Tricks for Fun, Sports
There are so many dog activities that at their core, are just a series of Tricks! You’ll use positive reinforcement training methods to teach your dog to offer both stationary behaviors and active behaviors.
COVID-19 Business Update
Hello to all who love Argus Ranch,
Thank you all so much for sticking with us through this very challenging time. I am very excited to announce that Argus has been approved to start opening for limited classes, private lessons and practice rentals! All our instructors at Argus are very excited to start teaching again as soon as possible. With so many instructors teaching a wide variety of sports and classes, instructors will be starting classes as soon as each individual instructor can.
If you are enrolled in a new class or have classes remaining in your interrupted session, your instructor will contact you directly about when they will resume. If you have any questions about your classes, please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have a new online scheduling program for private lessons, rentals, and practice time that can be reached using these links:
Competition Arena practice rental - To book either ring 1 or ring 2 in the competition arena to practice on your own, click here.
Zanee Arena practice rental - If you would like to book time in the Zanee arena to practice agility, click here.
Agility Private Lessons - Some of our instructors offer private agility lessons. Interested? Click here
Barn Hunt Private Lessons or Practice Time - Set up a private lesson or supervised practice time for barn hunt, click here.
Field Rentals - Rent the BIG Field to run your dogs, click here.
I am also extremely excited that Argus now has its very own online school where you can learn everything from nail trimming to agility to nose work!
Upcoming Online Classes
Perfect Nail Trims - Taught by Sarah Forde
This class will go over the process of teaching your dog how to stay still during nail trims, how to trim nails correctly and safely, and how to teach your dog to actually enjoy nail trims. Many of the concepts from this class can be applied to other aspects of grooming as well, such as combing, tooth brushing, paw cleaning, and more!
Introduction to K9 Nose Work® - Taught by Kathy Weaver
Dogs investigate and understand the world through their incredible sense of smell. In our Introduction to K9 Nose Work® course, you will be starting your dog on a new and exciting journey using its nose for enrichment and reinforcement. You and your dog do not need previous training experience or special skills to start nose work. Our course is designed to make searching/hunting a rewarding activity for your dog, to increase its confidence and to introduce it to variety of the components of nose work. Introduction to Nose Work is for: Puppies, young dogs, dogs retired from physical activities, dogs needing an outlet for excess energy, sensitive and reactive dogs that are uncomfortable participating in group activities, handlers who want to try a new activity with their dogs, handlers who intend to ultimately compete in nose work.
SPECIAL OFFER! Get BACK in Shape! - Taught by Leslie Eide
Class started May 22nd BUT you can still sign up today with an awesome discount!! Ready to get back in the game? The ongoing global pandemic has thrown everyone’s world upside down, including our dogs! Get (Back) In Shape will teach you a basic understanding of canine fitness and guide you step by step to get your dog ready to return to the games you both love. We will cover cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Learn from the best how to get your dog back in the game and stay in the game.
*Pandemic Special - (Material Only $47) Sign me up!
Thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you here soon!
So, your puppy is a little older, say, 3 to 10 months old. Well, we have Puppy Elementary for you! Class is continuation of Puppy Kindergarten adding leash walking, recall and more. If you want to know more, click here.
New Class - Wednesdays, August 19th
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Puppy Elementary/Companion Dog Manners class is for dogs of all ages. We will focus on teaching good manners and behaviors using reward and engagement. This is a great class for dogs who missed out on Puppy Elementary because of scheduling, just need a refresher, or new to your home. If you want to know more, click here.
New Class - Mondays, August 3rd
New Class - Wednesdays, September 2nd
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We have Puppy Kindergarten for all of you with new puppies ages 8 to 16 weeks. The class is an ongoing and rolling enrollment, meaning you can start at anytime.
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM
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