Agility

Agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don’t have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. But many people start the sport just for fun, only to get bitten by the agility bug and become lifelong competitors!

All agility classes are taught outside on our regulation-sized agility field October – April. May – June classes are taught inside our air-conditioned building on mats.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGILITY PROGRAM OFFERINGS MAY BE SEEN AT THIS LINK:
Program Overview

What to bring to class

A crate for your dog is required (tarp or umbrella to cover kennel/crate). 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 and (optional) a chair and water for you. Handlers must wear  sneakers.
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PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY – IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT CLASS IS APPROPRIATE PLEASE CONTACT Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209
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MASKS – OPTIONAL As a courtesy to the health of our teachers, students & exhibitors, please wear a face mask in our building if you have NOT been fully vaccinated.

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Basic Skills & Drills

Duration: 4-weeks – Indoors – Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have crate to put dog in when not working.

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Must have completed at least 1 puppy agility class or higher.

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 bed, mat, towel, or crate for your puppy and (optional) a chair and water for you.

Course Description: This course will introduce and/or fine tune skills including front crosses, rear crosses, 270’s & 180’s and serpentines. Only jumps and tunnels will be used in this class. Jumps will be no higher than 8” as this class is focusing on perfecting skills and not jump performance

Instructor: Lori Patterson
Dates: Wednesdays at 5:00 – 6:30PM – July 28, August 4, 11, 18
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Classes will be held indoors in the Building with Air Conditioning
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

REGISTER HERE:
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Sequencing Skills

Prerequisites: This is for dogs getting ready to or already trialing at AKC shows or other venues

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Handlers MUST help with the 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, and skills needed to compete. We will be working on short sequences with jumps, tunnels, and weaves to fine tune specific skills like serpentines, 270’s, 180’s, pin wheels and more.

Instructor: Lori Patterson
Dates: Wednesdays at 6:45PM – 8:15PM – July 28, August 4, 11, 18
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Classes will be held indoors in the Building with Air Conditioning
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

REGISTER HERE:

Questions about Agility?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com