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Class Schedule


Agility Class Information Winter 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.

Test date:  Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 6:00 pm at DKC building.

 

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

Mondays, 2:30-3:30 pm Short Sequence 1

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Obstacle Familiarization

Mondays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm Short Sequence 2

Class dates: January 9, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20.  Make up day, if necessary, will be February 27.

 

Short Sequence 1This 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 2:30-3:30 PM.  

Instructors: Nancy Akers and Cathy Wells

Obstacle Familiarization - To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs MUST be tested for ON LEAD control and must display no aggressive behavior towards other dogs or people.   Testing will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the DKC building.  Submit application, then e-mail Cathy Wells to schedule testing.  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 INSIDE the DKC Building on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Instructors: Ann Carter and Cathy Wells


Short Sequence 2This 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 EVENINGS from 7:15-8:15 PM.  

Instructors: Tracy Fletcher and Ann Carter


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.