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March 2024 Classes @ Oxford Dog Sports
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SATURDAY

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – March 23rd @ 10:00 am

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue. Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent Trainer: Sean Kent & Lynn Warden

NEW - Canine First Aid March 23rd @ 11:00 am

This class consists of two 3-hour sessions that provide you with comprehensive training. YOU ARE YOUR DOG’S FIRST RESPONDER! Less than 5% of all dog owners know canine CPR, and even fewer feel confident to perform the abdominal thrust maneuver or external extraction technique on a choking dog, or know the early signs of life-threatening bloat. Our fully certified and insured trainers will teach you how to recognize and assess health situations, respond accordingly, and give you the confidence to help in any emergency.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Trudy Küppers


Urban Rat Race, Adventure/Explorer – March 23rd @ 11:00 am

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race EXPLORER is the next step after Adventurer and is the 4th level of Urban Rat Race Classes. In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Adventurer      Trainer: Sean Kent

Novice Nosework – March 23rd @ 1:00 pm

Building on the Nosework skills from the previous level, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class we will move towards larger search areas, and distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine handling skills needed to effectively read your dog with confidence. We will work towards small area searches in this class. When weather permits, we will do exterior & vehicle searches.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Loose leash Walking – March 23rd @ 2:30 pm

If you have said, he is so good in class but once we are outside, he is a nightmare then this is the class for you! This class is for dogs and puppies who completed Obedience 2, or equivalent successfully but are still having challenges generalizing skills on walks at home. This class will be held outside at ODS: rain or shine. Road Trip will provide dogs and owners the opportunity to practice loose leash walking without pulling and other obedience skills with the support of your trainer.
Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 – Beyond the Basics or equivalent
Trainer: Trudy Küppers

Urban Rat Race, Rookie – March 2nd @ 11:00 am

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers, Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience       Trainer: Lynn Warden

MONDAY

Tricks Mixed Skills – March 11th @ 1:00 pm

Trick training has so many benefits for you and your dog. · Bonding: Trick training deepens the bond between a dog and its owner. Mental stimulation: It stimulates their minds and helps keep them from getting bored. Discipline: It teaches discipline and focus, which is important for their overall behavior. Rewarding: Trick training is rewarding for both dogs and owners and can be a fun way to spend time together. In this class, you will get started in the wonderful world of trick training facilitated by Certified Trick Trainer Allie Pastor.
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Puppy Power – March 11th @ 1:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

Obedience 3, Model Citizen - March 25th @ 2:00 pm

In Level 3 we will further develop a solid heel position, strong stays and recall. We will incorporate exercises used in competitive obedience, skills needed for dog sports and rally obedience. Dogs and Handlers will have the opportunity to practice skills needed to pass the S.T.A.R. – Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. In level 3 we are moving WAY beyond the basics.
Prerequisite: Level 2 obedience Beyond the Basics or equivalent                                  Trainer: Trudy Küppers

Rally Obedience, Level 2 – March 4th @ 4:00 pm

In this class, we will be using UKC Level 2 as well as CKC Advanced and Excellent signs. In this class, we will break down signs, teach new skills needed for success at these levels, and practice signs in courses.
Prerequisite: Previous Rally Training and or Rally 1      Trainer: Sean Kent

Rally Obedience Level 1 – March 11th @ 12:00 noon

This class is an Introduction to Rally Obedience, and the first step in becoming a full-fledged Rally Dog. During rally obedience, the dog-human team runs through a constantly changing course. At each station, a corresponding sign shows the dog handler exactly which exercise is to be carried out and where to continue afterward. A great way to incorporate basic obedience skills and teamwork in a fun an playful way. In this class, we will be using UKC Level 1 signs as well as CKC Novice signs We will break down signs, and teach new skills needed for success at this level as well as practice courses.
Prerequisite: Previous Rally Training, Obedience level 2 or equivalent
Trainer: Sean Kent

Urban Rat Race, Adventurer – March 18th @ 7:00 pm

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. 3sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race Adventurer is the next step after Rookie and is the 2nd level of Urban Rat Race . In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Rookie          Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Puppy Power – March 11th @ 7:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

TUESDAY

Master Handler Discrimination, March 19th @ 6:00 pm


Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will be working on Handler Discrimination Excellent and start looking towards Master Level.
Prerequisite: Intro to Handler Discrimination      Trainer: Sean Kent

Level 2 Obedience, Beyond the Basics – March 26th @ 6:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Advanced/Superior Nosework – March 19th @ 7:00 pm

