Fun Agility Class
Get an excellent, solid foundation for completing agility obstacles safely and correctly. Come for the enjoyment of spending time together, learning together and burning off energy - both physical and mental. Each dog and handler progresses at his or her own pace. The dogs do need to know basic obedience commands, and handlers must be able to control their dogs. The exercises can be started on leash.
This is not a competition agility class, but you will be well prepared if you want to continue on and join competition agility classes. Some of the dogs in these classes do compete in agility.
Enrollment details and more information are available upon request. Please give us a call through the link below to get started.
Current Weekly Schedule:
Saturday: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, upcoming class 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:45 am, 11:15 am
*New classes are added regularly. Please contact us for more information.
Class Videos: Warm-up Exercises
I have two of my dogs in the Fun Agility Class, Tailer and Pup. Tailer is an AustrailianCattle Dog/ Border Collie mix and has been enjoying progressive agility training for 3 years. We started as a fun activity to create a better bond between us and a way to stimulate and enlighten a very bright dog. She has come a long way in behavior, temperament and skill and will be entering her first competition in a few weeks.
Pup is a Chihuahua/Pug mix who spent her first year on an Amish farm where she lived outside or in the barn and fended for herself much of the time. She was fearful of new experiences and was submissive for fear of punishment. We needed to work on building confidence. The Fun Agility classes brought out a confident, intelligent and less fearful dog. She was a scared little girl that wanted to run to the door at her first class and rolled onto her back in submission when being introduced to a new obstacles. Now she happily greets people while remaining upright and eagerly meets new challenges. When I let her know she has made a mistake she can handle that without being in fear of being punished – it is simply that she has made a mistake. She has gained trust in me and others. She has picked up many new skills and abilities. Now, she is even entering competitions for Agility!
Our coach and trainer, Bonita, has been there to not only teach and instruct, but to encourage, challenge, support and be sensitive to Tailer and Pup’s individual needs. She has patiently guided and directed Pup and myself so both of us could become confident and able to work to overcome Pup’s fears and constant fearful submission.
Bonita has a way of reading each individual dog to bring out their best. Owners and dogs are treated as individuals and she takes the time to analyze and work through each particular problem or situation. Her dedication and professional approach make learning new skills a fun activity.