Introduction to Agility
This course will introduce you and your dog to the fun and fast sport of dog agility. During the class your dog will be introduced to all the agility obstacles. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used to build your dog’s confidence and control.
Dogs and handlers will be introduced to the following agility equipment:
- Run over low jumps, including the agility tire
- Go through a tunnel
- Walk over a reduced height A-Frame
- Learn the basics of weave pole training
- Run to and down on a pause table
Agility is a fast and fun sport with the focus on teamwork, communication and FUN! This is a great class to help your dog burn off energy or to help you compete one day.
The class focus will be on obedience cues and positions as it relates to agility. Dogs and handlers will continue to shape their training of the agility obstacles and to learn basic handling skills. Emphasis will be on safety and having fun. Dogs and handlers will learn turning/directional cues and be introduced to coursework.
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Agility or have a basic understanding of all agility equipment ( instructor approval) and be proficient in sit-stay, down-stay and coming when called in the presence of other dogs.
Agility 1/ Continuing
Class will enhance the skills from Beginning Agility. Handlers and dogs will learn how to work together through obstacles with focus, drive and independence. Introduction of the three crosses – front, rear and blind and training will emphasize proper timing and execution of each. Class can be repeated until the necessary skills are learned to proceed to Agility 2.
Agility 2/ Continuing
Class will enhance the skills from Agility 1. Handlers and dogs will build on previous skills through full agility courses. Courses typically have between 14-20 obstacles, which can include tunnel, A-frame, dog walk, weave poles, tire jump, teeter, and pause table. Courses will incorporate these obstacles to allow the teams to build the tools needed to maneuver successfully. Skills covered include how to read the handler’s body language, lines and verbal turning cueing through each course.
Prerequisite: Completion of Agility 1
Intermediate Trick Dog
During the 1920’s to the 1940’s trick dogs, Rin Tin Tin and Lassie won people’s hearts. Trick dog training has become an exciting area in dog training for both dogs and handlers. Trick Dog Class will allow you to have fun with your dog and reinforce the bond you have with each other. You will have the opportunity to earn an AKC Novice Trick Dog Title (TKN) at the end of the four week class, the class fee includes the test.
To learn more about AKC’s Trick Dog Sport visit: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/
Class starts Friday TBD
Length: 45 min/week for 4 weeks
Time: 8:00 – 8:45 pm
Cost: $100.00 includes Trick Dog test fee
Class limited to 6 students
Prerequisite: Intro to Trick Dog or Instructor’s approval
Instructor: Cheri Moore
Intro to Dog Sports
So your dog needs a job! It is hard to know what you and your dog would like unless you try it. Our 4 week Intro to Dog Sports Class exposes you and your dog to the world of Dog competition.
Class #1 Foundation/tricks class to get you rolling and introduce some teaching skills.
Class #2 Agility. Learn a bit about the sport and introduce your dog to some of the standard agility equipment.
Class#3 Treibball. The game consists of herding a number of large inflatable exercise into a large soccer-like net. This sport is is great fun for high energetic dogs who work well off leash and need a job, dogs who like to chase stuff or dogs who like to herd and don’t have sheep.
Class# 4 K9 Nose Work. A new dog sport! Discover how much fun scent work can be for your dog and wear him out! Great for shy or fearful dogs.
Each class lasts one hour and is taught at our Dog-Gone Fun Training Facility. Each class is taught by experienced instructors that actively teach and compete in their sport.
Class starts Sunday TBD
Length: 60 min/week for 4 weeks
Cost: $120.00 Limit: 6 dogs
Instructors: Cheri Moore, Nancy Osborne
Levels Obedience sign up form