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

Practicing Crosses in Agility

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: Wednesday, July 26 – September 20. Class will meet on these dates: July 26, August 2, August 23, September 6, September 13, and September 20. Please mark your calendars – note the exceptions.
Time: 8:15-9:15 pm
Location: Indoors in the A/C
Cost: $99

Weaves and More

Instructor: Diana Johnson-Ford
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: Thursday, August 3 – September 7
Location: Indoors in the A/C
Time: 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Cost: $99

 

The purpose of this class is to focus on the correct completion of the weave poles, broad jump, and teeter in preparation for Novice agility trial/competition. In addition, basic handling techniques will be instructed and practiced for the following maneuvers: front cross, rear cross, blind cross, reverse spin, send/go on, lateral distance for pinwheel, and backside jump as the class time allows.

To prepare for class please consider the following:

    • Which treats does my dog prefer?

 

    • How easily does my dog leave my side and return?

 

    • What energy level does my dog display at work?

 

    • Does my dog know how to go around a cone?

 

    Can my dog sit/stay while I walk away 10’, 15’?

For class please bring:

*2 to 3 different treats of higher and lower value.
(2 types for compliant dogs and 3 types for dogs with distraction issues)
(Suggestions include chicken or beef heart, cheese, freeze dried treats or food, dry kibble. Treats that crumble are discouraged. Treats that are greasy [such as hot dog] can be used for hand treating, but not for tossing.)

*a bait bag, toy, tug, or other prize your dog loves as long as it goes splat when tossed and does not roll or bounce
* a small plastic container with a lid (treat container)
*water dish
*crate, with cover if needed. Agility is very stimulating for some dogs.
*collar: option to use no collar or buckle collar. No pinch, prong, choke, or martingale. No tags.
*leash: slip leash, standard leash, short tab, quick release harness/leash system of any length as this

Class will be primarily off leash.

Agility Trials in 2017

June 15-18 and August 10-13, 2017.

AKC Agility Course Test (ACT)

September 17, 2017
ENTRIES CLOSE Monday September 11, 2017
Judge: Barbara Bounds
OTCPBC ACT Premium

Questions about Agility?

Contact us at [email protected]