Intro to Agility Training Class
Agility is a fast-paced obstacle course that relies on nearly flawless communication between handler and dog. The dog/handler team must navigate a course made up of numbered stations. Each course is unique and different.
Running a dog in an agility trial is the ultimate game for you and your dog and is one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators. In an agility trial, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other objects. It’s an activity that strengthens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun and exercise for both, which might explain why it’s so enjoyable to watch and has become the fastest-growing dog sport in the United States!
Agility is a sport that appeals to all dog lovers – from young people to senior citizens. It has great spectator appeal. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock.
Our 6-week Intro to Agility classes give dogs a tremendous amount of confidence, helps release extra energy, stress, and is a great form of exercise for all breeds. It is a great way to mentally and physical stimulate your dog while you and your dog run a course.
In the agility training class, your dog will learn how to go over all the obstacles and start obstacle sequences. Each dog and owner will go at their own speed to ensure a safe and fun environment for all. While there is no obedience training required to start basic agility, it is necessary for your dog to sit and stay in place. The agility instructor may show you a few obedience exercises to work on in between classes.. Come join in a canine agility training class and explore what abilities your dog has.