These agility classes are open to mixed breeds and pure breed dogs. Most dogs and their handlers will start with Introduction to Agility unless they have completed agility courses at another facility. The use of positive reinforcement, treats, and lots of praise are used throughout all of our agility classes.
- If your dog has any disability that would require special handling or training; permission from the Lead Agility Trainer at Creation's will be needed to participate. The trainer may also require that you have written permission from your dog's veterinarian.
- All agility classes are six weeks in length. Meeting times will vary from 50 minutes for most of the classes, to 1 hour for the higher level classes. Most classes will be limited to 8 dogs per class. Drop-ins are only by permission of the class instructor and requests must be made in advance and paid for at the time of the drop-in. $20/per Drop-in.
- No open toe shoes or flip flops allowed in class. Some crates may be available at the Center or you may feel free to bring your own.
- Introduction to Agility / Puppy Agility: In this agility foundation course, the handler will begin to build a special working relationship with his/her dog that will result in an effective working team. As a team, you and your dog will begin to learn about targeting, handling on the flat, contact performance, and motivation. You will be introduced to the beginning agility equipment. This class is for dogs that have not yet taken an agility course. The overall class goal is to assist the team in becoming familiar with all obstacles.
- Agility 1: This class requires that the dog and his/her handler have completed the Introduction to Agility class or a comparable class at another dog training facility, with approval from the Lead Agility Trainer at Creation's. The team of handler and dog will learn basic obstacle performance, handling skills, targeting, and will develop better communication. Dogs will work on solid sits, stays, recalls, and downs. They will begin working off-lead around other dogs, although dogs will be required to be on lead when they are not working.
- Agility 2 and Advanced Teacup: This class requires that the dog and his/her handler have completed and mastered Agility I, or a comparable class at another training facility, with approval from the class instructor. Dogs should be comfortable on most obstacles, and can work well off-lead around other dogs. This class concentrates on perfecting obstacle performance, increasing handling skills, and sequencing. The overall goal of this class to prepare the team to qualify at agility trials.