Agility Camps here at Dogwood are designed to offer you and your canine companion with an opportunity to have fun, relax, and get some great agility training in a small group setting. Training is very individualized as camp registration is limited to 4-6 dogs. The relaxing rural setting provides an excellent backdrop for an agility vacation! Spend time improving your agility skills, enjoy some sightseeing activities in the Columbus area, and relax with a book under a tree. What a way to spend a few days!!
Our indoor training ring also offers an excellent training opportunity for competing at national events (dirtlike running surface) or competing in unfamiliar settings. Our completely fenced property affords the security you desire when training outdoors. No need to worry….Fido can’t run off!
Do you think the idea of agility camp sounds great but don’t think you and your dog are ready to train with more experienced folks? Try our Novice Camp. This camp is designed for the dog/handler teams who have taken beginning classes and learned how to perform all the obstacles and are now looking for more opportunity to improve your handling skills, to increase your dog’s drive and motivation, or simply to gain more experience. This camp will touch on important foundation skills, basic obstacle performance, building drive and gaining confidence running simple courses. It is the perfect camp for the dog/handler team who have just started competing or think you'll be competing in the next 6 months.
The camps are being offered at the wonderfully low price of $150 for a 2 day experience (lunch & snacks provided)
Check out the dates to find the camp for YOU!
Dogwood Novice Camps
The Novice camp will focus on building drive, basic handling maneuvers (front & rear crosses, etc.), running Novice level courses, and course analysis. Basically, we’ll work on the things you need to focus on to prepare for competition. The specifics of the training will be altered based upon the experience of the dog/handler teams in attendance. Dogs should be familiar with and confident on all obstacles and be at least 12 months of age.
June 27/28, 2020 (cancelled) and August 22/23, 2020
New flooring at Dogwood (crushed limestone) provides a wonderful running surface for you and your dog plus provides a great opportunity to prepare for running on dirt. Most national events are held on dirt and there can be little opportunity to get your dog used to it. You will both love it!!