Delmyra offers both indoor and
outdoor training accommodations.
The indoor, 1600 square foot training
hall is fully matted and air
conditioned. The outdoor, 5000
sq.ft. grass ring is completely
surrounded with fencing and meticulously
landscaped. These facilities are
also available to rent for private
training or special events.
Delmyra we strive to provide continuing education for the pet owner
and their pets. Our instructors represent the areas’ finest in dog
training talent, as well as experience. Training classes are for the
ENTIRE family. It is just as important for children to learn how
to handle your pet as it is for you to know the commands. The
entire family is welcome to participate in training. Conformation
handling classes are also available on a regular basis.
Training Classes & Programs
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EDUCATION FOR THE PET OWNER
Delmyra Training Classes are for the
ENTIRE FAMILY. It is just as
important for the children to learn how
to handle your pet as it is for you to
know the commands.
The entire family is welcome to participate
in training your pet.
handling, and pre-agility classes are held in
the 2nd floor training room; agility classes are
held outdoors in a fenced, grassy area located
behind the main kennel. Pre-registration is
required for all classes except designated drop-in
Training is done
with positive reinforcement and motivational
methods. Motivators can be food, toys, praise or
whatever your dog is crazy
for. Whether you’d like to compete or just play,
it’s a fun way to train that both you and your
dog will enjoy. More levels of competitive
training will be offered on basis of interest.
Beginner - This class is for those who have not
mastered basic obedience skills. The class focuses on skills such as
sit, down, stay, walking on a loose leash, and coming when called.
Heeling, as well as a variety of good canine manners (e.g., four
on the floor when greeting people), are introduced. Emphasis
is placed on helping the owner learn how to get their dog’s focus
and establish the leadership and trust needed to be successful.
Techniques and tips for eliminating common problem behaviors at home
are also covered.
This class will build on what was learned in beginner obedience,
adding distractions, duration, and distance control. Hand signals
and the down on recall are
introduced. Students are challenged with fun exercises designed to
reinforce skills taught to date.
Advanced Novice Drop-In Session
- Drop-in on Saturday afternoons to continue training on a more
advanced level. The focus is on heeling, out of sight stays,
distractions, and proofing. Challenging exercises and fun training
games are incorporated into each session.
O Drop-In Session
- Drop in on Saturday afternoons for an obedience class that is
all about having fun and improving teamwork. In Rally O, the handler
and dog heel together through a course of numbered signs. Each sign
describes a different obedience maneuver to perform before moving
on. Most experienced handlers like to start their dog in this fun
sport as a first step toward competing in regular obedience trials.
- The purpose of this class is to introduce you and your pet to
open obedience. Included are training your dog to jump properly and
safely, retrieve, broad jump, high jump and the Down-on-Recall.
Open II - The purpose of this class is to broaden what was learned in Level I.
Included are retrieving over the high jump, out of sight stays and show
Pre-Agility - This class
introduces the various obstacles and
basic handling skills used in the fun
sport of agility. The student learns how
to connect and stay connected with their
dog through flatwork, mental and
physical exercises, and confidence
building. All of the obstacles are kept
low to build a good foundation. This is
the only agility class held indoors.
Beginner - This
class is similar to the winter pre-agility session. As the class
progresses, obstacles are gradually raised and weave poles are
incrementally closed. Students learn how to send
their dog and guide them through a speed circle and jump box.
Advanced - This
class builds on the basic skills learned in the beginner session.
Obstacles are performed at full competition height and in short
sequences. Students are introduced to more complex handling
maneuvers, including jump threadles and serpentines, and are
challenged with a full set of twelve weave poles. Dogs must have a
reliable recall to be in this class.
This class includes full length courses and more difficult
sequencing than the advanced session. Students work toward becoming
proficient in all areas of agility. Angled approaches to the weave
poles are introduced. Dogs must have a reliable recall and doing
straight up or closed weave poles to be in this class.
Competition Drop-In Session
- Drop in on Saturday afternoons during the summer to train at a
higher level. Handler/dog team must be proficient and either getting
ready to trial, or already trialing, to participate.
Confirmation Handling Drop-In Session
This is an ongoing class held Wednesday
nights for handlers preparing for the breed
Private Lessons and Consultations
work privately on specific issues (i.e.,
noise phobias, shyness, etc.), conduct
behavioral evaluations, or provide
For more information or to schedule an
appointment, call Delmyra for more