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11:45am Intro To Agility w/Anne
January 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
11:45am: Intro To Agility
This class is for dogs and handlers brand new to the fun sport of agility. We will introduce the obstacles individually, taking time to teach dogs and their owners how to perform each piece of equipment. Additional skills emphasized in this class: various agility foundation exercises, encouraging the frequent use of rewards and reinforcers for the dogs, teaching a start-line stay, learning how to train cues to help the dogs understand what we are asking of them, and to introduce short sequences and handling. The main goal for this class is to have a fun hour with our dogs, teaching the basics of the great sport of agility and setting the stage for future learning. Homework exercises will be given at the end of each class, to encourage practice in between Sunday classes.
Class arrival time: 11:30am
Dates for the 5-class session – please note these on your calendar:
December 5, 12, 19 (no class on 12/26)
January 2, 9
In the event that a class is canceled, the make-up date is January 16th
Cost per dog for the 5-week session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-GVDC members. (Please bring cash or a check to the park on December 5th)
*GVDC Membership Information: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/about/
*All classes take place at Girsh Park in Goleta, behind Costco: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/practices/
*Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session, checks are made out to “GVDC”
*Dogs showing aggression towards people or other dogs will be asked to leave
Our Class Policies and Protocols have changed due to the COVID-19 situation, Please Read All of the Information Below Carefully.
1) Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated
2) Masks must be worn during set-up/take down, masks need to be worn during course walk-throughs
(If not fully vaccinated)
3) Crates/Ex-Pens are required for agility classes, set-ups are required to be 8 feet apart
4) Please bring hand sanitizer, and dog poop bags for your use while at the park
5) Please do not attend GVDC classes/events if you are not feeling well or if you or any immediate family members are exhibiting signs of COVID-19
*Per GVDC club policy, dogs in Agility classes must not be aggressive towards other dogs or people, and under control of their handler at all times.*
For all Agility Classes, please bring with you each week:
Your dog on a flat buckle collar or front-clip harness. Bring a variety of delicious meaty treats for your dog, water and a bowl, a chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6 foot leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog. Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.
For a dog that is not yet motivated by toys or for a pup that needs some cool new ones, please look at the treat pouches lined with bunny fur and fleece and other creations, made by our own Linda Keating. Linda is often at classes and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc