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Recurring Event Event Series: Intermediate Agility Skills w/Anne

Intermediate Agility Skills w/Anne

March 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30am Intermediate 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: 10:15am.

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

Intermediate Agility Skills w/Anne


March 8, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Anne Swan


Girsh Park
7050 Phelps Road
Goleta, California 93117 United States
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