Dog Agility Classes

 Beginner Agility Class:  Thursday, 7:30 pm September 19, 2019 (dogs & puppies with prior manners obedience training/class preferred) 6 week session, $105 new students/$85 returning ADOC students/$75 3rd and ongoing session. Call Chris at 210 269-5845. Please leave a message. In case of rain, the classes are delayed a week. Agility training is an ongoing sport & usually requires practice.

Private lessons available on Fridays & Sundays. Contact Debbie at 210 378-4202.

Obstacle Sequencing/Novice Coursework: This 6:30 pm class continues introducing the agility obstacles at higher heights & starts sequencing 6-16 obstacles together. Weavepoles, seesaw, dogwalk, Aframe, tunnels, tire, single, double, triple and broad jumps are practiced in sequences. $105 new students/$85 returning ADOC students, seniors & juniors/$75 3rd session with any ADOC class. Call Chris at 210 269-5845. Please leave a message. In case of rain, the classes are delayed a week.

Puppy/ Young Dog Agility Foundations

Do you want to have the agility dog of your dreams? Are you busy & can’t make a weekly class? This private instruction class generally meets on Fridays or Sundays by appointment at the ADOC field, Bulverde or Spring Branch. It is for serious exhibitors who want to start their puppies off right to become AKC or USDAA Agility Champions. Call Debbie Moore for more info at 210 378-4202.

Download: Registration Application Form for Agility classes in pdf. format

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Beginner Dog Agility: 

Beginner  (6 weeks) - This class introduces a dog or older puppy to both the agility equipment and the vocabulary. Our Beginner classes use positive, motivational methods. We focus on safety and enjoyment, allowing each dog to move at his own pace, gaining confidence as he becomes familiar with each new obstacle. Dogs begin to learn the names of each obstacle ("tunnel," for example, to race through the tunnel; "jump" to leap over a jump), as well as "left" and "right" to give directions to the next obstacle. For beginners to the sport, or seasoned competitors, this course forms a solid foundation for all dogs.

There's no prerequisite for enrolling your dog in Beginner Agility, but we highly recommend a Manners class first so puppies/dogs can get used to training around other dogs. Students can progress faster and further when they start with this group training foundation. Alternatively, you might try a few individual private foundation lessons.

Obstacle Sequencing/Novice Coursework: This class continues introducing the agility obstacles at higher heights & starts sequencing 6-16 obstacles together. Weavepoles, seesaw, dogwalk, Aframe, tunnels, tire, single, double, triple and broad jumps are practiced in sequences.

Puppy Agility/ Foundations For Performance Sports:
Puppies and young adult dogs will learn basic self-control to become good family companions with the ability to move on to dog performance sports, such as agility, rally or obedience, through positive games.  Basic skills include targeting, sit, down, come, stand, back up, and stay using toys and soft food rewards and dog crate or exercise pen.

A dog crate, head halter or buckle collar, interactive dog toy, soft dog treats. This class is currently taught by private lesson. For further information, call Debbie Moore at 210-378-4202.

For more about agility, visit the American Kennel Club website: http://www.akc.org/events/agility/


Riot trained & owned by Debbie & Courtney Moore

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