Dogwood's Sport Spotlights is Returning!
Have you heard about a canine sport and wondered about it but not sure if you would like it? Have you thought it would be fun to try a sport but don't want to sign up for a series of classes until you are sure that you and your dog like it? Well, come try out some new sports at our Sport Spotlights clinics!
All clinics will be held 7pm-9pm.
June 19, 2021 - Barn Hunt
July 17, 2021 - FastCAT (lure coursing)
August 28, 2021 - Barn Hunt
Pre-Registration is required. Working spots are limited to Six dogs so each dog/handler team gets ample time to try out the sport. $25 per working dog.
Click Below for Registration Form
COVID-19 Guidelines for Dogwood Training Center
As of 5/31/21
Due to the recent changes in guidelines from the CDC and the State of Ohio some of the restrictions here at Dogwood have been altered. The updated guidelines are as follows:
< Masks are not required when outdoors on the Dogwood property however 6’ social distancing is still required.
< Masks remain required when indoors in any Dogwood building. The only exceptions will be in the agility arena while you are running your dog. Private lesson students are not required to wear their mask during their lesson. Class students must still wear a mask in the seating area and while walking the course. Masks can be removed only while actively running your dog. Barn hunt students will still be required to wear masks while working your dog.
< Barn Hunt students will continue to wait their turn outside of the garage so that the person working a dog and the instructor are the only ones in the building. One additional person will be permitted in the garage for purposes of observation and videotaping of person working. All persons in the garage must be masked at all times.
< All persons are asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the Training Building or the garage. Hand sanitizer is provided in both locations or you may use your own upon exit of your vehicle.
< Weather permitting, the doors in the garage will remain open so that your need to make
contact with door handles is minimized.
< In between all classes/lessons/rentals all frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized.
< The Port-a-Potty will be sanitized regularly.
< Crates in the crate room remain available for use by students however it is asked that you
minimize the number of crates that you use in order to minimize Sally’s need to sanitize all
crate doors after each use.
< The seating areas, both in the observation room and arena, have been arranged to allow for
proper distancing per State guidelines. Maintain a distance of 6’ between you and all
other persons AT ALL TIMES.
< Agility Class sizes are being limited to 4 persons in order to allow proper distancing.
Building Rentals are limited to one person or persons of the same household.
"It's Possible" Canine Conditioning clinic with Robby Porter, CCRP
October 2-4, 2020 CANCELLED
Come join us for a hands-on seminar in which participants will be introduced to targeted strength training and body awareness exercises to improve your dog’s performance and reduce risk of injury. You will learn methods for improving your dog’s balance and coordination, increasing flexibility, building core strength, improving your warm up and cool down routines, and more!
Robby is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner who has been working in the veterinary rehab and conditioning field for more than 15 years. He supervises and facilitates exercise therapies at South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mandeville, LA and travels throughout the world presenting his positive reinforcement exercise techniques. His force free program allows for fast learning and continued physical challenges with optimal control over the athlete’s form.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances have changed and this seminar will not be held. Hopefully he will be back in the Spring of 2021.
Working spots (13 available) - $325 (includes snacks and water)*
Auditing spots (unlimited) - $25/Friday, $75/day Sat & Sun (includes snacks and water)*
*bring your own lunch or several fast food options nearby
Registration Opens May 4 for Dogwood students (past and present) and May 11 for everyone else. Contact Sally at with questions.
Click below for flyer and registration