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TITLE: Competitive Dog Agility I (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Dog Obedience I or equivalent. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. This class focuses on basic skills needed to succeed in agility and to make agility a game your dog will love. A minimum of 75% class attendance and contact/target behavior is required for progression. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Dog and handler are assessed at first class.

TITLE: Competitive Dog Agility II (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility I. Dogs and handlers build on the skills introduced in Level I such as clicker training, building focus, attention and teamwork, targeting, basic handling and obstacle skills. Dogs are exposed to all agility equipment. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. Attendance at first class is mandatory, and overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.

TITLE: Competitive Dog Agility III (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility II. Class expands proficiency and builds performance confidence on all obstacles. Handlers and dogs must have a good working understanding of clicker and targeting, with strong emphasis on contact obstacles and weave poles. Teams begin to work off leash and improve attention, focus and teamwork. Students are encouraged to repeat this class to perfect obstacle performance. Overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.

TITLE: Competitive Dog Agility IV (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility III or equivalent. Class focuses on advanced handling skills. Dogs must be able to work off leash and should exhibit appropriate performance and proficiency with all agility equipment. Focus is on handling skills, contact performance and short sequences. Overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.

TITLE: Competitive Dog Agility V (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility IV or equivalent with permission of instructor. Class is aimed at dog/handler teams preparing to compete or currently competing. Hone your handling skills and learn what it takes to compete at agility trials. Strong emphasis on advanced handling sequences involving full courses. Dogs must be able to perform straight up 12 weaves, full-height teeter and be confident and capable of taking commands at a distance. Handlers must be able to control their off-lead dogs at all times. Bring dogs to first class.

TITLE: Contacts, Weaves and Teeters (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility I or II or equivalent skill level with permission from instructor. Class helps dog/handler teams gain the skills and training criteria for consistent performance of the contacts, weaves and teeter. Emphasis is on the training steps and required behaviors needed to successfully perform these obstacles. Handlers must be able to control off-lead dogs at all times. Bring dogs to first class.

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