Agility

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.

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.  After successfully complete Intro A/B new handlers move on to Introduction to Handling where they will learn the foundation handling skills they will need to progress.

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.

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Handling Classes

After completing our Intro to Agility Classes students move on to our Introduction to  Handling Class which emphasizes the fundamentals of agility handling for the new handler and/or dog,  then on to one of our Handling 1 classes which feature longer sequences and increased difficulty while reinforcing sound fundamentals.

Handling 2 offers more complexity and further develops the team.  Handling 3 classes help refine skills and timing on challenging courses.

In addition to our regular handling classes we also offer specialty classes through out the year focusing on improving specific parts of your agility game -  Weaves - Contacts - Jumping Skills  plus our Agility Puppy Foundation class!

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!

Regular Handling classes - Ongoing

 

Specialty Classes offered occasionally

If  no classes appear in the box it means there is not a class currently accepting registrations.  E-mail us at info@dtcsp.org or call us at (727)527-5568 and we will be glad to assist you.