Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Come and sit in front of you when called This goal builds on the “Tag Me” game. If your dog is now responding when you call their name, you may now introduce the word “COME”. If your dog is not … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Down This is a new behavior, so you will not be using the word “DOWN” until your dog reliably goes down. Be sure to click and treat promptly when your dog does what is asked. There are two basic ways … Read More

January Agility Show-n-Go Scheduled on Friday, January 19, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, January 19th from 5-8 pm for our first 2018 Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per … Read More

Communications 101 for Performance Sport Canines – New Class!!
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NEW – NEW – NEW Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to offer a new class taught by Karen Birdsong! ————- Communications 101 for Performance Sport Canines Building strong communications with your dog is a critical component required for all … Read More

Sign Up for Tricks & Skills – Get New Titles!
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TRICKS AND SKILLS I Bond with your dog through interactive Tricks and Games while, at the same time, earning three new AKC Trick Dog Titles*. AKC Trick Dog Titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. In … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Sit for greeting when approached – no jumping! Good doggy manners include having all four feet on the floor when someone approaches them. Many of us would call this “no jumping”, but because we are doing our best not to … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Begin with the doggy 2-step: Turn and face your dog. This helps your dog to focus their attention on you. Carefully move backwards (ensure there are no obstacles in your path as trip hazards) and usea treat to encourage your … Read More

Don’t Forget! Holiday Agility Show-n-Go, Tonight, Dec 8th, 5-8pm
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Please join us tonight, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

December 13th, 7 p.m. – Sanctioned Agility Test at Jump Start!
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A sanctioned agility test will be given at Jump Start Wednesday Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the small front yard. Dog/handler teams can enter up to two rounds. Perfect scores earn 10 points towards a Beginning Agility title. It … Read More

Sign Up for Agility Hoopers Practice – Sunday 12/17 at 9:30 am!
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You say your dog has never seen hoops? No worries!! When the handler provides clear direction, most dogs have little to no problem navigating through hoops. The goal of the Hoopers class is to demonstrate the handler’s ability to direct … Read More

Join us at the Holiday Agility Show-n-Go, Friday, Dec 8th, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS WEEK’S GOALS Walking without pulling One of the biggest training challenges is having your dog walk without pulling. Up until now, your dog may have been walking you instead of vice versa. It will take … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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IMPORTANT TRAINING POINTS Make sure everyone involved in your dog’s training and interactions are using the same cues/commands. If not, you will confuse your furry friend. Take your dog to new places often and spend a few minutes practicing desired … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you can make a fool of yourself in his presence and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” – Samuel Butler When training, … Read More

Holiday Agility Show-n-Go Scheduled on Friday, December 8, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

Sign Up for Agility Hoopers Drop-In Practice, 12/17 at 9:30 am
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You say your dog has never seen hoops? No worries!! When the handler provides clear direction, most dogs have little to no problem navigating through hoops. The goal of the Hoopers class is to demonstrate the handler’s ability to direct … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 7 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/28/17): Best Practices for Accomplishing the First Week’s Training Goals (continued): “Ping Pong” You need at least two people to play this game with your dog. Each person needs some treats and a clicker. Just … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 6 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/27/17): Best Practices for Accomplishing the First Week’s Training Goals (continued): Tag me & Ping Pong (starting your recall): Playing games increases your dog’s positive relationship with you. Games also keep training sessions light and … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 5 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/24/17): Best Practices for Accomplishing the First Week’s Training Goals (continued): Sit Sit can often become your dog’s default behavior. This is a useful command to give a dog to make other behaviors stop. Your … Read More

Pam Marks Holiday Photo Event – What an Amazing Day!!!!
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Dear all, Thank you to those who signed up for the Pam Marks Holiday Photo Event yesterday!! What an amazing day we shared with you while photos were taken with various themes (Christmas, Winter, New Year’s, classic studio portrait)!!! Many … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 4 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/22/17): Best Practices for Accomplishing the First Week’s Training Goals (continued): Wait behind a barrier “Wait” is used to inform your dog to remain in position until they hear their release word. The “wait” command … Read More

