AGILITY

BEGINNING AGILITY

Dogs will be introduced to all agility equipment and learn to perform all obstacles. They will be exposed to the teeter and weaves poles but will not be required to perform efficiently within the first session. Students/handlers and dogs will learn the basic skills of Agility.

Prerequisites: Dogs must be 1 year old and have completed Beginner Obedience class or be evaluated by the instructor prior to first class.

Click Here to open the Class Schedule page. Once you’ve looked at the schedule you can click the Back button to return here.

Click Here to transfer to our Class Registration Request form. The form will open in a new tab, so you’ll need to close the tab to return to this web site. Also Note: The registration form class drop down list will only show classes that are still open for registration and are not yet full.

ADVANCED BEGINNER AGILITY

Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least 1 year old. Dogs should have completed Beginning Agility.
Class Focus:

  • 1. Body awareness, stretching (both handler and dog). Core strength, and balance.
  • 2. Teeter and weaves progress to proficiency.
  • 3. Communication between handler and dog.
  •  
    Handlers and dogs will continue practicing obstacles learned in Beginner Agility class but the focus will alternate each week between weave poles and teeter.

    Click Here to open the Class Schedule page. Once you’ve looked at the schedule you can click the Back button to return here.

    Click Here to transfer to our Class Registration Request form. The form will open in a new tab, so you’ll need to close the tab to return to this web site. Also Note: The registration form class drop down list will only show classes that are still open for registration and are not yet full.

    INTERMEDIATE AGILITY

    Agility skills are worked in depth to improve competence and confidence.

      1. Students will work intensively on the teeter and weaves so that dogs understand what is required for performing those obstacles.

     

      1. Students will be introduced to key handling techniques and will practice them on short sequences of obstacles: front cross, rear cross, blind cross, serpentine, pinwheel, send to tunnel

     

      1. Students will be given opportunities to practice their defined contact behavior (2O/2O, running) on the dogwalk and A-frame.

     

      1. Wing jumps will be the primary type of jump used in sequences to encourage students to start handling with some lateral distance.

     

      “Special” jumps will be included in sequences to familiarize dogs with those obstacles: double, triple, panel, broad jump

    Prerequisites: Dogs must be over 1 year old. Handler/dog teams are ready to enroll in this class when:

    1. The dog can safely execute all obstacles off leash (except the teeter and weaves).
    2. The dog is able to work off leash in a noisy and distracting environment in which another dog is also working off leash in the vicinity and a conformation class is going on in the adjacent ring.

    Class Length: 6 weeks

    Click Here to open the Class Schedule page. Once you’ve looked at the schedule you can click the Back button to return here.

    Click Here to transfer to our Class Registration Request form. The form will open in a new tab, so you’ll need to close the tab to return to this web site. Also Note: The registration form class drop down list will only show classes that are still open for registration and are not yet full.

    Gina, Standard Poodle

    ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE AGILITY

    This agility class will work on:
    Foundation/relationship – Revisit relationship foundation to ensure your team (you and your dog) have a good working relationship

      1. Learn to trust your dog

     

      1. Better identify lines in courses to be more efficient

     

      1. Learn ways to motivate your dog (no matter what kind of drive they have)

     

      Conditioning training with your dog – Gets the dog used to a noisier environment more similar to trial and less like a quiet class

    Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least 1 yearr old. Must know most basic agility equipment (if your dog does not do a piece here or there, you can work around it in class)

    This is not a beginner class and we will not be teaching dogs how to do any equipment

    -Have an open mind and be willing to new things
    -Use positive training methods

    Class Length 6 weeks, but weeks may not be consecutive

    Click Here to open the Class Schedule page. Once you’ve looked at the schedule you can click the Back button to return here.

    Click Here to transfer to our Class Registration Request form. The form will open in a new tab, so you’ll need to close the tab to return to this web site. Also Note: The registration form class drop down list will only show classes that are still open for registration and are not yet full.

    ADVANCED AGILITY

    Teams will learn:

      1. How to walk a course, memorize the course and then run the course with your dog.

     

      1. Understand basic agility terms

     

      1. Understand the rules and regulations of agility

     

      1. Plan the best route for you and your dog to be able to complete the course or section of the course in the most efficient way for your team.

     

      1. Have fun and motivate your dog’s interest and build drive.

     

      1. Beginning distance work

     

      1. Warm-up, stretch and cool-down your dog, also yourself — if needed.

     

      1. Resolve problems that you may run into – all teams will have problems.

     

      Good sportsmanship, agility etiquette and to not take yourself so seriously.

    Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least 1 year old. Advanced class is for students that have completed Beginner and Intermediate agility class.

    Teams need to be able to:

      1. Demonstrate efficiency on all pieces of Agility Equipment.

     

      1. Complete 6 and 12 weave poles.

     

      Demonstrate a front cross, rear cross and a blind cross (team)

    Class Length: 6 weeks

    Click Here to open the Class Schedule page. Once you’ve looked at the schedule you can click the Back button to return here.

    Click Here to transfer to our Class Registration Request form. The form will open in a new tab, so you’ll need to close the tab to return to this web site. Also Note: The registration form class drop down list will only show classes that are still open for registration and are not yet full.