Foundation Skills for Puppies & Young Dogs
This series of classes provides training in the early foundation skills needed by puppies and young dogs for life as a performance dog. Contact Dogwood for age and skill requirements before registering.
Introduction to Agility
This class provides training in the very important foundation skils needed for agility as well as an introduction to all of the agility obstacles.
In this class the dog's confidence and skills are increased on all agility obstacles, with increased heights and sequencing introduced.
Beginner Intermediate I
This class continues to build obstacle confidence and skills in the dog, focusing on the development of independent weave and teeter performances, while also strengthening the dog's contact performance. The handler is also introduced to introductory handling manuevers and the role of handler motion in the directing of a dog through a course.
Beginner Intermediate II
This class is a continuation of Beginner Intermediate I, focusing on the introduction of front and rear crossing while continuing to build the dog's confidence and ability to run longer sequences.
Intermediate Agility continues to expose the dog and handler team to running sequences and introduces the handler to more challenging handling manuevers such as serpentines, 270's and backside jumps.
This class is for those young dogs who have completed the Foundation Skills class series and are now jumping. More advanced jumping and handling skills are introduced. Permission needed from Dogwood trainer before registering.
The Novice class is an on-going eight week training program intended to provide the dog and handler team with the skills necessary to prepare for and begin agility competition.
The Competition class is an on-going eight week training program intended to build a comprehensive repertoire of skills for the handler and provide challenging experiences for the dog and handler team in order to prepare them for agility competitions at the Excellent/Master level.