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This is the first in a 2-course agility foundations sequence. It is designed for dogs with no previous agility experience. Handlers might have trained other dogs or they, too, might be new to agility. This course will introduce jumps and tunnels and will focus on basic skills for both dog and handler (e.g., targets, turns, cone work; jump chutes). Dogs must have completed a basic obedience course and be reasonably steady off-lead. Maximum enrollment is 8 dog/handler teams. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome. If your dog is under 1 year of age, jumping will be at minimal height no matter the breed/size. This course will use standard sized AKC agility equipment. "Homework" is mandatory. Cost for this 8-week class is $85 for non-members and $45 for members.
Instructor: Norine Noonan.
This foundations class builds on Introduction to Agility 1, which must be completed at least once before enrolling in this class. Handlers with dogs that have previous agility training may consult with the instructors to schedule an assessment of basic skills to determine their eligibility to enroll. This course will focus on the agility contact obstacles and weave poles as well as building distance and duration with more distractions. Dogs will be expected to be comfortable jumping and completing tunnels that have a significant curve. Maximum enrollment is 8 dog/handler teams. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome. This course will use standard sized AKC agility equipment. "Homework" is mandatory. Cost for this 8-week class is $85 for non-members and $45 for members.
Instructors: Joy Jaskula, Lisa Hutchinson, and Ellen White.
This eight-week class is for small dogs (17" at the shoulder or under) and follows guidelines put forth by the Teacup Dogs Agility Association. (Find out more about the TDAA at www.k9tdaa.com). This sport offers the same challenges that regular agility has for larger breeds, but with scaled down equipment for the little guys. IRDTC has the specialized, small-scale equipment used for this sport, with thick rubberized matting. Best of all, the smaller equipment allows for classes to be held inside, in our air conditioning/heated building! Dogs taking this class should already have some basic obedience skills, especially a good recall. (Pre-requisite: a basic obedience class or personal evaluation by the instructor.) Cost for this 8-week class is $85 for non-members and $45 for members. Instructor: Jane Derr.
09:00 am – 05:00 pm