AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, Sept. 21st, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Spots Still Available – AKC Scent Work Class – Check It Out!
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Judy Peterson’s Beginning AKC Scent Work Class on Monday afternoons at 3:45 pm still has spots open. This class is open to dogs of all ages (puppies through seniors). Please call the Jump Start Office (714-985-1555) for more details.  Office … Read More

Introduction to Movie Set Work with Jon Van Dyke
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Movie Set Work” featuring Jon Van Dyke. Date/Time: Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field … Read More

Beginning AKC Scent Work Class – Spots Still Open!
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Judy Peterson’s Beginning AKC Scent Work Class on Monday afternoons at 3:45 pm still has spots open. This class is open to dogs of all ages (puppies through seniors). Please call the Jump Start Office (714-985-1555) for more details.  Office … Read More

A Step Forward for Animal Behavior Professionals
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“Pet training and working with animals with behavior problems is an unregulated industry. Anyone can call themselves an animal trainer or behavior expert, which puts an unfair burden on I owners to make sure the professional they’re hiring is safe … Read More

Introduction to Movie Set Work with Jon Van Dyke
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Movie Set Work” featuring Jon Van Dyke. Date/Time: Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, Sept. 21st, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Introduction to Movie Set Work with Jon Van Dyke
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Movie Set Work” featuring Jon Van Dyke. Date/Time: Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field … Read More

Time Change for Vita’s Tracking Class – Starting in September!
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Starting in September, Vita’s Tracking class will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday mornings! Meet by the Jump Start office. ——– This class is open to all dog enthusiasts who are interested in learning the basics of tracking and will … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, Sept. 21st, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Introduction to Movie Set Work with Jon Van Dyke
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Movie Set Work” featuring Jon Van Dyke. Date/Time: Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, Sept. 21st, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Time Change for Vita’s Tracking Class – Starting in September!
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Starting in September, Vita’s Tracking class will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday mornings! Meet by the Jump Start office. ——– This class is open to all dog enthusiasts who are interested in learning the basics of tracking and will … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Tonight’s the Night! Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing 5 pm
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing – August 24th!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! Come on down and check it out!! This session is … Read More

Focus on Canine Sports Medicine – Preventing Injuries
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PAWS on the Go Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions recommends the following warm up and cool down exercises for your active (healthy) dog prior to engaging in vigorous physical activity such as Agility, Fly Ball, Frisbee, etc. … Read More

NEW! – Supervised Puppy Play Time – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce that starting in September, Supervised Puppy Play Time will be offered from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays! This session is an amazing way to help socialize your … Read More

Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing – August 24th!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing – August 24th!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Lysa’s Class update Friday 8/10.
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All Lysa’s classes are cancelled today. See you next week.

Lysa’s Class update Thursday 8/9.
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All Lysa’s classes today are cancelled. Please check for more updates. Thank you.

Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing – August 24th!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

NEW – NEW – NEW – Tracking Class! Check it Out!!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

NEW! Supervised Puppy Playtime Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00
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Starting in SEPTEMBER, not because you asked for it, but because you demanded it! SUPERVISED PUPPY PLAYTIME besides Saturdays, NOW on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10:00 to 11:00! •Puppies 6 months old and younger and our beloved regulars that continue … Read More

Check Out Our Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Wednesday July 25 class update
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Dues to excessive heat warning all Kelly’s morning classes are cancelled. Evening classes are on.

New Tracking Class Starts This Week!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

Puppy Development & Awareness – Car Rides (Part 2 of 4)
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Puppy Development & Awareness – Car Rides (Part 2 of 4): 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 … Read More

Check Out our New Tracking Class!!!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, August 24th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Interested in Tracking? New Intro Class Starts on 7/26 from 10-11 am
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

New Intro to Tracking Class Starts Thursday 7/26/18 from 10-11 a.m.
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

New Intro to Tracking Class Starts Thursday 7/26/18 from 10-11 a.m.
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be offering a new class called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. ——— Date/Time: First session will start Thursday, 7/26/18 from 10 – 11 am. Meet by the Jump Start … Read More

Hot Weather and Your Pet!!
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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

New Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class Starts Wed 7/11/2018 @ 5:45 PM
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A new session of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes will be starting up with Judy Peterson on Wednesday, 7/11 at 5:45pm Spots still available. Sign up online or in the office. ____________ Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Age Requirements: Minimum 8 … Read More

Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 5 of 5)
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Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 5 of 5): 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 … Read More

New Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class Starts Wed 7/11/2018 @ 5:45 PM
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A new session of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes will be starting up with Judy Peterson on Wednesday, 7/11 at 5:45pm Spots still available. Sign up online or in the office. ____________ Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Age Requirements: Minimum 8 … Read More

Intro to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

Tonight’s the Night – Agility Show-n-Go & Tricks Testing – 5-8 pm!!!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 2 of 5)
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Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 2 of 5): 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, … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, June 15th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

Lots of Fun Happening at Jump Start – June 15-17th – Check It Out!!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is excited to announce we are hosting not one, not two….but rather three events here on site June 15, 16, and 17. June 15th, 5-8 pm – AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go in the front agility … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, June 15th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, June 15th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

Calling All Puppies – Puppy Prep & Puppy Kindergarten – June 5th
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Calling all puppies!!! There are spots still available in our next sessions of Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep starting on June 5th!!! To find out more about these classes, please click on the links below: Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Prep 

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, June 15th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, June 15th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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NOTE: WORKING SPOTS ARE ALL FILLED FOR THIS EVENT. WE STILL HAVE AUDITING SPOTS AVAILABLE. ——— Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, … Read More

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field at Jump … Read More

Calling All Puppies – Puppy Prep & Puppy Kindergarten – June 5th
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Calling all puppies!!! There are spots still available in our next sessions of Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep starting on June 5th!!! To find out more about these classes, please click on the links below: Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Prep 

Introduction to Tracking Workshop with Vita Allison, 6/16, 9am-12pm
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field at Jump … Read More

Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 5 of 5)
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Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 5 of 5): Exercise is a key component to ensuring a happy, healthy and tired puppy! We recommend you walk your pup at least twice each day and be sure to additionally engage him in … Read More

Calling All Puppies – Puppy Prep & Puppy Kindergarten – June 5th
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Calling all puppies!!! There are spots still available in our next sessions of Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep starting on June 5th!!! To find out more about these classes, please click on the links below: Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Prep 

Introduction to Tracking Workshop Featuring Vita Allison
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop called “Introduction to Tracking” featuring Vita Allison. Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (held in the back field at Jump … Read More

Spots Still Available-Puppy Prep & Puppy Kindergarten – June 5th
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Calling all puppies!!! There are spots still available in our next sessions of Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep starting on June 5th!!! To find out more about these classes, please click on the links below: Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Prep 

Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 1 of 5)
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Understanding Your Puppy’s Instincts (Part 1 of 5): Basic Instincts 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 … Read More

Spots Still Available-Puppy Kindergarten & Puppy Prep – June 5th
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Calling all puppies!!! There are spots still available in our next sessions of Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep starting on June 5th!!! To find out more about these classes, please click on the links below: Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Prep 

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class-Next Session Starts 7/11, 5:45pm
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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Next Session starts Wednesday 7/11/2018 @ 5:45 PM with Judy Peterson ——— Age Requirements: Minimum 8 Months Prerequisite Class: Basic Home Manners at Jump Start Length of Class: Five weeks Size of Class: 4-6 dogs Course … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 7 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 7 of 7): Skunks and Your Dog 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 … Read More

Tonight’s the Night! Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 6 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 6 of 7): 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 together on this is pleasant. You need not … Read More

Countdown-AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 5 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 5 of 7): Your puppy should get a bath when he needs one. With all the new shampoos on the market frequent baths aren’t as drying to the skin as they once were. No matter how … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 4 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 4 of 7): 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 … Read More

Countdown-AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 3 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 3 of 7): 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 … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 2 of 7)
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Grooming Your Puppy (Part 2 of 7): 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 … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Grooming Your Puppy (Part 1 of 7)
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Grooming your puppy (Part 1 of 7): 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 … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Children and Dogs (Part 5 of 5)
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Children and Dogs (Part 5 of 5): Some Simple Do’s and Don’ts Supervise children and dogs every second they are together. Pair positives for both kids and dogs. Reinforce the children for being good to the dog. Teach the kids … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Children and Dogs (Part 4 of 5)
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IChildren and Dogs (Part 4 of 5): Teach your child to train the puppy. In fact, children as young as three years old can be taught to help you train the pup. This teaches the child empathy and affection for … Read More

AKC Tricks Testing & Agility Show-n-Go, May 4th, 5-8pm!
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AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES … Read More

