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Dog balancing four paws on a rock while engaged in the sport of dog parkour

Dog Parkour

Parkour is a physical activity where dogs learn to interact with their environment.  Parkour is for all dogs, no matter the breed, age, or activity level.

 

In our Parkour classes, we will cover all safety requirements and embrace the International Dog Parkour Association's (IDPKA) philosophy of being safe, having fun, letting the dog choose, and building confidence.  Dogs must be able to work in a harness with a leash attached to their harness.  Head halters, slip leashes, prong collars, choke collars and e-collars are not appropriate for this class.

 

Click here if you would like more information about classes/events and would like to be put on the wait list for future classes.

While we love your leash reactive dogs, these group classes may not be the best choice if your dog reacts to other dogs in close proximity.  However, Parkour is still a WONDERFUL activity for leash reactive dogs and we have other training options available.  Contact us if you are interested in private sessions OR check out Lori’s virtual Parkour classes on Dog Sport University .

Once your dog has the basics, they may be appropriate for outdoor classes.

​For more information on IDPKA (International Dog Parkour Association), click here.

Introduction to Parkour

Parkour is a way for you and your dog to interact with your environment. Your dog will be encouraged to jump, climb, balance on, go over, crawl under, and go around different obstacles in their everyday world. This physically low impact but mentally challenging sport is open to all dogs.

Introduction to Parkour will take place indoors and we will teach the dogs all of the novice parkour behaviors (4 Feet On, 2 Feet On, Moving Obstacle, Under, Through, In, Over, Around, Balance, Wait on Obstacle, Back up) before we head outside and interact with the environment.

We will cover all safety requirements and embrace IDPKA philosophy of being safe, having fun, letting the dog choose and building confidence. This class will run for 4 weeks.

 

For safety, dogs must be 18 months old to participate

Prerequisite: Basic obedience/manners class

Number of Sessions: 4

Max. Number of Dogs: 6

Cost: $150

Intermediate Parkour

Parkour is a way for you and your dog to interact with your environment. Your dog will be encouraged to jump, climb, balance on, go over, crawl under, and go around different obstacles in their everyday world. This physically low impact but mentally challenging sport is open to all dogs.

Intermediate Parkour will take place indoors and we will teach the dogs all of the intermediate parkour behaviors (4 Feet On, 2 Feet On-Pivot, Under, Tic Tacs, In, Gap Jump, Around, Balance, Send, Back Up, and Stimulus Control) in a controlled environment before we head outside and interact with the real world.

 

We will cover all safety requirements and embrace IDPKA philosophy of being safe, having fun, letting the dog choose and building confidence. This class will run for 4 weeks.

For safety, dogs must be 18 months old to participate

Prerequisite: Introduction to Parkour

Number of Sessions: 4

Max. Number of Dogs: 6

Cost: $150

Parkour in the Parks

This class is an outdoor Parkour class.  Work on your Parkour skills in the real world!  We will be following International Dog Parkour Association safety and training philosophy for this class.

 

Expect long walks and uneven terrain.  We may encounter other dogs and people during this class.  We will work on Parkour behaviors as we see opportunities.  Instructor will video as much as possible if you would like to use for titles.  Videos can be edited for an extra charge.

for safety, dogs must be 18 months old to participate

Prerequisite: Introduction to Parkour or permission of instructor

Number of Sessions: 1

Max. Number of Dogs: 6

Cost: $35

Virtual Learning

Check out Lori’s virtual Parkour classes through Dog Sport University!

In-Person Training Level or Novice Title IDPKA Evaluations

If you would prefer to test for your Training Level or Novice IDPKA titles in-person you are in luck!  Lori is an IDPKA Evaluator.

Please note:  All evaluations will strictly follow IDPKA rules and philosophy.  All behaviors must be performed independently and confidently.  Lures may not be used.  Extra attention will be paid that handlers are spotting appropriately, leash is attached to a harness not a collar, and that the shoulder height rule is being followed.

Cost for a one-on-one evaluation in a local park or outdoor area:  $50 - up to an hour. Additional fee will be added for evaluations taking longer or that require multiple sessions.  (includes fee to submit to IDPKA)

Group tests will also be available in Spring 2023.  Evaluation fee will be reduced for groups.

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