Agility

All agility classes are taught either inside when appropriate or on our regulation-sized agility field at 1250 Gateway Road, Lake Park, FL 33403.

Class Cancellation Policy

Because class size is limited and sufficient time is necessary to contact alternate students, class tuition may only be refunded if notice, in writing or by email, is received seven (7) business days prior to the start date of a class by the agility training director. Classes require at least four (4) students to run. OTCPBC reserves the right to reschedule and/or refund monies to participants in classes with less than 4 students.

Program Overview

Beginner / Novice Agility

Instructor: Kim Carey
Duration: 3-weeks
Cost: $75 + $2 online processing fee (20% discount for members that worked 20+ hours in 2016)
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2017 – May 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Beginning Agility class or similar with instructor approval.

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Dogs must be 12-months of age or older. Dogs should be fairly familiar with agility equipment, able to run a short sequence of obstacles off lead, and able to work contact equipment and jumps at full height. Dogs should also be able to sit, down, stay, and come on command even while working in a distracting environment. Handlers must help with the set-up and break-down of equipment on the course.

Required Materials: Flat buckle collar (no choke, slip, or martingale), 6 ft leash, favorite toy or two, lots and lots of soft training treats (cut into very small pieces), treat pouch or pocket for treats, water and water dish, handlers must wear tennis shoes or sneakers, a crate for your dog is required and (optional) a chair and water for you.

Course Description: This class will continue to develop teamwork, skills, confidence, and enthusiasm. Teams with goals of moving on to competitive Agility and teams interested in strengthening Agility skills and training partnership are welcome in this class. The goal for this class will be on improving both handling skills and the dog’s ability to navigate sequences with increasing accuracy. Smooth changes of direction, other types of crosses, jumping maneuvers, and added distance from the handler will be introduced. Handlers will begin learning how to analyze obstacle sequences.

Agility Fun Runs

Fridays, 7- 9pm
Pre-Registration required.
$10 nonmembers/$8 members and $5 second dog

Feb 17
Mar 3
Mar 31

Attendees must assist with set up and breakdown. Walk-through and handling discussion occurs at the beginning of class. Optional portions of the set course may be practiced in lieu of running the course. The set course will be Standard, at the open or excellent level with options for novice handlers and dogs.

All attendees must be proficient on all full-size obstacles, have completed Intro to Agility and at least one additional course covering foundation skills, jumps, weaves, contacts, or sequencing. If you are using your run-through for remedial contacts or weaves, please let the moderator know.

Payment is due at the start of class.

Please email the moderator (Diana Johnson Ford @ [email protected]) to sign up as we plan to limit drop in to 8 dogs, 3 runs each.

Agility Trials in 2017

February 3-5, June 15-18, and August 10-13, 2017

Questions about Agility?

Contact us at [email protected]