Children and Dogs (Part 3 of 5)
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Children and Dogs (Part 3 of 5): As important as it is to teach your new dog manners, it is equally important to teach the children proper dog etiquette. Just because your puppy tolerates a 3-year old flopping down on … Read More

New CGC Class Starting on Monday, May 7th at 7 pm
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A new Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class will be starting up on Monday, May 7th at 7 PM and will be taught by Patty Wiedeman. Be sure to sign up before all of the spots are filled. ———- Canine Good … Read More

Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 5 of 6)
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Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 5 of 6): With all of this come some things you will be doing at home. Most of the parasite products are either administered topically to your pet’s back or is given orally. The … Read More

Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 4 of 6)
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Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 4 of 6): At the very least, schedule an annual examination for your puppy with your veterinarian. Bring in a stool sample so that it can be examined for parasites you may not detect. … Read More

Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 3 of 6)
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Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 3 of 6): Puppy vaccines that typically are given include Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvo/Parainfluenza (DHPP), and Bordetella protects your pup against kennel cough, which is highly recommended if your dog will be boarded or just out with … Read More

Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 2 of 6)
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Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 2 of 6): Usually the second car ride the puppy has is to the vet…. with the first ride being to your home. Both of these are pretty traumatic for the puppy. If at all possible, … Read More

Class update 3/22.
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We are cancelling all classes today as there’s rain coming starting at 9:00 and expected to keep raining the whole day.

Class update 3/21.
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We had a short shower at 1:30, fields are great and forecast shows no rain for the rest of the evening. All classes are on.

Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 1 of 6)
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Caring For Your New Puppy (Part 1 of 6): It is important to choose a veterinarian with whom you feel comfortable for your puppy. Like human medical doctors, your veterinarian is not only a diagnostician, but he or she will … Read More

Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 3 of 3)
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Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 3 of 3): By the time your puppy is 20 weeks old, he should no longer even be trying to nip or bite you. That means your skin, shoes, clothing, hair, or … Read More

Last Friday’s Trick Testing and Agility Show-n-Go Was Great Fun!
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We had a little bit of drizzle, followed by a whole lot of cool, crisp air at our Show-n-Go last Friday night. Two people earned AKC Trick Titles and several more had a blast running the agility course which was … Read More

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 2 of 3)
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Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 2 of 3): 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 think … Read More

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 1 of 3)
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Addressing Your Puppy’s Biting & Chewing Behaviors (Part 1 of 3): Since puppies will chew on everything including electrical wires, irrigation systems, base boards and computer cables, it is important to keep him in an area where he can do … Read More

March 13th class update.
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All evening classes are canceled due to rain. Please check back for more updates.

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 7 of 7)
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Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 7 of 7): Crates come in fiberglass, wire, and fabric. There are even designer crates to match your home décor. While it is strictly a personal preference, many people have all three types. They use … Read More

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 6 of 7)
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Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 6 of 7): Since dogs are pack animals and want to be with the rest of the pack (your family), consider keeping his crate in the family room where he has access to you and … Read More

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Supervised Puppy Playtime Saturday March 10 update.
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We’re canceling today because of the rain. See you next week.

NEW-Tricks Testing Offered at Agility Show-n-Go, Mar 16th, 5-8pm!
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NEW – NEW – NEW!! AKC Tricks Testing will be offered at this Show-n-Go!!! Bring those tricky dogs and get them tested at $10 (Cash only) / dog / level!!! No pre-registration required. Come on down!!! 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL … Read More

Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 3 of 7)
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Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 3 of 7): If you think of the crate as a safe haven and not a jail, you will have a much easier time preparing your dog’s special place. Be sure to include a soft … Read More

Vita Allison’s Workshop on AKC Rally Master Signs was Amazing!!
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Thank you Vita Allison for an amazing workshop yesterday!! We had blue skies, perfect weather, a great turnout and Vita really made it easy to understand these new AKC Master Rally signs!! Looking forward to some fun Rally trials ahead!!! … Read More

Saturday 3/3/18 Supervised Puppy Playtime canceled.
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No playtime this Saturday due to rain. See you next week.

