On this page you can purchase the instructor's lecture notes and video examples for classes that are offering a more advanced class in the current term.  For example, if you wish to take "Nosework 2" in the current term, then you can purchase the instructor's notes for "Nosework 1".  

When you buy the class as a lecture-only option, you do not get access to the forums, since they've been archived after the class ended. We offer this option for people who are interested in taking a more advanced class but missed the pre-requisite class when it was offered.   

We do NOT recommend this option - we believe that the value of the forums is great, and ideally classes will be taken as they are offered.  However, we also understand that some students may be new to the academy, and therefore not available to enroll when the class was offered.  Please note that there is no discount, so please take the classes when they are offered if at all possible!

Please select the link class you want to purchase, and then go to the Registration tab on the class page to purchase the lectures. 

There are no refunds available for prerequisite purchases.

Prerequisites relating to the June 2019 session
(available for purchase until June 15)

AG110: Intro to Agility - Handling Basics

Are you familiar with dog sports but new to agility?  Feel out of place in a beginner’s class but not sure where to learn the basics for this sport?  Been in agility...

BH305: The Whole Picture - Behavioral Wellness for Performance Dogs

Based on Sarah's concept, The Four Steps to Behavioral Wellness, this course digs deeper into what our dogs really need. The Four Steps are: exercise, enrichment, nutrition, a...

Sarah Stremming(Faculty)

CC110: K9 Conditioning

This course will give you an understanding of basic dog anatomy, basic conditioning for dogs, and general exercises. We'll work on conditioning exercises, endurance exercises,...

FE105: Get Focused!

Do you struggle to keep your dog engaged and attentive in training? Does your dog find other dogs, people, or even smells on the floor more interesting than you? Do you have a...

Deborah Jones(Faculty)

FF180: Yes Please! Cooperative Canine Care

Can you draw blood from a whale without force?  Yes, you can.  What about put eye drops into a sea lion's eyes with no fuss?   Again, yes you can.  But you...

Deborah Jones(Faculty)

FE450: Training Levels - Level 1

   If you're looking for a structured course designed to teach your dog the basic skills that every dog needs to know for success as a pet, sport or working dog, or a...

Sue Ailsby(Faculty)

FE460: Training Levels -- Level 2

If Level 1 was kindergarten, Level 2 is all of elementary school. Everything you and the dog learned in Level 1 now becomes more solid and more useful. You'll both be...

Sue Ailsby(Faculty)

RA501: Rally-FrEe and Musical Freestyle Foundation Skills 1

  Rally-FrEe is a unique sport with the structure of a Rally course and the creativity of Musical Freestyle. To learn more about Rally-FrEe, please visit www.rallyf...

Julie Flanery(Faculty)

DS510: Gun Dog Foundations

Have you ever wanted to try gun dog sports with your dog or have a new puppy, but didn’t know how to get started?  Now you can learn how by using games, shaping, and play...

Cassia Turcotte(Faculty)

TR101: Foundation Tracking 1

  This class covers everything the handler needs to know to get organized and get started in tracking. We will discuss topics such as equipment preferences, other equipmen...

Lucy Newton(Faculty)


Prerequisites relating toJune 2019 Workshops 
(available for purchase until June 23)


WW105: March 27 - Precision Heeling

Do you have a goal of crisp and precise heeling, but you aren't quite sure where to start? Or maybe you have a dog with established heeling that lacks precision? This workshop...

Denise Fenzi(Faculty)