Intro To Agility w/Anne
October 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
**Dates: September 22, 29 October 6, 20, 27 (please note, no classes on 10/13)
**Cost for the 5-week session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-members
In the event that I need to cancel a class, the make-up date will be held on November 3rd. Please note that 11/3 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.
Agility class with Anne
1:30pm: 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: 1:15pm
*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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc