Wednesday Day Classes with Katie

The below class times are subject to change based on enrollment. Please contact Katie
directly to join her classes and to be added to her email list for the updates on class dates and times.
If you are coming from another training program and are not sure which class is right for you, please
reach out and we will be happy to direct you to the best class for your level and skill set.

Please contact Katie at katie.marie.brennan@gmail.com or 215-962-3612

 

Agility Foundation One

Wednesday: 1pm - 2pm

Dates: Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19

Foundations 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!

 

Intro to Rally

Wednesday: 2pm - 3pm

Dates: Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19

Rally is one of the most popular sports for dogs and their handlers. It consists of obedience exercises put in to courses using numbered signs. As handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs and praise them throughout, this fun and exciting sport really showcases and celebrates teamwork. Rally is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in breaking in to the dog sport world.

Intro to Rally will include on leash training for most of the Novice-level signs, to be put in to short courses. We will cover heeling, turns, changes of pace, position changes (sit and down), and more. Even if you never have plans to compete, you can be sure that these exercises will not only strengthen the relationship you have with your dog, but they will also be a ton of fun!

 

Novice/Short Course Class

Wednesday: 3pm - 4pm 

Dates: Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19

This class is for those who have completed Foundations 1 & 2 and a Lowered Contacts class.  This class uses mostly full height, regulation equipment, although accommodations can be made for adding a box to the teeter or adding weave pole training tools. Emphasis will be on having fun while learning some of the more advanced fundamentals of agility.  This class is beneficial for those looking for a more challenging class or looking to eventually compete.  Typical sequences will range between 8 and 14 obstacles. 

Friday Evening Classes with Katie

The below class times are subject to change based on enrollment. Please contact Katie
directly to join her classes and to be added to her email list for the updates on class dates and times.
If you are coming from another training program and are not sure which class is right for you, please
reach out and we will be happy to direct you to the best class for your level and skill set.

Please contact Katie at katie.marie.brennan@gmail.com or 215-962-3612

Agility Foundations One with Katie

Friday 4:30pm - 5:30pm in Small Ring

Dates: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 21 ***Please Note No Class on Feb 7th***


Foundations 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, two on two off, hind end
awareness, fitness/balance board work, target training, developing toy and food 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!

 

It's All Tricks with Katie

Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Small Ring

Dates: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 21 ***Please Note No Class on Feb 7th***

This class is for dogs over 5 months of age and will focus on learning the tools you need to shape more
complex behaviors.  Trick training is a great way to expel your dog’s mental energy and to strengthen
your working relationship.  Tricks can be used in our everyday lives as a way to work out obedience and
agility tasks, or just as something to use to entertain friends and guests.  You and your dog will have fun
and can work towards various trick training titles as well.  Your dog should have a good understanding of
some basic commands (sit, down, stay) and be able to focus on you in a group class setting.

 

Agility Foundations Two with Katie

Friday 7:30pm - 8:30pm in Small Ring

Dates: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 21 ***Please Note No Class on Feb 7th***

This class is for dog/handler teams who have completed Agility Foundations One and are ready to move
on to greater challenges.  Work will continue with curved tunnels and low jumps.  More advanced
handling and short sequences will be introduced as we keep up with start line stays and recalls.  Dogs
who are physically mature enough will start learning 2x2 weave entrances, working towards 6 poles.

 

Novice Rally with Katie

Friday 8:45pm - 9:45pm in Small Ring

Dates: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 21 ***Please Note No Class on Feb 7th***

This class is for handlers who have completed Intro to Rally, or who otherwise know all of the Rally
Novice signs. We will be doing weekly guided run-throughs of full Novice courses, while continuing to
perfect specific skills. In addition, we will begin to introduce some of the higher-level signs and begin to
do some off leash exercises.