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Agility Classes

To register for classes click on "Registration Calendar" button below.  You will need to sign up with the calendar to have access to class registrations. Once you have signed up, click on the class you would like to register in. Then click the "New Booking" button in the bottom left corner of the class to add your name to the class list. If a class is full you can choose to add your name to the waitlist for that class.

Pre-Agility Level 1

Start Dates: Thursday, May 2 at 3:45pm
                  Thursday, May 2 at 8:30pm 
 
$220+tax for six weeks

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, foundation behaviours for 2 on 2 off and/or running contacts, start line stays, shaping exercises to create a thinking dog, 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. 

Pre Agility Level 2

Start Date: Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30pm
$220+tax for six weeks

Is your puppy too young for Agility Level 1? Or would you prefer a solid flatwork foundation before progressing? Pre Agility Level 2 is for your dog! This class will continue to build on the foundation exercises taught in Pre Agility Level 1. We will also work on jump grids including set point, straight line, slice and bend grids. Dogs will work on tunnel behaviours, adding new jump skills, teach crate games for self control, and more flatwork exercises for a successful agility superstar.

Agility Level 1

Start Dates: Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00pm 
                   Thursday, May 2 at 1:15pm
                   Saturday, May 4 at 10:00am
$220 +tax for six weeks

Get ready for 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

Start Dates: Tuesday, April 30 at 7:15pm
               Wednesday, May 1 at 3:45pm
               Saturday, May 4 at 11:15am
$220+tax for six weeks

Lets start changing directions!  You and your dog will learn how to 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 and 180 degree changes of direction.  You and your dog will be running longer sequences of up to 10 obstacles in a row.

This class is appropriate for dogs who have completed the level 1 class or a similar class. 

Agility Level 3

Start Dates:  Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00pm
$200+tax for six weeks

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, tunnel threadles, 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 (jump wraps).

Agility Level 4

Start Dates: Monday, April 4 at 7:15pm 
                Tuesday, April 30 at 3:45pm
$200+tax for six weeks

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, backside wraps, push back serpentines, push back blinds and come to side (flappy tappy)

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.

Starters/Advanced Coursework

Start Dates: Monday, April 29 at 6:00pm
                  Tuesday, April 30 at 1:15pm
$200+tax for six weeks

It's time to test your skills on full courses! This class will have you and your dog running full starters/advanced type courses with 18-22 obstacles.  Every week is a new course incorporating the skills learned from the level 2 and level 3 classes. Feedback will be given on the best handler path to take, reading the dog's line, proper timing of handling moves, what handling option is best in each scenario, etc.

Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed and be proficient in level 3 skills and be weaving 12 poles

Excellent/Masters Coursework

Start Dates: Monday, April 29 at 4:45pm

                 Tuesday, April 30 at 2:30pm

$200+tax for six weeks

Novice courses too easy? Lets step it up a notch with excellent/masters style courses!   The weekly courses will include skills learned in level 3 and level 4 with an emphasis on level 4 skills.  Feedback will be given on the best handler path to take, reading the dog's line, proper timing of handling moves, what handling option is best in each scenario, etc.

Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed and be proficient on level 4 skills, weave 12 poles and completed the starters/advanced coursework or a similar class

Weave!

Start Date: Wednesday, May 1 at 7:15pm

                 Thursday, May 2 at 2:30pm

$220+tax for six weeks

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. 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.

Contacts and Weaves

Start Dates: Tuesday, April 30 at 8:30pm
                   Wednesday, May 1 at 2:30pm
$220+tax for six weeks

Contact performance breaking down in competition? Can't hit those difficult weave entries? Each lesson will include half the class dedicated to working difficult weave entries, and handling approaches into and out of the poles. The remainder of the class will work on proofing and teaching a solid understanding of contact criteria.  Distance from obstacles, proofing motion, difficult angles will all be worked. Dogs must be sequencing 12 weave poles to attend this class.

Gamble Skills Level 1

Start Date: Wednesday, May 1 at 1:15pm
$220+tax for six weeks

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

Start Date: Monday, April 29 at 8:30pm *FULL*
$220+tax for six weeks

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. 

Agility League

Start Date: Friday, May 3 at 10:30am  *FULL*
$150+tax for six weeks 

The league will run for six weeks with each week offering a different game to play (standard, jumpers, gamble, tunnelers, snooker, snakes and ladders). This is a great chance to come out and play a bunch of different games in a fun match type setting.

This is not an instructional class, but instead a chance to practice your skills with a bit of friendly competition.

Dogs and handlers must be weaving 12 poles and have attended the Starters/Advanced Coursework class at least twice to attend (or a similar class)