Schedule

  North Field South Field
Mon Tricks (Intermediate): 7:00–8:00 PM
(T.C. Cappell)
Tricks (Novice): 8:00–9:00 PM
(T.C. Cappell)
Both classes begin September 11
Fees: $75 ($35 for DAWG members)
Monday Night Thang (members only, first Monday of the month) 7:00–9:00 PM
Tue Advanced/Masters: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Kathryn Cockerham)
Intro I: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Bevy Boyer)
Agility Basics: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Bevy Boyer, starts 9/5/2017)
Wed Open Training for Members Agility Basics: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Kristi Brookshire, starts 9/13/2017)
Intro I: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Aire Skowronski)
Thu Open Training for Members Intro II: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Danielle McJunkins)
Beginners: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Danielle McJunkins)
Fri
Both Fields Open Training for Members
Sat
Both Fields Open Training for Members
Sun
Both Fields Open Training for Members

PLEASE CONTROL BARKING - LIGHTS OUT BEFORE 10PM, PLEASE.

Class Status and News

  • Two new tricks classes will begin September 11 at 7:00PM. Contact Bevy Boyer or T.C. Cappell for information.
  • Non-member fees for the Basics class are $100 for an 8-week session. Non-member fees for all other classes are $70 per 6-week session.

Descriptions

Agility Basics

Agility Basics is an eight week class that focuses on obedience, clicker training, target training, handling techniques, and basic obstacles such as tunnel, table, and jumps. Dogs must complete or evaluate out of Agility Basics before being enrolled in Intro I.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Agility Basics, dogs must be at least six months old, have current shots, and be non-aggressive towards humans and other dogs. Class size is limited to eight dogs.

Requirements for Promotion:
  • 1 minute sit-stay
  • 1 minute down-stay
  • Recall (off-leash)
  • Follow the hand with front cross and back command
  • Demonstrate understanding of target and touch command
  • Willing to attempt tunnel, jump, and table

Introduction to Agility I

Intro I is a six week class in which dogs are introduced to obstacles, possibly excluding the teeter and weave poles depending on the ability level of the class. Obedience work is reviewed weekly. Handling techniques are also further developed. This class will be repeated by each dog/handler team until eligibility to move to the next level is met.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Intro I, dogs must have completed Agility Basics or have demonstrated proficiency in the skills covered in and meet eligibility requirements for Agility Basics.

Requirements for Promotion:
  • 1 minute sit-stay
  • 1 minute down-stay
  • Recall (off-leash)
  • Proficiency on all obstacles with the exception of the teeter and weave poles. Stationary contacts should be stressed and dogs should demonstrate understanding of obstacle performance and enthusiasm for performing them voluntarily.
  • Basic understanding of weave poles and teeter if covered

Introduction to Agility II

Intro II is a six week class in which dogs polish obstacles including the teeter and weave poles, improve handling techniques, and begin sequencing obstacles. Obedience work is reviewed periodically. This class will be repeated by each dog/handler team until eligibility to move to the next level is met.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Intro II, dogs must have completed Intro I or have demonstrated proficiency in the skills covered in and meet eligibility requirements for Intro I.

Requirements for Promotion:
  • Proficiency on the teeter and closed weave poles
  • Ability to front and back cross in situations with and without contact obstacles
  • Ability to blind cross in front of tunnel (not as critical for extremely fast dogs)
  • Ability to sequence a minimum of four obstacles

Beginners

Beginners is a six week class in which handler and dog teams begin to increase the number of obstacles in sequence and continue to develop handling techniques. This class will be repeated by each dog/handler team until eligibility to move to the next level is met.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Beginners, dogs must have completed Intro II or have demonstrated proficiency in the skills covered in and meet eligibility requirements for Intro II.

Requirements for Promotion:
  • Dogs should be sequencing 10 or more obstacles and teams should have developed good timing. They should be ready to begin working Novice/Starter level courses.

Intermediate

Intermediate is a six week class that focuses on Novice and Advanced/Open level coursework and prepares dogs and handlers for competition. Students should be exposed to course diagrams, mapping dog/handler paths, and trial procedures and etiquette. This class will be repeated by each dog/handler team until eligibility to move to the next level is met.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Intermediate, dogs must have completed Beginners or have demonstrated proficiency in the skills covered in and meet eligibility requirements for Beginners.

Requirements for Promotion:
  • Dogs should be able to successfully complete Novice/Starters and Open/Advanced level courses.

Advanced/Masters

The Advanced and Masters classes are designed for dogs competing and/or training in the Open/Advanced level or above.

Eligibility:

In order to enroll in Advanced or Masters, dogs must have completed Intermediate or have demonstrated proficiency in the skills covered in and meet eligibility requirements for Intermediate.