CLASS DATES: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15
Class Time: 10:15am
Location: UPTFC Main Facility (5400 N. Damen Ave.)
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs 1 year and up.
Does your pup need more mental stimulation? Are you looking for a fun, low-pressure way to keep them engaged? Would you like to introduce your dog to a variety of fun and useful behaviors?
Our new Trick Star class is a four-week course in which you and your pooch will be introduced to a variety of fun new tricks. Each week there will be a group trick that the whole class will learn together. Additionally, you will be able to choose 2 tricks from a pre-selected list to work on during class. Trick lists will be sent out weekly and you will get to choose your tricks prior to coming to class. Each week your trainer will communicate with you via email to confirm your chosen tricks and a station will be set up in class for you with all your needed supplies. This course is designed for dogs 1 year and up. During this course you will be taught how to use luring, shaping, and capturing to lay the foundational behaviors that will build into finished tricks.
Week 1 Group Trick: Touch It (Targeting w/ an object)
Week 1 Individual Tricks to Choose From: crawl; find it (w/ just 1 cup); get in (sitting in a box); get on; (standing/sitting on a platform); high-five; jump (through hoop or over bar); kiss; paws up (front paws up on an object); shake hands; spin; tunnel.
Week 2 Group Trick: Balance A Treat on Nose/Head
Week 2 Individual Tricks to Choose From: carry (basket or other similar object); close door/drawer; wobble board; sit pretty; shell game (find it w/ 2-3 cups); paws up (front paws up on handler); leg weave; jump through (hander's arms circled or over handler's legs); roll over; push a button; pole weaving.
Week 3 Group Trick: Pivot
Week 3 Individual Tricks to Choose From: back-up; bow; spin left/spin right; head down; leg weave in motion; play dead; reverse circles around handler; go hide; pulls bag with objects; smoosh (press face into item); shake (like shaking off water).
Week 4 Group Trick: Nod/Shake Head
Week 4 Individual Tricks to Choose From: soccer (push ball into goal); run circles around human or post; figure 8 (dog does solo); ladder; jump through tissue hoop; over and under handler; carry stuffed animal on back; poke head out from toy pile; dig or scratch; cross paws; jump up and down on cue.