Hours8 am - 10 pm


Advanced Focus


6 weeks | Thursdays at 6:00pm

Before you register, things to know:  

  1. This class is run on the other side of the facility from agility.  Agility class is loud, with excited dogs barking, teeters slamming, and people cheering.
  2. There will be cancellations over the summer for travel dates – Kristine competes in flyball and training search and rescue – Dates will be provided in advanced
  3. If your dog isn’t ready for an advanced class, we will transfer you to an appropriate class.

This advanced focus and engagement course is to work on continued engagement from your dog under a high level of distraction – much like you would experience in a dog sport environment.   


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Advanced Focus class is perfect for you if your dog has successfully completed Focus 1 and 2 and/or Reactive Dog 1 and 2 can fluently demonstrate the skills taught in those classes. This class is also perfect for those dogs currently in a sports class but struggle to stay engaged with their handler while working

This class is for you if

  • Your dog is great until the distraction level increases.
  • You want to compete in sports.
  • You currently compete in sports but struggle to keep your dog with you.
  • You want to stay in school!

You will learn:

  • Reinforcement Strategies that will blow your dog’s mind!
  • Examine how you may be inadvertently reinforcing disengagement
  • How to reduce reinforcement for known behaviors even under distraction

Your dog will learn:

  • Working with you is the best thing, no matter what the distraction

Things to bring:

  • LOTS OF YUMMY FOOD – different flavors not mixed together and cut up into small reward-sized pieces
  • Efficient system for food delivery – ie, training vest, treat pouch, etc.  Things that won’t work:  Manufacturer’s bag, zip lock bag, containers, etc.  Reinforcement MUST be on your person and available for easy and efficient access during each training exercise.  No Exceptions.
  • Long Line – at least 15 ft – NO Retractable leashes.
  • Dog should be on a Flat Collar or harness.  No choke collars, no head collars.  Please call us if you use any other gear for your dog.
  • Dog’s favorite toys, at least 2 AND a way to have them on your person – ie, training vest or kilt.
  • Bowl for water


  • Focus 1 and 2  Or Reactive Dog 1 and 2 or currently enrolled in Sport class

This is NOT a beginner course.


If you are not sure if you meet the minimum requirements, please give us a call.  If you enroll in Advanced Focus and you and your dog are found to NOT meet the minimum requirements, you will be transferred to an appropriate class.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

All handlers must be 18 years or older and physically able to restrain the dog. Persons under the age of 18 are only permitted to hold the leash with an adult present and handling a secondary safety line.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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