KAOS Dogsports teaches a variety of classes throughout the year, but not all classes listed are held in every session. Sessions run for 7 weeks, and some classes are offered in a 4 week format
Pre-registration is required for all classes. Payment is required via etransfer before the start of the class.
Classes taught are determined by our waiting lists. If you are interested in any of the classes below, please email the appropriate contact.
Classes are filled from waiting lists from other classes first. For example, if a student starts in Puppy Kindergarten or Level 1 Foundation, their name is kept for the next level and the classes are filled from there to start. Instructors recommend where students should go to next, including when they are ready to go on to another dogsport such as agility or flyball.
Below are the classes that will be offered this winter.
Obedience and Rally-O Classes – Contact: Colette (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Canine Fun 101
Running Saturdays @ 10:30AM, Jan 5 – Feb 16 (7 Weeks)
This class is an introduction to all that we do with our own dogs. The class is divided into working stations with foundation obedience being one of the stations every week. Other stations include how to play, learning to jump, rear end awareness, tunnels, barrels, targeting and some introductory skills used for flyball and disc. Most dogs and handlers benefit from having Foundation Level 1 first, but some can go into this class with prior training elsewhere or with an experienced handler.
PREREQUISITES: Level 1 Foundation Training (recommended)
Level 1 Foundation Training
Running Mondays @ 7:00PM, Jan 7 – Feb 18 (7 weeks)
Open to all ages, all breeds. Building a strong foundation with your dog is like building a house. Without a strong foundation, the house would soon crumble, thus foundation training is important for the family pet, as well as the dog that will go into other dog sports such as flyball, agility, Rally-O and conformation. Basics are sit, down, stay, come when called and learning the heel position. This class is a pre-requisite for every other class that KAOS offers. This is the class that will start to create a bond between dog and handler that is more than just a collar and leash.
Level 1.5 Refining Techniques
Running Mondays @ 8:15PM, Jan 7 – Feb 18 (7 weeks)
This class is for those dogs that need more work on the fundamentals of obedience before moving on to level 2. Designed with returning students in mind, the instructors will direct you through many exercises that you learned in level 1, and give you the opportunity to train your dog in a high distraction environment.
PREREQUISITES: “Level 1 Foundation Training”
Get Ready to Trial CARO Rally-O Classes
Running Saturdays @ 3:30pm, starting Jan 5 – Feb 16 (7 Weeks)
Come practice and refining your CARO Rally-O skills before you enter a trial!
PREREQUISITES: Novice or Advanced rally intro class or trialing level.
COST: $15 drop in fee. Multiple runs available.
Agility Classes – Contact: Jimmy (email@example.com)
Foundation to Agility
Running Tuesdays @ 6:45PM, Jan 8 – Feb 19 (7 weeks)
Learn agility from the ground up. This class will introduce you to the sport of agility, the importance of building strong foundation skills and build on teamwork between the handler and dog.
PREREQUISITES: No previous experience required, but obedience experience is recommended
Running Wednesdays @ 6:45PM, Jan 9 – Feb 20 (7 weeks)
Design for dogs with some agility experience. This class is about FUN and running basic agility sequences. A prefect bridge class between beginner and advance class.
PREREQUISITES: Agility Level 1
Running Tuesdays @ 8:00PM, Jan 8 – Feb 19 (7 weeks)
Beat the winter blues and get your dog out working those muscles in Canine Curves! This class will be a circuit style class and focus on core and strength training. Dogs will be introduced to various pieces of balance and fitness equipment for dogs to engage muscles and strengthen their core. This class will be performed on leash, and dogs should be comfortable working near other dogs. Dogs must be in good physical health to participate.
PREREQUISITES: “Level 1 Foundation Training” | Recommendation from instructor to move on to agility
Jump Grid Class
Running Saturdays @ 1:30pm, Jan 5 – Feb 16 (7 weeks)
This is a MUST class for anyone whose dog plays agility casually, at home, in demos or competitively. This class will focus on teaching the dog and handler how their dog should stride, how to jump on an agility course and how to set these grids up properly for your specific dog. It is so important to teach a dog how to approach a jump, when to to take off, when to land and how to shift their weight in relation to the jumping pattern. This can also help with injury prevention. A video camera and a dog crate will be needed for this class. All dogs must be able to be crated.
PREREQUISITES: Level 2 Obedience and Level 2 Agility (or equivalent).
Don’t see the type of class you are looking for? To see all the classes that KAOS Dogsports offers, please check out our full list of classes offered