Spot On K9 Sports

Fun activities for all dogs

Class Schedule

** PLEASE NOTE: Classes are held in two locations. To register, please fill out online student application. Thanks! **

JolieJump052013smSUNDAY
10am Downtown Hound (weekly field trips, Geneva, St. Charles & South Elgin)
Need to polish your dog’s manners in a real-world setting? Each week, we meet in a different location, from parks to Geneva Commons outdoor shopping mall to ice cream in downtown St. Charles, and learn how to help our dogs work through distractions, such as people, other dogs, and new environments.
PREREQUISITE: Beginner Obedience or instructor approval.
START: July 13, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 31
COST: $140/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES: Spring 2015

4:45pm Intermediate Agility (Agility at the Farm, Campton Hills)
For teams that need to learn weaves, full-height contacts and handling sequences.
PREREQUISITE: Beginner Agility or instructor approval.
START: July 6, 13, 27
COST: $62.50/three weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES: Aug 3, 10, 17, 31 ($84/four weeks)

6pm Advanced Agility (Agility at the Farm, Campton Hills)
For teams that can run a Novice-level competition course and weave; plus improve handling skills and strategy.
PREREQUISITE: Intermediate Agility or instructor approval.
START: July 6, 13, 27
COST: $62.50/three weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES: Aug 3, 10, 17, 31 ($84/four weeks)

MONDAY
10am Rally Obedience Training Club (Spot On K9 Sports, South Elgin)
Each week, we’ll practice skills and courses for AKC, World Cynosport Rally and Cyber Rally-O venues. Not sure if your dog will like Rally? Drop in and give it a try!
START: Fall 2014
**Please contact Julia at spotonk9s@me.com or (630) 945-1437 if you plan to drop in for first time!**
COST: Free!
LEADER: Julia Lane (no formal instruction since this is practice)

Puppies play and learn in Kindergarten!

Puppies play and learn in Kindergarten!

TUESDAY
6pm Puppy Kindergarten (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
For puppies 4 months and under; introduce basic obedience skills (sit, down, come, stay), build confidence and coordination using baby agility obstacles and FitPaws balance discs, and play with other puppies. Discuss common challenges, such as housebreaking, destructive chewing and coming when called.
START: June 3, 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Donna Orlowski
NEXT SESSION DATES: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

TDIncLogo6:30pm Therapy Dog (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Does your dog enjoy visiting people and making them smile? Potential Therapy Dogs benefit from special training to ensure they are polite during visits to nursing homes, schools, hospitals or libraries. Find the best Therapy Dog program for you and your dog, polish your dog’s greeting and obedience skills for Therapy Dog certification tests, and practice real-life scenarios your dog might encounter, such as someone using a walker, wheelchair or crutches, clumsy petting, loud noises, and more.
START: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8
COST: $140/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Stokely
NEXT SESSION: Fall 2014

7:15pm Beginner Obedience (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Introduce or refresh basic obedience skills (sit, down, come, stay), heel position, plus loose leash walking, polite greetings of people and other dogs, and go to place/mat.
START: June 3, 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Donna Orlowski
NEXT SESSION DATES: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

AKC now recognizes CGC as a title after your dog’s name!

7:15pm Canine Good Citizen (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Advanced obedience skills are required for passing Canine Good Citizen test (see http://www.akc.org for more info) and preparing to be a certified Therapy Dog. They include sit politely for petting, nicely greet another dog, loose leash walking, advanced stays and recalls.
START: Fall 2014 (email Julia at spotonk9s@me.com to be put on the list)
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane

WEDNESDAY
6pm Foundation Agility (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Dogs ages 6 months and older zoom through the tunnel and chute, climb a baby Aframe, walk the plank, jump over bars and through tires! Prerequisite for all agility classes.
START: June 4, 11, 25, July 2, 9, 16
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Donna Orlowski
NEXT SESSION DATES: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

7:15pm Beginner Agility (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
For graduates of Foundation Agility or equivalent, dogs continue to build confidence on obstacles, introducing baby dogwalk, low teeter totter, and weave poles, plus working short sequences off leash.
PREREQUISTE: Foundation Agility or instructor approval.
START: June 4, 11, 25, July 2, 9, 16
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Donna Orlowski
NEXT SESSION DATES: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Nietzsche the German Shepherd loves to sniff in Nose Work class!

Nietzsche the German Shepherd loves to sniff in Nose Work class!


