Northfield Dog Training • 3676 W. Ellsworth Rd. • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-995-7200 • Email us only search NDT site

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May 2022:

2022 COVID Information: Here is some important information for you to know about:

We are requiring ALL students and our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to come to an in-person class. Students must show their card to a staff member BEFORE entering the building for their first class.

We have lifted our masking requirement, at least for now, but you may certainly continue to wear one.

Sonic and Adele doing the Fast in the obedience ring

Flat-Coated Retriever Sonic and Adele perform a Fast in the obedience ring

All obedience classes are held in the north end of the big building at the rear of the NDT site.

The classes are listed in the approximate sequence we recommend you follow.

If paying by check, please write the section number(s) and your dog(s)'s name on your check. This is a big help for processing registrations.

Are you new to Northfield Dog Training? Please read our screening information.

Upcoming Classes

Advanced Obedience

         
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

Hybrid FCOOL (Fundamentals of Competition Obedience On-Line) is a hybrid competition obedience course, with on-line instructional videos and downloadable handouts and a once-a-week in-person class. This class is geared toward puppies with some basic training and trainers who are interested in training for obedience and Rally titles. In the course, you will learn how to begin teaching a wide variety of crucial skills for competition-bound puppies. These include different techniques for training with food; attention, position changes (sit, down, stand), cookie-toss recalls, beginning sit stay, perch and platform work, beginning target work, beginning retrieve work, and general handling for grooming and veterinary care. All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. A working spot in the course gives you a chance to get feedback from Adele during the in-person class meetings, scheduled every week. In addition to the 6 weeks of in-person classes, you will have full access to all of the course video lessons for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons. The expectation is that you will watch the lesson videos, practice them at home, and then come to class to get feedback on your progress from Adele.

Prerequisites

Puppy Kindergarten or Jumpstart class or something equivalent, and a desire to improve your training skills beyond the basic level.

Tue 6:00-7:00 PM Jan 3 Feb 7 $197 Adele 23A01FCOOL 1
  Notes: For a full course description, please click on the course name.
This course is a hybrid of on-line and in-person. Once you sign up for the course, we will enroll you in the class on the Thinkific website, on which Adele hosts the course videos. You are expected to watch the videos and work on the skill training with your dog prior to each week's class.
FCOOL 7-12 Working

FCOOL 7-12 Working

FCOOL 7-12 continues the skills started in FCOOL and adds heel position maneuvers (going forward, backward, side step left and right, left quarter turns, and tight turns to the right. Advance your heeling foundation and your dog's stay and retrieving skills. Introduce jumping and go-outs. All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. You have full access to all of the course video lessons and handouts for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons.

Prerequisites

FCOOL or equivalent skills

Wed 6:30-7:30 PM Jan 4 Feb 8 $197 Adele 23A01FCOOL712 4
  Notes: For a full course description, please click on the course name.
This course is a hybrid of on-line and in-person. Once you sign up for the course, we will enroll you in the class on the Thinkific website, on which Adele hosts the course videos. You are expected to watch the videos and work on the skill training with your dog prior to each week's class.
Rally Practice

Rally Practice

There will potentially be class every week Adele is in town. She will set up a nested course with levels appropriate for those in attendance for a given week. This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. Typically, I follow each person through the course on the first run, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station (or more correctly). Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 3 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, I have set up a Facebook group where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or If you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately. abyunck@gmail.com

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the AKC rally signs at the level of course you are interested in.

Wed 4:30-5:30 PM Sep 21 Dec 17 $120 Adele Rally practice Filled
  Notes: There is class every week Adele is in town AND there are at least 4 people signed up for class. Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 4 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, I have set up a Facebook group ("NDT Weds Rally class info") where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or if you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately @ abyunck@gmail.com.

Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-time drop-in class. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively, just please use them up within 6 months of the first class. Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart. If you would prefer to pay on-line, please contact Adele for an invoice.

Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some Rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. I follow each person through the course on both run throughs, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station.

Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 5:00-6:00 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Evening Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Tuesday morning proofing class.

Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 10:30-11:30 AM Apr 6 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Thursday evening proofing class.

Agility

   
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Agility Skills

Agility Skills

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler whose dog meets the listed prerequisites.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of all agility obstacles; comfortable on full height contact equipment; ability to perform short obstacle sequences consistently; working at least 6 weave poles.

Thu 10:30-11:25 AM Feb 9 Mar 16 $120 Karen 23B02AGSkillsThur1 Filled
Agility Skills

Agility Skills

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler whose dog meets the listed prerequisites.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of all agility obstacles; comfortable on full height contact equipment; ability to perform short obstacle sequences consistently; working at least 6 weave poles.

Thu 11:45-12:40 PM Feb 9 Mar 16 $120 Karen 23B02AGSkillsThur2 Filled

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