The classes listed below are designed to help you learn the skills needed to compete in real Agility trials.
Foundation Agility Skills Level I - designed as the first building block to developing a successful Agility partnership between you and your dog.
The class will focus on skills such as ground work (i.e., front cross, rear cross), circle work, send skills, games, control/focus exercises, targeting, and contact behaviors. Introduction to equipment will be minimal and might include the tunnel, jumps, tire, and table.
Pre-requisites: must have completed Advanced Basic Obedience. Dogs will be worked off lead at times. All dogs entered must currently be in the program or pass evaluation before acceptance to this class.
Beginner I - designed as the second building block in your Agility skills. This class will focus on contacts at lowered levels, weave poles, handling, and basic sequencing.
Pre-requisites: graduation from Foundation Agility Skills (FAS) Level I or an evaluation of your team to ensure that you meet the criteria used to graduate from FAS level I.
Beginner II - designed to build on the skills from Beginner I. This class will focus on finishing your contacts, weave poles, adding handling skills such as serpentines or obstacle discrimination, and building to longer sequences of obstacles.
Pre-requisites: graduation from Beginner I or an evaluation of your team to ensure that you meet the criteria used to graduate from Beginner I class.
Intermediate Agility Skills - designed to finish the skills needed to successfully compete in Agility trials. Focus will be on handling and novice/intermediate level sequences.Pre-requisites: graduation from Beginner II or an evaluation of your team to ensure that you meet the criteria used to graduate from Beginner II class. If your dog has an Open level title or higher, you need to register them for the Advanced Agility Skills class.
Advanced Agility Skills - designed for those teams already competing at the Open/Advanced level or higher in competition. The class will focus on fine tuning your handling skills, learning to read lines, evaluating increasingly difficult courses, and developing successful handling options for those courses.
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