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Agility Classes

Agility Prep

By on Mar 23, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Sub-novice Obedience (or comparable course at another club, with approval) In this agility foundations course, you will begin to build a positive working relationship with your dog that will make you an effective team. You and your dog will learn about targeting, handling on the flat, contact performance, and motivation, and you be introduced to beginning agility equipment. Dogs need to have a reasonable sit, stay, and recall and be able to work around other dogs. This course is for dogs that have not taken an agility course. Maximum class size: 8 dogs. Register...

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Agility 1

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility Prep instructor (or comparable course at another club, with approval). Agility 1 teaches basic obstacle performance & handling skills and communication between dog and handler. Dogs need to have a good sit, stay, and recall and must be able to work off-lead around other dogs. Register...

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Agility 2

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility 1 instructor (or a comparable course at another club, with approval). Agility 2 is for dogs who have mastered Agility 1, are comfortable on most obstacles, and can work off-lead around other dogs. This course concentrates on perfecting obstacle performance, increasing handling skills, and sequencing. Register...

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Agility 3

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility 2 instructor (or a comparable course at another club, with approval) OR Dog has legs towards an agility title in a course that includes the teeter, dogwalk, a-frame, and weaves. Instructor approval may still be required. This course builds on work done in Agility 2. Advanced handling skills, speed, distance, and longer sequences are emphasized. Register...

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Agility 4

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility 3 instructor (or a comparable course at another club, with approval) OR Dog has legs towards an agility title in a course that includes the teeter, dogwalk, a-frame, and weaves. Instructor approval may still be required. Agility 4 is for teams who are preparing for matches. Dogs should be able to perform all contact obstacles at full height and be able to work comfortably with distractions. Register...

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Advanced Agility

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility 4 instructor OR Dog has legs towards an agility title in a course that includes the teeter, dogwalk, a-frame, and weaves. Instructor approval may still be required. Teams in Advanced Agility are preparing to trial. Dogs must be skilled on all obstacles and able to run full courses. Maximum class size: 10 dogs. Register...

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Competition Agility

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Competition Agility is for teams who are competing in agility or ready to compete. Class members take turns being responsible for presenting a course or exercise to the class (for example: courses or parts of courses you’ve run but couldn’t conquer, exercises from Clean Run or other publications, etc.). The members of the class work as a group to figure out handling strategies, help each other work through challenges, etc. From time to time the club may bring in guest instructors. [Note: Drop-ins when a guest instructor is leading the class are not allowed, though people may audit with permission of the class leader & guest instructor]. If students in Competition class are not able to attend a particular class meeting, they are encouraged to let the class leader know as far in advance as is possible and the leader will contact people on the wait-list to see if they would like to attend, rotating through the wait-list throughout the session. If the class is split into 2 groups, handlers with 2 dogs at this level may have 1 dog in each group. Maximum class size: 10; if larger, the class may be split into 2 groups that will alternate weeks. Course fee & length: TBD by class size. Register...

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