About classes

Pre-registration is required for ALL classes.

Agility classes are five weeks in length and cost $100.



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Please read over the class operating policies and mail a signed copy of the waiver (PDF) with your payment.

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Agility classes

Agility Foundations 1

In this class we will begin the foundation skills needed for a successful and safe agility career, whether for competition or just for fun. The focus will be on stays, groundwork handling including crosses, contact behavior and some basic introduction to equipment such as tunnels, jumps, the table and chute. We will also learn how to start playing crate games. AF1 is a session of five 45 minute classes.

Astro running tunnelsAgility Foundations 2

In this class we will continue to build upon the foundation skills we started in AF1. This 5-week session of 45 minute classes focuses on safely introducing equipment such as the A-Frame, dogwalk, teeter and weaves using the 2x2 method. We will continue to reinforce the handling skills we learned in the AF1 class. AF1 or instructor permission is a prerequisite.

Agility Foundations 3

In this 5-week session of 45 minute classes, we will start to do short sequences, pairing the groundwork and obstacle skills we learned in the first two classes. AF2 or instructor permission is a prerequisite.

Performance Puppy Class

This 6-week class is for puppies 8–16 weeks of age with a goal of becoming a performance dog. In this class we’ll focus on socialization to other puppies, people, sounds and strange surfaces. We’ll be working on focus with distractions, finding and using rewards, shaping tricks and recalls. The goal of the class is to start the puppies on the road to problem solving, dealing with frustration as well as learning appropriate play. The first session is an orientation without the puppies.

Advanced Beginners

This class is for dogs and handlers who have a basic foundation in obstacle and handling skills. The focus will be on continued improvement of obstacle skills as well as course analysis. We will continue running short sequences. AF3 or instructor permission is a prerequisite. This class is a 5-week session. Instructor permission is required.

Competition Prep

This class will focus on analyzing and running longer sequences while maintaining obstacle and handling skills learned in the previous levels. This class is a 5-week session. Instructor permission is required.

Hita over the A-FrameNovice Handling

This class is for handlers and dogs who are about ready to start competition at the Novice level. The focus will be on course analysis, handling and obstacle skills needed to run at the Open or Excellent level before starting in Novice. With these skills in place, Novice courses and competition will be a breeze! This class is a 5-week session. Instructor permission is required.

Competition Handling

For dogs and handlers who are currently competing at any level. We will focus on fine tuning handler skills and staying on top of the current training methods and trends in course design so handlers are prepared for anything they may see. This class is a 5-week session. Instructor permission is required.

2×2 Weaves

This five-week class introduces the 2×2 method of weave training. Based on the Susan Garrett DVD and the Mary Ellen Barry adaptations, dogs trained with the 2×2 method will love the weaves and be able to find difficult entries. Dogs trained using this method have a great understanding of the behaviors needed to have great weaves. This class is for dogs just learning to weaves as well as dogs who need re-training because they miss entries or pop out early. There is no pre-requisite, but dogs must be at least 12 mos old for this class.

Running A-Frame:

This five-week class introduces the Rachel Sanders box method for teaching dogs a reliable running A-Frame. By teaching the dogs to understand the box on the ground, dogs can be taught to run through the down contact on cue without repetitious practice on a full height A-Frame, making this method safer than many other methods.