At the Persistent Pup we believe that through training, play and shared activities, people and their dogs come to better understand and respect each other, develop stronger relationships, and truly enjoy playing, working and living together.
We are people who are dedicated to enriching our lives, the lives of our dogs and the lives of others and their dogs.
If you believe that dogs really enjoy learning new things and spending time with their owners, you're our kind of dog person.
Come join us in a variety of dog sports and activities. Earn badges (Dog Scouts USA) with your dog in areas such as therapy, canoeing, agility, backpacking, water rescue, obedience, tracking and much more !! Earn titles in Rally Obedience (Cyber Rally O) and Agility (Cyber Agility) without having to go anywhere. Earn your dog's Canine Good Citizen (AKC program) award and his/her PhD in Canine Life and Social Skills (APDT program).
Adventure Club Membership Information
If you would like to join us in our missions while strengthening the bond with your dog, click here for membership information.
Membership dues in Adventure Club is $250 per year per family. Some activities that we may do in the course of the year could have additional fees involved and will be the responsibility of each family. Membership dues can be paid monthly, quarterly or semi-annually.
Grand Opening July 7th & 8th, 2012 from 10 am to 8 pm
Founding Member Rates
2 years - $400
1 year - $220
Semi Annually $120
Quarterly $ 65
Monthly $ 25
This six-week course provides the dog-person team with information and basic skills necessary to develop a fun working relationship. The focus is on focus! The dog's ability to focus on his person is critical to his ability to learn the basic skills. Skills include: sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, come, leave it, stand, focus, and walking on a loose leash. The search for the best reinforcers for the dog is also a priority. This class is for puppies up to 6 months old (up to 9 months for certain breeds). Introduction to basic agility type obstacles and foundation skills with socialization and obedience work.
For Dogs new to Agility. Introduction to basic obstacles such as jumps, tunnels, and contacts and beginning handling concepts. This class uses techniques to teach your dog how to properly and safely perform each of the agility obstacles used in AKC agility competition. The class includes training methods and techniques to help you increase your dog’s drive and focus as you continue through the agility program. The class includes flatwork skills to start teaching you and your dog agility handling skills that will be needed in future classes. All exercises in this class are performed on leash. We recommend that large breed dogs be over a year of age before starting agility classes to reduce the risk of growth plate injuries.
Rally-Obedience is the most fun you can have with your dog. It's the activity in which you compete, show off your dog’s ability to heel, recall, sit, down, turn, spin, and negotiate some obstacles and still praise your dog, pet him, celebrate with him, and even treat him! Rather than having a judge directing what you do, you simply are told when to start, and you go do your thing, heeling your dog from one command sign to the next, doing what each sign tells you to do, at your own pace.
Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. This Rally-O course is designed for dogs who already know sit, down and stay. The other skills necessary for Rally-O will be learned during the course. The main objective of rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs.
Workshops are free for current agility students and quarterly members of the Persistent Pup. There is a charge for workshops of $20.00 for non Members. You may also pay monthly $45.00 and attend as many workshop sessions as you like. Quarterly, semi-anual and anual members are welcome at all workshops as part of their membership per the rules for that membership type.
- Jumping Skills: Work on handling and communication with your dog and their physical jumping ability. Dogs must be able to work off leash around other dogs.
- Contact Skills: Designed to develop consistent, independent contact behaviors.
Prerequisite: Proficient contacts, ability to work off leash.
- Weaves: For dogs that have not yet learned to weave. Designed to produce a dog who is confident and independent with weaving.
- Distance handling: Work on developing distance handling skills. Dogs need to be comfortable with all agility obstacles, and be able to work off leash.
Call us at 727-686-4246 or 520-751-7772 or email us at email@example.com for more information.