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Intro to Agility w/Anne, 3 of 6

August 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Dates for the 6-class session:
July 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23

Make up date in the event of a cancellation will take place August 30th

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


9:30am: Intro to Agility
This class is for dogs and handlers new to the fun sport of agility, and have just completed the Foundation Agility class. 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.

Class arrival time: 9:00am – Please leave your dogs in the car when you first arrive at the park, come and set up your area, if you have a crate/pen you can put your dog in there and then I will need help getting the equipment out of the trailer for class.

**We will be using treats as a primary reward for this class, so it is essential that your dog is hungry and motivated to work for them. Please do not feed your dog breakfast before lessons on our class dates. If you feel they are still hungry then they can have breakfast at home after class, thank you!**

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

Intro to Agility w/Anne, 3 of 6


August 2, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Anne Swan


Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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