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Competitive Sports Training

* Currently offering classes with social distancing and safety modifications. *

Fusion Pet Retreat’s training center offers competitive sports training classes in Agility, Rally, Conformation and more.

All classes are hosted in the comfort of a climate-controlled 11,000 sq. ft. indoor facility.

Upcoming Agility Training Classes

Building Blocks of Agility I

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $175

In this class you and your dog will build confidence and develop the strong foundation skills of agility. Your dog will learn rear-end awareness, targeting and basic performance with all pieces of agility equipment.

Building Blocks of Agility II

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $175

This class will continue to build the teamwork between you and your dog in the sport of agility. You will continue to work on skills from Building Blocks of Agility I as well as adding short sequences to your toolbox.

Building Blocks of Agility III

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $175

This class will be taking the skills you have learned in both Building Blocks 1 & 2 and taking them to the next level. We will start to now apply our flat work and individual obstacle skills into course work.

Novice Handling Class

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $145-160

In this class teams will work on basic handling sequences and will receive continued instruction on all equipment to build confidence and knowledge in preparation for novice level competition.

Intermediate/Advanced Handling Class

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $145-160

In this class you will continue to build you and your dog’s coursework skills as a team. Students will work on handling sequences with increasing difficulty in preparation for open/advanced level competition and beyond.

Masters Handling Class

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $145-160

In this class teams will tackle coursework geared towards the masters level of competition. Students will work on fine-tuning techniques, adding more advanced skills to their handling toolbox, and will be challenged with more demanding courses.

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International Handling Class

Length: 8 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $175

This class will focus on analyzing and executing full length courses involving skills that teams might see in the following classes or events: Premier, Masters Challenge Biathlon, Masters Series, National-level events, and/or tryouts for international teams.  Expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone!

Agility Skills Class

Length: Varies
Cost: Varies

From Puppy Sports to Weave Poles, our agility skills classes offer more targeted training. Join a small group of dogs and handlers working through similar skills at a similar point on their training journey!

Upcoming Nosework Classes

The Nose Knows - Level 1

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140

Inspired by working detection dogs, Nosework is a fun sport that builds confidence and focus in dogs. Dogs initially learn to hunt for food in boxes to begin to build drive for hunting. As they puzzle, they will learn to problem-solve. Nosework is a sport for all dogs—old, young, reactive, shy.

The Show Nose On - Level 2

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140

This is second level in the Nosework progression. At this level, the dog will begin searching for odors. Inspired by working detection dogs, Nosework is a fun sport that builds confidence and focus in dogs. As they puzzle, they will learn to problem-solve. Nosework is a sport for all dogs—old, young, reactive, shy.

Continuing On - Level 3

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140

This level continues on all skills learned in previous classes. Dogs should be on odor at this stage. Inspired by working detection dogs, Nosework is a fun sport that builds confidence and focus in dogs. Nosework is a sport for all dogs—old, young, reactive, shy.

Other Competitive Sports Training Classes

Conformation Run-Thrus

Length: 1 Run-Thru
Cost: $9

Practice your handling skills and get another eye on you before upcoming show. Dogs over 4 months and up-to-date on vaccinations welcome; handlers should have some prior knowledge of Conformation skills.

Rally Obedience Run Thrus

Length: 1 Run-Thru
Cost: $15

Each week, all levels of Rally Courses will be set up. You can bring your dog and practice your skills. Dogs should already know Rally Obedience to come to these Run-thrus.

Puppy Sport Class

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140

This 6-week class (45 minute class) focuses on teaching your dog the fundamental skills needed for dog sports. An emphasis will be placed on getting your dog ready for agility, but other sports are also welcome. 

Our Competitive Sports Training Team

Fusion’s passionate team of professionals are trained by a certified behaviorist and take continuing education seriously.

Elizabeth White

General Manager &
Agility Instructor

I have been competing in dog agility since I was 11 years old. I have had the opportunity to train many different dogs. Currently I train with my two border collies. When teaching, I try to bring my knowledge and experiences to provide an individualized approach for each dog.

Britt Bookwalter

Assistant Training Director & Agility Instructor

I love working with our “special needs” dogs that don’t know how to play, teaching them to open up and learn appropriate play so they can make friends. In my freetime, I compete in agility with my dogs.

Becky Koeger

Conformation Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Beth Hostetter

Agility Instructor

As a Certified OneMind Dogs Instructor, I love using and teaching the OneMind Dogs method to help my students better understand their dogs. It is a joy to see these teams come together and grow. Clear communication, that is natural to the dog, increases both speed and confidence, while allowing the handler to work calmer and at greater distance.  My classes focus on the handler understanding their dog, team building, and growing confidence in dogs and handlers alike.

Brooke Knotek Benjamin

Agility Instructor

I love seeing the “light-bulb” moment when teaching a new dog and handler team a new skill. Outside of dog training I work as a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and as a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP).

Danielle Wagner

Agility Instructor

I have been training and showing dogs since I was three. Agility is my first passion, which has grown over the years. During this time, I have trained several breeds, providing me with a diverse skill set that enables me to train my dogs to the highest level possible. It is my passion to help people with their dogs, by helping them to build a connection, a working relationship, and skills to help them achieve their goals. Watching the partnership succeed is one of the best things about teaching.

Darci Wagner

Agility Instructor

I have been training and competing with my dogs my whole life.  I grew up showing in conformation and obedience but my true love is Agility. Over the years I have owned many different breeds from small to tall which gives a great perspective for when it comes to teaching agility classes and I definitely think there is not a one size fits all approach to teaching agility.

Dawn Plekkenpol

Agility Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Gretchen Olson

Conformation Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Kelsey Germscheid

Agility Instructor

I’ve been around the agility world since being a junior handler, and have also trained in Obedience and Scentwork. I love using training to teach a better relationship between dogs and their people, and my favorite thing is seeing that relationship bloom while our dogs learn new skills. When not teaching or training my own Sheltie, Renly, I love to do anything outdoors whether that be hiking, camping, skiing; along with practicing photography on the side. 

Leanne Wortman

Agility Instructor

I have been active in the sport of agility since 2007.  Learning new things and striving to be a better trainer and handler for my dogs is a major part of what I love about the sport.  I have been fortunate enough to train with some amazing instructors from near and far, as well as compete locally, regionally, and nationally.  I enjoy helping teams add skills to their toolbox and learning from both my human and can