Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Alisa and her dog, Brandy.
It's not easy being the best. But that's exactly what Alisa Vargas and her pal and freestyle teammate Brandy, have been titled. After competing in the Northeast Skyhoundz Expert Freestyle Championship, Alisa and Brandy, her Border Collie, won the biggest regional event for flying disc in the northeast. Dazzling and amazing judges with their flying disc prowess and astounding teamwork, they took home first place and are considered the best freestyle team from Maine to Virginia!! That's quite a feat!

At Morris K9 Campus, you can truly learn from the best! Whether you want to compete or just have fun with your dog in the backyard, flying disc is an excellent sport that will strengthen the bond between you and your canine. Now is your chance to sign up for a seminar with our talented Flying Disc Instructor Alisa who is teaching two seminars this Sunday.

Intro to Flying Disc
Sunday, 7/1/12, 10AM - 12PM

Advanced Flying Disc: Toss, Fetch and Intro to Freestyle.
Sunday, 7/1/12, 1PM - 3PM
For more information and to sign up for a class with Alisa click here.

Check out the video below to see Alisa and Brandy in action! You will be blown away!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Trust us when we say this, summer is no bummer at Morris K9 Campus! This season we have an excellent line-up of classes, workshops, matches and even camps to keep every dog busy. Best of all, it takes place inside our huge air conditioned facility so on those scorching hot summer days your dog can have fun without worrying about the heat!


This Saturday, June 24, 2012, attend our training workshop from 11:00AM - 1:00PM. If you are tired of getting pulled everywhere by your dog, then sign up for this workshop! Learn basic loose leash walking skills to prevent your dog from dragging you all over town and gain control over your pooch. We will go over different equipment options to make this easier and we will teach your dog where and how they should walk. Sign up here.


This summer, entertain your youngster and your dog! Not only will your child and your canine get up and move together but they will learn important training skills! Your child will learn the fundamentals of agility which is a wonderful and rewarding canine recreational activity that can increase their brain-power and problem solving skills. With our Kids K9 Adventure Camp, everyone in the family wins, even the furriest member! Camp runs Monday through Thursday. There are four weeks to choose from:
July 9 - July 12

July 16 - July 19

July 23 - July 26

July 30 - August 2

Mondays: 10:00 - 11:30AM
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 11:00AM
(Camp ends early enough each day so you can still enjoy a day at the pool or the beach!)
Sign up here.


If you've always wanted to try flying disc, now's the time to get started. With our workshop, Intro to Flying Disc , on Sunday July 1, 2012 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, you can learn all the basics such as how to safely throw to your dog, do flips and vaults, and learn some really cool trick throws. Whether you just want to play in your yard or take it to competition level, this class is designed to get you and your dog started in Freestyle K9 Flying Disc. This workshop is recommended for dogs that have good recall, a prey/retrieval drive, and a strong drive to chase and tug. Sign up here.

If you and your dog have already tried your hand at flying disc, take it to the next level with our advanced workshop, Toss, Fetch and Intro to Freestyle on Sunday July 1, 2012 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Learn how to polish up your distance throwing and add in some freestyle moves and throws. Get your dog comfortable with working at a distance and in close with the discs by teaching them the basics of flipping, overs and vaulting. For handlers, learn new grips on the disc and some fancy throws. Dogs should have a strong interest in the disc and good catch ratio. Sign up here.


Sunday, July 22, 2012
Novice/Open only; Standard match only; Order 4"-24" Doors Open at 7:30am
Novice Walk thru at 7:45 am
First dog on the line at 8:00am
2 minutes per run, Max 4 runs per team
Running order = Small to Tall
Come practice standard style courses! This match show will be nested at the novice/open level. Toys, food and positive training in the ring are encouraged! All standard agility obstacles will be utilized in these courses. Our indoor agility ring is air conditioned and fully matted for both you and your dog's comfort!
Sign up here.

Still want to perfect your agility skills? Click here for a complete list of the specialized agility workshops we offer. We have everything from perfecting crosses to improving weaves!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Announcing the Morris K9 Campus Naughty Dog Facebook Photo Contest!!

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Now's the time to do it! You could win a $25 gas gift card!


2. Submit a Naughty Dog Photo to our contest. You can SUBMIT as many photos as you would like until noon (Eastern time) June 30, 2012.

3. If your picture receives the most likes on our Facebook page, you win the prize!! Voting ends noon, July 11, 2012 so make sure to get all of your friends to like your picture from now until 7/11/12! (Winner will be contacted via e-mail).

Summer vacation is around the corner so enter our contest to win a gas gift card and help pay your mileage for those upcoming getaways!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


As an agility handler, you participate in this fast-paced canine sport because you love your dog. You want to enrich their life with fun, meaningful activity that satisfies their physical and mental needs. It also provides you with the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog. As a result, agility handlers sometime forget to focus on themselves and instead pour their attention and training into improving their dog's skills. However you would be remiss if you left yourself out of this equation since you and your dog are a team. Agility handlers need to be in shape in order to keep up with their canine companion. If you are not moving quickly or using your body correctly, you will slow your dog down. Morris K9 Campus has workshops to help handlers maximize their strength and speed using Nike SPARQ training methods taught by Coach Rick Scarpulla. Though the drills and exercises are geared towards agility handlers, anyone hoping to work on their fitness level will benefit from Coach Scarpulla's seminars and are encouraged to attend as well.

Intro to Biomechanics (Level 1)

In sports, biomechanics refers to the science of understanding the body in order to maximize athletic performance while preventing the least amount of injuries. This Level 1 Seminar is geared for all levels of fitness. It will provide basic instruction or serve as a great review on how to move and run correctly while on the agility course. Handlers will learn how to develop a basic level of fitness for moving and maintaining posture during the event (and everyday life). Coach Scarpulla will teach you how to turn and accelerate and decelerate correctly. It will cover weight distribution while executing a change of direction and maintaining speed. Coach Scarpulla will show you drills on how to continue improvement while working on your own. This session will answer all your questions about how to improve you and your dog's performance when dealing with your movements.

When      Monday, 6/18/2012, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Thursday, 6/28/2012, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
Sunday, 7/8/2012, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
Sunday, 7/29/2012, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
Sunday, 8/19/2012, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Click here to sign up for Level 1.

Power and Speed Drills (Level 2)

This Level 2 seminar will be for those who have completed a Level 1 course and are ready for the next step. Level 2 will show you how to further the skills learned in Level 1 and will utilize drills geared toward improving your strength, coordination and speed. Coach Scarpulla will go over proper body positioning and balance. This session will provide more strength enhancement and provide instruction on how to help you remain injury free so you stay on the course.

When      Monday, 6/18/2012, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM 
Thursday, 6/28/2012, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
Sunday, 7/8/2012, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 
Sunday, 7/29/2012, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 
Sunday, 8/19/2012, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Click here to sign up for Level 2.

These fitness seminars will help you, the handler, stay in tip-top shape! Don't forget to stretch before you work out, especially your ankles and knees which receive the most strain from the quick darting motions of agility such as front and rear crosses. The USDAA has some good exercises and stretches for agility handlers.

In the sport of agility, your fitness level is just as important as your dog's fitness!