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FREE Orientation Class

Take our FREE Orientation Class to learn more about Argus Ranch and jump start your training! This class is 100% online & covers, our approach to training, what to bring to class, how to set you and your dog up for training success & more!

Welcome to Argus Ranch

Companion Dog Classes 

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. 

To read more about the class, click here.

Rowdy to Well Mannered

Get your excitable dog focused so they can sit, down, walk on a leash, and more! 

To read more about the class, click here.

Beyond Basics Sports Prep

This is ideal for dogs that already know the basics, but need to build the foundation skills necessary to pursue a competitive career in agility, flyball or other dog sports.    

To read more about the class, click here.

Private Lessons

Looking for one on one instruction, we offer private lesson for some of our classes.

Agility Private Lessons - Some of our instructors offer private agility lessons. Interested? Click here

Classes Online

Fantastic Running Contacts Spring 2022

Taught by Jordan Biggs

Cost: Working $249, Audit $179

Build the skills you need to teach your dog a successful running dogwalk and A-frame.

 

You will learn -

  • Creating value for the mat and understanding the task. 

  • Plank work with the goal of a complete dogwalk. 

  • Training and adding verbals for dogwalk exits (go straight, collect, turn away). 

  • Some obstacle sequencing. 

 

Included depending on your registration level -​

  • 6 lessons - 12 weeks to complete the class.

  • Access to all course material on both mobile and your computer.

  • Downloadable content for off-line access when training.

  • Posting questions and videos.

  • Participate in discussions and watch videos.

  • Instructor feedback on video assignments (working spots only)

  • Keep what you buy - no expiring content

 

Class starts May 2nd!

 

Register for Working

Register for Auditing

Seriouslee & Friends Training Chronicles - Taught by Jordan Biggs 

Cost $85     

Follow along with Jordan as she trains tricks, shaping, fitness, verbals, running contacts and more with her new puppy Seriouslee and her puppy friends! Sign me up!

Seriouslee & Friends Agility Chronicles - Taught by Jordan Biggs 

Cost $150   

Follow along with Jordan through Seriee's agility foundation training! Now that she has built a strong foundation for working together through distractions in any new environment you can follow along as she trains all the agility skills needed for an amazing agility dog!

Two sign up options! One-time payment of $150 for 6 months of material and lifetime access or monthly subscription for $30 a month - cancel at any time. Upgrade at any time.

 

Sign me up for one-time payment!

 

 

Verbals for Agility - Taught by Jordan Biggs

 

Cost $99 (self study)
This course will walk you through how you can teach your dog to UNDERSTAND verbals. It will help you and your dog master all the skills needed to have consistent verbal understanding in any situation. 

Your dog will learn - Verbal discriminations; The value of your verbals; Verbals with handler motion; Breaking naughty equipment self rewarding habits; How to truly understand each of your verbals. Sign me up!

 

Nail Trimming - Taught by Sarah Forde

Cost $47 (Materials only)

 

Does your dog panic when the nail clippers or dremel come out? Are you nervous about potentially cutting the quick? Do you want nail trims to be easy, stress-free, and fun for both you and your dog? In this online class, we'll be going over how to safely clip and dremel light or dark nails without hitting the quick, how to teach a consent behavior so your dog can say "yes please!" to nail trims, how to teach dogs to enjoy and relax during nail trim time, how to make and use a scratchboard, and more! Class is 4 weeks long with 3-5 videos and lessons per week. The material never expires so you can take it at your own pace. Sign me up!

 

Get BACK in Shape! - Taught by Leslie Eide

Cost $47

 

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. 

 

Sign me up!

Companion Dog Manners - Basics 

This class is for dogs of all ages. This is a foundation/basic manners class. We will focus on teaching good manners and behaviors using reward and engagement. This is a great class for dogs of all ages, dogs that just need a refresher, or are new to your home. If you want to know more, click here

Sniffing Games / Intro to Nose Work 

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

 

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

 

Dogs of all ages, breeds and temperament (shy, rambunctious, energetic or even dog reactive/selective) are welcomed and can enjoy the games safely. Each dog is worked individually in class with no other dogs present in the search area.

Practice Rentals

Competition Arena practice rental - To book either ring 1 or ring 2 in the competition arena to practice on your own, click here. This is ONLY available for current Argus Ranch students in our agility classes, otherwise you need pre-approval before signing up. 

Zanee Arena practice rental - If you would like to book time in the Zanee arena to practice agility, click here. 

 

Field Rentals - Rent the BIG Field to run your dogs, click here.

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