EQUIPMENT level two
Equipment skills are started at ground or very low levels. We set the dogs up to guess what we want and reward the correct choice. Wrong choices are not punished – builds a confident partner willing to keep trying.
Annual Christmas Gathering Dec 4: Walk, demo and meet with other dogged people. The silent auction fundraises for Farley Foundation.org. A great group.
WINTER WORKS starts in January: A guided practice for Agility enthusiasts. Advanced is Jan 11 and Starters is Jan 12. Program runs for 6 weeks but book an extra 2 weeks for snow or extreme cold cancellations.
Ultimately this is an off leash sport, but relax, we start on leash and build skills. Dogs must have some understanding of basic obedience cues and we improve them.
All equipment is started on the ground or very low to protect young joints.
AGILITY is teamwork and that can always be improved. Try a foundation agility class to improve obedience and have fun with your dog.
Keen to learn more? There are ongoing classes for competitive teams up to the Masters Levels of this sport. Come on out and enjoy!
By-products of training include: increased confidence and less destructive or unappreciated behaviours. Oh, and it is fun and good exercise for the both of you!
Agility is very welcoming to people and to their dogs – of all breeds and sizes. One of my favourite mental pictures is from an agility trial where two of my students were walking up to the gate, intensely discussing their strategies: one student was 18 and the other 76.
Breeds: the best breed is the dog you have – learn, enjoy, experiment and delight in the learning curve.
People start in agility for all sorts of reasons: curiosity, wear off extra dog energy, get themselves a bit fitter, socialize ( dogs and people). I am happy to have you join us whether or not you wish to compete – as long as you and your dog are enjoying the trip.
FOUNDATIONS - level one
This level is akin to driving in the parking lot before going out on the roads. The dogs will learn:
HANDLING & SEQUENCES
level three and beyond
We finish teaching the equipment, and we start to work on handling skills - this is how we direct them through a course.
Growth in these skills is like any sport and provides a constant challenge to improve yourself and your partner. Challenging, rewarding and such a great way to spend time with your DOG!
Gayle is so much fun as an instructor… Lots of information even for seasoned dog owners LOVED the puppy and good manners classes with my new pup, now moving into agility. Every week is a new accomplishment for both the dog and myself. Wouldn’t miss a week!
Wendy and the Diggity Dog