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Beginner/Novice Agility Skills w/Anne, 3 of 5
April 24, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Dates: March 27 April 3, 10, 24, May 1st (please note, no class on
Cost for the 5-week session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-members
Location: Girsh Park in Goleta: https://goletavalleydogclub.org/practices/
Membership Info: https://goletavalleydogclub.org/about/
In the event that I need to cancel a class, the make-up date will be held on May 8th. Please note that 5/8 will not be a date that I have a class for those that miss classes during the planned session. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.
11:15am – Beginner/Novice Agility Skills
This class is for dogs and handlers newer to agility, have completed an Intro 2 or Beginner-Novice session and are looking to advance their skills. We will continue to work the obstacles individually, making sure that your dogs feel confident on the equipment and have the correct performance. We will also do short sequences as the classes progress, working the dogs through several-obstacle exercises with an emphasis on developing your handling skills and your dog’s ability to process what to do for 5+ obstacles in a row. Additional skills emphasized in this class: various agility foundation exercises, encouraging the frequent use of rewards and reinforcers for the dogs, reinforcing a start-line stay, learning how to train cues to help the dogs understand what we are asking of them, and to introduce front crosses into sequences of a few obstacles. The main goal for this class is to have a fun hour with our dogs, reviewing the basics of novice-level agility and setting the stage for future learning.
Class Arrival Time: 11:00am
*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 (optional). Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.