Based on AKC Jumpers Agility Obstacles
You have probably watched agility on television - or at demonstrations. If you would rather play than watch, get off of the couch! If you have completed the Results! basic training classes, join us! 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 but not limited to: bars, spread, boards and the tunnel. 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'!
Classes are held at the Howell Bennet building which has A/C and a new non-tile floor! To avoid disappointment, please register early as classes have minumums and maximums, thank you!
Recreational Agility - Level One
Prerequisite: Results! Obedience & Manners Level Two Plus! and instructor permission. This level is done on leash and introduces obstacles slowly for confidence building. Sequences are introduced.
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 here in agility as well.
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 O&M Three-Rally preferred (depending on you and your dog) and Pawformance Agility #1, and instructor permission. At this level, as dogs will be off leash as the training builds, your dog must display good manners when excited and must be responsive to you. Jumps are set higher and the tunnel is longer (it is not safe for pets to drag a leash). Your dog should not bark in excess nor challenge other pets. With instructor permission, pets will be doing off leash sequences and courses.
Note: These 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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