Teach your puppy or dog the important foundation behaviours needed for a long and successful career in agility. Skills like tight turns, jump skills, automatic down on the table, nose targeting, 2 on 2 off behaviour for contacts, start line stays, flatwork for handling crosses and advanced handling moves will all be taught. We will also work on body awareness exercises, and building motivation and drive in your future agility dog.
This class is safe for puppies as young as 12 weeks of age.
Agility Level 1
Lets have some fun! The agility level 1 class will include teaching your dog agility obstacles and performing short sequences. Your dog will learn jumps, tunnels, the tire, the table, and lowered aframe, dogwalk and teeter. Your dog will be able to perform sequences of up to 6 obstacles in a row by the completion of this class.
This class is for dogs at least 7 months of age and dogs who have basic obedience skills.
Agility Level 2
Lets start turning! You will also begin to learn and perform front, rear and blind crosses for change of directions on course. You will also begin to work on wraps and Kturns for tight turns. You and your dog will be running longer sequences of up to 12 obstacles in a row.
This class is appropriate for dogs who have completed the level 1 class or a similar class.
Agility Level 3
Let's add a few more moves! You and your dog will continue to work on your different crosses as well as learn some new handling moves. Obstacle discrimination, verbal flip away on contacts, 270s, backsides of tunnels and serpentines will be introduced.
This class is appropriate for dogs that can sequence up to 10 obstacles in a row, and for handlers who have an understanding of front, rear, blind crosses and tight turns.
Agility Level 4
It's time to get fancy! This class will teach you advanced handling moves for today's courses. You will continue to perfect the skills learned in level 3, as well as learn how to perform threadles, threadle rears, tunnel threadles, push backs, push back serpentines and push back blinds.
This class is appropriate for dogs that can sequence up to 10 obstacles in a row, and for handlers who have a strong understanding of the level 3 skills.
Teach your dog this important piece of equipment in a class dedicated to this skill. You will learn how to train the weave poles using the 2 x 2 method. The channel method may also be used depending on the dogs in the class. We will also begin proofing our weave skills by varying the approach to the obstacle, distance from the weaves, obstacles performed before and after weave poles, etc.
Gamble Skills Level 1
Teach your dog the four skills needed for successful distance work: drive a line of obstacles away from the handler, move laterally away from the handler to take an obstacle, flip away from the handler and continue in the opposite direction and run parallel with the hander at a distance. Skills will be taught using jumps and tunnels.
Gamble Skills Level 2
In this class we will take the skills learned in level one and apply them to advanced/masters style gamble challenges. Distance challenges will also include contact obstacles and weave poles.
Regional Prep Class
Planning on attending the AAC Regional Championships? We will help prepare you to perform at the top of your game at this big event. Over the six week course you will run 2 Standard, 2 Jumpers and 2 Gamble courses. Rules will be explained and strategies discussed.
Agility classes are held at Kayenna Kennels. Please contact them for registration. www.kayennakennels.ca
Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with reactivity/aggression issues or other severe behaviour problems. If you have concerns regarding your dog's behaviour please contact us before registering for a class. Classes are non refundable and non transferable. You are encouraged to come out and watch a class before registering in a program.