About the Training Program…
At Synergy Dog Sports, we used training methods based on scientific learning principals to teach you how to successfully motivate your dog and capture desired behaviors. By learning to motivate your dog in a variety of ways, you walk away from class knowing your dog trusts you, wants to work with you, and is having a lot of fun playing these games with you!
We strive to create teams that want to compete in a variety of dog sports, and enthusiasm and joy is our #1 priority. Curriculums are set-up to allow each team to learn and grow at their own pace. Homework and additional lessons are tailor-made to meet each teams’ individual needs. Our classes are small, giving the maximum amount of time for lectures, discussion, demos, and training time!
Our goal is to give you not only the skills needed to be kick-butt at a variety of Dog Sports, but also have a stronger relationship with your dog. So that anywhere you go – a family vacation, a walk in the park, or an international agility event, you and your dog trust each other and love working together!
Classes are held at
Fun Fur Paws
22352 Stargate Pl
Mount Vernon, WA
Training Classes: Click on each link below to learn more about our classes and how to register for upcoming classes.
All of our current classes are full. To be put on our waitlist, submit an application, or send an e-mail to email@example.com to keep informed about new classes starting later in 2017 & 2018!
The Foundation Program…
Essential Skills 1:
This class is appropriate for teams of any experience level, that have not had any previous training.
Essential Skills 2:
This class is appropriate for teams that have completed Essential Skills 1 or have instructor approval based on their previous training.
This class is appropriate for teams that have completed ES1, ES2, or have instructor approval based on their previous training.
This class is appropriate for teams that have completed ES1, ES2, and PS1, or have instructor approval based on their previous training.
Obstacle Performance Training:
This on-going class is available to teams that do not require foundation training, but need help with obstacle training for agility or to polish up their current skills on the obstacles. Completion of the Foundation Program levels or instructor approval required.
Agility Handling Classes
OMD Inspired Technique Training:
This on-going class is suited for handlers new to agility looking to learn about the 20+ different handling techniques that are used in the OneMind Dogs handling method.
OMD Inspired Technique Training and Coursework:
This on-going class is suited for handlers that have an understanding of the OMD methods and are looking to take their skills to the next level.
Obedience Training Classes
TEAM Level 1:
This class is available to any team wishing to train skills required for level 1 of Fenzi TEAM Titles.
This class is available to any team wishing to train skills required for Rally Obedience Competitions.
Where should I start?
If you aren’t sure which class you and your dog should begin at, schedule a private consultation with Instructor Diana Hoyem.
If you are interested in enrolling in an upcoming handling class, complete this application Apply for Class Enrollment and you will be notified when the next session begins!