Agility

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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 Session Start - End Location
Beginners Agility Skills - Thursday 12:30pm - Sally Silverman October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area B2 Register
Beginners Agility Skills - Thursday 11:15am - Sally Silverman October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area B2 Class Full
Beginners Agility Skills - Wednesday 4:30pm - Rob Moore October 28, 2020 - December 9, 2020 Area B1 Register
Beginners Agility Skills - Tuesday 5:45pm - Lynsey Heffner October 27, 2020 - December 8, 2020 Area B1 Register

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 2x2 methods.
Prerequisites: Basic Agility Skills or comparable class. Dogs must be old enough to start jumping at their full height.

Class Session Start - End Location
Agility 1 - Thursday 11:30am - Kim Secter October 22, 2020 - December 3, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility 1 - Wednesday 8:30pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility 1 - Tuesday 4:45pm - Rosie Sutherland October 27, 2020 - December 15, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility 1 - Monday 8:30pm - Debbie Lazaro October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full


AGILITY SEQUENCING CLASSES

Sequencing Skills

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 Session Start - End Location
Sequencing Skills - Thursday 8:30pm - Katie Conn October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills (Continuing Students) - Thursday 8:45am - Sally Silverman October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills (Continuing Students) - Wednesday 4:45pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills - Wednesday 10:45am - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Sequencing Skills - Tuesday 8:30pm - Rosie Sutherland October 27, 2020 - December 15, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Sequencing Skills - Tuesday 10:00am - Sally Silverman October 27, 2020 - December 8, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Sequencing Skills - Tuesday 8:45am - Sally Silverman October 27, 2020 - December 8, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full


ADVANCED AGILITY CLASSES

Course Skills

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

Class Session Start - End Location
Course Skills - Thursday 6:00pm - Katie Conn October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Thursday 10:00am - Sally Silverman October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Course Skills - Wednesday 1:30pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Wednesday 12:15pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Tuesday 6:00pm - Rosie Sutherland October 27, 2020 - December 15, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Monday 7:15pm - Debbie Lazaro October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Course Skills - Monday 6:00pm - Debbie Lazaro October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Monday 4:45pm - Debbie Lazaro October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Course Skills - Monday 3:30pm - Debbie Lazaro October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register


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 Session Start - End Location
Masters Coursework - Thursday 7:15pm - Katie Conn October 29, 2020 - December 17, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Masters Coursework - Wednesday 7:15pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Masters Coursework - Wednesday 6:00pm - Rosie Sutherland October 28, 2020 - December 16, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register
Masters Coursework - Tuesday 7:15pm - Rosie Sutherland October 27, 2020 - December 8, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full


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 Session Start - End Location
Advanced Handling and Coursing Skills - Thursday 1:30pm - Kim Secter October 22, 2020 - December 3, 2020 Area A (Turf) Register


"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-in or sign up for all 4 weeks - please contact Diane Battis if you would like to drop in.