Awesome Agility Classes

Agility is a great Canine sport. It builds on canine life skills, improves fitness and can help develop a bond between you and your Canine Buddy.
Beware -Agility is Awesome & Addictive
Beginner Agility for dogs over 12 months

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Week 1
Assess basic skills – Choice of reward / reward criteria.
Sit, down on command (on lead).
Reaction to other dogs.
Recall on and off lead.
Foundation Skills -Heel work on lead, circles on lead. Drive focus.
Introduce jumps recalls on lead.
Week 2
Play with dog, into heel work on lead, circles on lead. (Tuggy)
Foundation Jumping & Handling
Straight line jumping sequence
Poles on floor with jump wings either side.
Practise recall, over 1 jump building up to 3 jumps.
Introduce left & right hand turns.
Week 3
Play with dog, into heel work on lead, circles on lead, one jump exercise.
Left & right hand pivot turns.
Intro to Contact Training
Introduce 2+2 contact training on dog walk plank.
Practise recalls & send aways.
Week 4
Play with dog, into heel work on lead, circles on lead, 3 jump exercises.
Develop Contact Training
– 2+2 contact training on dog walk plank.
Introduce rigid tunnel- Combine with jumping sequence.
Week 5
4 jump exercise & tunnel as warm up.
2+2 position & release to target
Introduce weaves:
Explain performance criteria & skills needed.
Week 6
3 jump exercise & tunnel as warm up.
Introduce Handling Skill – the Rear Cross
Introduce See Saw:
2+2 position & release to target
– Assess reaction to movement.
Introduce new handling skill – the Snake
– Demonstrate, describe skill needed & practice
Each week homework activities will be given to help you and Canine Buddy have fun, consolidate skills and learn in different environments.

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