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Novice Agility with Anne, 5 of 6
April 15, 2012 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm$90 – $120
Teams in this class have completed a session of Introduction to Agility, the dog has seen/worked all of the obstacles. 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. We will do short sequences in this class as well as work obstacles one at a time, to improve the dog’s understanding and performance. Handlers will also work on front and rear crosses in sequences. Dogs will learn a start-line stay to allow the handler to lead out. We will also begin to train weave entries and contact obstacle criteria. The goals for this class: 1) Dog and handler are having fun, dogs are rewarded frequently throughout the lessons 2) Dogs become comfortable with all of the agility equipment, and learn to read the handler’s cues 3) Handlers start to sequence together obstacles , learn when crosses are needed and which ones to use, and encourage dogs with the use of praise and reinforcement.
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.
Information for Sunday classes:
- Class sessions are 6 weeks long, one-hour per class
- Cost of the session is $90/GVDC members and $120/non-members
- GVDC Membership Information
- All classes take place at Girsh Park in Goleta, behind Costco
- Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session, checks are made out to “GVDC”