-All Classes meet for 6-consecutive weeks of fun, held beneath the East Bay sun in Oakland (on the border of Emeryville).
Where do I begin? At the beginning. And at Canine Circus School that beginning starts with Introduction to Circus 1. You do not need any prior dog training experience to take our Introductory Circus Class. Yes, you can do it! Call us if you have any questions. 415 779 6550
Introduction to Circus 1*
Our Introductory class is geared toward people that have never done a Circus Class, or any dog training class. In this class we teach you many of the obedience and trick drills that we do in our more advanced classes in easy steps that anyone can follow. A big part of Circus 1 is getting your dog used to working around other dogs. To do this we start spaced at a distance, over the course of the six weeks we get closer and closer until the dogs are maintaining complete focus on their handlers but working in close proximity to other dogs. Circus 1 Class is much more than just trick training, Circus 1 is about becoming an excellent handler and teacher. We cover more real world scenarios than any obedience class. We build confidence to perform in challenging environments and set a great foundation that does not conflict with, but only enhances, other training disciplines.
Introduction to Circus 1 Class Spring Schedule:
Thursday afternoon class, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, starts March 28, meets weekly through May 2;FULL Thursday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts March 28, meets weekly through May 2;FULL Saturday morning class, 11 AM – Noon, starts March 30, meets weekly through May 4; FULL
- Saturday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts March 30, meets weekly through May 4;
Sunday evening class, 6 PM – 7 PM, starts March 31, meets weekly through May 4.
*The classes above are for first time students to Canine Circus School. The class costs $260, and meets weekly for 6-consecutive weeks* New Students fill out this form to sign up.
Introductory Circus 1.5 Class:
In the Introduction to Circus 1.5 Class our drills get faster and more complicated. The dog works with more independence from the handler and with more control.
*This class is for students who have completed Circus 1 and are new to the Circus 1.5 Ring; $260, meets weekly for 6-consecutive weeks. email us to hold a spot.
Saturday afternoon class, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, starts March 30, meets weekly through May 4.
Continuing Circus 1 Class Schedule:
Continuing Circus 1 Class is for students who have completed the Introductory Circus 1 class but need more time to work on their foundation. Often it takes more than six weeks to master this material, but repeating the introductory class might be boring, so we created continuing level for students who know our basic drills but need more time before they advance to a higher level. In this class we introduce new material so students are always learning new things but we are careful to keep the criteria perfectly balanced so students have continued success.
*This class is for students continuing their education in the Circus 1 Ring; $195, meets weekly for 6-consecutive weeks. email us to hold a spot.
Saturday evening class, 5 PM – 6 PM, starts March 30, meets weekly through May 4.
Continuing Circus 1.5 Class:
Continuing Circus 1.5 Class is for students that have completed Circus 1.5 but need and want more time to perfect their skills before advancing to the next level. Continuing 1.5 students are prepped for Circus 2.
*This class is for students continuing their education in the Circus 1.5 Ring; $195, meets weekly for 6-consecutive weeks. email us to hold a spot.
Sunday morning class, 11 AM – noon, starts March 31, meets weekly through May 5.
Circus 2 Spring Class Schedule: Circus 2 students must be approved by Instructor.
Circus 2 Class is our advanced class. We begin to get our drills and team work to be performance ready. Dogs work in close proximity on advanced tricks.
- Tuesday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts March 26, meets weekly through April 30;
Sunday afternoon class, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, starts March 31, meets weekly through May 5.
*This class is for both returning and new students. Returning Circus 2 students pay $195; New students pay $260; meets weekly for 6-consecutive weeks. email us to hold a spot.