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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.
Agility Foundation Classes
AGILITY FOUNDATION 1
This skills-based class is designed to teach or fine tune the critical foundation skills needed for agility. We will focus on reinforcer skills (using toys and/or food), practice focus and impulse control, build drive and introduce handling mechanics. Each week we will progress each skill based on the team’s goals.
We require dogs to have successfully completed an obedience class at our facility or be evaluated by one of our instructors.
AGILITY FOUNDATION 2 & 3
In these two 6 week classes we introduce all agility obstacles gradually increasing difficulty as dogs become more confident and proficient. Basic handling techniques and sequences are introduced. You must successfully complete Foundation 2 before moving to 3.
It is strongly recommended you not miss any of the classes during the session.
After completing our Intro to Agility Classes, students move on to our Handling 1 Class, which emphasizes the fundamentals of agility handling for the new handler and/or dog, and then on to one of our Handling 2 classes, which features longer sequences and increased difficulty while reinforcing sound fundamentals. Handling 3 offers more complexity and further develops the team. Master Handling classes help refine skills and timing on challenging courses. Premier Handling features the AKC Premier challenges.
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, and Jumping Skills!
If you are new to our club but have trained or completed elsewhere, please e-mail [email protected]. We will schedule a time to evaluate your dog to make sure your are in the best class for you!