Dog agility is both a way to have a great time running an obstacle course with your dog and a competitive sport that tests a person’s skills in training and handling of dogs over a timed course.
Competitors race against the clock as they direct their dogs to jump hurdles, scale ramps, burst through tunnels, traverse a see-saw and weave through a line of poles in an obstacle course configuration designed to challenge a handler’s competitive and training skills.
With scoring based on faults similar to equestrian show jumping, dog agility has become an exciting spectator event.
Our classes are taught by an training instructors with dog agility training and competition experience to draw upon in helping to teach your dog a variety of skills.
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Prerequisite: Obedience class
The key to success is to have a strong foundation. In this class your dog will learn the foundation for a successful agility career.
This class will introduce dogs to each obstacle (jumps, tunnels, wobble board, pause table, weave poles etc..) We will focus on techniques to help your dog play and have fun while doing agility.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals class
Our level I class is designed for dogs that have taken the Fundamentals class and is the next level in training a Agility dog.
In the level I class we will start to put a few obstacles together in a sequence. For example Jump, tunnel, Table.
Instructor: Kristin E.
Courses are set up for you to get practice time in with your dog. Some coaching will be
provided by the class facilitator. Each week a different skill focus will be planned
with the courses.
This is a 6 week class.
Prerequisite: Agility Foundation classes or experience competing in agility. Dog must be proficient on all obstacles as there is no instruction in this class.
Weaves and Jumps helps you build a strong weave foundation with your dog and increase your handling skills in jump sequences. These classes will be divided into two sections - first half focusing on teaching your dog independent weave performance using the 2x2 weave method and then the second half will be focusing on jumping skill building using the ABC jumps games and other skill builders.
Prerequisite: Agility Foundations or permission of the instructor
Length: 6 weeks
What to bring to class:
- Your dog with a flat buckle collar
- Treats (small, soft treats)
- 4′ to 6′ leash
- Your dog’s favorite toy
- Copy of your current vaccination records.
Important: All dogs are required to have Distemper, Bordatella and Rabies vaccination prior to attending classes.
If you have additional questions on classes please contact us at 715-377-1324