Classes are six weeks at a cost of 95$ including tax.
To register please email our Training Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 359-6909.
What is Agility?
Agility is an activity that both dog and handler will enjoy. Agility involves performing tasks of climbing, jumping, and crawling over, under, around and through various obstacles. Agility can be done for fun or competition.
- Beginner – This class covers the basic fundamentals of agility and will begin with a refresher of basic obedience commands: Sit, Down and Stay. Your dog will be introduced to the agility articles including 4 different types of jumps (regular, wing, ascending, and spread), tire jump, flexible tunnel, collapsible tunnel, weave poles, pause table, dog walk, A-frame and the teeter totter. The equipment will be at a training height to ensure that the dogs gain confidence in their approach. Guaranteed fun for you and your dog!
Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have completed at least one beginner obedience class
- Advanced – This second level of agility is where you and your dog will really get going!! By improving and building on the fundamentals learned in the beginner agility class, jump heights will increase, as will the excitement level in your dog! You will also learn to navigate small courses.
Dogs must have completed the beginner agility course and be competent with all obstacles (except teeter and weave poles)
- Intro to Courses – This class will be particularly appealing to those who are interested in competitive agility! In this class, you will learn courses and how to manoeuvre your dog in the most efficient way to navigate the course. You will also learn to handle crosses as well as teach your dog to work at a distance from you.
Dogs must have completed at least one Advanced agility course, competently perform all obstacles and have a solid recall.
- Competive Handling – In this class you will learn how to effective do all the necessary crosses, turns, distance work to make the courses easier to maneuver through. Courses will be set up to allow the student to focus on practicing and mastering recently learned handling techniques.
Dogs must have completed the Intro to Courses class, competently perform all obstacles and respond well to voice commands.
- Course Practice Class – Week one the instructor will ask students what they prefer – competition or fun. If competition is your goal, the instructor will offer ways to optimally navigate the course and provide constructive feedback to improve execution and time. Practicing distance handling will be included. Depending on the majority of student interest the introduction to AAC games may be done. If your focus is for fun, the instructor will offer minimal feedback. However your dog must be able to perform all obstacles independently.
All dogs will be given equal opportunity in the class.