We offer a crash course classes that help children learn how to responsibly care for and train their furry best friend over the course of 6 six weeks. We also cover terminology and introduce the kids and dog’s to learning theory and how to apply it! There will be weekly homework and awards given to each child at the end of the class. A guardian must attend with the child. *Prerequisites: dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age and children must be between the ages of 8 and 17.*
Junior Handler Competition
*For children between ages 6-17 years of age. Follow us on Social Media to check the dates of these competition days!
Level 1 (children 6 to 8 years)
Level 2 (children 9 to 11 years)
Level 3 (children 12 to 14 years)
Level 4 (children 15 to 17 years)
* Dog’s must be under reasonable control, and not pulling the child or supporting adult up to other dogs. This is an immediate disqualification.
*Child is allowed to use rewards to request or achieve behaviors but not in excess.
*Owner must at a minimum be using a 4-6 foot leash. The instructor will provide a 30 foot leash for distance exercises.
*Training equipment is allowed as long as the child is communicating well with their dog, and easily redirecting them to the next task. Harsh redirections or improper use of tools is not permitted.
*The Evaluator will check your equipment before you begin to ensure rules are being followed.
*Parent or Guardian must be present
1. Most professionally dressed handler. Collared shirt and khaki pants/shorts with a treat pouch is recommended.
2. Longest Sit Stay
3. Longest Down Stay
4. Best Distance Stay
5. Most Consistent Heeling
6. Best Trick
7. Best Recall “Come”
8. Best “Leave it”
9. Best Greeting Skills When People Approach.
10. Most Confident Dog
11. Most Confident Handler
12. Best with Obstacles. Owner will show the dog two obstacles provided by Take Flight.
Note: There will be prizes given for “best of each category.”