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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
 

February - March, 2021
  
  
Puppy Agility

Introduce your puppy to agility in a safe and FUN way! This class is for puppies 12 weeks to 12 months and focuses on building a working relationship through performance based obedience, play and food based motivation, and socialization. Your puppy will be introduced to puppy appropriate agility equipment. Topics that may be included are body work / body awareness, positive play, parallel path, turns on the flat, building drive through restrained recalls, and introduction to natural cues that will later be used in handling.

Prerequisites: All puppies must have age appropriate vaccines and be non-aggressive towards people and other dogs. No previous classes are required.




Skills Drills & Pod Work

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, lead outs, distance work, 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 weaves

  • The focus of the class will be on jumping sequences and dogs should have a good understanding of proper jumping skills

  • And ONE of the two below:

    • Has successfully completed C4's Agility 4 class 

      Or

    • Has prior instructor approval

Class Goals: To fine-tune handling skills


    
Agility 5 (Previously 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 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 able to work off leash as needed

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

  • 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

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.






For the current class schedule, click HERE.

 
~*~ ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE BY February 6, 2021!! ~*~
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
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.