Last Day to Sign Up for the Pam Marks Holiday Photo Event!
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Today is the last day to sign up for our Friday, 11/24 Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 3 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/21/17): Best Practices for Accomplishing the First Week’s Training Goals (continued): Your dog is to remain in place until a RELEASE word is given Suggested “release” words: release, break, go play, fly, ok The word/phrase … Read More

Holiday schedule.
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Thursday November 23 is Thanksgiving day. We’re not having activities at Jump Start on this holiday, happy thanksgiving day to all! On Friday the 24, the only class going on is Kirby’s frisbee. Tuesday December 19 is our last working … Read More

Only 3 More Days ‘Til the Pam Marks Holiday Photo Event!
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Only 3 days left until our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 2 of 7)
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Basic Home Manners (continued from 11/20/17): Goals for the first week of training: Teach your dog to give you undivided attention. Start slow at first and work up to 2 minutes with distractions. “Wait” – Remain where they are until … Read More

Congratulations to Our Newest Canine Good Citizens!!
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Congratulations to Cyndee Kea and Jake, Jennifer Dentino and Liberty, and Susan Spitzer with Riley for successfully passing their Canine Good Citizen Test on November 15th. Great job everyone!! For those viewers that are not familiar with the AKC Canine … Read More

Agility Hoopers Drop-In Practice – Sunday 12/17 at 9:30 am
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You say your dog has never seen hoops? No worries!! When the handler provides clear direction, most dogs have little to no problem navigating through hoops. The goal of the Hoopers class is to demonstrate the handler’s ability to direct … Read More

December Agility Show-n-Go Scheduled on Friday, December 8, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

Only 4 More Days ‘Til the Pam Marks Holiday Photo Event!
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Only 4 days left until our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Basic Home Manners (Part 1 of 7)
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“He is your dog. He is your friend, your partner, and faithful defender. You are his life, his love and leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (Part 5 of 5)
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Addressing your Pup’s Jumping (continued from 11/16/17): A fun way to have everyone help train your puppy is to have a barbeque or dinner party. Warn your guests in advance that they will be helping to train your puppy, and … Read More

December Agility Show-n-Go Scheduled on Friday, December 8, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

Calling all Pups .. Ask Your Human to Sign Up for Holiday Photos!
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Only 15 spaces remaining in our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (Part 4 of 5)
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Addressing your pup’s jumping (continued from 11/15/17): Be sure to reward your pup’s good behavior even if you did not ask for it! Too often we overlook good behavior and get upset at bad behavior. Truly, all your puppy wants … Read More

Agility Hoopers Drop-In Practice – Sunday 12/17 at 9:30 am
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You say your dog has never seen hoops? No worries!! When the handler provides clear direction, most dogs have little to no problem navigating through hoops. The goal of the Hoopers class is to demonstrate the handler’s ability to direct … Read More

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Christmas Photos With Your Pup(s)!
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Only 15 spaces remaining in our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (Part 3 of 5)
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Addressing your pup’s jumping (continued from 11/14/17): To teach your pup to sit or down rather than jump, begin by tethering her to a post, table leg, or other sturdy object. Walk away from her, and as you turn back … Read More

Sign Up Today for Christmas Photos With Your Pup(s)!
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Only 15 spaces remaining in our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (Part 2 of 5)
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Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (continued from 11/13/17): Starting now when you greet your puppy or your puppy greets you, give her the opportunity for a polite greeting. You can still have her jump up or carry her around – but … Read More

Congratulations to Martha Warnock & Nigel – Awarded High-in-Trial
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Please join us in congratulating our student Martha Warnock and her Spaniel Nigel for earning High-in-Trial at the AKC All-Breed Agility Trials sponsored by Gateway Cities English Springer Spaniel Association, Inc on November 11, 2017!! CH Ocoee Winsome Out And About … Read More

Sign Up Today for Our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event!
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Only 14 spaces remaining in our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Agility Hoopers Drop-In Practice – Sunday 12/17 at 9:30 am
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You say your dog has never seen hoops? No worries!! When the handler provides clear direction, most dogs have little to no problem navigating through hoops. The goal of the Hoopers class is to demonstrate the handler’s ability to direct … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Addressing Your Pup’s Jumping (Part 1 of 5)
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Puppies jump up in a friendly greeting because when they are young we reach down to them, pull them up to our face, and smother them in kisses. Then we carry them around in our arms and pass them to … Read More

