Pre-Requisite: Beginner Obedience or Equivalent
Agility is a fast-paced sport and is as much fun for the dog as it is for the owner. Dogs are taught to race through a course of jumps, tunnels, tire, A-frame, dog walk beam and teeter-totter. This is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Dogs of all types and sizes, purebred and mutt compete together. It’s just about the most fun a dog can have with its people! We offer the following agility classes.
[Note: To facilitate space needed, most Agility classes (except Confidence Courses) are held in our Monmouth, OR building.]
Confidence Course #1
Confidence Course #1 is an entry-level session. Foundation behaviors and confidence exercises that are needed for the sport of agility will be introduced, taught and practiced. Pre-requisite: Beginner Obedience or the equivalent. This class is held at the Best Friends building in Corvallis, OR.
Confidence Course #2
In Confidence Course #2 we will continue to progress with foundation behaviors and confidence exercises needed for the sport of agility. Pre-requisite: Confidence Course #1. This class is held at the Best Friends building in Corvallis, OR.
Sequencing and handling skills are emphasized. Includes targeting, directionals and proper contact performance. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
This is a preparatory class for Starter/Novice level competition. There is extended emphasis on handling skills, targeting, directionals, sequencing and proper contact performance. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
Advanced Beginners Agility
This class teaches the specialized skills needed to work your dog safely on agility equipment. Your dog will become familiar and comfortable with each piece of equipment and begin targeting for speed and accuracy. Includes targeting, directionals, sequencing, and proper contact performance. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
For students who are competing at the Novice/Open/Advanced level. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
Introduction to Agility Distance Work
Developing foundation for distance work in Agility. For handlers and dogs of any experience level (starting dogs through currently competing dogs – all dogs should have recall skills). This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
Agility Distance Work
Applying foundation skills to sequencing. For handlers and dogs who have successfully completed the Introduction to Agility Distance Work class. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.
Competition Agility Handling
On-going classes for those competing in Open/Advanced/Elite class level. This class is held in Monmouth, OR.