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is a sport for all dogs -- purebred or mix, pet or competition, large or small,
young or old.
In Agility, your dog learns to run
a course which includes such activities as:
Going through tunnels
Jumping a variety of
Walking on planks
Walking across moving
Weaving through a
series of poles
Agility builds dogs’ confidence,
stimulates their minds, strengthens their bodies, and enhances their enjoyment
Agility is taught
using the "click and treat" method and targeting. Additionally, Agility classes
are designed to maximize your dog's safety and prevent injury.
Agility classes are 7 weeks long and cost is $75 per class.
Beginner Agility, we will introduce the standard American Kennel Club (AKC) and
United Kennel Club (UKC) Agility equipment plus some basic handling skills. It
is designed for fun and lays the groundwork for future competition.
Prerequisite: None. However, it will help if your dog can sit and down on
command, walk calmly on leash, and has a reliable recall.
where Beginner Agility left off:
the different obstacles
obstacles into sequences.
Prerequisite: Beginner Agility. For dogs that have already started agility
training, each handler/dog team will be evaluated and the appropriate class will
also offers several other services that will allow you and your dog to practice
your new Agility skills.
–Sunday evenings. Our Agility field is open for anyone with prior Agility
training who would like to practice on DIXIE’S equipment. No harsh corrections
or training collars are allowed. The courses will be typical AKC courses, but
some UKC equipment is also available. The surface is sand over dirt. Field
is available for 1 hour and the fee is $5.00.
PRIVATE AGILITY COACHING
– for those looking for more specific training or having a particular
problem and need assistance. $25/hour.