December Agility Show-n-Go Scheduled on Friday, December 8, 5-8pm
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Please Join Us Friday, December 8th from 5-8 pm for our second Agility Show-n-Go!! This will be held in the front Agility Field and coordinated by our very own Patty Wiedeman! Sign ups on sight when you arrive! $10 per run … Read More

Sign Up Today for our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event!
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Only 14 spaces remaining in our Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event Here at Jump Start! Sign ups must be done ahead of time onsite in the Jump Start Office (M-Th from 10-12N and 4-8 pm). Cash payment required to hold your … Read More

Fun, Fun, Fun was had by all at our 11/10 Agility Show-n-Go!!!
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Our November 10th Agility Show-n-Go was really fun!!  We had lots of participants who were enjoying the evening out in the Agility field with their dogs!! Many thanks to Patty Wiedeman for coordinating this evening and to all who participated!! … Read More

Please Join Us Friday, 11/10 from 5-8 pm – Agility Show-n-Go!!
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Please Join Us Friday, 11/10 from 5-8 pm – Agility Show-n-Go!! Jackboy’s Dog Bakery has graciously provided us with samples of their delicious human grade dog treats for each participant!! See you there!

Tip-of-the-Day: Spaying and Neutering (Part 5 of 5)
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Spaying and neutering (continued from 11/9/17): Breeding animals costs a lot of money when done properly. Hips, eyes, elbows, patellas (knees), and blood must be checked to make sure everything works properly and that there are no genetic defects. Puppies … Read More

Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event at Jump Start Dog Sports!
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Professional photographer Pam Marks of PawPrince Studios will be at Jump Start Dog Sports in Yorba Linda on Friday, November 24th from 1:30-4pm and 4:30-8:00pm taking photos of our dogs (and us if we want to be in the pictures … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Spaying and Neutering (Part 4 of 5)
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Spaying and Neutering (continued from 11/8/17): There are many different schools of thought as to when a dog should be neutered or spayed. You and your veterinarian can decide the appropriate time to alter your pet – but the sooner … Read More

Pam Marks Holiday Photography Event at Jump Start Dog Sports!
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Professional photographer Pam Marks of PawPrince Studios will be at Jump Start Dog Sports in Yorba Linda on Friday, November 24th from 1:30-4pm and 4:30-8:00pm taking photos of our dogs (and us if we want to be in the pictures … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Spaying and Neutering (Part 3 of 5)
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Spaying and neutering (continued from 11/7/17): A female dog’s heat cycles last about 21 days. During this time they have an odor that is like a beacon to all intact males. You may find a number of them visiting your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Spaying and Neutering (Part 2 of 5)
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Spaying and neutering (continued from 11/6/17): According to the ASPCA (as of August 2016): Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately … Read More

Tunnelers Class was a Blast!!!
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Yesterday, our first Tunnelers class was held in the back agility field. Karen set out an entire course of tunnels which was really fun and challenging to run. Our focus was to communicate the proper path, while increasing the distance … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Spaying and Neutering (Part 1 of 5)
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More than 70,000 puppies and kittens are born each day in the United States. One can well imagine that not all of those puppies and kittens find homes. In many cases the people that bred them: had every intention of … Read More

Breed Handling Group Thursdays at 7:00 pm. 
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Nancy Amante will not host the breed handling gatherings on December 2017 at Jump Start. Will resume in January 2018. Spread the voice please!

Agility Show-n-Go: November 10th, 5-8pm
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting an Agility Show-n-Go on Friday, November 10th from 5-8 pm in the front agility field. Patty Wiedeman will be coordinating this event. Sign ups on sight when you … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Instinct (Part 2 of 2)
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Your puppy’s instinct (continued from 11/1/17): The Desire to Chase after Prey Dogs were domesticated originally to work for us particularly in the area of hunting. People gradually were able to redirect the dog’s wolf-like instinct to produce a wide … Read More

