Agility Foundation One Classes:
6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Katie Brennan
Thursdays PM: 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Class Dates: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 (Note: No Class 9/26)
New Semester: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5 ( Note: No Class 11/28)
Foundation One is ideal for those new to agility or those looking to start a new dog. This class is designed for puppies at least 5 months of age or adult dogs who have had no previous agility training. Dogs should have the following basic obedience skills: sit, down, come, stay, and the ability to focus on their handler with other dogs nearby. Topics covered will prepare your dog for success in most dog sports. Foundation class is not only for those looking to compete, as this class is designed to build confidence in your canine team in and out of the ring.
Skills Covered: Developing handler focus when other dogs are working, clicker training, two on two off, hind end awareness, peanut ball & balance board work, target training, developing toy drive, restrained recalls, come to hand, recalls to heel, crosses on the flat, cone work, and sends around jump standards. Also introduced in this session are the teeter, tunnels, different surfaces and inclines, steps, and more!
Introduction to Rally Obedience:
Intro to Rally: 6 Weeks: $150.00 Instructor: Katie Brennan
Thursdays 8:30 - 9:30pm Class Dates: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
New Semester Starts: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28
Rally is one of the most popular sports for dogs and their owners. It consists of simple obedience exercises put into courses using numbered signs. Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs and praise them while performing the exercises listed on the signs. This fun and exciting sport showcases and celebrates teamwork between you and your dog. Rally is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in trying a dog sport.
The instructor will teach you how to train your dog to perform several Novice level sign exercises. Most of these exercises will be performed on leash for this semester. Once the exercises are trained, teams will learn to sequence the exercises into short courses. We will cover heeling, turns, changes of pace, position changes such as sit and down. Even if you never have plans to compete, this class will teach you to train your dog, strengthening the bond you have with your dog. This Class will be a ton of fun for both you and your dog.