Next Class Starting February 2019
Agility – Beginning/Intermediate
Dog Agility is an obstacle course for dogs. Dogs, directed by their handler, race around a course jumping through tires and over hurdles, traversing a narrow dog-walk, climbing a 6 foot high A-frame, weaving between poles, diving through tunnels and negotiating a teeter totter. Many agility enthusiasts participate just for the fun of it, but for those who like the challenge of competition, there are many titling events held each year in the Pacific Northwest.
This level is for those handlers & dogs that have not previously taken an agility course and those dogs that are not yet proficient on all of the obstacles or off-leash. The class runs for 6 weeks. Instruction covers basic skills and introduces tunnels, jumps & hurdles, dog walk, A-frame, weave poles, teeter totter & table. Most students take this level 2-3 times before they are ready to advance to Intermediate.
Prerequisite – Virtually all dogs and people can do agility. Small dogs, big dogs, pure-breds and mixed breeds can all participate and compete in the sport. Dogs must be in reasonable health and not overweight, have all their shots and be at least one year of age.