Beginning Agility (Level 2)
of Class :
--Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ends 5/25. Rain cancellation on 4/27.)
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Instructor: Diana Johnson-Ford.
is the Level 2 class after Intro to Agility
or after Puppy/Adolescent Agility if your
pup is old enough (a year and up). In Beginning
Agility, handling skills and basic control
will be improved. Students learn to give
timely commands, to provide consistent and
smooth body cues, and to develop teamwork
with their dogs. Handlers
also develop the ability to switch smoothly
from handling their dogs off one side to handling
off the other in the middle of a sequence using
techniques such as the front and rear cross.
Other handling maneuvers may begin to be taught
such as the 180, 270, and serpentine.
All of the equipment will be practiced at
the appropriate height to build confidence
in your dog, including A-frame, teeter, and
dogwalk, and contact equipment safety and
behavior will be emphasized.
The dog and handler teams will continue to improve their skills
and will become more proficient at simple combinations of obstacles.
Sequencing is performed off lead, therefore, your dog also must
be able to sit, stay, down, and come on command, off lead. (Prerequisite-
Intro to Agility, similar course, or instructor’s discretion.)
Needed to join this class:
• Successful completion of Intro to Agility
or similar class, or at instructor's discretion;
• Familiarity with (but not mastery of)
all agility equipment and readiness to
refine your skills;
• Ability to work on the contact equipment
at low height (teeter, dogwalk, a-frame);
• Is jumping at or near required jump height;
• You and your dog are beginning to work
as a focused team;
• Non-reactive dog (can safely ignore other
dogs or people, or is friendly)