THURSDAY

10am Nose Work I (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Recreational version of police or military drug/bomb detection dogs. Dogs hunt for food or toy using their nose and four different scenarios: containers, interior, exterior and vehicle. Sniffing comes naturally, so no special training required.
START: TBA
WEEKLY: $21/class
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES: TBA

5:45pm Advanced Agility (Agility at the Farm, Campton Hills)
7pm Masters Agility
8:15pm Masters Agility
START: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
COST: $105/five weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES:  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 ($84/four weeks)

SATURDAY
10am Beginner Obedience (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Introduce or refresh basic obedience skills (sit, down, come, stay), heel position, plus loose leash walking, polite greetings of people and other dogs, and go to place/mat.
START: Sept 6, 13, 27, Oct 11, 18, 25
COST: $125/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Julia Lane
NEXT SESSION DATES: Winter 2014-15

10am Therapy Dog I (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
Does your dog enjoy visiting people and making them smile? Potential Therapy Dogs benefit from special training to ensure they are polite during visits to nursing homes, schools, hospitals or libraries. Find the best Therapy Dog program for you and your dog, polish your dog’s greeting and obedience skills for Therapy Dog certification tests, and practice real-life scenarios your dog might encounter, such as someone using a walker, wheelchair or crutches, clumsy petting, loud noises, and more.
START: Fall 2014
COST: $140/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Stokely

11:30am Therapy Dog II (South Town Animal Hospital, South Elgin)
For graduates of Therapy Dogs I or current Therapy Dog teams in need of a refresher for visits to nursing homes, schools, hospitals or libraries. Practice advanced skills for real-life scenarios your dog might encounter, such as someone using a walker, wheelchair or crutches, clumsy petting, loud noises, and more.
START: Fall 2014
COST: $140/six weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Stokely

 


18 responses to “Class Schedule

  1. Lisa Clark says:

    Hi Julia,

    Maya Clark (black and white border) did agility with Samantha. My husband, John is considering working with her now. Where is the location for intermediate agility on Thursday nights? Is there a session start date or how does that work?

    Thanks,
    Lisa Clark

    • Hi Lisa, I’d love to have John & Maya in agility class! There’s an opening in the 7pm Thu Intermediate Agility class which begins tomorrow night (Feb. 23). Location is Agility at the Farm, 8N861 Burlington Road, Campton Hills, IL 60140. Will email you privately with more info. Thx, Julia

  2. Kristen Brubach says:

    Hi Julia! I would love to bring Josie to the Thursday Downtown Hound class, but I can’t make it tomorrow when it starts. Can we jump in next week? Also, do I need to fill out an application or anything? Just let me know!! Kristen and Josie :-))

  3. Maria Buchen says:

    Hi Julia! Would like to put our new puppy in the obedience class starting this Saturday, is there still space in the class? He desperately needs some manners :-) Thanks, Maria and Blaze

  4. randi gauthier says:

    HI Julia,

    I have a bernese mtn dog, she will be 5 months old on the 8th…When will you have a new start date for the puppy obedience class? We go to south town animal hospital and they recommended you.

  5. Ned says:

    Hi Julia, Do you know where the registration form for the “Do More With Your Dog” dog camp at Campton HIlls (end of Oct) is posted? I got an email from DMWYD and a link to Agility at the Farm, but don’t see the event posted on their event webpage. Maybe its too early??

  6. Stella says:

    Hi: When new class schedule will be posted? I have Yorkie, male, 10 months old and he needs socialize with other dogs and human. I am interested in enroll my dog in Beginner Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Beginner K9 Nose Work, Beginner Obedience and Beginner Agility. Not necessarily in this order.
    Oh, We are in South Elgin, so, I am interested in South Elgin location.

    • Hi Stella, the new class session starts in January. For your young Yorkie, I recommend Beginner Obedience, which begins Tue., Jan. 8 from 7:15pm-8:15pm at the South Elgin location. To register, please fill out the online student application at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. Once I receive your app, I’ll email you a welcome letter with more info. Thx, Julia

  7. sheshica14@yahoo.com says:

    When do the next classes start? I am interested in beginner classes for my GSD mix

  8. Rene Ulreich says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in therapy training for my golden retriever. Is there availability in the March class? I talked to and met Delilah’s owner today and we talked about your training program
    Thanks,
    Rene

  9. Carol Aalund says:

    Hi Julia and Donna,
    I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you we are interested in enrolling our Border Collie, Kaylie, in a foundation agility course sometime after the end of her current beginner obedience class that she is in. She’ll be 6 months old April 1st.
    Any idea when you will be offering it again?
    Carol :)

    • Hi Carol, sorry I didn’t respond sooner. Has been a little hectic with the new baby! Foundation Agility starts 6pm-7pm April 16. I’ll email you a Welcome Letter with more details! – Julia

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