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All of our instructors have limited time to teach and will do their best to accommodate the students.
While we will attempt to teach a variety of classes each session,
please remember that we are a club and not a business. 
 
Please see below for all required paperwork, important dates, and a link to our current class schedule.

Please note the following before continuing:

1) If you have not taken classes from us previously, you are required to contact us prior to submitting paperwork (see bottom of the page for specific info).

2) It is strongly suggested that junior handlers have at least 1 year of 4-H or obedience experience prior to signing up for classes.

3) No children below the age of 9 will be allowed on the floor.

4) Children between the ages of 9-12 must have a parent / guardian on the floor with them at all times.

5) Any junior handler (under the age of 18) must have a parent / guardian with them in the building at all times.
 
Current Classes Offered this Session - please scroll to the bottom for required forms
 

September - October, 2019

Agility 1

This class introduces you to a majority of the agility obstacles, proper jumping skills, and starts you on the path to competition. While it starts you on the path towards competition, we will encourage you not to attempt any competition following this class.


Prerequisites

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older

  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive

  • Is able to work off leash as needed

  • Can pass a basic obedience exam (to occur the 1st night of class)

  • Due to weekly homework assignments, the handler must:

    • have a jump

    • have access to a jump

    • or purchase a jump

Class Goals: the dog is able to comfortably work off leash, can complete a full height a-frame and dog walk, is started on the teeter, has proper jumping form including drive to the jump from at least 3', can perform a recall-to-heel on the flat, and understands parallel path.



Competition Readiness

This class will be setup to duplicate structured match (trial) conditions in an effort to the handler and dog for competition.  There will be a running order, a course to walk, and participants will also act as bar setters (when they’re not running) so that the dogs have a chance to see people in the ring while they’re “competing".


Prerequisites:

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older

  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive

  • Dogs must be familiar with all of the agility obstacles including contacts and weaves

  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 4 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval



Agility 2

The handling classes are designed for serious agility competitors. These classes are for people who are looking to develop and/or improve their handling system with their current dog or for individuals who are dedicated to agility and are bringing up a new dog in the sport. People who are new to competitive dog sports might find these classes tedious. We will focus on correct obstacle performance and proper jumping skills using single jumps and short sequences.


Prerequisites

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older

  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive

  • Due to weekly homework assignments, the handler must: 

    • have a jump

    • have access to a jump

    • or purchase a jump
  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 1 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: able to perform a full height teeter, full height tire, dog has drive to the jump from 5-7', execution of front crosses and rear crosses (on the flat, with stanchions & with a tunnel), recall-to-heel over a jump (basic & extension), able to run sequences of 6-7 obstacles, working towards good end criteria on the contact obstacles and table, and an understanding of pulls, lateral motion, handling cues, collection, & extension.



Novice Sequencing 

This class is designed to follow Agility 4 (previously Advanced Handling) and will continue the process of teaching our dogs to link obstacles together. During the class, students will see multiple courses.  This will allow students to see some common sequences encountered on entry level agility courses. Emphasis will be on simple sequences to help the dog understand parallel path and to take the obstacles that are presented to them. We will also focus on proofing skills such as contact behaviors and start line stays and improving obstacle performance. Because we have been working on Linda Mecklenburg's jumping skills program and the beginning of her handling system in the handling classes, it would be best if students have an understanding of these concepts before enrolling in this class.


Prerequisites:

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older
  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive
  • Dogs must be familiar with all of the agility obstacles except for weaves
  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 4 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: To gain an understanding of skills that your dog has, as well as skills that you need to further develop.  At the conclusion of the class, students should be able to comfortably enter a CPE Level 1 course (CPE Level 1 does not have weaves or a teeter).



Agility 3

In this class, you will continue to develop the skills to teach your dog how to successfully complete obstacles and run longer sequences. We will be working on things such as front and rear crosses with a jump, successful start line criteria, the difference between pushes and pulls, sequences of 10-11 obstacles, the double and triple, increased drive to the jump, and more recall-to-heel positions.


Prerequisites

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older

  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive

  • Due to weekly homework assignments, the handler must: 

    • have a jump

    • have access to a jump

    • or purchase a jump
  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 2 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: Completion of front and rear crosses with jumps, lead outs with obstacles other than jumps, pushes / pulls, 10-11 obstacles in sequence, correct execution of the double and triple, drive to the jump from 7-10', able to complete the teeter in sequence, performance of serpentine & directed jumping recall-to-heel efforts.



Intro to UKC Agility Competition 

Learn the philosophy, rules, and equipment that is unique to United Kennel Club (UKC) agility.


Prerequisites:

  • The dog must be 1 year of age or older
  • Is current on vaccinations, and non-aggressive
  • Dogs are expected to have basic obedience skills: sit, stay, down, come, etc.
  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 2 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: To be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the UKC rules, equipment, and philosophy such that the student will feel comfortable entering and competing in a UKC trial in the class/s appropriate for their dog.






For the current class schedule, click HERE.

 
~*~ ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE BY August 26, 2019!! ~*~
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
NEW (3-2019): Registrations received in good order (all paperwork & payment) will be taken on a first received basis!!
Please mail ALL completed paperwork to the address on the forms.
E-mailed forms will NOT be accepted!
  

Required Paperwork


2. Guidelines for Admittance  Fill out the guidelines form annually. We will keep it on file for the year.
 
3a. Dog Profile Form  Fill out the dog profile form annually for each dog. We will keep it on file for the year.
 
3b. Dog Profile Form: Members Only  Fill out the dog profile form annually for each dog. We will keep it on file for the year.
 
4. Proof of vaccination Please submit a copy of your dog's records from your vet's office.
 
5. Class Expectations  Read this document and initial on the registration form.


If you have not previously taken classes from us and are interested in attending one,
you are REQUIRED to contact us and let us know:
1) Your name, the dog's name & age, and any obedience/agility experience.
2) The name of the class you are considering
 


 
All classes are limited to 4-10 handler/dog teams (depending on the class). 
Registrations received in good order (all paperwork & payment) are taken on a first received basis. 
Notification of class confirmation will be sent within 24 hours of the close date. 

For more information, please contact Sandy Deatrick by email.

For directions to get to our building, click HERE.