Building on the skills from Novice/ Intermediate Nosework, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class, we will move towards larger search areas, multiple finds, and multiple distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine the handling skills needed to read your dog with confidence effectively.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework      Trainer: Sean Kent

Urban Rat Race, Rookie – March 6th @ 7:00 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers, Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Dog Sport Sampler – March 12th @ 7:00 pm

Finished puppy and/or basic classes? Wondering what to do next? Try our Sport Sampler class. Each week you will be introduced to and have a chance to 'sample' a different sport. A great way to find out what sports you and your dog love. At the end of this 4-week class you will have a good idea of your dog’s talents and where to start on your dog sport journey.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Puppy Power – March 19th @ 7:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

Intro to Nosework – March 6th @ 8:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

WEDNESDAY

Urban Rat Race , Rookie – March 10th @ 1:30 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers, Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Intro to Lost & Found – March 10th @ 6:00 pm

We are very excited to be offering this NEW and exciting Nosework sport at ODS. Lost and Found is taking Handler Discrimination to the next level, Dogs and handlers will use HD and Nosework skills to search, locate and indicate that they have found a previously scented item in an area. Lost and Found is under development by All Breed International Performance Events as a new sport scheduled to launch in 2024. Prerequisite: Advanced Nosework, Intro to HD, Tracking or equivalent
Trainer: Sean Kent

Supporting the Anxious Stressed-Out Dog -March 6th @ 6:45 pm


Just like us, dogs experience stress and anxiety. Just like us, that anxiety can be disabling, making their lives difficult, preventing them from being able to do activities of daily living, and impeding the dogs ability to participate In fun activities and sports. In a dog's world anxiety means a constant expectation of the worst happening, an impending sense of doggy doom and gloom. In this class, we will help owners by observing and identifying what stress looks like for their dogs. Owners will then be taught techniques individualized to their dogs. T-Touch strategies will be used to help dogs and owners reduce anxiety and stress.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

(NEW) Canine First Aid – March 20th @ 7:00 pm

This class consists of three 2-hour sessions that provide you with comprehensive training. YOU ARE YOUR DOGS FIRST RESPONDER! Less than 5% of all dog owners know canine CPR, and even fewer feel confident to perform the abdominal thrust maneuver or external extraction technique on a choking dog, or know the early signs of life-threatening bloat. Our fully certified and insured trainers will teach you how to recognize and assess health situations, respond accordingly, and give you the confidence to help in any emergency.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Trudy Küppers

(IT’S BACK) Lost & Found Advanced, Next Steps – March 20th @ 8:00 pm

This is the second level of this all-new sport. We will be picking up where the intro to Lost and Found left off by providing new challenges to dogs and handlers. Lost and Found is taking Handler Discrimination to the next level, Dogs and handlers will use HD and Nosework skills to search, locate, and indicate that they have found a previously scented item in an area. Lost and Found is under development by All Breed International Performance Events as a new sport scheduled to launch in 2024. Prerequisite: Intro to Lost & Found           Trainer: Sean Kent

THURSDAY

Urban Rat Race, Explorer – March 14th @ 10:30 pm

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race EXPLORER is the next step after Adventurer and is the 4th level of Urban Rat Race Classes. In this class, we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Adventurer      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Obedience Level 2, Beyond The Basics – March 7th @ 7:00 pm


This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Shelly-Anne Dzsudzsak

Puppy Power – March 7th @ 7:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent      Apprentice: Lynn Warden

Novice Nosework – March 14th @ 7:00 pm

This class is an Introduction to Rally Obedience, and the first step in becoming a full-fledged Rally Dog. During rally obedience, the dog-human team runs through a constantly changing course. At each station, a corresponding sign shows the dog handler exactly which exercise is to be carried out and where to continue afterward. A great way to incorporate basic obedience skills and teamwork in a fun and playful way. In this class, we will be using UKC Level 1 signs as well as CKC Novice signs We will break down signs, and teach new skills needed for success at this level as well as practice courses.
Prerequisite: Previous Rally Training, Obedience level 2 or equivalent
Trainer: Sean Kent

Obedience Level 3, Model Citizen – March 7th @ 8:00 pm

In Level 3 we will further develop a solid heel position, strong stays, and recall. We will incorporate exercises used in competitive obedience, skills needed for dog sports, and rally obedience. Dogs and Handlers will have the opportunity to practice skills needed to pass the S.T.A.R. – Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. In level 3 we are moving WAY beyond the basics.
Prerequisite: Level 2 obedience Beyond the Basics or equivalent Trainer: Trudy Küppers 

Learn more about what we offer...

