Schedule

  Ring 1 Ring 2 Training Building
Mon Focus and Cues: 10:00–11:00 PM
(T.C. Cappel)

Focus and Cues: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Charlene Chaney)
Monday Night Thang (members only, first Monday of the month)
Open Training for Members
Tue Masters Agility:
7:00–8:00 PM
(Kathryn Cockerham)

Agility 2 - Intermediate: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Bevy Boyer)
Focus and Cues: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Charlene Chaney)
Open Training for Members
Wed
Focus and Cues: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Charlene Chaney)
Agility 2 - Intermediate:
7:00–8:00 PM
(Lisa Smith)

Obstacles and Handling:
8:00–9:00 PM
(Lisa Smith)
Open Training for Members
Thu Focus and Cues: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Vonda Spinks)

Skills and Drills:
8:00–9:00 PM
(Sangie Brooks)
Open Training for Members
Open Training for Members
Fri
Open Training for Members
Sat
Open Training for Members
Sun
Open Training for Members
Agility 2 - Intermediate:
6:30–7:30 PM
(Vonda Spinks)
Open Training for Members

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

Class Status and News

  • Non-member fees for the Basics class are $105 for an 8-week session. Non-member fees for all other classes are $75 per 6-week session.
  • Note that new students MUST get approval from the Training Director before starting a class. This ensures that there is room for you, and that it's the right class for you and your pup.

DAWG Agility Training Curriculum

DAWG Agility Training Curriculum

Descriptions

Focus and Cues

Learn the fundamentals of dog/handler communication

Is your dog ready to learn simple behaviors on cue, basic impulse control, and focus on the task at hand? Learn training fundamentals: verbal and physical cues, basic obedience and handling, crate/mat games, shaping, recall, how to build drive using toys and treats - all through games and positive, fun interactions that help you and your dog become a team. You will also be introduced to cones, the wobble board, tunnel, table, and jump stanchions. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least four months old.

Games for Dog Sports

Learn to play with your dog as a team

Play fun games to help build the foundation skills you and your dog will need to begin formal agility training. You will learn how to teach your dog to play with you and stay with you during play - and how to have fun working with your dog! You will learn through games using cones (circles, figure 8s), continued work on heeling, shaping, crosses (front, rear, blind) tunnels, table, and jumps and/or jump stanchions, and off-leash work. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least four months old.

Obstacles and Handling 1

Apply focus and team play to first set of Agility Obstacles

Dog will learn how to independently and safely perform basic obstacles used in Agility competition. Handler will learn basic handling skills that will help them guide their dog through an agility course. You'll train progressively on each obstacle and learn basic sequences. Focus is on training the handler to train the canine member of their team. And you'll learn this while developing your dog's enthusiasm for Agility! This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least 12 months old or can show veterinary proof that dog's growth plates are closed. In some cases, at discretion of the trainer, a younger dog may take this class, but they will not be allowed to jump or weave.

Obstacles and Handling 2

Apply focus and team play to second set of Agility Obstacles

Dog and handler will build on the handling skills learned in Obstacles and Handling 1, and will continue to learn to skillfully perform obstacles from that class. In addition, handlers will be introduced to more technical handling moves and the dog will learn to independently perform more obstacles - including the dogwalk, teeter, and weaves. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least 12 months old or can show veterinary proof that dog's growth plates are closed.

Agility 1 - Novice

Learn to play competition Novice/Starter Agility

This class prepares you for beginning agility competition - with focus on sequences, continued development of handling techniques, handling for speed, building teamwork, and continuing your dog's enthusiasm for agility. You will learn to run novice level competition courses. The class includes an information session on what to expect at a competition (agility trial) with information on agility organizations and their requirements, how to enter an agility trial, how to get your dog measured, how to read a course map, mapping dog/handler path, trial etiquette and practices - all you need to know. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least 12 months old or can show veterinary proof that dog's growth plates are closed.

Agility 2 - Intermediate

Learn to play competition Open/Advanced Agility

This course focuses on preparing for and competing in Advanced/Open level courses. You will learn longer and more complex sequences, more advanced handling techniques and strategies, and obstacle independence. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, to be taken until you and your dog are successful at the exercises and ready to move up to the next level.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers).

Agility 3 - Masters

Learn to play competition Elite/Masters Agility

This class is designed for teams competing at or getting ready to compete at the Excellent/Masters/Elite level. You will practice on challenging courses and full international courses. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, as you and your dog continue to learn, to practice, to work together and excel as a successful agility team.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers).

Agility Play

Agility for fun and exercise!

This class is designed for teams competing at or getting ready to compete at the Excellent/Masters/Elite level. You will practice on challenging courses and full international courses. This class is designed as multiple on-going 6-week sessions, as you and your dog continue to learn, to practice, to work together and excel as a successful agility team.

Eligibility:
  • Dog must be non-aggressive, up to date on all shots (or titers), and be at least four months old. Dogs will not be allowed to weave or jump until growth plates are closed (at least one year).