Agility

Have you been looking for a fun way to continue training your dog? Would you like to burn more of your dog’s energy as well as build a stronger bond?

Then these are the classes for you!

Our facility has special agility flooring. These mats provide excellent grip and traction, adds maximum comfort for dogs and handlers, and gives more joint support. Sessions run year round in our state of the art 2400 square foot training facility! We run classes to accommodate each dog’s needs keeping into consideration their age, level of training, temperament, and physical capabilities. The obstacles are safe and offer no harm or risk to their temperaments, or physical condition (such as joints).

Please note, we have had to make some changes due to COVID 19. Each class is still one hour but some classes are now maxed at 3 dogs and others at 4 dogs (instead of 5 and each level’s description outlines this). We hope to go to the normal guidelines by Sept but we have had to temporarily change sizes, session lengths and some fees etc.

You must have completed a Level One Program or attend a private session before booking into Sport classes. Some dogs may qualify without these steps, just email me your dogs experience, training style taught and I will let you know if you qualify to go right into a class. All dogs must be dog and people friendly due to the nature of the program. Any dogs that are vocal non stop or show leash reactivity towards other dogs or owners will be removed with no refund. Dogs over 6 months must be spayed or neutered to attend our classes, unless discussed prior with the trainer.

*The first video below shows clips of a range of our agility clients in all levels from Starters Agility to Advanced Plus Agility. Currently these clients are doing this just for fun, but might work towards competitive soon! It has background music, so please check your volume setting before playing* Enjoy!

Second video below shows clips of an off site field trip. These clients are working towards competitive agility and this was their dogs first time working on agility outside of my dog school. Some of these dogs have only done 8-12 private lessons, some have been doing agility “for fun” for a few years and are now brave to work towards competitions. All the dogs have different backgrounds, some started classes with me in my puppy program, some were rescues that were people and dog aggressive or reactive, some were scared of their own shadow. The sky is the limit with time and patience within my program!

Class descriptions

Starters Agility (6 weeks) ($280 plus hst, $316.40) (Max 3 dogs due to COVID 19. In this level we do station work for the first few classes, and I want to give you a lot of room as well as I can disinfect if you needed to touch any of the obstacles).
Foundation work to get you started in the wonderful sport of agility. We will cover handling cues, body awareness, body conditioning, targeting/shaping, connection between dog and handler, and off leash confidence. You will also start teaching some of the agility equipment such as tunnel, starter weave poles, a-frame, dogwalk, and low impact jumps.
*Must have completed at least Level One Obedience using positive methods, or attend a private session prior to registering*

Inter Agility (6 weeks)($250 plus hst, $282.50) (Max 4 dogs due to COVID 19)
Learn short sequences as well as how to navigate small courses off leash. You also advance your equipment knowledge, advance weave skills, learn how to plan your path for better communication and improve your handling skills. *Must have completed Starters Agility in our program*

Advanced Agility (6 weeks)($225 plus hst, $254.25) (Max 4 dogs due to COVID 19)
Advance your coursework and dog’s independence, as well as learn how to course walk. In this session you will be introduced to the Teeter Totter, and advance your weave poles skills (from 8-12 poles) getting closer to competitive standard. *Must have completed Inter Agility in our program*

Advanced Plus Agility (6 weeks)(This class is run like a levels unlimited class. The sky is the limit as to how far you go. The first round in this level will be $225 plus hst, $254.25, but any repeat of this level will get a discount rate of $200 plus hst, $226)(Max 4 dogs due to COVID 19)
Advances everything to the next level and mixes elements of show knowledge, while still having fun.. You will learn advanced handling skills, and run harder courses. This class is like a levels unlimited and the sky’s the limit! *Must have completed Advanced Agility in our program*