Agility ~ Clasess, Competitions, Seminars and Show N Go's
Agility is a fun and high-octane dog sport enjoyed by many dogs and handlers countrywide and around the world. A timed obstacle course, dogs must leap over hurdles, run across dog walks and A-frames, rush through tunnels and chutes and safely navigate seesaws and weave poles. Agility doesn’t just exercise your dog and boost their confidence, it will also build their relationship and bond with you. Dogs and handlers who are successful in Agility competitions are true partners who work seamlessly as a team.
We offer a wide variety of agility classes, Seminars as well as Agility Competitions and Pay and Plays.
Interested in an agility class? Only a couple of our agility classes offer drop-in spots, the rest are ongoing classes which build upon themselves. So to get started you can either enroll in our Intro to agility or one of our beginning agility classes OR set up an appointment with our head agility trianer for an evaluation.
Puppy & Beginner Foundation Agility Class
Foundation is everything when it comes to being a successful competitor in the dog sport of Agility. Having a dog who knows their job, can work independently from their handler while still staying in a partnership with them can mean the difference between a Q and a NQ. In this class you will learn how to make Agility a fun game for your dog, not a chore, and give them the opportunity to learn their job from start to finish. Skills covered include enthusiastic yet solid start-line stays, building the foundation for solid contacts, introducing independent weave pole entries and much more. If your dog has started in Agility previously, schedule an one-on-one evaluation session with Daneen Fox to see which class option is best for you.
Advanced Puppy & Beginner Foundation
This class is a continuation of the Puppy & Beginner Foundation Class. The dogs in this class have an idea of Fundamentals. The dogs start to sequence obstacles and are still working on perfecting lowered and full height contacts. Dogs work on 6 to 12 weave poles. Handling skills like front, rear, and blind crosses are introduced. As well as wing wraps and post turns.
Advanced Weave Pole Skills Class
Weave poles can the bane of your Agility-related existence or they can be an exercise that your dog loves to perform and excel at. With our unique, positive and successful training approach, we will teach the dogs how to enter the weave poles from any angle, regardless of where the handler may be positioned. All skills related to weave poles are taught. Tough entries, front crosses into and out of the weaves, rear crosses, lateral distance, dog weaving ahead or handler being ahead, etc…. Imagine being able to plan your course without having to be lined up directly next to the weaves! Think of the possibilities such a skill would award you. The key is teaching the dog their job, giving them an opportunity to think and rewarding them properly for a job well done. Want solid weave poles from your dog? What are you waiting for, sign up today! If your dog has started in Agility previously, schedule an one-on-one evaluation session with Daneen Fox to see which class option is best for you.
Novice/Open Agility Class
Once our dog has a good solid foundation, you are ready to take your game to the next level. Learn from a top competitor on proper handling techniques, how to efficiently navigate a short course and maintain your dog’s drive and excitement. If you are looking for mind-numbing speed, accuracy and tons of excitement from your dog, this Agility program is for you! If your dog has started in Agility previously, schedule an one-on-one evaluation session with Daneen Fox to see which class option is best for you.
Skills & Drills Class
In this class we will break down courses up into short sequences with particular challenges and teach the skills required to successfully master them. This class will allow you and your dog to shore up any soft points in your training. If your dog has started in Agility previously, schedule an one-on-one evaluation session with Daneen Fox to see which class option is best for you.
Does the concept of having a reliable contacts sound like an impossibility? With this class, it will be within reach. Do you get lost on a course or find that you are not running as efficiently as you like? In this class, you will learn the handling techniques necessary to get around the course in the fastest time with a clean run that is safe and fun for your dog. If you are serious about competing, this class is a must. If your dog has started in Agility previously, schedule an one-on-one evaluation session with Daneen Fox to see which class option s best for you.