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Class Schedule


Agility Class Information Winter 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.

 

 

  -Indicates Class is Full
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 1

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Obstacle Familiarization 2

Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Short Sequence

 
 

Class Dates: January 8, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
(make-up day February 26)

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 1 (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, January 1, 2018, at 2:00 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 3:30-4:30 pm (setup @3:00 pm).

Instructors:  Lisa Roberts and Cathy Wells


Obstacle Familiarization 2  (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, January 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the DKC building. If you cannot come at this time for testing or you have any questions, please contactCathy 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 would be appropriate 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. 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. This class will meet Monday afternoons inside the DKC Building from 5:00-6:00 pm (setup @4:30 pm).

Instructors:  Carol Rives and Lisa Roberts


Short Sequence (limit 8)
 
To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs must be tested for off lead control and no aggressive behavior. Testing will take place on Monday, January 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the DKC building. If you cannot come at this time for testing or you have any questions, please contact Cathy Wells. 

This short sequence class will be inside 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 (as in competition), but if the team is not ready for that, they can choose to skip that obstacle. This class will meet inside the DKC Building on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm (setup @6:30p).

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.