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 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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Beginner Class – For new students starting agility

Duration: 6-weeks – Outdoors in Agility Field – Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have crate to put dog in when not working.

Participant Reqcuirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs, any age, that want to learn about the fun of working their dogs in agility. Successful ompletion of: Basic Obedience, Star Puppy, CGC or instructor approval.

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 class will introduce your dog to the fun sport of Agility and strengthen your partnership. Motivation to learn, confidence building, and dog games will help your dog develop basic foundation Agility skills. Training techniques and exercises build on dog basic obedience including: targeting, focus, recalls, stays, and body awareness. Building dog confidence. Will only be working with low jumps, tunnels, boards, ladder, table, low ramp, and  to learn to teach entrance to the weave poles with 2 x 2’s

Instructor: Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209  Any questions feel free to contact me.
Dates: Wednesdays at 4:00PM to 5:00PM   –  October 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 (No class on October 20)
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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Beginner Class – For Previous Students who are not competing

Duration: 6-weeks – Outdoors in the Agility Field – Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put your dog in when not working.

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs, that have taken classes with me previously, or with instructor approval/

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, tor dog to the fun sport of Agility and strengthen your partnership. Motivation to learn, confidence building, and dog games will help your dog develop basic foundation Agility skills. We will be working with the Dog walk, the A-Frame, the Teeter, and weaves, learning about side switches, and learning to know what presents challenges.

Course Description: This class will continue to teach you the sport of agility, and having fun with your dog

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

Dates: Wednesdays at 6:20PM to 7:20PM   – October 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 (No class on October 20)

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)

REGISTER HERE:
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Intermediate and Master Agility – 2 classes see times below

Prerequisites: This is for dogs trialing at AKC shows or other venues.

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. 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.

Course Description: This class will continue to develop teamwork, and skills needed to compete at the Excellent and Master Level. Full Standard or Jumpers courses are set up each week for teams to run whole courses. 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.

Instructor: Barbara Bounds
Dates: October 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 (No class on October 20)
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Classes will be held outdoors in Agility Field
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in the last 12 months)

5:15 – 6:15
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7:30 – 8: 30
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Questions about Agility?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com