Countdown…2 Days Until Our AKC Rally Master Sign Workshop!!
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Spots Still Available!!! Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice … Read More

Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 2 of 7)
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Crate Training Your Puppy (Part 2 of 7): Providing a safe place for your puppy where he is comfortable and safe is necessary for: traveling grooming housetraining veterinarian visits hospital stays when guests come to visit when there are workers … Read More

Countdown: 3 More Days Until Vita Allison’s Rally Master Workshop
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Spots Still Available!!! Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice … Read More

New – New – New Beginning Agility Class on Tuesday Nights!
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We are excited to announce that Amanda Cornell is starting a new Beginning Agility class on Tuesday nights at 8:10 p.m. This new class will start on March 6th. To find out more, please click here or call the office from … Read More

Countdown: 4 More Days Until Vita Allison’s Rally Master Workshop
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Spots Still Available!!! Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice … Read More

House Training Your Puppy (Part 5 of 5)
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House Training Your Puppy (Part 5 of 5): 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 … Read More

Shannon Miller’s 2/27/18 class is canceled.
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All other classes are on.

Spots Available – 6 Days Until Vita’s Rally Master Sign Workshop!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

House Training Your Puppy (Part 4 of 5)
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House Training Your Puppy (Part 4 of 5) – 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. … Read More

Rally Lovers! New AKC Rally Master Level Signs Workshop
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

House Training Your Puppy (Part 3 of 5)
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House Training Your Puppy (Part 3 of 5): 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

Sign Up Today for Our Workshop – New AKC Rally Master Level Signs
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

House Training Your Puppy (Part 2 of 5)
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House training your puppy (part 2 of 5): Upon waking, pick your dog up and take him directly outside. If he has finished eating or playing watch him carefully for signs of sniffing or circling. Pick him up and take … Read More

House Training Your Puppy (Part 1 of 5)
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House Training Your Puppy (Part 1 of 5): 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 … Read More

Tricks and Skills – Is Your Dog a Trick Dog?
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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

Communications 101 for Performance Sport Canines! Sign Up Today!
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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

Selecting the Right Toy(s) for Your Puppy (Part 3 of 3)
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While a tired dog is a good dog, a dog that has too many toys will quickly tire of all of them. A suggestion would be to have only three toys out at a time. You can have as many … Read More

Taking the Mystery Out of the New AKC Rally Master Level Signs
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Next Agility Show-n-Go, March 16th, 5-8pm!
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Please Join Us Friday, March 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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

Tomorrow Night….Agility Show-n-Go, 5-8 pm – Come Join Us!!!
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Please Join Us Friday, February 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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 Rally Lovers – New AKC Masters Signs Workshop
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Selecting the Right Toy(s) for Your Puppy (Part 2 of 3)
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Selecting the Right Toy(s) for Your Puppy (continued): 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. … Read More

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for the Vita Allison’s Rally Workshop!!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Reminder … Agility Show-n-Go, February 16th, 5-8pm!!
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Please Join Us Friday, February 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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

Selecting the Right Toy(s) for Your Puppy (Part 1 of 3)
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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; others will gut them in seconds. Most of the toys that are sold at pet stores … Read More

Calling All Rally Lovers – Rally Master Signs Workshop, Mar 4th!
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Agility Show-n-Go, February 16th, 5-8pm!! Come Join Us!!!
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Please Join Us Friday, February 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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

Want to Learn More About the New AKC Rally Master Level Signs?
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Calling All Agility Lovers – Show-n-Go, February 16th, 5-8pm!!
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Please Join Us Friday, February 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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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Attention and “Leave-It” You are now going to proof your dog on the Attention and “Leave-It” behaviors. Previously you worked on proofing by (a) scattering toys, food, Kleenex and other interesting items around your training area, and (b) bringing your … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Stay as handler moves around By now you should have noticed that your dog is exhibiting more self-control. Continue to work on your dog’s STAY in different situations with different environmental distractions. Your dog should now be able to sit/down … Read More

Agility Show-n-Go, February 16th, 5-8pm!!
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Please Join Us Friday, February 16th from 5-8 pm for our February 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

Taking the Mystery Out of the New AKC Rally Master Level Signs
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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About Turn: Your dog will really need to speed up to stay in proper position for this exercise. Once your dog has a good understanding of the right turn, then move to working on the About Turn. In this exercise, … Read More

Lysa Knight Goguen’s Agility Classes Have a Few Spaces Open!
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Lysa Knight Goguen has two agility classes that have open spaces…..waiting just for you!! Stop by and check them out! Competition Agility class at 7:10 pm Thursday nights. Must be proficient on all of the equipment to participate. Please click … Read More

