Jumping, running, weaving, tunnels, see-saws, A-frames!

This is the sport of agility.

Challenging the dog and the handler, the sport of agility  requires you to work as a team to negotiate a series of obstacles as fast as you can. Dogs of all sizes and ages can compete. It’s never too early or too late to enter this fun, competitive arena.

Duration: All Agility classes are 6 weeks/ 60 minutes each week
Pricing: $195.00 + HST (Refunds will not be given after the start date)

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**Once the weather is nice some agility classes will be taught outside, the instructor will let the class know during the first lesson**- Outdoor classes are cancelled only if it is thundering and lightening out** 

 

Agility Basic skills

  • Beginner Agility (Introduction to Agility)

    Agility is a great way to build your dog’s self confidence. Through positive motivation and teamwork, you and your ultimate K9 will learn to work together and develop your relationship by ‘shaping’ basic agility skills.

    This course will give you a basic introduction to agility. The emphasis will be on motivating your dog, the proper use of rewards, recalls, running and sending, control and release of behaviours, handling, and targeting.
    We will also introduce the following agility equipment: chute, weaves, jumps, target boards and tunnels.
    * Keeping the young dogs in mind, all equipment will be kept at a low height.

    Instructors: Sharon Dunsmore / Jay Devitt / Cheryl Hart
    Price:
    $195 + tax for the 6 week session (Refunds will not be given 10 days prior to the start date of your class)
    Prerequisite: Dogs must be 6 months or older, Basic Manners (Bridging the Gap or Recall is optional) and your dog must listen to you off leash 
    Next Start Dates:

    -Tuesday June 23/2020 @ 6:00PM



     

     

  • Agility: Intermediate, Advanced & Masters

    These three levels work together to form one cohesive whole. Dog and handler teams must be proficient at each level before they go to the next level.

    Instructors: Sharon Dunsmore or Jay Devitt

    Intermediate Agility:

    At this level we will continue to work on getting the contacts to full height, introduce basic Handling Manoeuvers & Jump Work using Grids. All equipment will be introduced at this level while focusing on building control & speed as the dogs becomes more confident in their skills.
    Prerequisite: Beginner Agility & Your dog must be able to focus on you in a distracting environment.
    Next Start Date

    -Wednesday June 172020 @5:30PM
    -Tuesday June 23/2020     @7:00PM

    Intermediate/Advanced Combined:

    This level will focus on building your handling skills through short sequences, while working on and maintaining solid contacts and weave performance. Advanced Handling skills will be introduce and practiced
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Agility or your dog has been introduced to most of the Agility Equipment. Your dog must be able to focus on you in a distracting environment.
    Next Start Date:

    -Wednesday June 17/2020@6:30PM

    Advanced/Masters Combined: 

    We will continue to build your skills running sequences, practicing a variety of Handling Maneuvers including International Style Handling, obstacle discrimination, directionals, & distance work
    Prerequisite: Your dog is able to do of the Agility Equipment Your dog must be able to focus on you in a distracting environment.
    Next Start Date:

    -Wednesday June 17/2020@7:30PM

     

    INTERNATIONAL AGILITY

    Price $195.00 + tax

    Monday June 8 @ 5:30 - 6:30pm

    Handling Skills 1: for teams who want to learn the new handling techniques or teams that want to perfect them. Good for dogs just learning these skills or for those who need more commitment and accuracy. Most skills will be done using 5 jumps to 1-2 tunnels. This class focuses on handling skills - not weave or contacts. Focus on blind crosses, threadles, backsides, wraps, forced fronts and more. Dogs need proficiency on jumps and tunnels only in order to participate.

    4 dog/handlers per class

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    Price $195.00 + tax

    Monday June 8 @ 6:45-7:45pm

    Proofing Handling Skills (Skills 2): For teams who are proficient with the European style handling skills. Teams will test their skills on small sequences of jumps and tunnels, using various handling options. This course will help evaluate your teams strengths and weaknesses using fun, challenging small space sequences.

    4 dog/handlers per class

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    Price $195.00 + tax

    Monday June 8 @ 8:00-9:00pm

    International Course Running: Dogs should be proficient with European handling skills and all pieces of equipment. Each week an International style course will be presented. Teams will have opportunity to walk and run course, discuss handling options and work on different aspects of the course. suggested for teams who compete/train at Master level or higher.

    4 dog/handlers per class

  • Sport Dog Foundations

    This class will provide you with the skills to create a dog who wants to work and play with you using fun games and exercises to build engagement and enthusiasm for work. 

    Skills we will cover:
    - Self-control!! We will teach the dogs that being patient and polite are the two keys to unlocking reinforcement through treats and toys. 
    - Creating an understanding for boundary work (stay on your mat, or stay in your crate/place etc.) which will become the building blocks for other dog sports (obedience or agility).
    - Body awareness. We want our canine athletes to be fully aware of where all their parts are, and how to use them. This will help them be able to get straighter sits and stronger heeling with snappy turns in obedience, and will enable them to run faster, more accurately and much more safely in agility. The dogs who have fitter stronger bodies will also be much more likely to play their favourite games well into their senior years. 
    - As a direct benefit of the body awareness, there will be a confidence building element to these classes in that the dogs will be required to work on and be comfortable with different platforms, perches and obstacles as an introduction to some of the potential dog sports out there. For example, there will be plank work and perch-work to help build confidence and strength in the dogs. 

    Duration: 4 weeks/ 1 hour 
    Pricing: $120.00 + HST (Frequent Trainer Rewards doesn't apply either does $20 off coupon and Refunds will not be given after the start date)
    Prerequiste: N/A
    Next Start Date:
    - Friday January 17/2020 @ 5:00PM

    Sport Dog Foundation - Level 2

    Duration: 4 weeks/ 1 hour 
    Pricing: $120.00 + HST (Frequent Trainer Rewards doesn't apply either does $20 off coupon and Refunds will not be given after the start date)
    Prerequiste: N/A
    Next Start Date:
    TBA

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