Jump Start Dog Sports – Agility Show-n-Go on 11/10
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting an Agility Show-n-Go on Friday, November 10th from 5-8 pm in the front agility field. Patty Wiedeman will be coordinating this event. Sign ups on sight when you … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Instinct (Part 1 of 2)
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Basic Instinct We all are born with certain instincts. Instinct is simply an in born pattern of behavior. Understanding your puppy’s basic instincts is often useful when training a pup. Recognizing that some basic instincts are not likely to change … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 6 of 6)
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Grooming your puppy (continued from 10/31/17): While skunks are not that common in Southern California, your dog may encounter one. If a skunk sprays your dog, you can use some of the preparations available in stores work to eliminate the … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 5 of 6)
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Grooming your puppy (continued from 10/27/17): While daily grooming at home will make your pet smell better, it will also give you one more opportunity to bond. Make sure the time spent together during grooming is pleasant. You need not … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 4 of 6)
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Grooming your puppy (continued from 10/26/17): Check out your puppy’s ears. Do they smell fresh or cheesy? Drop eared dogs especially seem to be prone to ear infections. By keeping the ear clean and free of dirt and debris your … Read More

Tricks and Skills Class at Jump Start Dog Sports – Sign Up Today!
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TRICKS AND SKILLS I Bond with your dog through interactive Tricks and Games while, at the same time, earning three new AKC Trick Dog Titles*. AKC Trick Dog Titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. In … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 3 of 6)
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Grooming your puppy (continued from 10/25/17): Toe nails need to be trimmed when you can hear the “click” on the floor or you notice the nails are causing the toes to splay out. From nail clippers to files to electric … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 2 of 6)
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Grooming your puppy (continued from 10/24/17): Puppies should learn at an early age to have their teeth brushed. Start by touching your puppy’s lips with one finger. Then, touch one tooth with your finger. Try to get your finger all … Read More

Classes update for Tuesday October the 24.
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Estelle’s 3:45 and 5:00 and Shannon’s 5:30 are cancelled due to excessive heat. Rest of evening classes are on. Please check again for further posts. Thanks everybody. 

Tricks and Skills Classes at Jump Start Dog Sports
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TRICKS AND SKILLS I Bond with your dog through interactive Tricks and Games while, at the same time, earning three new AKC Trick Dog Titles*. AKC Trick Dog Titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. In … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Grooming Your Puppy (Part 1 of 6)
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All dogs need to be brushed. Brushing helps the skin as well as the hair stay healthy. Have your puppy get used to a daily brushing by simply petting her each day. Start at the top of her head and … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Diet (Part 2 of 2)
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Your Puppy’s Diet (continued from 10/20/17): By giving him a limited amount of time in which to eat, you are establishing good eating habits. Remember, what goes in must come out and if you feed him at established time periods, … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Diet (Part 1 of 2)
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Depending on the breed of dog, some will attain their full adult size by six months and others not until two years. Puppy food has more of the nutrients and supplements necessary for the growing bones and tissues of your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Managing Your Puppy (Part 4 of 4)
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Managing Your Puppy (continued from 10/18/17): Chewing on your shoes may be very rewarding to the puppy. How about putting your shoes away and closing the closet door? The children’s toys will be a real draw for the puppy because … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Managing Your Puppy (Part 3 of 4)
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Managing Your Puppy (continued from 10/17/17): All puppies seem to get the “zoomies” in the evening. Unless he will really hurt your belongings or himself, let him run. He needs to build up his physical muscles, as well as his … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Managing Your Puppy (Part 2 of 4)
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Managing Your Puppy (continued from 10/16/17): Come up with an “interrupt” word/phrase such as, “uh oh”, “hey”, “eek”, or “stop”. Use this word when you want your puppy to stop doing a behavior you don’t like. “NO” is too often … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Managing Your Puppy (Part 1 of 4)
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Puppies are like sponges – so eager to absorb everything they possibly can – particularly between the ages of three to 16 weeks. It is during this time that they learn the rules of your house and will be able … Read More

Teresa Rodney’s classes today Monday October 16 are canceled. 
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Teresa is not feeling well today and will need to cancel all her evening classes. We all hope she feels better soon. 