Does Your Furry Friend Want to be a Trick Dog?
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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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Right Turn: Your dog will need to speed up to stay in proper position when you turn right. With your dog in position by your left side, turn left and encourage your dog to speed up and stay right next … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Left Turn: Your dog will need to learn to slow down to stay in proper position for this one. With your dog in position by your left side, slightly slow your pace. Step in front of your dog with your … Read More

Taking the Mystery Out of the New AKC Rally Master Level Signs
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Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, March 4, 2018 featuring AKC Rally Judge, Vita Allison. This workshop is open to all Rally Obedience enthusiasts from Novice through Master level, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS WEEK’S GOALS Turning Left, Right, and About Your dog will learn you are doing a direction change from your words and/or body language. They have a keen awareness of what you are doing by how … Read More

Supervised Puppy Play Drop-In Sessions on Saturday Mornings
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Have a new puppy? Jump Start’s Supervised Puppy Play Sessions on Saturday mornings from 10-11 am are a fantastic way to help socialize and build confidence in your pup.  This is a weekly drop-in class and puppies less than 6 … Read More

Communications 101 for Performance Sport Canines! Check it Out!
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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

Tricks and Skills – Is Your Dog a Trick Dog?
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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

Spaces Still Open in Lysa Knight Goguen’s Agility Classes
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Lysa Knight Goguen has two agility classes that have open spaces…..waiting just for you!! Stop by and check them out! Competition Agility class at 7:10 pm Thursday nights. Must be proficient on all of the equipment to participate. Please click … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh IMPORTANT TRAINING POINT Take a step back and see how far you and your furry friend have come! Continue to … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Not jumping Continue to teach your pup that sitting or standing when someone approaches them is the expected (and rewarded) behavior. Walk towards your dog. If they try to jump up, turn around and walk away. Repeat the exercise until … Read More

Thank You Vita Allison for a Great Rally Workshop!!
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Vita Thank you for presenting such a great Rally workshop yesterday!!! You showed us that the new rally signs are indeed quite simple to understand and very doable!! Many thanks to all of you who attended! As mentioned during our … Read More

Our First 2018 Agility Show-n-Go ….. was a Blast!
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Dear all Many thanks to all of you who participated in our first 2018 Agility Show-n-Go!  We had a great turnout and everyone said they had fun!! The weather was threatening to rain……but ended up only sprinkling lightly for 5-10 … Read More

A Few Spaces Still Open in Lysa Knight Goguen’s Agility Classes
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Lysa Knight Goguen has two agility classes that have open spaces…..waiting just for you!! Competition Agility class at 7:10 pm Thursday nights. Must be proficient on all of the equipment to participate. Please click here to find out more details and … Read More

Reminder – 2 Days Until Vita Allison’s Rally Workshop Sunday!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Proof your dog with “Leave-it” “LEAVE IT” Proofing means that even when there is something of interest, you the handler are moreinteresting than the distraction. Without your dog watching, scatter toys, food, Kleenex, and other interesting items around the training area. … Read More

Tonight’s the Night – Agility Show-n-Go, January 19th, 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

Come Join Us – Agility Show-n-Go, Friday, January 19th, 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

Be Sure to Sign Up for Vita Allison’s Rally Workshop This Sunday!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Come and sit in front from a greater distance With your dog on a “long line”, increase the distance from which you are calling your dog. Continue to work the “Tag Me” and “Ping Pong” games from a greater distance. … Read More

Vita Allison’s Rally Workshop This Sunday – Sign Up Today!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

2 More Days – Agility Show-n-Go, Friday, January 19th, 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

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Stay as handler moves around By now your dog has learned to “WAIT” behind a barrier. This week, we are going to work on having the dog STAY in position while you move around. Begin close to your dog, and … Read More

Calling All Rally Competitors….Rally Workshop Next Sunday!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS WEEK’S TRAINING GOALS Random sit Since “SIT” is a great default behavior, teaching your dog to sit whenever you ask is called a “RANDOM SIT”. The random sit is beneficial when your dog is away … Read More

4 More Days – Agility Show-n-Go, 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

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as does your dog.” – Christopher Morley IMPORTANT TRAINING POINTS Take your dog to new places and train You may need to initially ask for less duration with new distractions … Read More

Reminder … Rally Workshop with Vita Allison – Sign Up Today!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Reminder … Agility Show-n-Go, 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

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Teach your dog to “leave-it” When you give your dog the “LEAVE-IT” command, you are telling them to stop what they are doing and look at you. This very useful command can be used for example when a cat or … Read More

Tuesday January 9 2018 class update.
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Doesn’t look any better today. We had hard rain for a good part of the night. We need to cancel all classes today again. Hopefully field’s will dry out some for tomorrow. Please check again for more updates. Thank you.

