Agility ClassesBrilliant Puppy Foundations (up to 1 yr.)
* Puppies can attend after their 2nd set of shots
Course Length 4 weeks ( this class repeats)
No matter what your goals are for your competition-bound puppy or young dog, this class is for you. We will work on crate games and crate manners; toy interaction, tugging and retrieving; learning tricks and how to shape behaviors for failure success. We will work on socialization with a trial environment in mind. We will also work on having your puppy focus on you while having to ignore lots of distractions. Goals for this class are to help you teach your puppy to "Eat, Play, Come, Stay: Anytime, Anywhere".
A crate is required. Bring lots of different tasting treats (soft not crunchy and chewy) and several different types of toys — we will find out what really motivates your dog. A collar and a clip leash, a slip lead is strongly suggested.
Obedience and Agility foundation skills covered:
Intro to Agility (over 1 yr.)
* Prerequiste: must have graduated from at least one formal obedience session
Course Length 4 weeks
|Introduction to agility equipment, including:
* Prerequisite: previous successful completion of beginner classes
Students are now going to be challenged to strategize and course plan while working through weekly exercises and small courses, as well as proof obstacle performance. Students will learn crosses, lead outs, pivots, setting lines, good decision making while on course, planning routes and much more. Handlers will focus on drive, performance and success in practice. With games, course planning and much more this intense fun higher level course will get teams on the road to trialling!
Master Handling and beyond:
These classes concentrate on Masters-level handling skills, proofing obstacle performance, building drive and speed, and breaking down course walk throughs.
Regional and National Prep Classes:
This series of classes will be geared towards Regional and National bound dogs and handlers. Each week we will be working though Standard and Jumpers courses at the National level. Full courses will be run each week to prepare our dogs and handlers for the challenges that face them in the ring.
These classes shift the focus onto distance work, incorporating different styles and skills to best suit you and your dog, while encouraging speed and confidence at a distance. This course will also incorporate games to help teams with timing and course strategies.
Junior Handler Skills Classes:- FULL
Taught by Sandra Bourne and Spencer Williams
This class is open to children 18yrs and under, encouraging kids to have fun with their dogs while getting great exercise and learning some basic handling skills.