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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

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Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Beginner Scent

Beginner Scent

Stimulate your dog and their brain with the wonderful world of nose work. Our classes will introduce you to scent for competition or as an enjoyable activity with your dog. Either way it is always fun! In Beginner Scent you will learn the basics of why dogs are such amazing scent detectors. You will also learn how to imprint your dog on a specific scent or scents. You will train a formal indication and begin partnering with your dog on simple searches. Finally, you will begin learning the basics of how scent moves in the environment. You will need to bring a crate to class, and your dog should be comfortable with waiting in their crate during the class when it is not their turn to be working. You will also need to bring lots of high-value treats for your dog.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are a dog that is safe with people and dogs and having a recall is preferred. If your dog is mildly reactive to people, dogs, new things we recommend an evaluation with the instructor.

Mon 1:00-1:55 PM Sep 19 Oct 24 $150 Kathryn 22K09BegScent Filled
  Notes: NOTE This class will be held on the obedience side of that larger training building at NDT. For more information or questions on this class please check out the Course Descriptions or email info@northfielddogtraining.com. We will be keeping waiting lists for these classes, please email info@northfielddogtraining.com for additional information. We are also looking into the possibility of adding another session so if you are interested please just let us know...
Adv Beginner Scent

Adv Beginner Scent

In Advanced Beginner Scent1 you will develop search strategies and learn how best to work more complex scent problems.

Prerequisites

Beginner Scent, here or at another facility. Please contact us with any questions regarding skill level of class.

Mon 2:30-3:25 PM Sep 19 Oct 24 $150 Kathryn 22K09AdvBegScent Filled
  Notes: NOTE:This class will be held on the obedience side of that larger training building at NDT. For more information or questions on this class please check out the Course Descriptions or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
We will be keeping waiting lists for these classes, please email info@northfielddogtraining.com for additional information. We are also looking into the possibility of adding another session so if you are interested please just let us know...
Intermediate Scent

Intermediate Scent

In intermediate scent you will continue to develop your search strategies and handling skills while working on increasingly complex scent problems.

Prerequisites

Instructor Approval

Mon 4:00-5:15 PM Sep 19 Oct 24 $150 Kathryn 22K09IntScent Filled
  Notes: NOTE: This class will be held on the obedience side of that larger training building at NDT. For more information or questions on this class please check out the Course Descriptions or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
We will be keeping waiting lists for these classes, please email info@northfielddogtraining.com for additional information. We are also looking into the possibility of adding another session so if you are interested please just let us know...
Intermediate Scent

Intermediate Scent

In intermediate scent you will continue to develop your search strategies and handling skills while working on increasingly complex scent problems.

Prerequisites

Instructor Approval

Thu 9:30-10:45 AM Sep 22 Oct 27 $150 Kathryn 22K09ThurIntScent Filled
  Notes: NOTE: This class requires instructor approval. If you are interested please email info@northfielddogtraining.com to get you in touch with the instructor You will need to bring a crate to class and, if necessary, something to occupy your dog in the crate between turns, such as a snuffle mat or a chew. You will also need lots of high-value treats (this is from the dog’s perspective; they should love what they are getting). Dogs must be worked on either a buckle or martingale collar, or a harness. Correction collars are not permitted. Although we will be working off leash most of the time, you should have a long line for on leash work (12 to 18 ft is fine).

Advanced Obedience

       
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 7:15-8:10 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Thurs Novice Practice  
  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 Novice Practice class.

Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 11:45-12:40 PM May 4 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Novice Practice  
  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 Wednesday evening Novice Practice 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.

Thu 6:00-7:00 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 2

Agility 2

We continue to work on the obedience control needed for agility and build on the foundation work started in Intro to Agility. We will introduce the various ways to change sides (including front and rear crosses), start to build the number of obstacles in a sequence, introduce different jump sequences, build on contact obstacle performance, still at lowered heights, and build on weave pole performance, with gradually narrowing channel weaves and 2x2s for reliable entrances. Students are expected to have weave poles at home with which to practice.
Equipment: 4-6 ft cloth or leather leash, flat collar, treat bag, lots of small soft treats, toy that does not roll or squeak, and sensible shoes in which handler can run.

