Recognised as the fastest growing dog sport in the world, agility involves dog handlers directing their dogs around an obstacle course in the fastest possible time. The obstacles include jumps, ramps, elevated walks, weaving poles, tunnels and a see-saw.
2020 FOUNDATION AGILITY CLASS
Attention everyone who has put their name down for this year’s foundation agility course:
This class will now begin on Sunday 2nd February. The course will run for six weeks, with the last class on 8th March.
Prerequisites For The Class:
1. Your dog should be at least 10 months old (12 months or older is ideal);
2. You MUST have a reliable recall in an exciting and stimulating environment;
3. Your dog cannot be reactive or aggressive around other dogs.
Classes will begin at 9:30 am and end at 10:30 am. Please arrive early, so that you are available to help with equipment set up, which will begin at 9:15 am.
About the Training:
Agility training is mentally and physically very challenging for your dog, especially at the beginning. The Club recommends that you do NOT also attend obedience classes during the six week Foundation Agility course period.
When the six weeks of training are completed, further training will be incorporated into the general agility class which is held between 9:30 – 10:30 am, whenever an instructor and/or experienced member is in attendance.
Therefore, it is critical that you make every effort to attend all six sessions — and to practice in between — so that, at the conclusion of the Foundation Class, you have sufficient skills to continue your training without intensive supervision.
I have attached an Introductory Handout with a brief description of what will be covered in this course. If possible, please download and save this document.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me: Margaret Widelock 0413 107 038.
Foundation Agility Class in January-February 2017
EARLY WEEKS: Sequences with jumps and tunnel.
WEEK 6: The Serpentine and Lily The Hound
Approaching the middle jump… And OVER!
There are two Australian national organisations for Agility:
There is also an Australian Division of The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC). There are differences between the approaches to trials of the Australian based organisations and NADAC.