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Introduction to Agility A/B

This two part class gradually introduces dogs agility using small safe equipment to allow them to build confidence and have a positive experience.  Difficulty increases until the dogs are happily performing all of the obstacles.

Dogs must have a reliable off leash recall and good manners.  We require dogs to have taken an obedience class at our facility or be evaluated by one of our instructors.

You MUST be able to attend the first night of class, and it is strongly recommend you not miss any of the classes during the session.

AGILTY

Designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond.

We offer a full range of classes for the first time handler through the seasoned competitor.  All of our classes are taught using positive methods  and each class builds on the previous class as skill and confidence increase.

Handling Classes

After completing our Intro to Agility Classes students move on to one of our Basic Handling classes which feature longer sequences and increased difficulty while reinforcing sound fundamentals.

Intermediate handling offers more complexity and further develops the team.  Competition classes help refine skills and timing on challenging courses.

If you are new to our club, but have trained or completed elsewhere please e-mail agility@dtcsp.org. We will schedule a time to evaluate your dog to make sure your are in the best class for you!

 

 

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SPECIAL CLASSES

Students should have completed Intro to Agility A/B before enrolling in any of our Special Classes.

OBEDIENCE FOR AGILITY:

You will review many of the things taught in Basic Obedience, such as sits, downs, stays and comes.  These are all import for agility.l  You will also learn to work the dog on both sides of your body and different types of turns.

Directional Groundwork For Agility

Prerequisite: Intro to Agility, Obedience for Agility Dogs

This class will continue the work started in Obedience for Agility Dogs. The emphasis in this class will be Rights, Lefts, Out (lateral distance), Sends, and Start lines.