Class Schedule


Agility Class Information Spring 2021


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 6:30pm-7:30pm Long Sequence (limit 7)
Tuesday 6pm-7pm Agility Skills (limit 7)
Sunday 4pm-pm Basic Agility Skills and Drills (limit 6)
 
 

Agility Class Descriptions, Spring 2021

 

Long Sequence (limit 7). 
Class Dates:  Monday’s - April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10
Class Times 6:30pm-7:30pm


Masks and Social Distancing is required.


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.

Instructor: Tracy Fletcher

 

Agility Skills (limit 7)
Class Dates: Tuesdays - April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
Class Times: 6pm-7pm

Masks and Social Distancing is required.


This class is geared to anyone who wants to improve their dogs skills. Every obstacle requires lots of differing skills. We will improve the dog's understanding of his/her job and make running the course easier for both of you. We will work on both signals and verbals to increase your dogs understanding.

Instructor: Susan Bankauf

 


Basic Agility Skills and Drills(limit 6)
Class Dates: Sundays - April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Class Times: 4pm-5pm

Masks and Social Distancing is required.

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.

Instructor: Carol Rives

 

 

 

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