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Beginner-Novice Agility w/Anne, 2 of 6

June 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dates for the class session – please note these on your calendar:

June 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18
August 1

Make up date in the event of a cancellation will take place August 15th.

Cost per dog per 6-class session: $120/GVDC members, $150/non-GVDC members

  • 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*
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class start time to walk your dog and set up your area


11:00am: Beginner-Novice Agility

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.

Arrival time for this class: 10:30am to help with setting up the equipment for class


*Per GVDC club policy, dogs in Agility and Focus classes must not be aggressive towards other dogs or people and under control of their handler at all times. Dogs showing aggression before, during, or after classes will be asked to leave.

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 44linda@cox.net, and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc


June 20, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Anne Swan