Wag It Novice
Novice Hodgepodge Class
Using positive relationship-based training techniques, dogs will learn to push buttons, cross bridges, roll balls, ride scooters, heel on both sides, search for hidden scents, and much, much more! Wag It Games help to build focus, improve handlers’ training skills, provide work for “busy” dogs, and above all are just plain fun for humans and dogs!
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 scent play/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 www.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.
Class size will be 4-5 dogs
Note: Please be aware of your schedule and the dates that class is held. We do skip dates if there is a holiday or another event. Please allow a few extra weeks in your schedule to finish your class. Meaning a 5 week class may take 7 weeks to complete. In the event of bad weather some classes will be held on a Zoom. Please be prepared for this.
If your dog needs to skip class because they are sick, spay/neuter or for any other reason, you can attend without the dog to get a lesson, join in zoom if available, or just follow that weeks homework at home. We cannot transfer you to another class or refund your class fee. If you have to miss a large amount of your class you may join a future class that does not fill by the start date. The fee will be $25 for each day that you drop into that class.