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AGILITY

 

Please contact Marian at (360) 305-0593 to determine if there is space in classes. Next set of classes begins in the new year.  Actual date will be announced in early December.  All classes are on Thursday nights at the Northwest WA Fairgrounds. 

 

    Names are being taken for the beginning level classes that will start  in January or February, 2019. 

 

Specific dates are/will be published in the flyer.

Dates for Agility Classes this Session:  (12 weeks)  

September 6, 20, 27.  

October 4, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15

December 6, 13, 20.  

Dog jumping through tire. Max can fly!

Agility is a FUN team sport involving a dog and a handler. It involves obstacles and a prescribed course and is a game of physical skill. It is a game where control and patience are needed and teamwork is paramount to success. Agility is a race against the clock, but accuracy is always the first requirement.

Agility requires the handler to direct the dog through a course set up by a judge. Obstacles include jumps, tunnels, contact obstacles, and weave poles. These test the dog’s versatile and agile nature.

 

Agility requires lots of training through a variety of levels of agility training at CDTA. Agility foundation introduces the dog and handler to the basic skills of focus, attention, and flatwork with some of the obstacles in the game. Basic classes further develop the skills of handler and dog. Additional classes are designed to help the handler and dog fine tune the basics and work on developing more advanced skills.

 

It's a sport that requires team work and that requires a commitment of time each week to develop the skill that will eventually be used in competitions. Students should be prepared to spend at least a year or more in the training phase before entering a competition. 

 

Classes are held in an indoor horse arena - Fully enclosed – Lights - Dirt floor – Plenty of parking at:     

 

Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
Walton Beverage Arena

1775 Front St., Lynden, WA

 

For information, contact Marian Snapp (360) 305-0593.

Mailing address: 2620 Shepardson St., Bellingham, WA 98226

 

Next session of courses will begin in January or February 2019.   Length of courses vary. Please see descriptions in flyer. 

 

Class Levels - (not all offered at the same time):

Agility for Fun

Foundation for Agility

Obstacle Performance

Basic Handling

Intermediate Handling

Advanced Handling

Electives - e.g. - Jumping skills, Weaves, Contacts, Course Management, Introduction to Competing.etc.

 

SESSION fee: dependent on number of weeks. Fees for Non-club members are always higher by $15 to $20.  Please see CURRENT flyer. 

 

Dogs eligible to participate: Any dog, mix-breed or purebred, large or small, that is physically sound and non-aggressive to people and other dogs. Dogs 4 months of age and older may start in the Foundation Class. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations including Rabies.

Training methods are positive and motivational. 
 Students are prepared to compete in all venues.  Students learn about equipment set-up in the classes as well. 

  

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