Tip-of-the-Day: Watch Out for your Pets in the Hot Weather!
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Did you know that a closed car generates a lot of heat? Of course you did. Remember that when you run in to the store for a quick errand that you might just be delayed. Even on a nice 80 … Read More

Agility Drop In Practice Session – TUNNELERS
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Emphasis of this Practice: The goal of this Tunnelers practice is to work on the dog’s ability to respond quickly to directional commands from the handler while negotiating a course comprised mostly, if not entirely, of open tunnels. When: Nov … Read More

Saturday Supervised Puppy Playtime TIME CHANGES. 
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Puppy play time for puppies older than 6 months, is cancelled for now. Puppies 6 months old and younger plus very mild dogs older than 6 months gatherings, will be held at 10:00am instead of 11:00am starting Saturday October the … Read More

Saturday Supervised Puppy Play Time – Note Change of Time
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Puppy Play Time for puppies older than 6 months is cancelled for now.   Puppies up to 6 months old will be held at 10:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. starting on Saturday, October 14th. See you then!    

Tip-of-the-Day: Crate Training (Part 4 of 4)
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Crate Training your Puppy (continued from 10/11/17): You will get a better night’s sleep, have cleaner carpets, and have furniture your Mother would still be proud of when you start crating your dog. This is also helpful as your dog: … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Crate Training (Part 3 of 4)
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Crate training your puppy (continued from 10/10/17): Teach your puppy a word that means to get into his crate. Some use “crate” others use “go to your room” or “go crate”. Always make it a happy occasion to go to … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Crate Training (Part 2 of 4)
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Crate training your puppy (continued from 10/9/17); —- So where is this wonderful place for the puppy to be? Why, his crate of course. If you think of the crate as a safe haven and not a jail, you will … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Crate Training (Part 1 of 4)
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A baby is safer in a crib or playpen, and your puppy is safer in a confined area such as a pen or crate. You enjoy sitting in your favorite chair, just as your dog has a favorite spot (in … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Toys (Part 2 of 2)
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Toys for your Puppy (continued from 10/5/17): What is a stuffed Kong? It is a heavy-duty rubberized toy that can be stuffed with good things like carrots, dog treats, cheerios, cream cheese, peanut butter, bananas and other healthy foods. The … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Toys (Part 1 of 2)
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With so many dog toys on the market how do you choose good toys for your puppy? Some dogs will love their stuffed toys, while others will gut them in seconds. Most of the toys that are sold at pet … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: House Training your Puppy (Part 3 of 3)
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House training your puppy (continued from 10/3/17): Many people will crate their dog and wait until he cries to let him out to potty. While that will work for many, some puppies do not mind soiling their crate. In anticipation … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: House Training your Puppy (Part 2 of 3)
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House training your puppy (continued from 10/2/17): When you are first teaching your puppy to go potty outside, have a lawn chair and magazine available to you. That way you can sit and read while waiting for your puppy to … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: House Training your Puppy (Part 1 of 3)
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Consistency and patience are the keys to house training. It is unfair to ask a puppy to hold his bladder and bowel longer than a couple of hours. Remember, all of their muscles are being developed. You would not expect … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Diet (Part 2 of 2)
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Your Puppy’s Diet continued from 9/28/17: By giving him a limited amount of time in which to eat, you are establishing good eating habits. Remember, what goes in must come out and if you feed him at established time periods, … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Your Puppy’s Diet (Part 1 of 2)
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Depending on the breed of dog, some will attain their full adult size by six months and others not until two years. Puppy food has more of the nutrients and supplements necessary for the growing bones and tissues of your … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Disaster Preparedness (Part 3 of 3)
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Disaster Preparedness article continued from 9/26: —- Disaster Tips for Companion Animals Always keep a collar and tag with your phone number on your animals. Identify several possible locations you can take your animals to or with you should you … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Disaster Preparedness (Part 2 of 3)
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Disaster preparedness article continued from 9/25/17: ——– When you take your dog along on vacations, consider investing in several inexpensive dog tags that you make yourself at the pet store or Wal-Mart. Put the number of each hotel, resort, or … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Disaster Preparedness (Part 1 of 3)
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When was the last time you felt an earthquake, saw a fire, or heard about a flood? Not too long ago, right? At that time, did you think about what you might need to do to ensure the safety of … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Emergency Veterinary Care
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As unfortunate as it may be, at some time you will find yourself in a mad dash to the emergency clinic. Your puppy may: break a leg, eat some aluminum foil that used to contain fish or steak, get in … Read More

