Class Schedule


Agility Class Information Spring 2018


Thank you for your interest in agility classes at Durham Kennel Club (DKC).  If you are not sure which class best suits your dog, and particularly if you have taken classes other than those offered at DKC, please contact Cathy Wells to help you determine which class is most appropriate for you and your dog.  NOTE: Bitches in season will be allowed in all classes at the handler’s own risk provided the dog wears protective britches.

 

 

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Note: Application are still accepted when class is full. Students will be added to the wait list.

 

 

Mondays, 2:00-3:00 pm Introduction to Agility

Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm Obstacle Familiarization Advanced

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Obstacle Familiarization

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Short Sequence

 
 

Class Dates: March 26; April 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 2018
(make-up day May 7, 2018)

Introduction to Agility (limit 6)
This class is held inside and gives instruction on basic training skills for agility. This includes, but not limited to, creating a working relationship with your dog, working as a team from one obstacle to another, contact obstacle basics, and start line stays. The goal of this class is that you and your dog will be working as a cohesive team, which is the core of all agility training. This class will meet on Monday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (setup @1:30 pm).

Instructors:  Nancy Akers and Roger Akers


Obstacle Familiarization Advanced  (limit 8)
To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs MUST be tested for or have previously been tested for ON LEAD control and must display no aggressive behavior towards other dogs or people. The handler must have a working relationship with his/her dog. Testing will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm at the DKC building. If you cannot come at this time for testing or you have any questions, please contact Cathy Wells

This class is intended for dogs (10 months or older) and/or handlers who have either done agility before or who have completed an Obstacle Familiarization class; however, the handler feels that they could use some more work establishing a solid foundation on how to correctly perform the different obstacles. This class is appropriate for dogs who are still having some issues either with specific obstacles or with general confidence levels. The dog must approach all obstacles willingly. The dog does not need to have independent weaves or contacts, and may require assistance with these obstacles. We will introduce how to "read" a series of obstacles and how to successfully navigate from one to the next. This class will meet Monday afternoons inside the DKC Building from 3:30-4:30 pm (setup @3:00 pm).

Instructors:  Lisa Roberts, Cathy Wells, and Kathleen Downs


Obstacle Familiarization (limit 8)
To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs MUST be tested for or have previously been tested for ON LEAD control and must display no aggressive behavior towards other dogs or people. You must have a working relationship with your dog. Testing will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm at the DKC building. If you cannot come at this time for testing or you have any questions, please contact Cathy Wells

This class is intended for dogs (10 months or older) and/or handlers who have either not done agility before or who feel that they could use some more work establishing a solid foundation on how to correctly perform the different obstacles. This class would be appropriate both for beginners and for dogs who have had one or perhaps even two classes before, but who are still having some issues either with specific obstacles or with general confidence levels. Dogs will be introduced to the tunnel, table, tire, dog walk, A-frame, weave poles, teeter totter, and jumps. This class will meet Monday afternoons inside the DKC Building from 5:00-6:00 pm (setup @4:30 pm).

Instructors:  Lisa Roberts and Cathy Wells


Short Sequence 
 
To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs must be tested for off lead control and no aggressive behavior only if the dog has never taken a class with us before. Testing will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm at the DKC building. If you cannot come at this time for testing or you have any questions, please contact Cathy Wells. 

This class is for those dogs and handlers who have successfully completed an obstacle familiarization course or beyond.  Focus will be on teaching dogs and handlers how to properly execute many of the maneuvers seen on agility courses while performing 6-10 obstacles.  These will include but not be limited to front cross, rear cross, blind cross, lead outs and more.   Dogs are not expected to do straight up weave poles and/or independent teeter.  This class will meet outside on the DKC Agility Field on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm (setup @5:30p). ** In the event of inclement weather, the class will move inside.

Instructors: Tracy Fletcher and Laura Boyce


 

VERY IMPORTANT – We understand that in the agility setting, dogs do get excited and may on occasion lunge at or chase other dogs that are running.  However, if any dog willfully attacks a human or another dog while in class, you will be asked to leave and may not return with that dog.

Classes fill very quickly and space is limited – please either submit your application online with payment, or return your application and a check made payable to DKC as soon as possible.  If you need to have your dog tested for admission go ahead and send in your application NOW to hold a place in the class and e-mail to schedule a testing session as soon as possible!  Please do NOT send your health certificate in with your application – bring it with you on the first night of class – your dog will not be admitted to class without it. If you have any further questions, please contact Cathy Wells.