Agility

We expect to open registration for January classes on 12/7/21

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.


AG Introduction To Agility

Participant Requirements: Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put your dog in when not working. Handlers must help with the set-up and break-down of equipment on the course.
Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Puppy Agility 3 class, or Basic Obedience class, or similar 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.
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 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 be introduced at appropriately low heights for a newbie. Some weaving skills may 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.

Instructor: Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209  Any questions feel free to contact me.
Starts: Tuesday, 1/4/2022 @4:00-5:00 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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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 Requirements: 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 completion 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.
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)
Next Session: TBD

Current Sessions

Dates: Tuesday at 4:00PM to 5:00PM   –  November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 2021
Dates: Tuesday at 6:30PM to 7:30PM  – November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 2021
Dates: Wednesdays at 4:00PM to 5:00PM   –  November 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 2021

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New Sessions to Follow-up Beginner Agility Classes taken in November 2021– Please select carefully.

AG Beginner Agility Previous Students

Participant Requirements: Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put your dog in when not working. Handlers must help with the set-up and break-down of equipment on the course.
Prerequisites: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs that have taken classes with Barbara previously, or with instructor approval. This is the class that follows: “Beginner Class – For Previous Students who are not competing” which was offered in fall 2021.

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, for dog.

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

Instructor: Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209  Any questions feel free to contact me.
Starts: Wednesday, 1/5/2022 @6:30-7:30 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

Current Class:

Dates: Wednesdays at 6:20PM to 7:20PM   – November 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, Dec 8 2021

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AG Beginner Agility New Students 2nd Session

Participant Requirements:  Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put your dog in when not working. Handlers must help with the set-up and break-down of equipment on the course.
Prerequisites: 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 completion of: Session 1 of Beginner Agility 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, towel, or crate for your puppy and (optional) a chair and water for you. Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have crate to put dog in when not working. Handler should bring a chair and water for themselves.
Course Description: This class will continue to 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.
Two Sessions available. Please be careful in selecting.
Starts: Tuesday, 1/4/2022 @7:45- 8:45 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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Starts: Wednesday, 1/5/2022 @4:00- 5:00 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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AG Beginner Agility for Previous Students with Agility Classes

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put your dog in when not working.
Prerequisites:  This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs, any age, that have taken classes with Barbara previously, or with instructor approval, and that want to continue to learn about the fun of working their dogs in agility.
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. Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have a crate to put the dog in when not working. Handlers should bring a chair and water for themselves
Course Description: This class will continue to 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, will be starting to learn handling moves
Instructor: Barbara Bounds  (Razzldazl3@aol.com) 410-430-0209  Any questions feel free to contact me.
Starts: Tuesday, 1/4/2022 @5:15-6:15 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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Intermediate and Master Agility

Prerequisites: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive dogs trialing at AKC shows or other venues.

Participant Requirements:  Dogs MUST be on a leash, and must have crate to put dog in when not working. 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.

Starts: Tuesday, 1/4/2022 @6:30-7:30 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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Starts: Wednesday, 1/5/2022 @5:15-6:15 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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Starts: Wednesday, 1/5/2022 7:45-8:45 pm
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)

Registration opens 12/7/21

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Current Classes

Dates: Tuesday at 5:15PM to 6:15PM   –  November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 2021
Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 – 5:15 – 6:15 2021
Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 – 7:30 – 8:30 2021

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Questions about Agility?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com