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Intermediate/Advanced Agility w/Anne, 3 of 5
April 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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.
12:30pm – Intermediate/Advanced Agility Skills
We will be working exercises in this class to help you improve your fundamental skills for seeing and setting the line of your dog’s path, the timing and location of your front and rear crosses, and distance work including sends and lateral distance. This class is for dogs that are working on and developing their skills on all of the obstacles in agility with the goal of being able to perform them independently: jumps, tunnels, contacts, and weaves. The dog should have both on and off-side weaves, and no longer needs lures to complete the 12 poles. Your dog should have either a “touch” on all of the contacts or a trained running contact performance, and can work a short distance away from you. Dogs in this class need to work reliably off-leash while maintaining focus on the handler, as the goals of this class include preparation for more advanced training and possibly doing agility trials in the future or are already competing. The focus of this class is to train a clear understanding of performance and build your dog’s confidence on the obstacles, and reinforce the rewards you will use in class. Plan on rewarding your dog frequently during the sequences to improve their understanding of the game.
Class arrival time: 12:15pm
*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.