About this class
Teach your dog novice tricks! We use only positive reinforcement methods with techniques that include luring, modeling, mimicking, capturing & shaping. In shaping, Tracy will introduce clicker training, but it is not a requirement.
This 4-week course covers over 10 tricks at the novice level that are selected from the AKC Novice Trick checklist. Tricks include activities such as fun with a box, hand signals, paws up, spin, touch it, and shake hands.
Each week we review the old tricks. We add a little agility break in the middle of the class and these acquired skills also count as tricks.
For the final class, after our review, students are encouraged to share the tricks their dogs have learned with the class and apply for a Novice AKC Trick Title (after being evaluated by Tracy / AKC CGC Evaluator.
Class is recommended for dogs 11-months old and up.
All Dogs must be current on all vaccinations. If your dog reacts negatively toward other dogs or people or has severe behavior issues, these classes will not be a good fit. Contact Understanding Your Dog for private sessions, which will be the better option.