Based on AKC Jumpers Agility Obstacles
You have probably watched dog agility on television. It is much fun for both pup and handler! If you would rather play than watch, join us! If you have completed my Results basic training classes, consider having some fun with your pup. The trainers attending enjoy time out with their pup and get exercise, too! Basic training is necessary for an enjoyable class. The theme of the classes here are to do agility with your dog(s) at a comfortable pace.
Various types of jumps are offered including bars, spreads, boards and the high jump. Weaving is practiced with Rally style posts to allow more space and less spine twisting for larger dogs. Surely a fun way to exercise - for you and your pup!
Note: We do not throw pieces of food or toys to have pets go through and over various obstacles. Nor do we use luring throughout the whole course. As in the previous training done here, we engage and train 'with our pups'!
Agility classes are held on a carpet floor! With consideration to growth plates, note older pups and young dogs will not be jumping full heights. To avoid disappointment, please register early as classes have minumums and maximums, thank you!
Prerequisite: Results! Trainer and Pet and instructor permission. All ages are welcome.
One class. Mini tunnel, low jumps and the hoop - low and safe. This may be repeated if your pet has not met the prerequisite for the three week Agility - Intro class. Offered as a special - great for confidence building!
Recreational Agility - Intro
Prerequisite: Results! Obedience & Manners Level Two Plus! and instructor permission.
This three week session is done on leash and introduces obstacles slowly for confidence building. Sequences are introduced as your pet is ready. May be repeated.
Each obstacle is introduced to help your dog become comfortable performing it correctly and with confidence. Pups are not rushed through them. As previously introduced in my Results Obedience and Manners prerequisite classes, body language and foot work for you will be emphasized in agility as well. For this reason, taking the O&M Two, Two Plus! or Rally-O (when offered, due to C-19, Rally-O is not currently offered) class is required before or while starting in my Recreational Agility class. Offered as a speical.
Recreational Agility - Level One
Prerequisite: Results! - Pawformance Agility Intro graduate and instructor permission. This level is done on leash, is faster paced with longer sequences. Your dog's manners are important here, it should not bark or whine (in excess) nor challenge other pets.
Please do not train ahead of the program for best Pawformance 'Results'!. At this level, first and foremost is an enjoyable and safe time with your paws.
Recreational Agility - Level Two
Prerequisite: Results - Pawformance Agility - Level One and instructor permission. At this level, as dogs will be starting off leash sequences and as the training progresses, off leash courses. Your dog must display good manners when excited and must be responsive to you. With instructor permission, pets will be doing off leash sequences and courses.
Important to note! The above classes do not include contacts. No teeter, dog walk or A-frame obstacles.
To help ensure a safe and enjoyable class, handler must follow instructor direction. In addition, aggressive dogs are not allowed to participate and will be excused.
Dogs that mark obstacles, bark, howl, whine or urinate in excess will be excused.
For the safety of your dog, veterinarian approval is required if your dog is going to be jumping over elbow height and a signed and dated letter stating same on your veterinarian's letterhead needs to be on file here. Yearly updates are strongly suggested stating your dog is sound to do agility.
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