FEBRUARY 2024 CLASSES @ Oxford Dog Sports

Contact us at - [email protected] 

SATURDAYS

Puppy Power – February 10th @ 12:00 noon


Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life.

Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent      Apprentice: Lynn Worden

Intro to Nosework - February 10th @ 1:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions.

Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite – None      Trainer: Sean Kent

MONDAYS

Tricks Mixed Skills – February 5th @ 12:00 noon

Trick training has so many benefits for you and your dog. · Bonding: Trick training deepens the bond between a dog and its owner. Mental stimulation: It stimulates their minds and helps keep them from getting bored. Discipline: It teaches discipline and focus, which is important for their overall behavior. Rewarding: Trick training is rewarding for both dogs and owners and can be a fun way to spend time together. In this class, you will get started in the wonderful world of trick training facilitated by Certified Trick Trainer Allie Pastor
Prerequisite – Basic obedience      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Advanced/ Superior Nosework - February 5th @ 1:00 pm

Building on the skills from Novice/ Intermediate Nosework, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class, we will move towards larger search areas, multiple finds, and multiple distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine the handling skills needed to read your dog with confidence effectively.
Prerequisite – Novice Nosework     Trainer: Sean Kent

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics - February 5th @ 2:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite – Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Justin Brundage & Allie Pastoor

Masters/Elite, February 5th @ 2:30 pm

You’re in the Big League now! This class is best suited for dogs working at or looking forward to working at Master’s levels and Elite levels of Nosework. We will also be working on the skills needed for Master level Handler Discrimination. This class has been designed to challenge dogs and prepare them for high levels of Nosework.
Prerequisite: Advanced / Superior Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

(IT’S BACK) Introduction to Handler Discrimination February 5th @ 6:00 pm

Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will start at the Novice level and work our way up to get you trial-ready
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent Trainer: Sean Kent


(NEW) Intro to Tricks – February 12th @ 6:00 pm

Trick training has so many benefits for you and your dog. · Bonding: Trick training deepens the bond between a dog and its owner. Mental stimulation: It stimulates their minds and helps keep them from getting bored. Discipline: It teaches discipline and focus, which is important for their overall behavior. Rewarding: Trick training is rewarding for both dogs and owners and can be a fun way to spend time together. In this class, you will get started in the wonderful world of trick training facilitated by Certified Trick Trainer Allien Pastoor.

Prerequisite – Basic obedience      Trainer: Allie Pastoor


Show Handling, The Art of Presentation February 26th @ 6:30 pm

This class is designed for the handler with some previous experience at dog shows. Under the expert guidance of Will Alexander, you will have the opportunity to fine-tune your skills, build your skills, and get the very most out of your dog every time you go in the ring
Prerequisite – Intro to Show Handling or equivalent      Trainer – Will Alexander

Show Handling, The Art of Presentation February 5th @ 8:00 pm

This class is designed for the handler with some previous experience at dog shows. Under the expert guidance of Will Alexander, you will have the opportunity to fine-tune your skills, build your skills, and get the very most out of your dog every time you go in the ring.
Prerequisite – Intro to Show Handling or equivalent      Trainer – Will Alexander

Dog Sport Sampler – February 12th @ 7:00 pm

Finished puppy and/or basic classes? Wondering what to do next? Try our Sport Sampler class. Each week you will be introduced to and have a chance to 'sample' a different sport. A great way to find out what sports you and your dog love. At the end of this 4-week class you will have a good idea of your dog’s talents and where to start on your dog sport journey.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Urban Rat Race, Rookie -February 12th @ 8:00 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers!
Prerequisite – No previous Rat Sport experience     Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Puppy Power, February 12th @ 8:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

TUESDAYS

(IT’S BACK) Lost and Found, Next Steps – February 20th @ 12:30 pm

This is the second level of this all-new sport. We will be picking up where the intro to Lost and Found left off by providing new challenges to dogs and handlers. Lost and Found is taking Handler Discrimination to the next level, Dogs and handlers will use HD and Nosework skills to search, locate, and indicate that they have found a previously scented item in an area. Lost and Found is under development by All Breed International Performance Events as a new sport scheduled to launch in 2024.
Prerequisite – Intro to Lost & Found      Trainer: Sean Kent

(NEW) Excellent/ Intro to Masters Handler Discrimination February 6th @ 6:00 pm


Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will be working on Handler Discrimination Excellent and start looking towards Master Level.
Prerequisite – Intro to Handler Discrimination      Trainer: Sean Kent

Urban Rat Race, Rookie – February 13th @ 6:00 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers!
Prerequisite – No previous Rat Sport experience needed      Trainer: François Ginchereau     
Apprentice: Lynn Warden

