we will be stretching their brains and dogs will be cognitively tired after a session.
Prerequisite: Dogs should be able to walk on a loose leash most of the time, and know “sit” and “down.” An on leash “stay” and “come” is helpful as well. If you’d like to be even more prepared, start to work on heeling on both sides. Wag It does not permit reactive/aggressive dogs in group classes, but private lessons can be made available and are encouraged, since Wag It is very helpful training for dogs with problem issues.