- Seven Week Sessions - $80 members/$95 non-members
- If a class fills a waiting list will be started and if there is enough interest a second class will be added if possible.
- Next Agility Classes: Agility classes should resume Winter 2019
- Agility Registration Form
- Instructor: Hosea Carpenter
MADTA offers three Agility classes:
- Tuesday Evenings 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
- Tuesday Evenings 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Please note that Crates are mandatory for this class and dogs must be crated when not working.
About the Instructor:
Hosea Carpenter migrated from Maine where he began his agility career with his Doberman Keara in 2006. Prior to that, he trialed in obedience and rally in the US and in Canada with Keara and another Dobe. He and his wife held classes in agility, conformation, rally, and obedience, sending their students, many newcomers to their respective sports, on to successes. Strengthening the bond between dog and handler through positive interactions was a hallmark of their classes, which often became a focal point for social events.
Hosea is currently trialing and training with two Rat Terriers in agility in AKC and CPE, where he has put CATCHs on two of his Dobes. He recently entered his ﬁrst UKC trial, where he garnered two High in Trials and a new title with Qs toward a second, all in one weekend.
Hosea's challenging, interesting and innovative courses lead dog and handler teams to meeting their goals, whether they are to eventually compete or to keep engaging with their companions.
Hosea, a retired police sergeant, credit union manager and college professor, lives in Dunnellon with his wife, three Dobermans and two Rat Terriers.
Having Fun with Agility!
AKC Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm, a successful stepping stone from the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing.
Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience.
Communication between handler and dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler.