Class Schedule

Agility Class Information Summer 20191

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.



Monday 3:30-4:30 pm Obstacle Familiarization/Short Sequence (limit 6)

Monday 8:00-9:00 pm Dog Sport Foundation (limit 8)




Agility Class Descriptions, Fall 2019



Obstacle Familiarization/Short Sequence (limit 6)
Class Dates:  October 21, 28; November 4, 11.  November 18 is a makeup date.
This class will meet Monday afternoons inside the DKC Building from 3:30-4:30 pm (setup @3:00 pm).

To be enrolled in this class, ALL dogs MUST be tested for or have previously been tested for OFF LEAD control and must display no aggressive behavior towards other dogs or people.  This class is intended for dogs (10 months or older) and/or handlers who have done agility before, or successfully completed the Intro to Agility or the Obstacle Familiarization 1 class, or have instructor permission.  The handler must have a working relationship with his/her dog.

There will be a progressive introduction to all obstacles found in AKC competition.  We will introduce how to "read" a series of obstacles and how to successfully navigate from one to the next.

If your dog needs to be tested, please contact Cathy Wells to arrange a time. 

Instructors:  Kathleen Downs and Cathy Wells.

Dog Sport Foundation (limit 8)
Class Dates:  October 21, 28; November 4, 11.  November 25 is a makeup date.
This class will meet inside the DKC Building on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00 pm.

This class is held inside and is designed to start building a solid sport foundation for your dog.  The dog must be 12 weeks or older at the start of class.  Having good foundation skills puts you and your dog on your way to becoming a better team.  The foundation skills you will learn can be applied to Agility, Obedience/Rally, Freestyle or just having fun with your dog.  This class will include but is not limited to perch work, body awareness, increasing core strength for your dog, 360˚ spins, improve on verbal skills, circle work, and wraps.  Dogs must be able to sit, down, and be able to work among other dog teams.

Instructor:  Paula Buchma




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.