Schedule

  North Field South Field Training Building
Mon
Monday Night Thang (members only, first Monday of the month)
Rally: 7:00–8:00 PM
(T.C. Cappel)
Open Training for Members
Tue Advanced/Masters: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Kathryn Cockerham)
Agility Basics: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Bevy Boyer)
Intro I: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Bevy Boyer)
Open Training for Members
Wed Basics: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Aire Skowronska)
Intro I: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Aire Skowronska)
Basics: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Lisa Smith)
Open Training for Members
Thu
Open Training for Members
Agility Basics: 7:00–8:00 PM
(Vonda Spinks)
Beginners: 8:00–9:00 PM
(Vonda Spinks)
Advanced Tricks: 7:00–8:00 PM
(T.C. Cappel)
Fri
Open Training for Members
Sat
Open Training for Members
Sun
Open Training for Members

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

Class Status and News

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Tricks - Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced

These tricks classes are AKC accredited. There are a wide variety of tricks to choose from - it's another way to have fun with your dog! Classes are fun for dogs of all ages, and they help to improve the dog's learning and the bond between handler and dog. Senior dogs benefit from low-impact stimulation, and younger dogs benefit from a new learning experience. The last class in each series is the AKC test with beautiful DAWG ribbons for those who pass. Come join in the fun!

Rally

Rally is an obedience skill-oriented dog sport. Such skills as "Sit", "Down", "Come", and "Heel" are presented on signs set in a variety of course configurations. Rally is known for its focus on fun and teamwork between handler and dog.