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Agility Classes

Description of Classes


Agility Classes offered: 

Beginner's I - 6 wks - $80.00
Beginner's II - 6 wks - $80.00 
Beginning Handling - 6 wks - $80.00 
Intermediate Handling - 6wks - $75.00 
Competiton Handling - 6wks - $75.00 
Specialty Classes - 4 wks - $50.00
Dogs enrolling in agility should have basic obedience training. Confidence, safety, obstacle control, and handling are taught in these classes. The Handling Classes are designed for those students interested in competing with their dogs in Agility Trials. All of our agility instructors are highly qualified and compete not only in agility but also in obedience with their dogs.
 

(classes ARE LIMITED in size and pre-registration is required) 

Please note: Students must contact the appropriate instructor(s) to sign up for classes. This must be done prior to the start of class. No drop-ins are accepted. No carry-over of missed classes will be accepted.


Description of Classes

Beginner’s I Agility - Foundation Fundamentals I

Wednesday 6:30 pm 

Instructor: Georgette LaPorte

This class is open to dogs and handlers new to agility. Handlers will work their dogs on and off lead, teach and shape behavior, as well as, basic flatwork. Dogs will learn body awareness, recall, interactive games with handlers and learn to work through distractions. Any exposure to the contact equipment will be at below normal height for the safety of the dogs. The emphasis of this class is to promote comfort and confidence within the agility ring.

Prerequisite: All dogs enrolling in this class must have had a foundation obedience class, and a reliable recall.


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 Beginner’s II Agility - Foundation Fundamentals II

Tuesday 7:40 pm

Instructor: Laura Feldt & Vickie Smith

This class is open to dogs and handlers that have taken the Foundations Fundamentals I class. Emphasis of this class is to promote comfort and confidence working around the agility equipment. Exposing and introducing dogs and handler to jumps and contacts.

Prerequisite: Beginner’s I Agility - Foundation Fundamentals I

 
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Beginning Handling

 Wednesday 7:40 pm and 8:40pm

Instructors: Georgette LaPorte 

This class is open to dogs and handlers wanting to continue to build a stronger agility performance. Emphasis will be on reliable contacts, introduction to weave poles, short sequences , incorporation of handling skills that were introduced in Foundation Fundamentals II.

Prerequisite: All dogs enrolling in this class are comfortable and confident with all the agility equipment, and understand and can perform the skills introduced in Beginner Agility II.

 

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Intermediate Handling

Monday 6:30 pm

Instructors: Kathy Metcalfe & Hilary Karrer

This class is open to all dogs and handlers who want to fine tune their handling skills and improve their dogs' obstacle performances. Dog and handlers will learn to navigate short sequences of obstacles, contacts and work on reliable weave poles. Novice/Open level of exercises will be presented.

Prerequisite: All dogs and handlers enrolling in this class must have a clear understanding and proficient performance of all the agility equipment, including weave poles.



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Competition Handling

 Thursday 6:30 pm

Instructors: Georgette LaPorte 

This class is open to all dogs and handlers that are competing at the Open/Excellent level. Challenging sequences will be presented and explained so dogs and handlers can expand and master effective and efficient handling skill suitable for advanced competition.Remedial work will be addressed as needed.

Prerequisite: All dogs and handlers enrolling in this class must have a solid obstacle and weave pole performance and be actively competing in the Open /Excellent level.


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 Run Thrus

Monday 7:40 pm

FREE to current Shamrock students

Available to current Shamrock Students only. Courses will be available for you to work your dog. An instructor will be present, but students will work independently. This is not a structured class.

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Contacts & Weaves

Tuesday 6:40

Instructor: Sandy Case

Whether you are learning contacts & weaves, fixing them, perfecting them or making them independent, this is the class for you. This session will concentrate on the introduction and the start of your dog's contacts and weaves skills. 

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Open Run Thrus

2nd Sunday of the month

Time to be determined yet

Nested Courses / Standard and Jumper Courses

Shamrock Student: $3.00 per run / per dog or $10.00 unlimited runs / per dog

Non Shamrock Student - $5.00 per run / per dog or $20.00 unlimited runs / per dog