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


PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY – IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT CLASS IS APPROPRIATE PLEASE CONTACT Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209


MASKS 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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Outdoor Classes Currently in Session

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Class Name: AG Puppy Intro To Agility 1

Starts: Tuesday, 4/19/2022 @ 5:30 pm No class 4/26/22
Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held outdoors in the agility field
Cost: $99 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Class Name: AG Novice Agility

Starts: Tuesday, 4/19/2022 @ 6:45 pm No class 4/26/22
Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Class Name: Intermediate and Master Agility

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Starts: Tuesday, 4/19/2022 @8:00 pm No class 4/26/22
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held outdoors in the agility field
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

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Class Name: AG Introduction To Agility

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Starts: Wednesday, 4/20/2022 @4:45 pm No class 4/27/22
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held outdoors in the agility field
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

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New Summer Sessions Held Indoors Beginning June 22!

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Class Name: AG Introduction To Agility with Jumps, Tunnels, and Weaves–Indoors

Course Description:This class will develop skills and introduce equipment in the sport of Agility and help strengthen your training partnership. Jumps will be at the appropriate height for the dog and obstacles such as the A-Frame, Teeter, and Dog Walk will NOT be introduced, as they are only in outside classes. Some weaving skills will be introduced in this class. Attention to foundation Agility skills, navigating obstacles with increasing confidence, and increasing focus are goals in this class. Working short sequences and learning additional handling skills such as change of direction may be added.
Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Basic Obedience class, Star Puppy, or CGC would be helpful, or with instructor approval.This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Dogs must be 12-months of age or older. Dogs should be able to sit, down, stay, and come on command.
Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Dogs must be 6 months of age or older. Dogs should be able to sit, down, stay, and come on command at least on leash. 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. Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put the dog in when not working.

Instructor: Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209  Any questions feel free to contact me.

Class Name: AG Introduction To Agility with Jumps, Tunnels, and Weaves–Indoors

Starts: Wednesday, 6/22/2022 @5:00 pm No class 7/13/2022
Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held indoors in the A/C Training building.
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

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Class Name: AG Intermediate and Master Agility–Indoors

Course Description: This class will continue to develop teamwork, and skills needed to compete at the Excellent and Master Level. We will be working on rear crosses, front crosses, blind crosses, distance work, hard weave entrances, discrimination on tunnel entrances.. Teams interested in strengthening Agility skills and training partnership are also welcome in this class. The goal for this class will be on preparing teams for the demands of competition while continuing to improve and increase handling skills and the dog’s ability to navigate sequences. Smooth changes of direction, increasing speed, better lines for better accuracy, discriminations, jumping maneuvers, and added distance from the handler.
Prerequisites: This is for dogs trialing at AKC shows or other venues.
Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs. Handlers in this class 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.

New Session!

Class Name: AG Intermediate and Master Agility–Indoors 615 pm

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Starts: Wednesday, 6/22/2022 @6:15 pm No class 7/13/22
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held indoors in the A/C Training building.
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

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New Session!

Class Name: AG Intermediate and Master Agility–Indoors 730 pm

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Starts: Wednesday, 6/22/2022 @7:30 pm pm No class 7/13/22
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held indoors in the A/C Training building.
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

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Questions about Agility?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com