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Foundation and Beginning Classes
Have fun learning training games that will help you to develop and strengthen your relationship with your dog. Build teamwork while learning skills that will be the basis for further agility training. You will learn training games that you and your dog can play at home. No special equipment needed other than a playful attitude!The focus of this class is learning and developing basic foundation or "ground" skills. The dogs will begin their introduction to agility equipment in the Fundamentals classes.
This class provides an opportunity to review and fine tune your foundation skills with an increased level and variety of distractions. Continue to build the bond with your dog that will enable you to work as a team.
Continue to practice and improve skills acquired in previous classes with an increasing level of challenges and distractions. Have fun and learn how to safely introduce your dog to a variety of agility obstacles.
At the end of this fun, active workshop, you will know why Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. We will present basic information about the sport and a short agility demonstration. The rest of the session will be spent with you and your dog having fun together participating in an introduction to this exciting and rewarding activity. This is a great opportunity to build trust and confidence and enhance your relationship with your dog. You'll also meet other people who are crazy about their dogs too! Dogs should be at least 10 months old. Human handlers of any age over twelve years are welcome!
NW1 - Introduction to K9 Nose Work®
This six week class will introduce your dog to the exciting game of K9 Nose Work®. The primary goal of this class is to have fun by allowing your dog to connect with his/her “inner hunter.” Each week you will see your dog’s confidence and enthusiasm increase as various challenges are added to the searches. You will have fun getting to know the other students in the class and cheering each other on as the dogs become more and more engaged in the game.
NW2 - Introduction to Odor
This six week class will further solidify searching skills and introduce interior room and vehicle searches to the teams. While the dogs are developing their searching abilities, handlers will be honing their observation and problem solving skills. As the class progresses, the dogs will be introduced to searching for a specific scent (essential oil of birch.) Further work with odor will continue in NW3.