Training
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Agility 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.
Agility 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.
 Rally-Obedience, Beginner
Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) is a great sport that has you work together with your dog moving through a course testing your communication and teamwork. Rally has an obedience like feel using over 40 obedience movements but was designed for the handler and dog to have fun! This class is appropriate or beginners and those who have not yet obtained a novice title.
Agility, 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.
Agility, 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.
Agility, 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.
Supervised Agility Practice
For each session the supervisor will set up a small course and an optional exercise to work on a specific skill (example: front cross, rear cross, distance, etc). Teams will have the option of using all of the agility equipment at the facility and focusing on the individual skills they require to improve their agility performance as a whole. These sessions are not suitable for beginner dogs.