Classes Offered

Beginner

Dogs and handlers will learn all individual agility obstacles, the what’s and why’s of each obstacle as well. Proper techniques for safely doing all obstacles while having a safe, fun experience. Dogs will progress to small sequences and learning appropriate handling techniques. As class progresses from session through session, so will the level of difficulty. Rules and regulations, information on how to enter shows, etc., are discussed during each session.

Prerequisites

  • Class is designed for all dogs and handlers regardless of experience.
  • Dogs should know their name, recall to name, walk on leash/be off leash safely.
  • Wait command (not mandatory).

Class Schedule

Wednesdays 7:46 – 9:00 PM

Saturdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
                 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Intermediate

Class will consist of training sequences and full course work to build speed and confidence in both dogs and handlers. Class will incorporate changes of direction, but are more “flowing” in nature, allowing students to master the handling skills required for those courses. This includes driving lines, distinguishing between acceleration and deceleration, handling from a distance, and skilled execution of front crosses, rear crosses,serpentines, etc. Above all, class will be fun and easy-going.

Prerequisites

  • For students who are preparing for competition at the Novice level.
  • Dog must be negotiating equipment comfortably and safely.

Class Schedule

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45PM

Saturdays 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Advanced

Class will primarily consist of course work, improving handling skills and ensuring the dog and handler can complete courses successfully. There will be a focus on advanced skills including things like back-side of jumps, threadles, reverse spins and other advanced maneuvers. Courses will be similar to AKC Masters/Premier or USDAA Masters.

Prerequisites

  • Off-leash competition class for students who are competing in USDAA/AKC/CPE, etc., preferably Open level and higher.
  • Dog must be negotiating equipment comfortably and safely.
  • Novice dogs acceptable with seasoned trainers.

Class Schedule

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45 PM
                  7:00 – 8:15 PM

General Rules and Requirements

  • Dogs must be at least one year old (for everything except Beginner classes.
  • Dogs who show aggression toward either people or other dogs will be asked to leave without refund of fees! There is zero tolerance on this.
  • Dogs must be physically sound.
  • By signing the release waiver on the application, handlers are affirming that their dogs meet the qualifications for the class in which they are enrolling. Dogs who begin class and are found to not meet the requirements (I.e.; are not controllable off leash; are aggressive; etc.) will be dropped from class and no refunds will be made.
  • Classes are held in a working stable arena. Dogs must be kept on leash or crated at all times except when dog is actually working.
  • Dog training facilities are difficult to get and keep. We ask that students be respectful of the property owners and others using the property. This includes driving slowly up the driveway, parking only in designated areas, exercising your dogs only in designated areas (adjacent to the arena) and cleaning up after their own dog(s).
  • Agility is a positive sport. Physical corrections are sometimes necessary; however, absolutely no abusive or overly harsh training techniques are allowed.
  • No bitches in season are allowed in class.
  • In order to advance, it is suggested that handlers acquire some simple jumps and a set of weave poles for practice at home. Instructors will provide some obstacle construction plans upon request.

Classes Offered