Dog Agility Classes, Dog Training and Hiking



Pathfinder offers a variety of classes and regularly schedules new ones. If you would like to be on the email list for class notifications, please contact me through the contact tab on this website and I would be happy to add you!

Classes are held at my home outdoor arena in Stevensville spring, summer and fall. Winter classes are held at the Shining Mountain Equestrian Center outside Hamilton.



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Natasha Drawing The Path For Elf to Follow
INTRODUCTION TO AGILITY - THE PATH

The Path is a three week introduction to the basic concepts of handling an agility dog. Through a series of really fun games, this class will teach you how to be the sole focus of your dog, how to teach them to follow you and how to begin to draw the path you intend to have the dog follow. It is primarily focused on the handler with a small introduction to equipment. This is a great class for all dogs, aged 3 month to 16 years! Basic obedience and off leash manners are an asset for this class. Cost is $55 for 3 weeks.
New classes are scheduled regularly.

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Bounder Hitting The Contact On A Dog Walk
BEGINNING AGILITY 1 and 2 - THE OBSTACLES

Beginning Agility 1 and 2 are both four week classes that build off of "The Path" and introduces you and your dog to NADAC style agility equipment. Over the first four weeks, your dog will learn how to do a variety of obstacles and how to sequence them together to run a short course. During the second four week block, we continue to help the dogs build confidence in performing obstacles and continue with learning handling techniques and sequencing obstacles together to form short, fun courses. Obedience and off leash manners are strongly recommended for these classes. Cost is $65 per four week block.

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Kestrel Dancing Through The Weave Poles
INTERMEDIATE AGILITY - COURSING

Intermediate agility is scheduled in four week blcks for those who are becoming serious about the sport. In these two classes we will continue to work on changes of direction, discriminations and begin some more complex courses. These classes are designed to prepare handlers and dogs for competition. Basic obedience and off leash manners are required and dogs and owners must have completed Beginner 101 and 202 or an equivalent to enter. Cost is $65 for four weeks

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ADVANCED AGILITY - CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Pathfinder's Continuing Education and Skills Class is for the advanced handler or serious competitor. We work on fine tuning handling and working complex sequences. Advanced Agility is scheduled in four week blocks. These classes will help build confidence, teamwork and partnership with a huge emphasis on fun for handlers and dogs! Completion of all Introduction, Beginner and Intermediate classes, or an equivalent are required. Off leash manners are required . Each four week block is $65.

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Elf, Kestrel,Frog, Spring and Bounder High In The Beartooth Mountains
YAPPY TRAILS! - LEARNING TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG

Yappy Trails is a Dogless Seminar on learning to hike with your dog while maintaining proper trail etiquette with multiple users, and emphasizes safety for dogs and humans. This two hour seminar covers basic manners, commands to use, first-aid, conditioning, what to pack, and the dangers of traps. Cost is $35.

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Bounder, Frog, Kestrel, Spring And Me In The Bitterroot Range
YAPPY TRAILS - TRAILSIDE

Trailside is the 'real world' version of the Yappy Trails Seminar. In this class we will meet at a local trailhead to hike as a group and learn how to teach trail manners to the dogs. Groups will need to be small and dogs must be compatible with other dogs as we will be going in a group. The seminar is highly recommended for this class but not required. Cost is $15 per session.

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Come In! A Great Group Recall
COME HERE, PLEASE!

The request for your dog to come to you, or Recall, is arguably the most important skill any dog should know. It is something we all use every day, whether at home or out on the trail and can be a matter of life or death. This two week course will teach you how to teach your dog to have a strong, reliable recall. Cost is $45 for a 2 week course.

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Total Focus, Total Partnership. What A Great Relationship With Your Dog Should Look Like.
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO DO....STUFF!

How To Teach Your Dog is a two week class on how to train dogs. It covers learning theory, uses reward-based methods, and teaches you how to help your canine partner understand what you want them to do. It is a great relationship builder. We all have different things we are interested in having our dogs do and How To Teach Your Dog... will allow you to tailor your interests to your individual dog. Cost is $40 for 2 weeks.

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The Home Arena
PRIVATE LESSONS

Private Lessons are always available. Whether you want individual work in agility or have a behavioral issue to work on, private time can take the stress away from being in a group setting. Privates can be at your home or mine. Prices and length vary on an individual basis. Please contact me for more information.




Puppy play groups, basic obedience, games and tricks, scent work, trieball and other classes are also available. Please contact us by email or phone to inquire on details. Classes will be scheduled as demand warrants.

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