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Intro To Agility w/Anne
September 3 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
2:45pm Intro To Agility:
This class is for dogs and handlers brand new to the fun sport of agility. 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. Homework exercises will be given at the end of each class, to encourage practice in between Sunday classes.
Class arrival time: 2:30pm
Enrollment opens on Thursday 8/10, at 5:00pm. If you can attend this next session (and I hope you can!) please reply no later than next Monday morning, ideally sooner in case the class you want fills up.
Anne’s Sunday Agility Class Information:
Dates for the 5-class session – please note these on your calendar: August 20, 27 September 3, 10 October 1
Skip Dates (No Classes) on September 17 & 24. Please let me know if having a class on Sunday, 9/3 of Labor Day weekend, will be a problem for you.
In the event that a class is canceled, the make-up date will be in October 8th
Cost per dog for the session: $125/GVDC members, $150/non-GVDC members (please bring cash or a check for the cost of the full session to the first class)
*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
Our Class Policies and Protocols have changed due to the COVID-19 situation, Please Read All of the Information Below Carefully.
1) Anne’s Sunday Agility classes will be limited to 8 working teams per class.
2) Crates/Ex-Pens are required for the classes at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12:00pm; Strongly encouraged for 1:30 & 2:45pm
3) Please bring shade, water, treats, toys, and dog poop bags for your use while at the park
4) Please do not attend GVDC classes/events if you are not feeling well or if you or any immediate family members are exhibiting signs of COVID-19, RSV, the flu, etc.
*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.