EARN AGILITY TITLES AT JUMP START DOG SPORTS!!!
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  Did you know your dog can earn agility titles from NADAC, an international agility venue, right here at Jump Start Dog Sports? Beginners Agility tests are held the last Wednesday of every odd number month*. Two rounds of Levels … Read More

2017 World Dog Obedience Champion Valentina Balli Seminar Sept 29-Oct 1
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Jump Start Dog Sports is proud to host a three-day Obedience Seminar with Italian World Dog Obedience Champion, Valentina Balli (September 29-October 1) in her United States debut.   Click here to register: https://jumpstartdogsports.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Events.aspx   Her seminar will cover the … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Digging (Part 2 of 2)
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Puppy Development & Awareness – Digging (Continued from 9/20/17) The best solution for problem diggers is management on your part. Help him avoid the temptation to dig in your garden by: Giving him a dig pit in a fenced off … Read More

Sign up today for Valentina Balli’s Obedience Seminar
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Interested in Obedience training and/or Competition? Would you like to refine your training techniques and build teamwork with your canine companion? Jump Start Dog Sports is proud to host an Obedience Seminar with Italian 2017 World Dog Obedience Champion, Valentina … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Digging (Part 1 of 2)
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To take the dig out of some dogs is like taking the remote control away from an avid television surfer. Dogs dig. It is a normal behavior – albeit one that we humans don’t particularly care for especially when it … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Biting and Chewing (Part 2 of 2)
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How to address your puppy’s biting and chewing continued from 9/18/17: —– Chewing is a natural process that occurs while the adult teeth come in. On the other hand, biting is not natural and should not be tolerated. You might … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Biting and Chewing (Part 1 of 2)
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As your puppy loses his baby teeth ALL of his adult teeth will start to come in at the same time. He will begin to chew on everything in sight to relieve some of the pain. While he is going … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Children & Dogs (Part 2 of 2)
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Puppy Development & Awareness – Children & Dogs (Part 2 of 2) – continued from 9/14/17: —— Teach your child to train the puppy. In fact, children as young as three years old can be taught to help you train … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Puppy Development & Awareness – Children & Dogs (Part 1 of 2)
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Parents may think about getting a dog because their children enjoy meeting dogs and reading stories about animals. However, no child under 12 years can take on the responsibility of adequately caring for a puppy or dog. As the puppy … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Why is Your Puppy Barking? (Part 3 of 3)
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Why is your puppy barking continued from 9/12/2017: Other ideas include giving your puppy a short “time out” in his crate. That will serve to break the barking pattern. Give him a Kong or other toy to redirect his attention. … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Why is Your Puppy Barking? (Part 2 of 3)
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Why is your puppy barking continued from 9/11/2017: Remove the stimulus: Close the drapes Keep the puppy inside when school lets out and children are walking by Crate your puppy when you are not at home so he won’t be … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: Why is Your Puppy Barking? (Part 1 of 3)
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Think of barking as a natural response to a stimulus and not as a direct attempt to annoy you. This is the first step in controlling your puppy’s barking behavior. The stimulus may be boredom, anxiety, attention seeking, the doorbell, … Read More

2017 World Dog Obedience Champion Valentina Balli Seminar Sept 29-Oct 1
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Jump Start Dog Sports is proud to host a three-day Obedience Seminar with Italian World Dog Obedience Champion, Valentina Balli (September 29-October 1) in her United States debut.   Click here to register:  https://jumpstartdogsports.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Events.aspx   Her seminar will cover the … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: 15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker (Part 3 of 3)
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15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker. Adapted from Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor, 1996 (continued from 9/7/17 post). If your dog does not respond to a cue, he is not disobeying you, rather he just hasn’t mastered it … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: 15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker (Part 2 of 3)
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15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker. Adapted from Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor, 1996 (continued from 9/6/17 post). Fix bad behaviors by CLICKING GOOD BEHAVIORS. For example, housebreak a puppy by clicking for relieving himself in the proper … Read More

Tip-of-the-Day: 15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker (Part 1 of 3)
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15 Rules for Getting Started with a Clicker. Adapted from Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor, 1996 Clicker training isn’t really new. It is a proven scientifically based method to communicate with and train your dog. You can clicker train any … Read More

