Ready to take your dog’s training to the next level? Getting involved in the wild and wonderful world of dog sports helps build confidence, promotes physical fitness, exercises the brain, increases your bond, and is just plain fun! 

We are now offering Agility, Sports Sampler, Scent Work & Truffle Hunting. Check out our individual classes and packages below.

Dog Sports Classes

Agility Fundamentals 1: Four Weeks of Class

$175

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites & age requirements)
Dogs who have completed our Focus & Control for Teens or Foundation Skills for Adults Class class.
Dogs must be over six months old to attend this class. Contact us for questions.

WHEN
Tuesdays at 7pm. Click here to see the schedule.

WHERE
HDI Headquarters, 7924 Sweet Iron Ct Ste 109, Olympia WA 98501

WHAT
Give your dog the foundation they need to excel in dog sports – and have fun with you as a teammate! We will focus on developing play and reward systems, body awareness and footwork. Your team will be well prepared to begin the basics of any dog sport of your dreams!

Prerequisite: Focus & Control for Teens OR Foundation Skills for Adults class.

See below for our “Agility Super Start” Packages!

Agility Fundamentals 2: Four Weeks of Class

$125

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites and age requirements)
Dogs who have completed our Agility Fundamentals 1 class.
Dogs must be over one year old to attend this class. Contact us for questions.

WHEN
Sundays & Mondays, times vary. Click here to see the schedule.

WHERE
Rochester, Washington on Sunday mornings, Chehalis, Washington on Monday evenings.

WHAT
In this class, we’ll build on your skills from Agility Fundamentals 1. We will start to work on all the equipment: tunnels, contact obstacles, jumps and weave poles. This builds confidence and creates a fun new way for you to interact and play with your dog.

Our focus will be beginning sequencing and handling. The goal is to create teamwork between you and your dog, which is useful on and off the agility field. We will advance skills and increase challenges as you build upon your foundational skills.

Prerequisite: Agility Fundamentals 1

See below for our “Agility Super Start” Packages!

Agility Masters Program: Four Weeks of Class, Ongoing Monthly

$125

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites)
Dogs who have completed Agility Fundamentals or have instructor approval.

WHEN
Sunday mornings and Monday evenings.

WHERE
Sunday mornings in Rochester, Washington and Monday evenings on Monday evenings.

WHAT
Building on your skills from your Agility Fundamentals classes, we will add Contact Training and Tunnel Work. We’ll also focus on building body awareness and footwork skills, beginning handling techniques, turns and recalls to heel position. We’ll add jumping skills and weaves for dogs over 18 months old.

Prerequisite: Agility Fundamentals 2 or instructor approval.

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Scent Work Fundamentals: Six Weeks of Class

$210

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites & age requirements)
Dogs who have completed our Focus & Control for Teens or Foundation Skills for Adults Class class.
Dogs must be over six months old to attend this class. Contact us for questions.

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesdays at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

WHAT
Introduce your dog to the world of scent work. This introductory class will lay out the foundation you and your dog need to use the dog’s nose to hunt for target odor. We will focus on developing your dog’s hunting skills, build confidence and desire for the game. You will observe the dog’s body language, hone handling skills and gain knowledge to narrow what it is that you would like to have your dog hunt for. Your team will be well prepared to move forward in scent related dog sport of your dreams!

This class is the prerequisite for Truffle Training and ongoing Scent Work classes.

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Truffle Hunting: Six Weeks

(Truffle Season is Nov-Feb Only)

$250

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites & age requirements)
Dogs who have completed our  Scent Work Fundamentals Class
Dogs must be over six months old to attend this class. Contact us for questions.

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesdays at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

WHAT
Continue your scent work adventure and train your dog to find truffles! The Orgeon white and black truffles are native to our region and have culinary value. We can teach our dogs to follow their odor trails and uncover ripe truffles. This class will build upon the scent work foundation you and focus their noses to finding the odor of the truffle. We will build drive to find multiple hides and duration for working in the woods. You will learn to observe the dog’s body language, and support them in the hunting process. You will get experience hunting fresh and frozen truffles. You will leave class with a clear plan for what steps need to be taken next to get you and your dog out into the field and hunting on your own.

This class is the prerequisite for Advanced Truffle Hunting.

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Sports Sampler: Four Weeks of Class

$175

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Prerequisites)
Dogs who have completed our Focus & Control for Teens or Foundation Skills for Adults Class class.

WHEN & WHERE
Schedule varies, held at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

WHAT
Looking for something fun to do with your pup but are not sure which sport you both may like? Through sampling four different sports, you will get to see which sport might be a good fit for your dog and their skills. Besides, having your dog try new things can be an enriching experience, and you will learn what each sport would be like for the human, as well.

We will feature a new sport each week for 4 weeks! The sports may include: Treibball, Barn Hunt, Outdoor Scent Work, Rally-O, Agility, AKC style Nose work and more!

Agility, Scent Work & Truffle Hunting Packages

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Agility Super Start Package

Foundation Skills for Adults OR Life Skills for Teens + Agility Fundamentals 1

$400

If you are looking to get them on the fast track for Agility, we’ve got you covered! Secure a slot in both classes by purchasing the prerequisite and our Agility Fundamentals 1 class at the same time.

WHAT YOU GET:

WHEN & WHERE
HDI Headquarters, days and times vary. Click here to see the schedule.

Please note: once you purchase a package, you’ll have credits on your account to use towards your classes. We’ll email you with details.

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Sports Sampler Package

Foundation Skills for Adults OR Life Skills for Teens + Sports Sampler Class

$400

Not sure what sport you’re most interested in? After taking the prerequisite (see below), give some sports a try.

Try a few to see what fits you and your pup the best! Save a bit of money and secure a slot in a future Sports Sampler class (offered quarterly, usually) with this package.

WHAT YOU GET:

WHEN & WHERE
HDI Headquarters, times and days vary. Click here to see the schedule.

Please note: once you purchase a package, you’ll have credits on your account to use towards your classes. We’ll email you with details.

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Truffle Hunting Package (Truffle Season is Nov-Feb Only)

Scent Work Fundamentals Class + Truffle Hunting Class

$450

Dreaming of finding your own culinary truffles? Rather, teaching your dog to find them and reap the benefits? Interested in taking your Scent Work training further? Want to get into the woods? Come play with Heather, then!

WHAT YOU GET:

WHEN & WHERE
HDI Headquarters and in the woods! Days and times vary. Click here to see the schedule.

Please note: once you purchase a package, you’ll have credits on your account to use towards your classes. We’ll email you with details.