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Proof your dog to come and sit in front of you when called (continued) Start this exercise by calling your dog. As soon as they arrive and sit, gently reach down and hold their collar with one hand while you … Read More

Monday January 8 2018 class update.
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It has been raining the whole day and forecast is anticipating even more rain. We are cancelling all classes today. Please check again tomorrow as it doesn’t look very promising either. Will keep you posted. Stay dry!

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Proof your dog to come and sit in front of you when called: Make sure to frequently practice the COME command. It can be a lifesaver for your dog! Until you are completely confident that your dog will turn and … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Teach your dog to wait as you sit or stand by a chair This goal builds on the WAIT command. Remember that “wait” means your dog should remain in whatever position and location you have placed them in until you … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Down the dog using less food and “luring” from the handler Just as we want your dog’s sit to be an automatic behavior, we also want their down to be automatic. The down may be accomplished with either a verbal … Read More

Tricks and Skills – Come Join the Fun!!
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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

Come Join Us – Agility Show-n-Go, 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

2018 Supervised Puppy Play Class – Starts this Saturday at 10 am
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The first session of Supervised Puppy Play in 2018 will occur this Saturday, January 6th from 10-11 am.  This is a weekly drop-in class and puppies less than 6 months old are welcome to join in!! —- Age Requirements:  Puppies … Read More

New Puppy Kindergarten & Puppy Prep Classes Start Friday Evenings
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Calling all puppies……. Very exciting news! Jump Start will be offering Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Prep classes starting this Friday, January 5th! 6 pm – Puppy Kindergarten Age Requirements:  Puppies – 8 weeks through 20 weeks Length of Class:  Six … Read More

Sign Up Today – Rally Obedience Class – Starts Thursday, Feb 1st
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Rally is a relatively new AKC dog sport and is a successful stepping-stone from the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and … Read More

2018 Goal – Master the New AKC Rally Signs – Sign Up Today!!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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Dog sits promptly when you stop. Your dog’s sit should now be automatic no matter where or when they hear your verbal command. Work on randomly asking your dog to sit in various locations around the house. Additionally, treat randomly, … Read More

We Wish You a Happy New Year!!
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We hope you all had a lovely Holiday season! Jump Start Dog Sports welcomes you back for classes this week and more fun with your favorite furry friends!

Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!
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From all of us at Jump Start Dog Sports: Thank you for choosing Jump Start Dog Sports as your canine training partners!! We hope you and your families enjoy Happy Holidays and have a Wonderful New Year! See you in … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS WEEK’S GOALS Undivided attention with more distractions One of the best ways to keep your dog “out of trouble” is to ensure their attention is focused on you. When you call your dog’s name they … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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IMPORTANT TRAINING POINTS Make sure you continue to reinforce good behavior Remember to promptly reward each repetition of ALL new behaviors. As your dog’s repertoire of skills grows, be sure to randomly reinforce good behaviors. Use real life situations for … Read More

New Class – Communications 101 for Performance Sport Canines!
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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 Today for Vita Allison’s Rally Workshop!
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Rally Obedience Workshop: Understanding the New AKC Signs, Strategies for Success, & What You Need to Know to Get Your Title(s) Jump Start Dog Sports is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new workshop on Sunday, January 21, … Read More

Tip of the Day: Home Manners….an Ongoing Adventure
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“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the eye, you should go home and examine your conscience.” Woodrow Wilson As you work on each of your training goals, be sure to continue reinforcing other … Read More

Hoopers Drop-In Class Yesterday was a Blast!!!
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Many thanks to all of you who joined us at Karen Birdsong’s Hooper’s Drop-In Class yesterday! We had a lot of fun running our dogs in “the Circle of Doom” and other fun configurations!! Speaking for myself, Red Dog went … Read More

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 6th. 
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Last attendance was on December the 10th. We’ve had so much fun. We’ll resume on January the 6th. 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…