Training
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Foundations < 1,
      for dogs under 1 year old
This 8-week 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
This 8-week course is an introduction to agility and the skills required to build a fun and successful agility team. Concepts covered will include relationship building, impulse control, body awareness, attention /focus and introduction to obstacles.
Beginner 1
This 8-week 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 8-week course will work with teams to continue their positive training and help handlers become aware their positioning in reference to their dog while further improving their handling techniques. 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. The Beginner 1 course or equivalent (as approved by instructor) is required prior to taking Beginner 2.
AAC Snooker & Gamble Tamed
This 8-week course aims to provide handlers with means to tackle and plan their approach to Agility Association of Canada (AAC) snooker and gamble courses. Each week students will be provided with a course map. The handler will be required to prepare a course plan at home prior to each class. During the course the rules of both snooker and gambler will be explained and handlers will become comfortable with planning the course specific to their team. This course is for teams ready or nearly ready for starters competition. The dog should be comfortable performing all agility obstacles except the weaves. The handler should know some handling techniques and have a sense of the dog’s handler-obstacle focus ratio.