Agility

 

Agility Class Descriptions

Foundation Puppy Class


Class requirements - Dogs between 12 weeks and 7 months old

This class will introduce agility equipment in a non-threatening manner.  Class will cover exercises to strengthen and develop muscles and coordination.  Jumping exercises will be introduced to develop footwork.  Dogs will begin to learn the various pieces of equipment they will encounter as they advance to  the beginner class.  Teeters and dog walks will be taught using buja boards and lowered boards to build confidence without impact to growing bones.  Weaves will be introduced to learn proper footwork before advancing to later classes in which more intensive training will be taught so there is no danger to growth plates.

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”


 

Beginner Class 1

Class requirements:  Beginner 1 is for dogs who have not been introduced or have limited exposure to agility equipment. All equipment will be introduced as in the foundation class but with more emphasis on developing jumping and weaving skills.

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”


 

Beginner Class 2

Short sequences will be introduced to teach the dogs and handlers how to  move together on a course.  Jumps will be at a lowered height.  Continued introduction to contact equipment will be taught as well as pause tables. 

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”


 

Intermediate Class 1 & 2

Requirements – completion of beginner class and approval of instructor

Sequences will be taught with jumps at full height.  More emphasis will be on handling and jumping proficiency.  Focus will be on improving your timing and execution of cues on jumping sequences. Weaves and contact behaviors will be proofed.

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”
 

 

Advanced Class

Requirements – completion of intermediate class and approval of instructor

This class is designed to provide handlers with advanced handling skills which will be necessary to progress in agility. The level of courses will be similar to AKC Open or USDAA Advanced. At the end of the class, the handler will be prepared to run a course with dummy jumps, course angles with varying degrees of difficulty, and obstacle discrimination. 

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”
 

Drills Class

Two weeks each of concentrated work on weaving, contact behaviors and handling.

Cost for this class is $95.00

       “for a 6 week session”