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Class Schedule


Agility Class Information Summer 2017


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 at msmillerunc@gmail.com 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, 1:00-2:00 pm Short Sequence 1

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Short Sequence 2

 

Class Dates: May 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 2017

Short Sequence 1 – This basic handling 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.  Dogs are not expected to do straight up weave poles and/or independent teeter.  These will include but not be limited to front cross, rear cross, blind cross, push, pull, wraps, 180s, serpentines, lead outs and more.   Dogs must be tested for OFF LEAD control by the instructors for admission to the DKC agility classes only if the dog has never taken a class with us before.   Contact Cathy Wells at msmillerunc@gmail.com to schedule testing for your dog if necessary.  

This class will meet INSIDE the DKC Building on Monday AFTERNOONS from 1:00-2:00 PM.  

Instructors: Nancy Akers and Cathy Wells

Short Sequence 2This short sequence class will be outside on our agility field during this session. There will be 2 sequences set up so that when you’re waiting your turn on the primary sequence, you can work on a 3-4 obstacle sequence designed to improve obstacle performance. The primary sequence will be 7-10 obstacles at approximately the novice level of complexity. This will be designed to work on handling and obstacle performance. The weave poles will be in sets of 6 and 12, straight up (like competition), but if the team is not ready for that, they can choose to skip that obstacle.    Dogs must be tested for  OFF LEAD   control by the instructors for admission to the DKC agility classes   only if   the dog has never taken a class with us before.   Contact Cathy Wells at   msmillerunc@gmail.com   to schedule testing for your dog if necessary.   

This class will meet  OUTSIDE on the DKC Agility Field on Monday EVENINGS  from  6:30 - 7:30 PM.

Instructors: Tracy Fletcher


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 at msmillerunc@gmail.com.