The registration cost for an 8-week class is $120 and the cost for a 4-week class (or workshop) is $60. Agility classes are 6 weeks which each class runs for 1 1/2 hours.

Masters Handling Workgroup

Rings 2 and 3

Instructors: Barbara Scanlan and Wendy Woods

Class limited to 7 participants

Masters Handling Workgroup

Rings 2 and 3

Instructors: Barbara Scanlan and Wendy Woods

Class limited to 6 participants

This course will work on skills handling and training challenges common to AKC Agility Excellent, Masters, Premier and ISC classes. This session will put a particular focus on skills needed for more challenging Masters level courses and AKC Premier

These will include higher level skills such as backside sends, complex crosses, threadles, layering, distance handling and difficult weave pole entries and exits. We will also continue to build independent performance of all obstacles while maintaining criteria.

Because we will be working in two rings, the focus of this session will be skill-building drills and short courses.

Prerequisite: Teams should have well-defined stopped or running contact criteria at full-height, competition level. Dogs should have a solid ability to weave 12 weave poles with around-the-clock entries and exits. 

Dogs should also be solidly driving toward targets and handlers should be fluent in working with remote reinforcement. Teams should be able to send a dog to an obstacle from at least 10 feet, including to a backside of a jump and to weaves.


The course is open to all previous members of the Masters Handling Workgroup, as well as past participants of International Skills, Layering and Threadles workshops at DTCCU. 

New teams should be graduates of the Advanced Agility series at DTCCU AND have a recommendation from their instructor OR be working at an equivalent level at other training schools. Please talk to the instructor if this is the case. 

For questions about whether a team is prepared to take this class, please consult with your DTCCU foundations agility instructor (if enrolled) and the Masters agility team leader.  

Length of classes: 8 weeks

Agility classes may be repeated once, if necessary.  If your dog has not learned the required skills after repeating a class you will be placed on a waiting list until there is space for you to try again.  

All classes involve wait time until it is your turn to run your dog.  You must bring a crate to agility class so your dog can learn to wait calmly and quietly.