Agility Classes

AGILITY

 

“Obedience in Motion”

For questions about any of the agility classes please contact:

Becky Ensz, Agility Director

Email:   tucker1.be@gmail.com             Phone:   620-899-0681

 

Agility Foundations – $65.00

You and your dog will learn a new level of communication in this class that will prepare you for Basic Agility as well as many other HKC classes. This class is where you and your dog will learn the ground work that will be used in all levels of Agility training.

Prerequisite :  Teams should be eager to learn and if possible they should be able to: Sit, Down and have a good Recall or Come. However, we do teach these the first week of class.

Six       60-minute classes

Enroll online                         Enroll by mail                        Class Schedule                     Vaccinations Required

 

Basic Agility

In this class dogs will learn to negotiate the AKC Novice Agility obstacles and will be started on the weave poles. This is a great confidence builder for both dogs and handlers as you learn yet another level of communication with your dog!

Prerequisite: Agility Foundations Class

Eight   90-minute classes

Enroll online                         Enroll by mail                        Class Schedule                     Vaccinations Required

 

 Intermediate Agility

In this class you will learn to put it all together. You will teach your dog to sequence more obstacles by using both verbal commands and your hand/ body language. This helps you to guide where your dog goes in the sequences. This is where it gets REALLY fun!!

Prerequisite: Basic Agility Class

Eight   90-minute classes

Enroll online                       Enroll by mail                     Class Schedule                  Vaccinations Required

 

Advanced Agility

In this class your dog will build up to running longer sequences and full courses. You will be introduced to more advanced course layouts including pinwheels, threadles, serpentines, and wraps.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Agility and Instructor Approval

Eight 90-minute classes

Enroll online                       Enroll by mail                     Class Schedule                  Vaccinations Required

 

Agility Handling

In this class you will be able to learn more advanced techniques in order to guide your dog around an agility course. This class is for handlers who are wanting to advance and possibly compete in Agility Trials with their dog. You must have been told by your Instructor that you are ready for this class.

Pre-Requisite: Intermediate Agility and Instructor Approval

Eight 90-minute classes

Enroll online                       Enroll by mail                     Class Schedule                  Vaccinations Required

 

 UKC Agility – UKC (United Kennel Club) Class

You and your dog will learn how to negotiate some of the different equipment that is required in UKC Agility. New obstacles your dog will learn are Hoop Tunnel, Pause Box, Platform Jump, Sway Bridge and Swing Plank along with several other types of hurdles. UKC Agility emphasizes accuracy on contact obstacles while maintaining the speed necessary to qualify. In UKC Agility, there are also several obstacles that require distance in order to qualify on them. You will be given the information on those obstacles in class.

Prerequisite: Basic Agility and Instructor approval

Eight 90-minute classes

Enroll online                       Enroll by mail                     Class Schedule                  Vaccinations Required

 

Drop-In Agility Class

Drop-In Agility is a chance to practice skills you have learned in class. The structure of the class is determined by what the dogs need practice on. No registration required – just come to the class. Contact the Agility Director 620-899-0681 tucker1.be@gmail.com to verify class is being held.

Prerequisite: Basic Agility

90-minute class       $5.00             No Pre-Registration                Class Schedule