NEW – NEW – NEW!!! Agility – Skill Builders – Drop In Class on Thursdays
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Please join Lysa Knight-Goguen on a drop-in basis with your dog to work on refining agility skills. This drop in class will be held on Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Back Yard at Jump Start Dog … Read More

Tip of the Day: Engaging your dog’s attention
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Jump Start Dog Sports is launching a new “Tip-of-the-Day” program, which will run Monday through Friday each week going forward. Do you have a new puppy or canine companion? Perhaps you already have a dog in your home, but would … Read More

Wednesday August 30 Kelly’s 2:00 and 4:00 classes are canceled due to excessive heat. 
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Please come back and check for further updates. Stay cool!

Tuesday August the 29th Shannon Miller’s 5:30 class 
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Due to excessive heat, Shannon’s 5:30 class is canceled today. 

Tuesday August the 1st class update. 
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Thunderstorm and light rain. Shannos’s 5:30 class and Amanda’s at 6:00 are canceled. Please stayed tuned  for the rest of the classes. Thank you. 

Rally Obedience Class by Michelle Kiernan. 
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Rally Obedience class by Michelle Kiernan starting July the 13th. Save your spot on time. Call our office now!

Beginning Agility starting July the 7th by Lysa Knight Goguen. 
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Lysa Knight Goguen is starting a new Beginning Agility class this coming July the 7th 2017 at 11:00. You’re in good time to enroll. Please call our office now, limited spots available!

Obedience Seminar September 29, 30 and October 1. 
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VALENTINA BALLI World Obedience Champion 2017!!!For the very first time in America, directly from Italy:  September 29, 30 and October 1 world class obedience seminar only at Jump Start Dog Sports.  10 working spots per day and unlimited auditors.  You … Read More

Judy Peterson’s NEW! Scent Work class!
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Judy Peterson has 1 or 2 spots left for Scent Work class starting on June 5. Don’t lose this opportunity to get into the nose world. Call our office now!

Lysa’s classes updates!
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Lysa Knight Goguen has two great new choices:* Open house agility on Thursdays from 11:30 to 5:30 for beginners, intermediates or masters.  * Skill builder plans with several different options (contacts, jumps, weaves, etc.).  Only at Jump Start!

Nancy Amante breed handling time canceled on May 25. 
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Thursday May the 25 we will not have the drop in breed handling time. Nancy is showing so we’ll see you the following week. Thanks 

Forecast just changed. 
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Started to come harder down. We will need to cancel all evening classes. Sorry for any inconveniences. 

Slight drizzle that’s fading. 
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Classes are on. Forecast says rain chances are 5% until 7:00 and 10% at 8:00. Less than the 55% that we had at 4:00. Fields are moderately wet but workable. 

NEW! New! nEw! NeW!       6 months old to a year old puppies Supervised Play Time. 
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By popular demand, starting April 1st from 10:00 to 11:00. Drop in $10 cash. One hour before the younger pups. 

Michelle Kiernan’s Thursday Rally classes update. 
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The 6:00 and 7:00 classes are combined now in one group only, Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30. Drop in students are still welcome. Thanks

Monday February the 27th class update. 
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All classes are canceled due to rain. Stay dry. See you tomorrow. 

Puppy supervised play time is canceled today February 11. 
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Due to rain and the conditions of the fields. We’ll see you next Saturday. 

Tuesday February 7 class update. 
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All classes are canc led. Fields are soggy. 

Monday February 6 classes update. 
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All classes are canceled today. 

Monday February 6 class update. 
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Forecast for today doesn’t look promising. Light but continuous rain. Kelly’s 11:00 and 2:00 are canceled. Check back for more please. Thanks. 

Tuesday January 24 class updates. 
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Amanda’s all evening classes are canceled due to the conditions of the field. 

Monday January the 23 classes update. 
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All classes are canceled due to rain. Look for updates on Tuesday’s classes. Fields my not be able to absorb all water by then. Thank you. 

Kelly’s Thursday January 19 classes update. 
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Kelly’s 7:00 and 8:00 classes are canceled due to the conditions of the field.

