Introduction to Agility
Description: This class is ideal for dogs who have good basic training, but who have never before been in a group class setting (or if you just want to see if dog agility is something you and your dog will enjoy!). It’s a great opportunity to brush up on all the basic handling and behaviors that you and your dog will need in order to begin Agility Training. We’ll spend the first half learning a few focus exercises designed to help you work with your dog in a dynamic, social setting. In the second half you’ll get a great first taste of dog agility, learning a few of the basic obstacles. This class is not a requirement for Agility 1.
Prerequisites: All dogs must be nine months of age or older and able to be controlled on a leash.
Agility Training 1
Description: Designed for the dog with basic obedience training but no agility training experience, you and your dog will learn the basics of dog agility, including obstacle management, development of control and confidence.
Prerequisites: All dogs must be nine months of age or older, able to be controlled on a leash, and must know sit, down, and come.
Agility Training 2
Description: A continuation of Agility 1, this intermediate agility training series will help your dog develop more control and fluidity and begin to learn agility coursework and footwork. We’ll also troubleshoot some of the more pesky agility obstacles to develop speed.
Prerequisites: Agility Training 1 or consent of instructor.
Agility Training 3
Description: Advanced agility training emphasizes footwork and off-leash control to get you ready for agility competition. In this class, agility coursework and precision are emphasized.
Prerequisites: Agility Training 2 or consent of instructor.
Agility Training 4
Description: Advanced handling and coursework encompassing all obstacles. Speed, attention to detail, and smooth progression through transitions will be emphasized. You and your dog can take this class as often as you’d like, as each time we’ll have new drills, new goals, new courses.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 3
Puppy Agility Training
Description: Puppy Agility is a special class for puppies ages two to eight months, designed to be easy on growing joints and bones. This class emphasizes confidence-building for your puppy, and builds upon the foundation of great communication learned in Puppy Preschool, while also whetting his appetite for Agility. You can attend Puppy Agility once, twice, or as often as you’d like!
Prerequisites: Vaccines commensurate with age
Using equipment you’d find in a human gym, your dog will learn core control and develop athleticism, balance, and strength. Perfect for dogs recovering from injuries, senior dogs, or those dogs that could stand to lose a few pounds.
Prerequisites: Please talk with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy enough to participate. All dogs must be able to be controlled on a leash.
Description: We’ve got trophies, we’ve got whistles, we’ve even got a referee shirt. Once you and your dog have completed agility training, you can team up with your classmates for some friendly competition in this weekly Agility League, designed to keep you and your dog in tip-top shape.
Prerequisites: Agility 2 or consent of instructor
Private Agility Training
Choose one-on-one agility training if you’re worried about your dog’s social skills in group agility classes, or if you’re hoping to enter your dog in national trials and need that extra push. Private Agility classes are also a great way to accommodate your busy schedule, as you can schedule your sessions whenever it’s most convenient for you. We also offer special pricing on a package of four half-hour sessions, which is the equivalent of taking a six-week group class. Private agility classes are half an hour long, which is the perfect amount of time for your dog to master the obstacles without getting exhausted either physically or mentally.