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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
 

March 14th/16th - April 18th/27th, 2017: Classes are currently in session
Agility 3
Agility 1
Competition Readiness
Novice Sequencing

May - June 2017
 

Agility 4 (Previously: Advanced Handling)

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 3 class (Previously: Intermediate Handling) 

Or

·       Has prior instructor approval


Class Goals: Being able to appropriately apply the skills you have learned to a course so that you and your dog are able to successfully complete the obstacles, understanding line of motion, performance of 270 and back-up recall-to-heel, send to the back side of a jump, and an understanding of the 3 types of rear crosses.

 

 

Agility 2 (Previously: Beginning Handling)

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 (Previously: Intro to Obstacles) 

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.

 

 

Competition Readiness

This class will be setup to duplicate structured match (trial) conditions in an effort to ready 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 & weaves 

·       It will be necessary to bring a crate to the class so that when your dog is not in the ring, they will be able to have that down time that they experience at a trial

And ONE of the two below:

·       Has successfully completed C4's Agility 4 class (Previously: Advanced Handling)

Or

·       Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals:

 


Skills Drills

Skills Drills is a class focused on improving handling skills and introducing some of the more advanced jumping skills. We will generally be running short sequences (from 5-12 obstacles) frequently with a pre-determined way to complete the sequence so that students have a chance to refine specific handling skills. Skills that may be worked on in the class can include post turns, front crosses, blended front crosses, pulls, rear crosses, back-side of the jump, and how to properly cue extension & collection. Exercises used may be from Linda Mecklenburg, Karen Holik, Mary Ellen Berry, etc.

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 (Previously: Advanced Handling)

Or

·       Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: To fine-tune handling skills.

 




For the current class schedule, click HERE.

 
~*~ ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE BY April 29, 2017!! ~*~
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). If registrations for class limits are exceeded, a random draw will be held on April 30, 2017 to decide acceptance into that class. 
Notification of class confirmation will be sent within 2-3 days of the random draw.
If you do not get into the class, your check and registration forms will be shredded and you'll be given priority into that same class the next time it is offered. ***


For more information, please contact Sandy Deatrick by email.

For directions to get to our building, click HERE.