Prerequisites

Intro to Agility Obstacles and Intro to Agility Handling Skills or instructor approval. Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Thu 6:15-7:10 PM Sep 22 Nov 3 $120 Terri 22F09AG2Thu Filled
  Notes: Needs to have instructor approval to participate in this class.No Class 10/13

Agility 2

Agility 2

We continue to work on the obedience control needed for agility and build on the foundation work started in Intro to Agility. We will introduce the various ways to change sides (including front and rear crosses), start to build the number of obstacles in a sequence, introduce different jump sequences, build on contact obstacle performance, still at lowered heights, and build on weave pole performance, with gradually narrowing channel weaves and 2x2s for reliable entrances. Students are expected to have weave poles at home with which to practice.
Equipment: 4-6 ft cloth or leather leash, flat collar, treat bag, lots of small soft treats, toy that does not roll or squeak, and sensible shoes in which handler can run.

Prerequisites

Intro to Agility Obstacles and Intro to Agility Handling Skills or instructor approval. Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Tue 6:45-7:40 PM Sep 20 Nov 1 $120 Terri 22F09AG3Tue Filled
  Notes: Needs to have instructor approval to participate in this class.No Class 10/11

Agility 3

Agility 3

We continue to build on the skills learned in Intro to Agility and Agility 2. We will expand on the number of obstacles in sequences (4-6 with side changes, 6-8 without), expand on the types of jump sequences, build contacts to full height for the dogs that are > 12 months old, strengthen contact obstacle performance, and continue to build on weave pole performance, with gradually narrowing channel weaves and 2x2s for reliable entrances. Students are expected to have weave poles at home with which to practice.
Equipment: 4-6 ft cloth or leather leash, flat collar, treat bag, lots of small soft treats, toy that does not roll or squeak, and sensible shoes in which handler can run.

Prerequisites

Agility 2 or instructor approval. Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Thu 7:30-8:25 PM Sep 22 Nov 3 $120 Terri 22F09AG3Thu Filled
  Notes: Needs to have instructor approval to participate in this class.
No Class 10/13
Agility 4

Agility 4

We continue to build on the skills learned in Intro to Agility, Agility 2 and Agility 3. We will expand on the number of obstacles in sequences (8-10 with side changes), build contacts to full height for the dogs that are > 12 months old, strengthen contact obstacle performance, and continue to build on weave pole performance, with the goal of completely closed weaves and independent entries. Students are expected to have weave poles at home with which to practice.
Equipment: 4-6 ft cloth or leather leash, flat collar, treat bag, lots of small soft treats, toy that does not roll or squeak, and sensible shoes in which handler can run.

Prerequisites

Agility 3 or instructor approval. Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Tue 5:30-6:25 PM Sep 20 Nov 1 $120 Terri 22F09AG4Tue Filled
  Notes: Needs to have instructor approval to participate in this class.No Class 10/11

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.

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 9:30-10:25 AM Sep 15 Oct 20 $120 Karen 22B09AGSkillsThur1 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.

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 10:45-11:40 AM Sep 15 Oct 20 $120 Karen 22B09AGSkillsThur2 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.

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 5:00-5:55 PM Sep 22 Nov 3 $120 Terri 22F09AGSKThu Filled
  Notes: Needs to have instructor approval to participate in this class.No Class 10/13

Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Mon 7:00-7:55 PM Aug 29 Oct 10 $120 Rita 22D08AGEMCOM Filled
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 5TH
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 2:30-3:25 PM Aug 31 Oct 12 $120 Rita 22D08AGEMCOM Filled
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 7TH
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 4:00-4:55 PM Aug 31 Oct 12 $120 Rita 22D08AGEMCOM Filled
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 7TH
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 6:30-7:25 PM Aug 31 Oct 12 $120 Rita 22D08AGEMCOM Filled
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 7TH