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Class Descriptions


FOUNDATION FOR SPORTS

This class teaches the dog how to learn.  They will learn crate games, crating ring side, social skills, come, sit, down, stay, introduction to wrapping (cones, stations), introduction to contact behavior, restrained recalls, focus for handler, focus for work and movement boards.

FOUNDATION SKILLS

This class continues the skills for contact behavior, wrapping, multi-wraps, obstacle commitment, tunnel skills, jump skills (depending on age), continue stays for start lines, focus for handler, introduction to teeter movement.

AGILITY SKILLS 1

This class offers introductions to front, rear and blind crosses, common agility patterns (pinwheels, serpentines, threadles, etc.), low contacts, continued commitment to obstacles, basic jumping skills, introduction of unique obstacles (broad jump, tire, wall, table, etc.) and bypassing equipment.

AGILITY SKILLS 2

This class works on weave foundations, continued obstacle independence, contact performance with ABLE (handler is ahead, behind, lateral and even), increase tunnel work (blind entries, turning out of, tunnel breaks, etc.), mini sequencing begins and continued handler cross work.  Backsides and common agility patterns continue with mini sequencing and box work. 

INTRODUCTION TO COURSE WORK

This class works on obstacle discrimination, full size contacts, weave poles, lead outs, continue with all handling crosses, short sequences leading to longer sequences, handler speed, dog speed, straight lines, 90-degree turns, recall, bypassing equipment, weave entries and exits and exits from contacts. 

AGILITY COURSE WORK 1

This class works on exploring handling options for a full course, lines, courses that include blind tunnel entrances, off set start/finish jumps, efficient turns, distance control, handler timing, threadles and serpentines and obvious backsides.

AGILITY COURSE WORK 2
This is the highest level of full courses.  This class will work on searching for the tunnel entrance, backsides on usual and unusual obstacles, independent discriminations, unusual discriminations, weave independence and completion away from the handler or with competing motion, sharp turn off a long jump, extreme weave entrances, multiple consecutive turns, line holding (anti-flick), 360 degree turns, blind approach to a skill, moving between or past obstacles and layering.  
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