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Agility Class ( Fall2021 )






Sept 19, 26, Oct 10, 17, 31, Nov 7


Agility Skills and Drills (limit 6)

Carol Rives


Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18


Long Sequence(limit 8)

Tracy Fletcher


Oct 7, 14, 21

5:30pm - 6:300pm

Premier Agility (limit 6)

Susan Bankauf and Laurence Gesquiere

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

Note: Durham Kennel Club reserves the right to cancel class if a minimum of dogs is not reached a week before start of class.




Agility Skills and Drills

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: This class is intended for a range of skill levels from dogs (10 months or older) and handlers who have successfully completed the Obstacle Familiarization 2 class (or have instructor permission) up to teams currently competing at the Novice Level. The handler must have off lead control of his/her dog. Dogs should be able to perform all the obstacles. Assistance may be needed on the teeter and weave poles.

The class will focus on very short obstacle sequences meant to reinforce specific skills. Skills to be covered may vary depending upon the needs of the students but will include such things as sticking and holding contacts, independent weave pole performance, and handler skills such as various types of crosses.

Intro to Agility


This class is held mostly 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.

Obstacle Familiarization

Prerequisite:To be enrolled in this class, Your dog must be 8 months or older. You must have completed an Introduction to Agility or Obstacle Familiarization class or be able to demonstrate off lead control of your dog.

This class is intended to teach dogs and/or handlers how to correctly navigate the agility obstacles found on AKC courses. 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, and jumps.

Long Sequence


The Long Sequence class will consist of a 10-15 obstacle sequence (a new sequence each week). Anyone competing at the Novice or higher level in AKC Agility is welcome. If you are not competing, instructor permission is required. We'll walk the course as a group and handling strategies will be discussed. Each team will then run the course and help will be offered (if desired). If there are any skill gaps, then exercise suggestions will be discussed to build those skills. Each team will get at least 2 turns to run the course. Each team will have enough time per tum to re-run problematic sequences of the course and/or try different handling strategies.

Premier Sequences

Prerequisite: For teams currently competing in Excellent/Master levels, or upon Instructor's approval. 

This class is geared toward people who compete in Premier and want to improve their handling skills. We will set up Premier courses and discuss different handling options. Then we will run as many options as possible so each team can discover what works best for them.