Upcoming Classes & Events

Group classes

WINTER WORKSHOP SERIES

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All Access Pass (6 Classes): $300
A la Carte Single Class: $60
Auditing Spot: $40
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls

Join the Summit K9 team for our upcoming Tuesday workshop series, held at Savvy Dog Sports in Honeoye Falls. Each class of this series focuses on key elements that build a happy and healthy life with your dog. Participants are welcome to register for individual classes, or save $60 by purchasing the All Access Pass! Normal registration includes a working spot (can bring a dog), and auditors are welcome to observe and learn at a reduced rate, but must complete registration in order to participate. 

DEC 14

NOV 23

NOV 30

DEC 7

DEC 21

DEC 28

Become Your Dog's Best Friend
How to Become Your Dog's #1 Priority
 


Keys to Great Communication with Your Dog
 

Socialization and Neutrality
Helping Your Dog Learn How to Interact with the Environment
 


Loosen the Leash
Build the Perfect Loose Leash Walk
 


Recall Reboot
Getting your Dog to Come When Called


Body Handling
Stress-Free Husbandry and Relationship Building

 

SCENT DETECTION FOR FUN AND SPORT

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6 Classes | $225
TUESDAY CLASS:
11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/21, 12/28
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CLASS 12/14!*
Time: 5:15pm - 6:50pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls

FRIDAY CLASS:
12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31!*
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls

Harness your dog's natural drive to sniff in a fun activity that both you and your pup will love! Descended from drug and bomb sniffing applications, Scent Detection has quickly become one of the most popular dog sports in the United States. Scent Detection is a team sport that helps owners connect with their pets on a deeper level and provides an interactive physical and mental outlet for their dogs. Dogs participating in this class will learn to detect and indicate on essential oil odors commonly used in the sport of Scent Work, beginning with birch and anise.
Humans and dogs of all ages and abilities are welcome. This class is designed both for dog owners seeking a great way to supplement their relationship with their pet or handlers hoping to hone their skill for future competition.


Though participating dogs should be under control at all times, previous obedience training is not required to participate in this course. Any dog can learn to detect odor, and moderate to high food or toy motivation is the only prerequisite!


Aside from being a great activity for dogs and owners to work together at, detection has been proven to help address many behavioral problems as well! When added as a supplement to behavior modification plans, dogs struggling with anxiety, leash reactivity, hyperactivity, and other anxiety related behaviors can show notable improvement. Such dogs are able to express natural drives in a safe and low stress environment, and learn to settle their minds and bodies to complete the task, similar to mindfulness practice in humans. 


This course is SHY AND REACTIVE DOG FRIENDLY. Dogs will take turns working, and will likely have little to no exposure to other dogs during class time. Dogs that pose even a minor bite risk to humans should be muzzle conditioned prior to participation in this course to ensure the safety of the trainer and other participants. Though dogs with mild to moderate problem behaviors may still be eligible for this class, by registering, you are agreeing to disclose all problem behaviors to the trainer prior to the first class.

PUPPY FOUNDATIONS

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6 Classes | $250
12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31!*
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls
Open to dogs ages 12 weeks to 8 months!

Set your puppy up for success by joining our Puppy Foundations I Class on Fridays beginning December 10th! 

This is not your average puppy class. While owners will learn to teach their dogs key obedience skills, the larger focus of this class is to teach owners the foundations of canine learning that empower them to address new problems as they develop and build new skills in the future. Through this class, dog owners will learn to create a dog that will not only follow commands, but enthusiastically look to their handler for direction!

By taking this class, you will create a strong foundation in communication and training that will empower you to build new behaviors and address potential problems long after you have completed this course.

This is the class for you if you want a dog that:

  • listens to your commands.

  • can settle and relax on cue.

  • comes when you call them.

  • walks nicely on a leash.

  • relaxes during grooming and nail trims.

  • is properly socialized to new people, dogs, and other distractions. 

  • has a well rounded skill set that prevents problems before they start!

Past Classes

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** If you are interested in a class that has previously been offered, but is not currently scheduled, please reach out via email to let us know! If there is collective interest, it will influence our future class offerings! **

6 Classes | $250
Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, & 10/26
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls

This is not your average basic obedience class. Through this course you will learn how to lay critical foundation skills in communication that will set you and your dog up for success through the entirety of your lives together.

Being a great dog owner is more than just knowing how to get your dog to do tricks. Sit, down, and stay are all great tools to help on your dog training journey, but this class will offer something much deeper. At Summit K9, we believe in taking a holistic approach to training that takes into account your lifestyle and your relationship with your pet. This means that our classes focus not only on teaching behaviors and training techniques, but teaching you how to fold training into everyday life with your dog.  

 

By taking this class, you will create a strong foundation in communication and training that will empower you to build new behaviors and address potential problems long after you have completed this course.

During this class, professional trainer Alexandrea Underwood will give you the knowledge to better your relationship with your dog, no matter their age. This course will take a deep dive into how dogs learn, how to communicate with your dog, how to motivate your dog to volunteer the behaviors that you want and ditch the ones you don't, and ultimately, how you can become your dog's best friend!

Date & Time: October 30th, 2021 | 11:45am - 2:00pm
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls
Price: $100 Working Spot
$60 Auditing Spot

Are your dog walks frequently interrupted by barking and lunging episodes while on leash? Ever been driven bananas by a dog barking out of the window or across a fence? Does your dog bark at new people, other dogs, cars, squirrels, or any other common place things in their environment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you likely have first hand experience with a reactive dog, or own one currently. Reactivity is a broad term, and can encompass an extremely wide range of behaviors and causes. Reactivity can have vastly different core problems, from overexcitement to fearfulness, depending on the dog. Because of this, reactivity rehabilitation work often requires customized and often long term training. No two reactive dogs are exactly the same, so it is important to understand where the reactivity is coming from and the factors involved in order to effectively address the issue in the long term. 

During this workshop, we will dive deeply into what reactivity is, the different types of reactivity, what can create reactivity, and approaches that we can take to address it. 

Reactivity is a complex topic, and through a deeper understanding, owners can begin to meet their dogs' needs and find solutions that improve their dog's emotional well being, their dog's general health, and their relationship with their dog. 

Registrants that are accepted into Working Spots will be invited to bring their dogs. We will introduce exercises specific to where each dog is in their training journey, and to demonstrate the variety of approaches that we recommend based on the individual dog. Participants that register for Auditing Spots will be in the perfect position to watch and learn, and will leave with many new tools that they can work on with their dogs at home! 

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