Our farm dog class will prepare you for the AKC Farm Dog Certification Test and will give you the basic foundation skills required to progress further with herding training. The basic test requirements are designed to emphasize a dog's ability of self-control, confidence and trust necessary to succeed in any canine/human partnership. All dogs new to training at Ruff Row Ranch are required to start with our farm dog class before they pursue further herding training.
Following the AKC Certified Farm Dog test outline, our farm dog class will cover a series of twelve exercises that represent situations a farm dog would encounter in a typical farm environment. The basic exercises will expose the dog handler team to friendly strangers, introduction to livestock (the dog will not actually work stock) and exposure to farm environment including loud noises that might occur on a farm.
The course will be classes of 45 minutes for 6 weeks and cost will be $135.00
Once your dog has passed farm dog class they should be ready to start introductory herding classes.
In our herding classes you and your dog will be introduced to working a variety of livestock. Livestock may include sheep, goats, geese or ducks.
Your dog will have 2 sessions of approximately 10 minutes each perclass. The dogs progress more quickly when they train for a short period of time, for multiple sessions rather than working for 20-30 minutes straight. This also gives the handler opportunity to watch and learn from others working while waiting for their turn.
Classes are $25.00 each, with limited space available.
We will be offering agility classes as demand warrants.
Intro to Agility: A single session an hour long designed to introduce you and your dog to the great sport of agility No prior agility training is required. In this single session we'll introduce you and your dog to positive training methods, and introduce you and your dog to some basic agility equipment including jumps and tunnels, and plank. Dogs need to be at least 5 months old (dogs less than a year will not do actual jumps). This class is designed to enable you to decide if agility is for you and your dog before deciding to commit to a 6 week course.
Class Fee: $25.00
Next Class: April 28th, 2019 1:00 pm (need minimum of 2 dogs to hold class, maximum of 6 dogs). Send us an email or go to contact form to request a registration form.
Foundation Agility Class: For dogs at least 5 months old. In this 6 week course we'll introduce to the basics of agility. This class will teach you and your dogs the essential foundation skills you will required to pursue further agility training safely and confidently off leash. We will cover shaping, impulse control and will introduce the dog to tunnels, and jump standards.
Classes start: First week of June and will run for 6 weeks. Classes missed due to inclement weather will be made up the following week. Fee $135 for 6 weeks.
Beginner Agility: For Dogs at least 12 months old. This class is for the new handler or experienced handlers with new dogs. Dogs will be introduced to the agility obstacles, and handlers will be taught basic agility handling skills. We recommend completing the foundation class prior to the beginner class.
Classes start:First week of June and will run for 6 weeks. Classes missed due to inclement weather will be made up the following week. Fee $135 for 6 weeks