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POWERPUPS AGILITY CLASSES
With trainer Alan Tay
All dogs participating in classes must provide proof of vaccinations:
Rabies, Distemper, Parvo & Bordetella
Basic Agility Classes starting on Friday, July 17!
Agility 4 Fun
The Agility-4-Fun program is meant for dog owners who want a mental and physical exercise outlet for their dogs. Dog handlers learn to play with their dog and how to reward them for focus attention and willingness to please. Dogs learn to perform jump obstacles at a low height, climb ramps safely, run through tunnels, ride the seesaw and go through weave poles.
The program is designed to benefit dog and handler to develop a strong and trusting relationship. Dogs learn to develop thinking skills, body awareness, manage sound and movement under their little paws and be motivated to work to please the owner.
Handlers learn behavior shaping while teaching the dog skills over the obstacles. Dogs must be a minimum of one year old and in good health.
For dogs one year old and older | 6 weeks - $140 | Fridays from 6-7 PM
Doggy Tricks help your dog develop thinking skills, build strength, create body awareness, develop a sense for balance, focus attention and relationship building with the handler.
Dogs learn the following tricks: Sit pretty, hand shake, ride a wobble board, walk backwards, speak on command, spin in place, fetch an article, walk limp, ring a bell, and many more.
The program is for dogs of all ages. It has 6 weekly lessons taught in progressive steps so that one behavior leads to a new trick. Each lesson lasts an hour.
We divide puppies and adult dogs into two different programs.
Tricks for Puppies
For puppies 10 weeks to 18 months old | 6 weeks - $140 | Fridays from 7:15-8:15 PM
Tricks for Adults
For dogs 18 months old and older | 6 weeks - $140 | Fridays from 8:30-9:30 PM
Please bring the following to your agility training class: Crate, 6 foot leash, lots of your dog’s favorite treats, water bowl, appropriate dress for you to run and play with your dog, your dog’s favorite toy (no new toys), buckle or snap collar only without tags (NO CHOKE OR PINCH COLLARS).
Call Advanced Animal Care @ 970-493-3333 To Sign Up for Classes
All Prices are per dog - No Class Sharing - Register Early Classes are Limited in Size
Trainer: Alan Tay
Alan brings over 19 years of agility and obedience training skills and competitive experiences with him. He has owned and shown Chihuahuas, Miniature Schnauzers, American Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies in Singapore before moving to the USA 14 years ago. His move here was to chase his childhood dreams to become a professional dog trainer.
Currently, he is showing a 14-year-old Border Collie, Rain, in agility competitions. He is also showing a 4-year-old Border Collie, Singa, for the same sport. Besides putting major titles and competiting in AKC and USDAA Nationals, Alan is also helping students achieve agility titles and qualifications to many National and AKC Agility Invitationals. His number one goal in training is to help students enjoy the sport, and help their dog have fun with them.
His student's dogs include: Viszlas, Shepherds, Shelties, Labradors, Staffordshires, Border Terriers, Boston Terriers, Papillions, Australian Shepherds, Pugs, Chihuahuas, Miniature Schnauzers, Dobermans, Jack Russell Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Poodles, and Mix breeds, just to name a few.
Alan retired 9 years ago from the corporate business world to teach agility full time. He is very passionate about the sport, and loves to help his students excel in the competitions. He utilizes positive reinforcement with play and treats in his training. Alan does not follow any specific agility training systems. He adopts techniques from a variety of training methods to help handlers and dogs form a solid team to run any prescribed agility course.
A major technique, rarely used by many instructors in agility, but used by Olympians, is the use of visual feedback. Alan uses video cameras and computer systems to illustrate correct use of cues and timing to ensure dogs learn without bad habits. Students learn to apply mental management techniques, the law of physics, and dog/owner visual tools to their agility work. Dogs that learn agility skills in this way have minimal impact to their physical well-being, and perform well when they compete.
You can preview some of Alan's training of his dogs, Singa and Rain by visiting www.powerpups.net.