Agility

We welcome new students! Please be sure to review our Class Info and Policies. Thank you!


GETTING STARTED IN AGILITY

Beginners Agility Skills

Geared towards teams who intend on competing, this class covers the building blocks for a successful agility team. Foundation work for perfect contacts, mechanics of basic handling, motivation and focus will be taught. Learn the best uses for toy and food rewards. This is the “building block” course for all agility courses, and is open to dogs and puppies of any age.
Prerequisite: Must have taken at least one of the following classes, or the equivalent, or pass an evaluation with an instructor:

  • Basic Canine Manners
  • Advanced Canine Manners
  • Recall Bootcamp
  • Control Unleashed
  • Agile Pups
Class Location Start Date
Beginners Agility Skills - Monday 6:00pm - Sally Silverman Area B2
    April 30, 2018 6:00 pm
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Beginners Agility Skills - Monday 7:15pm - Sally Silverman Area B2
    April 30, 2018 7:15 pm
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Beginners Agility Skills - Wednesday 11:15am - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 11:15 am
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Beginners Agility Skills - Tuesday 8:45am - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    May 8, 2018 8:45 am
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AGILITY FOUNDATION CLASSES

Agility 1

This will be a 2-part class where you will learn the handling system taught at Y2K9s, with an emphasis on practicing this system over one and two-jump sequences. You will also learn contact and weave-pole training from the ground up. The class will focus on transferring target behavior to contact equipment and back-chaining each contact obstacle. Weave poles are taught using channels and/or 2×2 methods.
Prerequisites: Basic Agility Skills or comparable class. Dogs must be old enough to start jumping at their full height.

Class Location Start Date
Agility 1 - Monday 8:30pm - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    April 30, 2018 8:30 pm
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Agility 1 - Tuesday 8:30pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 1, 2018 8:30 pm
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Agility 1 - Tuesday 10:00am - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    May 8, 2018 10:00 am
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Agility 1 - Thursday 11:30am - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 11:30 am
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AGILITY SEQUENCING CLASSES

Sequencing Skills 1

This class will use short sequencing skills with an emphasis on refining certain handling techniques. Dogs should be able to do all equipment full height and be able to weave (can be channel weaves and opened). Prerequisite: Agility 1.

Class Location Start Date
Sequencing Skills 1 - Monday 10:30am - Perry DeWitt Area A (Turf)
    April 2, 2018 10:30 am
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Sequencing Skills 1 - Tuesday 6:00pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 1, 2018 6:00 pm
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Sequencing Skills 1 - Thursday 9:00am - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 9:00 am
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Agility Skills

For those teams who are ready to start trialing or who have just begun to trial, novice-level skills will be emphasized in this class. Dogs must be able to do all equipment full height and be able to weave (channel weaves can be opened).

Class Location Start Date
Agility Skills - Thursday 6:00pm - Katie Conn Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 6:00 pm
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ADVANCED AGILITY CLASSES

Sequencing Skills/Coursework

For the student who is trialing in USDAA or AKC at the Open, Advanced, Excellent level or the equivalent, this class will present courses for this level each week.

Class Location Start Date
Sequencing Skills/Coursework - Wednesday 12:30pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 12:30 pm
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Sequencing Skills/Coursework - Wednesday 1:45pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 1:45 pm
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Sequencing Skills/Coursework - Thursday 8:30pm - Katie Conn Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 8:30 pm
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Course Skills

For the advanced team, this class will emphasize coursework at an excellent/masters level perspective.

Class Location Start Date
Course Skills - Monday 11:30am - Perry DeWitt Area A (Turf)
    April 2, 2018 11:30 am
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Course Skills - Monday 4:45pm - Clyde Clossen Area A (Turf)
    April 30, 2018 4:45 pm
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Course Skills - Monday 6:00pm - Clyde Clossen Area A (Turf)
    April 30, 2018 6:00 pm
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Course Skills - Monday 7:15pm - Clyde Clossen Area A (Turf)
    April 30, 2018 7:15 pm
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Course Skills - Thursday 10:15am - Sally Silverman Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 10:15 am
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Masters Coursework

For the student who is trialing in USDAA or AKC at the Masters level or the equivalent, the focus will be on correct cues and handling techniques. Some international style challenges may be presented.

Class Location Start Date
Masters Coursework - Tuesday 7:15pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 1, 2018 7:15 pm
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Masters Coursework - Wednesday 5:45pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 5:45 pm
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Masters Coursework - Wednesday 7:00pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 7:00 pm
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Masters Coursework - Wednesday 8:00pm - Rosie Sutherland Area A (Turf)
    May 2, 2018 8:00 pm
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Masters Coursework - Thursday 7:15pm - Katie Conn Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 7:15 pm
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Advanced Handling and Coursing Skills

This class is geared for the Advanced/ Excellent/ Masters level student. Specific handling skills are targeted each week to improve each team’s competency in a variety of areas. These skills are then worked into sequences at speed and course work. Emphasis on correct timing and placement of reinforcement as well as maintaining enthusiasm and drive are key components of this class.

Class Location Start Date
Advanced Handling and Coursing Skills - Thursday 1:00pm - Kim Secter Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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Advanced Handling and Coursing Skills - Thursday 2:15pm - Kim Secter Area A (Turf)
    May 10, 2018 2:15 pm
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“Let’s Work on That”

The objective of this class is to allow you to work on whatever is needed: contacts, running a frame, particular handling (ie rear crosses, back side of jumps), etc. During your turn in the class, we will focus on your particular needs, so it will be very customized. Class limited to 4 students. Will create a second class if needed. Drop-ins acccepted – please contact Diane Battis if you would like to drop in.

Class Location Start Date
Let's Work on That - Sunday 10:30am - Diane Battis Area B1
    May 13, 2018 10:30 am
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