Agility

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Getting Started in Agility

Agility Foundations 1

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
  • Walking and Recall Games
  • Control Unleashed
Class Session Start - End Location
Agility Foundations 1 - Thursday 7:15pm - Lynsey Heffner April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area B Class Full

Agility Foundations 2

This class continues to build on the skills from Agility Foundations 1 in order to prepare students for Agility Skills 1. In general, students who are new to Agility Foundations will not be able to register for this class. Any exceptions must be approved by the instructor before registering.
Class Session Start - End Location
Agility Foundations 2 - Tuesday 4:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 30, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area B Class Full
Agility Foundations 2 - Tuesday 2:00pm - Rosie Sutherland April 30, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Class Full

Agility Skills

Agility Skills 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: Agility Foundations 1 or comparable class. Dogs must be old enough to start jumping at their full height.

Class Session Start - End Location
Agility Skills 1 - Thursday 6:00pm - Lynsey Heffner April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area B Class Full
Agility Skills 1 - Tuesday 5:45pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 30, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area B Class Full

Agility Skills 2

This class will build on the skills from Agility Skills 1 in order to prepare students for Sequencing Skills 1. In general, students who are new to Agility Skills will not be able to register for this class without taking Agility Skills 1. Any exceptions must be approved by the instructor before registering.

 

Class Session Start - End Location
Agility Skills 2 - Tuesday 11:30am - Diane Battis April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Skills 2 - Monday 8:30pm - Diane Battis April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Skills 2 - Thursday 8:30pm - Lynsey Heffner April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area B Class Full
Agility Skills 2 - Thursday 12:30pm - Sally Silverman April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area B Class Full
Agility Skills 2 - Thursday 11:15am - Sally Silverman April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area B Class Full

Contacts & Weaves Skills

There is so much to learn in agility, so this specialized class just focuses on weaves and contacts. This is a foundation level class geared towards the first time handler, experienced handler with a new dog, or a team that needs to revisit foundation and/or troubleshoot an issue. We will not be running courses in this class.

Weaves:
Weave skills will be broken down into 2 categories - entries (where we train the dog how to find the correct entry from different approaches) and completing the weaves (where we train the dog to continue to weave with handler motion and distractions). Teams will be introduced to several weaves training methods; 2×2 weaves, channels and guide wires.

Contacts:
This class will introduce travel plank work, 2 on/2 off end behavior, review of teeter bang game, contact release work, correct approach and exit of contact obstacles to and from other obstacles, independent contact performance, contact performance (running, 2o/2o, 4-on, etc) and the advantages/disadvantages of each, how to choose the right method for
your dog, all while separating the contact performance from navigating the contact obstacle.

 

Class Session Start - End Location
Contacts & Weaves - Monday 12:45pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Agility Sequencing

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 Skills 2.

Class Session Start - End Location
Sequencing Skills 1 - Monday 8:30pm - Sally Silverman April 22, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 1 - Thursday 7:15pm - Katie Conn April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 1 - Thursday 1:45pm - Sally Silverman April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 1 - Thursday 10:00am - Sally Silverman April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 1 - Wednesday 2:45pm - Rosie Sutherland May 1, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 1 - Tuesday 4:45pm - Rosie Sutherland April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Skills - Tuesday 3:15pm - Rosie Sutherland April 30, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Sequencing Skills 2

This class will build on the skills from Sequencing Skills 1 in order to prepare students for Novice/Open Coursework.

Class Session Start - End Location
Sequencing Skills 2 - Monday 2:00pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Sequencing Skills 2 - Thursday 11:15am - Rosie Sutherland May 2, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Advanced Agility Classes

Agility Coursework Novice/Open

This class is geared for the Novice/Open 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
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Monday 7:15pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Thursday 8:30pm - Katie Conn April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Thursday 12:30pm - Rosie Sutherland May 2, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Thursday 8:45am - Sally Silverman April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Wednesday 8:30pm - Rosie Sutherland April 24, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Wednesday 6:00pm - Rosie Sutherland April 24, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Tuesday 7:15pm - Rosie Sutherland April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Tuesday 10:00am - Sally Silverman April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Novice/Open - Tuesday 9:00am - Sally Silverman April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters

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
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Monday 6:00pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Monday 4:45pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Monday 3:30pm - Debbie Lazaro April 29, 2024 - June 10, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Thursday 6:00pm - Katie Conn April 25, 2024 - June 13, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Wednesday 7:15pm - Rosie Sutherland April 24, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Wednesday 1:30pm - Rosie Sutherland May 1, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Wednesday 12:15pm - Rosie Sutherland May 1, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Wednesday 11:00am - Rosie Sutherland May 1, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Tuesday 8:30pm - Rosie Sutherland April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework Excellent/Masters - Tuesday 6:00pm - Rosie Sutherland April 23, 2024 - June 11, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Agility Coursework International/Premier

This class features coursework that includes challenges similar to those encountered in international style or AKC Premier level courses. 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
Agility Coursework International/Premier - Wednesday 5:00pm - Rosie Sutherland April 24, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Agility Coursework International/Premier - Wednesday 4:00pm - Rosie Sutherland April 24, 2024 - June 12, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

ISC Instructor Classes

Foundations for Drive and Commitment
Your dog knows most of the agility equipment. You want to check and challenge your foundations on an easy European course? This class is for you!

ISC Course Focusing on Speed and Independence
You already compete, you want to improve your dog’s speed, focus and independence on an intermediate European course? This class is for you!

Class Session Start - End Location
ISC Agility - Friday 12:30pm - Celine Lescure - Session 2 May 31, 2024 - June 28, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register
ISC Agility - Friday 10:30am - Celine Lescure - Session 2 May 31, 2024 - June 28, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register
ISC Agility - Friday 9:00am - Celine Lescure - Session 2 May 31, 2024 - June 28, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register
ISC Agility - Friday 12:30pm - Celine Lescure April 26, 2024 - May 24, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
ISC Agility - Friday 10:30am - Celine Lescure April 26, 2024 - May 24, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
ISC Agility - Friday 9:00am - Celine Lescure April 26, 2024 - May 24, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Targeted Agility Classes

Running Contacts

From the very beginning, floor work foundation, building up to full contacts with turns off the end. This will take time so only those committed to staying with the class for the duration should sign up. Method is based on Shape Up agility.
 

"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.