Balanced Dog Training For All Dogs
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Two Pre-Novice Agility classes are being offered this session:
- Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Instructor: Hosea Carpenter
- Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Instructor: John Gorbas
Please note that Crates are mandatory for this class and dogs must be crated when not working.
This Pre-Novice Agility course is designed to provide a dog owner and their canine an opportunity to learn basic foundation skills required to participate in the sport of agility. Whether you want to someday compete in agility competitions or just have some fun with your dog, in this course you will learn about the various obstacles that are used on an agility course: jumps, tunnels, dog walks, weave poles, A-frame and see-saw to name a few. Through the use of positive rewards, luring and targeting techniques to familiarize the your dog with the obstacles, you will see your dog's confidence level soar and the human canine bond strengthen. Along with educating you and your dog about Agility, one of our chief goals is for you and your dog to have fun!
Your dog should have some prior experience with basic obedience, they should be able to do a basic: sit, down, stay and recall. Most agility dogs tend to be high prey drive but for the safety of all we require that the dog not be aggressive towards other canine teams and behave in this type of a group session.