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Best Friends

OBEDIENCE AND AGILITY SCHOOL, INC.

&

DOGGY DAYCARE ®

 

126 SW Avery Avenue, P.O. Box 1898, Corvallis, OR  97339

Phone:  (541) 754-6956    E-Mail: bestfriendsddc@peak.org

www.bestfriendsddc.com

 

Class Schedule
Click HERE for "Printable" Schedule

 

Class sizes are limited.  Pre-Registration is required.

 

Group classes are 6 Weeks long (unless otherwise noted)-

1 Class Per Week, and 1 Hour Per Class

 

Classes are held at: 126 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, OR

(unless otherwise noted)

Please bring to class unless otherwise noted: Your somewhat hungry dog, 6 foot leather or nylon leash, a toy reward (ie tug toy, ball on a rope), several kinds and lots of small soft treats your dog loves, and a pocket or treat bag to hold the treats.

 

Vaccinations:  All dogs must be current with Bordetella and DHPP vaccinations (puppies need at least two sets of their DHPP puppy series).  A licensed veterinarian or their appointed veterinary technician must administer vaccinations.  Please call us regarding required vaccination documentation.

 

Registration Fee for one 6-week Session is $100.

 

Discounts are available when signing up more than one dog at a time for classes or signing up for more than one class at a time with one dog. The discount price for the second dog or second class is $90. The discount price for the third dog or third class is $80. [*Additional class must start sometime within the same 6-week time frame of the first class.]

 

 

 

$20 discount for 4H Club Members

 

To Register:  Send payment, Enrollment Form (one form per dog), and most recent veterinary Vaccination Record to:

 

Hand Deliver:  126 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, OR

 

Mail:  P.O. Box 1898, Corvallis, OR   97339

 

Payment Options: Use your PayPal Account:

Select Your Class Fee:

[ Pay to: bestfriendsddc@peak.org ]

                                                                                                  -OR-

                                 Call us and pay with MC or Visa over the phone.

 

*Classes are on a first registered – first served basis.  To secure enrollment in your chosen class session, please follow our pre-registration guides and verify your registration status with us.

 

* Private Lessons are also available.  Ask us! *

 


Click HERE for "Printable" Schedule

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Puppy Kindergarten

6 Weeks/$100
For Puppies up to 6 months old and any age toy breed
**1st class is Orientation at 6:30 p.m. (without dogs - 2 hours)**
Next 5 Classes (with dogs - 1 hour - 6:15 p.m.)
Start Date Day Time* Instructor / Assistant End Date, Notes
January 11th
Thursday 6:15 pm Nina Feltmann
Michelle Schmid
February 15th
February 13th
Tuesday 6:15 pm Nina Feltmann
Brittany Price
March 20th
March 1st
Thursday 6:15 pm Nina Feltmann
Michelle Schmid
April 5th


Mini Obedience Class

3 Weeks/$50
Add duration to sit, down and wait Practice loose-leash walking (heeling) around distractions Work on recall (come), adding distractions Develop polite greetings with people Students may suggest other behaviors to practice. *Please read "Bring to Class" on main sched. page.
Start Date Day Time* Instructor / Assistant End Date, Notes
April 3rd
Tuesday 7:30 pm Nina Feltmann
Brittany Price
April 17th,
3 week class


Beginner Obedience

6 Weeks/$100
For Dogs 6 months or older
(or having completed Puppy K)
**1st class is Orientation at 6:30 p.m.
(without dogs - 2 hours)**
Next 5 Classes (with dogs - 1 hour - 7:30 p.m.)
Start Date Day Time* Instructor / Assistant End Date, Notes
January 11h
Thursday 7:30 pm Nina Feltmann
Michelle Schmid
February 15th
February 13th
Tuesday 7:30 pm Nina Feltmann
Brittany Price
March 20th
March 1st
Thursday 7:30 pm Nina Feltmann
Michelle Schmid
April 5th

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Canine Good Citizen Class

This class will prepare you and your dog to take the Canine Good Citizen test. Test will be scheduled shortly after the last week of class.

4 Week Class.

Start Date Day Time Instructor / Assistant End Date
January 9th
Tuesdays 7:30 pm Nina Feltmann
Makayla Kachlein
January 30th

Test will be scheduled shortly after the last week of class.


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RELIABLE RECALL AND LOOSE LEASH WALKING

Practice these two important behaviors in a supportive teaching environment.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
January 8th
 
 
Monday
 
6:15
 
Deanna Lyons
Teresa Hall
 
 
February 12th

COMPANY'S COMING

Teach your dog what to do when company comes and polite greetings.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
KEEP WATCHING FOR NEW DATES 
 
 
 

 
 


Tricks

Have fun with your dog as you develop your training skills, increase your dog’s confidence, build teamwork, help you dog become a “showoff” & find enjoyable new ways to use your dog’s energy. This class provides an opportunity to earn an AKC Trick Dog Title.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
April 3rd
No Class April 24th
 
Tuesdays
 
6:15 pm
 
Nina Feltmann
Brittany Price 
 
May 1st
4 Week Class



Rally Obedience*

If your dog has some understanding of loose-leash walking at your left side (Heeling), and Sit and Down behaviors, you and your dog can have a lot of fun learning and practicing Rally Obedience. New AKC exercises for Novice and Advanced will be covered. Class will be tailored to students skill levels.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
January 8th
 
Monday
 
7:30 pm
 
Deanna Lyons
Teresa Hall
 
 
February 12th

6 Wk. Class
*Minimum Enrollment of 4 or Class will be cancelled
 
January 26th
 
Friday
 
10:00 am
 
Deanna Lyons
 
March 2nd

6 Wk. Class
Please call Best Friends for location

Sampler Class

"Each week we will explore a training topic: Rally, K9 Nosework®, Tricks, Proofing and Distraction. A perfect chance to continue learning the practice of dog training while having fun with your pet. "
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
January 9th 
 
Tuesday
 
6:15 PM
 
Dana Stillinger
Nina Feltmann
Deanna Lyons 
 
January 30th
4 Wks/ $60
 


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K9 Nose Work® Classes

The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® is designed to develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. All classes taught by Dana Stillinger, Certified Nose Work Instructor

Introduction to K9 Nose Work®

" A great new way to interact with your pet, tire him out, and create a fun game you can share with your dog anywhere. Urban hunting is a skill all dogs have, you just need to teach him to tell you when he's found the target he's been 'scent' to find."

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
New class coming soon.
 
 
 
Dana Stillinger,
*CNWI
 Please call Best Friends to have your name and phone number added to the list.

6Wks, $100
at Best Friends
*Certified Nose Work Instructor



Continuing K9 Nose Work

Building the teams knowledge of where odor travels and how to pin down source. Interior and Exterior hides with the emphasis being on teaching the handler to read when the dog is in odor and firming up the alert. Always building towards more odor obedience.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
 
New class coming soon
 
Sundays
 
2:30 pm
 
Dana Stillinger,
*CNWI
 

6Wks, $100
at Best Friends
*Certified Nose Work Instructor


Agility Classes


Winter/Spring sessions are held at the Paulus Hay Barn south of Monmouth on Hwy 99W Call the school (541-754-6956) for additional information on location if needed.

All 6 week Agility classes are $100.00

Introduction to Agility

This class is for people interested in learning the sport of agility. Basic skills such as running with your dog: turning, and stopping. Short, easy drills, many of which you can do at home. Gradual introduction of equipment and instruction on how to practice safe performance on the various elements. This class is directed towards teams that wish to eventually compete, but that is certainly not a requirement. Dogs must be good around other dogs that are running and playing, and will need a decent recall. ( not play keep away) Food and toy interest important.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Sept. 21st Thursday 7:00pm Dana Stillinger Oct. 26th
Call the school or go in to register. You will be given the location at that time.


Beginners Agility

MONDAYS

Small sequences that will incorporate all the basic agility obstacles and the basic patterns seen on courses of all the venues. Weaves with aids, such as guides and targeting. Contact zone drills to teach the new dog how to perform the apparatus quickly and correctly. Emphasis on targeting to increase speed and reliability. Moderate distance work to allow the team to work independently when necessary. Teams at this level are not ready for competition yet, but are interested in working smoothly together.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Dana
Stillinger

Beginners Agility

WEDNESDAYS

This class focuses on beginning coursework for handler/dog teams that have or are developing substantial obstacle performance skills. Short courses will offer beginning handling challenges such as side changes, path management, and situations requiring collection and/or extension. While introducing dogs to new sequences we will also work on solidifying and maintaining obstacle performance objectives. A particular emphasis is on maintaining our positive training practices while in the very distracting agility coursework environment.
Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Ongoing Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Don Lyons



Intro/Intermediate Distance

This class will work on building distance handling/dog performance skills including independent obstacle performance, obstacle discrimination and directional changes at moderate distance. Work will be primarily concerned with improving path work skills. The class will involve a combination of skill building exercises and full course performance. Mark training will be used to build distance. The obstacles used in this class will include the dogwalk, A-frame, tunnels, bar jumps, hoops, barrels and weaves. Necessary skills to be in this class: walk on loose lead, walk off lead, stay and recall along with being able to perform the obstacles listed (weaves negotiable).

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
October 3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM Arlene Courtney November 7th


Advanced Distance Handling


This class will work on increasing distance handling skills to prepare teams for success in competition at the Open and Elite Chances level and for doing Elite Distance Challenge work as well as honing teamwork for other classes. We will also discuss course design philosophy and handling options. Necessary skills: independent obstacle performance, directional change and obstacle discrimination at moderate distance. Please email Best Friends at bestfriendsddc@peak.org if you are a first time participant in this class.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
October 3rd Tuesday 8:00 PM Arlene Courtney November 7th




Ready To Run

MONDAYS

This class will focus mostly on USDAA and AKC style course work. Dogs should know all the equipment but handlers and dogs will learn handling techniques and training drills to increase their success at trials.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Apr. 17th Monday 9:00 am Dana Stillinger May 22nd
Dogs are competing in NADAC, AKC, USDAA, CPE.


Ready To Run

WEDNESDAYS

This class focuses on coursework - each week two or more courses will be run. Courses will incorporate challenges from several venues, but primarily from NADAC and USDAA. Participants should be prepared to run complete courses with dogs able to perform all types of obstacles. Particular areas of emphasis will be on handling strategies, consistent cues, engagement with and rewarding of our dogs, and maintaining training criteria.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Ongoing Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Don Lyons Dogs are competing in NADAC, AKC, USDAA, CPE.



Ready To Run

THURSDAYS

This class is for students who are competing at the Elite or Excellent level. Polish up your handling skills while proofing your dog on his equipment performance. Drills and courses will test your teamwork, as well as explore alternative ways of handling. We do practice quite a bit of moderate distance work.

Start Date
 
Day Time Instructor End Date, Notes
Ongoing Thursday 7:30 p.m. Debbie Pierce Dogs are competing in NADAC, AKC, USDAA, CPE.









 

Best Friends Obedience and Agility School, Inc. & Doggy Daycare ®

 

updated 01-09-18

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