Training
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Foundations, dogs under 1 year old
This course is an introduction to agility and the skills required to build a fun and successful agility team. Dogs must under 1 year of age to participate. Concepts covered will include relationship building, impulse control, body awareness, attention /focus and introduction to obstacles.
Foundations, dogs over 1 year old
This course is an introduction to agility and the skills required to build a fun and successful agility team. Dogs must be a minimum of 1 year of age to participate. Concepts covered will include relationship building, impulse control, body awareness, attention /focus and introduction to obstacles.
Foundations, online
This online course will be held over a period of 8 weeks. Each lesson will be posted to a private Facebook group on Sunday and students will have all week to work on the course material. The instructor will provide feedback to students questions and videos that are posted either to the group or privately (at the students preference). Video calls can also be set up at the request of the students. This course is an introduction to agility and the skills required to build a fun and successful agility team.
Beginner 1
This course provides a further introduction to obstacles, short tunnel, jumps, puppy A-frame, puppy dog walk, table, low teeter. Handlers will continue to work on communication and dog will work on improving their focus. Teams will be completing a sequence of 3 to 6 obstacles by the end of this course. A foundations course is highly recommended prior to taking Beginner 1.
Beginner 2
This course will work with teams to continue their positive training and help handlers become aware their positioning in reference to their dog. Obstacles used will include: tunnel, jumps, tire, A-frame, dog walk, table, low teeter and begin to work on weaves. Teams will be completing a sequence of 6 to 8 obstacles by the end of this course.
Pre-starter
This course will continue to work on items such as handler/dog connection, increasing difficulty of obstacle performance, crosses, turns and verbal. This course will also provide a brief introduction to the agility games of snooker and gamble. Teams will be completing a sequence of up to 10 obstacles in this course.
AAC Snooker & Gamble Tamed
This course is for teams ready or nearly ready for starters competition, whether the handler intends to compete or not. The dog should be comfortable performing all agility obstacles except perhaps the weaves. The handler should know some handling techniques and have a sense of the dog’s handler-obstacle focus ratio. Course objective is to provide handlers with means to tackle and plan their approach to Agility Association of Canada (AAC) snooker and gamble courses.
Starter, Practice
For each session the instructor will set up a run including 8 to 10 obstacles with 2 or 3 different sequences to run on them. These sessions focus on building agility skills and engagement/ring readiness and will be run as a practice. These sessions are not suitable for beginner dogs. The courses provided will be at a starter level. **Please note these sessions are held on alternating weeks with IDAL. Students register for each date separately.