Class update Thursday January 19. 
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Kelly’s 9:30 and 11:00 and Amanda’s 9:30 classes are canceled this morning due to rain. Please come back for more updates on other classes. 

Class update Wednesday January 18. 
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Karen Birdsong’s and Kelly McMahon’s 8:00 are canceled due to rain. 

Estelle Robinson’s Tuesday 5:00 class updates. 
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For the rest of January it starts 15 min before, moves from 5:00 to 4:45, due to the field’s adjustments. Thanks for understanding.

Shannon Miller Tuesday class. 
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For the rest of January it starts 15 min later, moves from 5:30 to 5:45, due to the field’s adjustments. Thanks for understanding.

Thursday January 12 class update. 
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All classes are canceled. 

Thursday January 12 class update. 
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All morning classes are canceled. 

Wednesday January 11 class update. 
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All classes are canceled due to the conditions of the fields because of the rain.

Wednesday January 11 classes update. 
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Carol Keller class is canceled due to rain. 

Tuesday January 10 class update. 
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It has been raining on and off the whole morning.  Fields are drenched. All classes are canceled today. 

Shamnon Miller’s Tuesday January 10 class. 
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Class moves 15 min ahaead like last week. From 5:30 to 5:45. Thanks for understanding. 

Kelly’s January 9 evening classes. 
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All Kelly’s evening classes are canceled due to rain.  

Debbie’s January 9 classes. 
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All got canceled because of the rain. 

Kelly’s January 9 classes. 
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11:00 and 2:00 are canceled due to rain. Please hold on for the evening classes as there’s no rain forecasted after 5:00. Thanks 

January 5th Kelly’s 9:30 and 11:00. 
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Classes canceled. Rained the whole night and still raining currently. Fields drenched. Log on later to find about the rest of the classes. Stay dry!

VIDEO: Sign Up For New Frisbee Class
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Watch 7 time Disk Dog World Champion Kirby McIlveen perform “muddy” Freestyle with Sketch, Spirit, Volt, Blitz, Torch, & Flash. Kirby teaches students how to create amazing partnerships with their canine friends as they learn the art of Frisbee here … Read More

FIELD RENTALS.  
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Jump Start’s FIELD RENTALS! Anybody can rent our training fields. Yes! Anybody! Teachers; students; agility, breed and obedience clubs; rescue groups; trainers; teachers and students from other training places, private parties and a large etc.  Individual or group practice or … Read More

Classes update. 
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Kelly McMahon’s ALL Wednesday (4:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:15) January 4th classes are postponed for next week January the 11th. Amanda Cornell’s Thursday January 5th 9:30 class start is postponed for next week January the 12th. Nancy Amante’s Thursday January 5th … Read More

Classes update for January’s first week. 
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Due to new grass been set on the front field, we were obligated to make the following changes. Hopefully this will only affect us for one week. Debby Perry’s Monday January 2nd: 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 classes are canceled for … Read More

Jump Start will be closed from December 17th to January the 1st. 
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We’ll resume classes on January the 2nd. Happy holidays to everybody!

Debbie’s 6:45 and 8:00; Michelle’s 6:00 and 7:00; Kelly’s 7:00 and 8:00 are canceled due to rain. 
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It’s coming down the sky now. Stay dry. Debbie’s make up classes for 6:45 and 8:00 will be until next year. You’ll be notified. 

We have not canceled any classes yet today. 
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Please check back because rain is forecasted for today and tomorrow. Will keep you posted. 

Last week of the year classes!
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This week is our last of the year. We’ll set new grass where needed and try to arrange the fields the best possible. See you all soon!

Puppy Playtime will be back next year on January the 7th. 
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Last attendance was on December the 10th. We’ve had so much fun. We’ll resume on January the 7th. Fields will be out of order due to maintenance. Happy holidays to everybody! 

Dawn Weaver Agility Seminar Nov 2016
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  Download seminar flyer and registration form.

FIELD RENTALS!
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Jump Start’s Field Rentals! Anybody can rent our training fields. Teachers; students; agility, breed and obedience clubs; rescue groups; trainers; students from other training places and a large etc. You can use our equipment or bring yours. All fields have … Read More

Stay Tuned For Updates
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Coming soon…