Collinswood K-9 offers a variety of classes from Puppy Kindergarten and Beginner Obedience, through Competition Obedience, and Agility as well as Breed Handling and private lessons. We also offer classes in K-9 Nose Work. All our classes are in 6 week sessions for $140. Please check the calendar, or call for dates when new sessions are beginning.
If you would like to sign up for a class, please send in the application along with a full payment to hold your spot. Agility classes require pre-approval, so please call!
We offer a large indoor training facility with new Comfort King matting. We also have a fenced outdoor area that we use weather permitting.
Beginner Obedience – Start right for the best from your dog.
Puppy Kindergarten – (Puppies need to have age appropriate vaccinations.) Positive methods are used to set a solid foundation. Puppy behavior issues will be covered!
Creative K-9 – Going beyond basic obedience with completely positive methods. Fun and productive training for dog and handler!
What is Agility? Agility is a fast paced canine sport that is exciting and thrilling to watch, come join the fun! We offer various levels of Agility classes from Beginner all the way up to Competition level classes.
Agility 1: Introduction to equipment and basic handling using a motion based handling system. Emphasis is on safe, correct execution of obstacles and FUN. Focus and motivation using games, toys and food will be included. Some ‘obedience for agility’ will be incorporated; basic obedience skills are required so that the team may get the full benefit of the class. Dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old, and must have completed a Basic Obedience class.
Agility 2: For dogs who have previously completed Agility 1, or at the discretion of the instructor. Dogs entering this level are expected to be confident negotiating obstacles, with the exception of weave poles. Emphasis will be on learning handling maneuvers, and building team skills, using both short sequences and some short full course work. This class may be repeated. Dogs should be reliable off leash.
Agility 3: For dogs who have successfully completed Agility 2, or at the discretion of the instructor. Dogs entering this level are expected to be confident negotiating all obstacles at competition level, including weave poles. This class will build on the skills learned and include obstacle discrimination and sequencing along with more complex handling maneuvers and building team skills using both short sequences and full, competition level courses. The various agility association games may also be included. This class may be repeated.
Agility 4: This class is for experienced handlers and dogs. Competition courses will be broken into sets to work on skills, as well as running of full courses, as time allows. Emphasis will be on sharpening the dog’s skills, course handling and timing. Concepts are presented to further the development of the team. This class may be repeated. It is for dogs that have successfully completed Agility 3, or at the discretion of the instructor. This class is for teams that are actively competing or performing at an equivalent level.
Betty Belliveau is the instructor for all Agility classes. She is also available for Private lessons here at Collinswood K-9. For information on Private lessons, contact Betty directly at 978-343-0941 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breed Handling Classes are offered as a drop in class. The cost is $15 for the first dog, $5 for each additional dog. Our instructors are Miki Cooney and Marsha Clamp. Please check the calendar for current days and times.
K9 Nose Work® is here! Collinswood K-9 Services is happy to offer this exciting sport. Class size is limited to 6 dog and handler teams. Thursday evening 6-7 p.m. Check Schedule/Calendar for next session start date.
Instructor: Maria Corrigan
If you are interested in signing up for K9 Nose Work®, please send us an email!