Special events celebrate and enhance the special relationship we share with our canine companions.
If you would like to be kept informed of scheduled events, please be sure you are on our emailing list. To join the list, just go to our contact page and send us your info (which is always kept confidential).
Upcoming Special Events
Practice your skills and have fun on a Rally course.
You decide what level(s) you will participate in with your dog. Teams do not need to be working or competing at the level they want to practice during Rally Practice & Play, but they should be familiar with basic Rally maneuvers. The instructor will provide support and assistance for questions about any particular signs on the courses.
Register or learn more by clicking here.
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluation & Test (B.A. and M.A. levels)
–Not scheduled (When you register you will choose a half hour time)
You’ve worked diligently with your dog and have a wonderful canine companion with good social skills. It’s time to put your training and your dog’s skills to the test! Here’s how to do that.
Register for the test: When you register, choose the time period that works for you. There is only one evaluation per half hour period.
The FEE for the test is $29.00
Create a C.L.A.S.S. program Student Account at the APDT website so that your score can be posted.
Read the Student Handbook for the evaluation. This handbook also contains great information about dog behavior and training.
Familiarize yourself with the B.A. Test and Scoring Guidelines.
–Want more information?
C.L.A.S.S. stands for Canine Life And Social Skills. Every level of the C.L.A.S.S. program (there are 3) has a formalized evaluation you can take to test your (and your dog’s) skills.
The B.A. walking nicely on leash level test has some similarities to the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test (but C.L.A.S.S. is governed by the APDT, Association of Professional Dog Trainers, not the AKC.) You will also have taken the first step toward the real-life skills required to pass tests for therapy dog work or just know that you have trained a solid canine citizen.
At the B.A. level, the use of treats as rewards after the completion of an exercise is allowed and encouraged.
Don’t know if you are ready to take the test? Watch a video that demonstrates the B.A. level skills tested in the evaluation: Click Here to Watch.
The C.L.A.S.S. (B.A. level) test includes:
–Wait at the Door;
–Come and Leashing Up Manners;
–Loose Leash Walking and Attention;
–Meet and Greet;
–Wait for the Food Bowl;
–Give and Take;
–and two optional bonus tricks
Register for the test.
Get validation and feel proud for how hard you’ve worked and how awesome your dog is, or find out what you need to work on.
If you took our 6-week class you may be ready now for the test. If not, consider registering for our
6-week class, My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. It will prepare you and your dog for this evaluation and will teach your dog social skills to make him or her a more fun, reliable companion.
Interested in testing for the M.A. level? Check out the video demonstration and then contact us to let us know and we will give you a time on the March 18th test date.
Agility Fun Runs
–Keep watching for the next one
This is a great opportunity to practice your agility in a different atmosphere and have some FUN with your dog. There will be two courses to challenge all levels. Do all or part of the course and practice important handling skills, whether you are at the novice level or higher. Toys and treats are allowed. NO harsh methods will be accepted. Bring your chairs, crates and water bowl for your dog (we have a hose and water fountain). Please only flat buckle collars.
REGISTER: To fetch a spot: click here
Pet CPR/First Aid Class
When you take this important class, veterinarian Dr. David Cox will teach Practice with a realistic resuci-dogyou many important skills that could help save the life of your pet in an emergency. You will practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a life-like dog mannequin and learn to apply first aid techniques to pets who are ill or injured until professional veterinarian help can be obtained.
Learn how to do the following:
• Safely handle and assess your injured or ill pet
• Administer medications;
• Recognize an emergency;
• Perform CPR and first aid;
• Clear an airway obstruction Control bleeding;
• Stock a pet first aid kit;
• Handle breathing emergencies;
• Safely provide restraint and transportation;
• Initially treat poisoning;
• Recognize shock;
• Splint broken bones;
• Respond to drowning;
• And more…
Dr Cox will spend time answering your questions. This class is a must for any pet lover. Class size is limited so sign up today for this unique class! (This class is for human participants only.)
• General Admission- $45.00 per person
• Admission- Lucky Dog members $40.00 per person
• Admission, 2nd Spouse- $35.00 for 2nd registered spouse. (Only one discount applies to the couple.)
• Admission- PWD Club Member $25.00 (The Portuguese Water Dog Club is underwriting this event for their members).
Registration: Click below to register
(Note: be sure you have the Events list chosen and not Classes).
You must sign up in advance.
Cancellation Policy for this seminar: To properly plan and maintain seminar dates we must have a clear idea about attendance. Cancellations with less than 5 day’s notice will not be refunded unless we can give your spot to someone on a waiting list, so please plan carefully. If you must withdraw from a seminar, a full refund will be issued to you if such withdrawal and request for refund is made directly either to the Training Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar, no less than 120 hours before the start of the seminar. Regardless of the reason, no-shows without notice will not be refunded. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our seminars small and effective for you.
Cancellation Policy for events and seminars:
To properly plan and maintain event dates we must have a clear idea about attendance. Cancellations with less than 5 days’ notice will not be refunded, so please plan carefully. However, if we can give your spot to someone on a waiting list and you have informed us at least 24 hours in advance of the start of the event we will gladly refund you. If you cancel within 3-5 days of the event and nobody can take your place, a credit will be applied to your account. In either case, you must request the refund or credit by email directly either to the Training Director, Mindy Cox, or to the entity sponsoring the seminar or event, within the qualifying time period. Regardless of the reason, no-shows will not be refunded or credited. Since we maintain limited enrollment, we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our seminars small and effective for you.
Some special events have different cancellation policies that will differ from and supersede this one. Please check the specific event to be sure.