Tricks Mixed Skills, February 6th @ 7:00 pm

Trick training has so many benefits for you and your dog. · Bonding: Trick training deepens the bond between a dog and its owner. Mental stimulation: It stimulates their minds and helps keep them from getting bored. Discipline: It teaches discipline and focus, which is important for their overall behavior. Rewarding: Trick training is rewarding for both dogs and owners and can be a fun way to spend time together. In this class you will get started in the wonderful world of trick training facilitated by Certified Trick Trainer Allie Pastoor.
Prerequisite – Basic obedience      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – February 20th @ 8:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite – Puppy Power      Trainer: Justin Brundage & Sean Kent

WEDNESDAYS

(NEW) Urban Rat Race, Detective/Investigator – February 21st @ 12:30 pm

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race DETECTIVE is the next step after Explorer and is the 5th & 6th level of Urban Rat Race Classes. In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides, distractions, and number of rats the element of unknown number of Rats. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite – Urban Rat Race Explorer      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Rally Obedience, Level 2 – February 7th @ 1:30 pm

In this class, we will be using UKC Level 2 as well as CKC Advanced and Excellent signs. In this class, we will break down signs, teach new skills needed for success at these levels, and practice signs in courses.
Prerequisite – Previous Rally Training and or Rally 1      Trainer – Sean Kent

Urban Rat Race, Rookie – February 14th @ 1:30 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers.
Prerequisite – No previous Rat Sport experience needed      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Intro to Nosework, February 14th @ 6:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odour and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite – None      Trainer: Sean Kent

(NEW) So you want to Show Dogs, Intro to Show Handling February 14th @ 7:00 pm

This class has been designed for the newcomer to showing dogs. In this class you will get an introduction to what happens when you walk in the ring. We will learn and practice gaiting, baiting, and stacking your dog for success. A discussion of other relevant things such as: what happens at a dog show, breed standards, how to enter a show, preparing a show, what to wear and show etiquette will be included. More experienced handlers who are looking for some ring time with dogs are welcome.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

(NEW) Urban Rat Race Open Practice, Adventurer, and UP February 7th @ 8:00 pm

Open Urban Rat Race Practice is for dogs who are currently completing in Urban Rat Race or are getting ready to do so. Each week we will simulate a trial, practice what happens in the ring, and get feedback from a trainer/Judge. This is an excellent trial prep class. You can sign up for the full class or drop in spots week by week may be available based on enrollment.
Prerequisite – Urban Rat Race classes and trials      Trainer: François Ginchereau

THURSDAYS

Advanced/ Superior Nosework – February 22nd @ 5:30 pm


Building on the skills from Novice/ Intermediate Nosework, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class, we will move towards larger search areas, multiple finds, and multiple distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine the handling skills needed to read your dog with confidence effectively.
Prerequisite – Novice or Intermediate Nosework      Trainer: Sean Kent

Intro to Nosework – February 15th @ 7:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odour and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite – None      Trainer: Sean Kent

(NEW) FIT PAWS Open Gym, February 22nd @ 8:00 pm

Your dog’s fitness level is a key contributor to success and the proper exercise regimen can make all the difference. Whether your dog competes in sports, or conformation, or is an active family pet. Conditioning can: · Improved body awareness, balance, flexibility, mobility, muscular strength · Performance improvement · Injury prevention · Mental stimulation This class can be done in a drop-in format where you have access to equipment and to work with your dog. You can also complete the full 6-week class, the benefit of completing the full 6-week class is you will have the chance to build an individual Training program for your dog with a FitPAWS. Master Training.
Prerequisite – None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Puppy Power – February 22nd @ 8:00 pm


Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage 

Classes at Oxford Dog Sports

If you would like to register for one or more of the below classes please email [email protected].

Classes will be filled on a first-come basis.
  

Availability is not guaranteed.

If a class fills and still has an interest, you will be offered a waiting list spot.

If more than three people are on a waiting list the trainer may opt to add an additional class at their discretion.

Any questions regarding classes can be sent via our website or to [email protected].                                                           

(Please allow up to 72 hours for reply, classes are filled in order emails are received).

Offering obedience life skills, show handling, dog sport classes, and much more!

All classes are positive and fun!

Class sizes are small to ensure lots of individual attention and training time.

Classes are run on an ongoing basis, and new classes will be regularly added, so check back often.

Once a class is full, if there is sufficient demand, another class will be scheduled. 

Note: Pre-registration is mandatory as classes MAY be cancelled due to low 
enrollment 

Private Sessions Available by Appointment