The SuperDogz Training instructors are experienced in training multiple breeds, including rescues, and have extensively titled them across several different venues. Three of their dogs have qualified for the AKC and CPE Nationals the past several years.
'I have done mostly what men do,
and pushed it out of my mind:
But I can't forget, if I wanted to.
Four Feet trotting behind.
Day after day, the whole day through--
Wherever my road inclined--
Four Feet said, "I am coming with you!
And trotted along behind.
Now I must go by some other round--
Which I shall never find--
Some where that does not carry the sound
of Four Feet trotting behind.'
Our Training Approach: SuperDogz uses positive methods such as toys and food to motivate and reinforce the dogs. Use of the clicker in training is taught, but it is not mandatory.
BEGINNERS: Dogs must have a good sit stay, down stay, sit with distractions, and be working on off-leash control. Emphasis on building teamwork and attention, learning proper jumping skills and all agility obstacles are taught. No prior agility experience required.
NOVICE: These dogs started in beginner classes and have grown in their skill sets. Not quite a Beginner, but not yet Intermediate/Advanced.
INTERMEDIATE: Dogs should be able to weave both on and off sides without wires. Longer obstacle sequences involving side changes, obstacle discrimination, turns, front and rear crosses. Dogs in this level are successfully competing in AKC: Novice/Open, NADAC: Novice/Open, USDAA: Starters/Novice, Advanced.
ADVANCED: Dogs are provided more challenging exercises designed to test both dog and handler skills. Classes are designed to prepare students for competition at the upper levels.
Dogs must be well socialized with people and other dogs and be non-aggressive.
Please be aware that these classes are not for those who simply wish to romp with their dogs. If your goal is to never compete this will not preclude you from completing any homework assignments to the best of your ability and also will not preclude you from continued practice with your dog at home or in your spare time or by renting* the building so that you show continued improvement. This will help ensure that the class progresses together as a group.
(Please note, we have both the serious competitor as well as the person who simply wishes to bond with their dog, never desiring to compete.)
*Ring rental is an offer, not a requirement and is always offered at a discounted rate to students. The students find it a valuable option as they usually don't have all of the equipment to practice on. Most facilities don't have this option and this has become a treasured amenity.