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10:00 Jump Skills w/Anne
November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020
10:00am: Jump Skills:
Jumps are the most frequent obstacles used on an agility course and they come in several forms: wing jumps, non-wing, panel, broad, triple, double, tire. The dog clears the jump and it is considered successful, but there are other factors to take into consideration such as take-off, landing, striding, the dog’s jumping form, and their confidence. Jumping skills are crucial to a successful agility team, and if you are planning to trial your dog in competition or just want a better athlete, then this class is recommended.
In the Jump Skills class we will work on the dog’s understanding of what is required with each type of jump, how to properly prepare for and execute each jump, and negotiating lines of jumps. We will be using single jumps, jump grids, and jumping sequences throughout this session. This class is helpful for dogs that have started their agility careers and those who are newer to agility and would like to get started correctly. Since we will be doing sequencing (doing several jumps at a time) some agility experience is preferred. The use of video cameras or iPads for filming is encouraged.
Please arrive for this class no later than 9:30am to help with the equipment set-up for class, and be ready to start walking exercises right at 9:55am so we can maximize your working time. Thank you!
Dates for the 5-class session – please note these on your calendar:
November 4, 11, 18 December 2, 9
No classes on November 25th. Make-up date in the event of a cancellation is December 16th.
Cost per dog per session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-GVDC members
*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
Please watch this video on teaching a dog to engage with toys, even if they are not toy motivated:
Prior to starting classes, it is highly recommended that you teach your dog to engage with toys and how to play tug – as we will be doing a lot of this in the classes. Please bring tug toys to class with you each week. If you have a dog that prefers food toys, bring those to class as well. Linda Keating sells lotus ball toys that can be filled with treats and tossed as a reward. If you need an idea for a food toy, please pick up one of these at Home Depot
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
Email Zipnkiwi@aol.com to enroll in classes. Enrollment opens on Friday at 7:00am.
Anne Swan, CPDT-KA Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Agility, Rally, and Focus classes for Dogs
Group training for dogs and puppies