Canine Circus School Summer Classes 2013

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Summer Schedule:

-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.   No prior dog training experience needed to take our Introductory Circus Class. 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 Summer Schedule:

  • Saturday afternoon class, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, starts June 1, meets weekly through July 6;
  • Saturday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts June 1, meets weekly through July 6;
  • Tuesday morning class,  11 AM – Noon, starts June 4,  meets weekly through July 9;
  • Thursday morning class,  11 AM – Noon, starts June 6, meets weekly through July 11.

*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.

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.

  • Sunday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM,  starts June 2, meets weekly through July 7;

Introductory  Circus 1.5 Class:

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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 morning class, 11 AM – Noon, starts June 1, meets weekly through July 6;
  • Thursday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts June 6, meets weekly, (skip week of July 4th) through July 18.

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 June 2, meets weekly through July 7.

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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.

  • Sunday afternoon class, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, starts June 2, meets weekly through July 7.
  • Tuesday evening class, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, starts June 4, meets weekly through July 9;

*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.

Watch video from our last session:

Canine Circus School Class Schedule Spring 2013

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Spring Schedule:

-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.

 

Circus 2 sunday

The Circus is Hibernating: New Classes Starting in 2013.

If you have been wondering where we have been, well it got cold a and rainy and we started to hibernate.  After an extremely productive year we fell into a deep sleep. Now we are stretching and yawning and waking up to prepare for a new year filled with new classes. We had such a great 2012 thanks to a lovely article about us that ran on the first page of the sunday SF Chronicle early edition and the front page of the home and garden section.

The exposure from the article introduced us to lots of great people, many of them as freaky as us. Some of our most dedicated students were worried that the little Canine Circus School hidden in the heart of the East Bay would cease to be the underground cool thing for those in the know.  They thought because of the article the secret was out.  We had a good run but instead of selling out we went into hibernation thereby ensuring the secret coolness of the Canine Circus School for generations to come.   Or so the legend goes.  Even though the circus is hibernating we are still doing private lessons.  If you want to arrange a time to sit down and learn some new tricks or work on a behavior problem, let us know we are never too sleepy to help.  Call us at 415- 779-6550.

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New Classes starting in 2013 stay tuned for the schedule. Until then here are a few tricks for you to work on when the weather is cold.

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