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2024 Session 4 Agility Classes

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Agility Class Descriptions 

8-8 Puppy Agility  - Not Offered Session 4

  • Six Week Session  $80 nonmembers/ $65 members
  • Thursdays 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
  • This class will be held indoors in climate controlled building

Class Description 

Calling all puppies ages 8 weeks to 8 months to come and have some fun! Puppies will be exposed to many of the skills necessary to start out agility on the right paw!

This is a workshop type class where you will be interacting with your puppy on various pieces of puppy friendly agility equipment at their own pace. Each week we will focus on a new skill but there is a lot of repetition over the session.


Prerequisites: This class is limited to puppies between the ages of 8 weeks and 8 months.


A dog crate is required for this class.


Beginner Agility  

  • Seven  Week Session  $95 nonmembers/ $80 members
  • Thursdays 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
  • This class will be held indoors in climate controlled building
  • Instructors:  Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com 
  •                        John Gorbas email:  fishnbones@att.net  
  •                        Nancy Campbell email nancyandherdog@gmail.com                 

Class Description 

Learn basic jumping and handling skills, contacts and weaves. By the end of the course you and your dog should be able to run short sequences. This class can be repeated as needed.


Prerequisites: Dogs should have a reliable recall and basic obedience skills.


A dog crate is required for this class.

Link to register for this class Session 4


Advanced Beginner Agility  

  • Seven Week Session  $95nonmembers/ $80 members
  • Thursdays 5:15 PM- 6:15PM
  • This class will be held indoors in climate controlled building
  • Instructors: Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com 
  •                       John Gorbas email fishnbones@att.net 
  •                       Matt Durham               

Class Description 

This is a continuation of Beginning Agility class. Dogs and handlers will work on  more complicated jump sequences and handling skills. By the end of this class we will be running AKC novice courses. This class can be repeated as needed.


Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed the Beginning Agility Class.


A dog crate is required for this class.

Link to register for this class Session 4


Agility Skills and Drills  

  • Seven Week Session  $95 nonmembers/ $80 members
  • Thursdays 6:45 PM- 8:00PM
  • This class will be held indoors in climate controlled building
  • Instructors: Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com 
  •                        Nancy Campbell email nancyandherdog@gmail.com                  

Class Description 

This class is designed for teams competing at Novice, Open or Excellent level. 

This class will focus on different aspects of handling for Agility.  It is designed to improve your handling skills and your dog's proficiency in understanding.  Skills may include but not limited to the following:  

  •  Weave entrances
  •  Independent Weaves
  •  Beginning distance handling
  •  Start line strategies
  •  Serpentines
  •  Backsides
  •  AKC FAST
Handouts of each of the skills will be provided to assist you as you practice at home. 

Prerequisites: You and your dog must know basic obedience including a strong recall, and stay, as well as full engagement.  Dogs must be able to run 6 weave poles on their own.  

This class is a limited offering for the summer months.


If you have any questions about the class or your ability to meet the prerequisites please contact the instructor.  See above for her contact information. 


A dog crate is required for this class.

Link to register for this class Session 4



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Office: 352-369-5551

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