Agility

Weekly Schedule

To schedule your 6-week class please email us at dockdivinglc@gmail.com or call us at 575-323-1250

Monday
Instructor: Sandra

4:00 – 5:00 PM Intermediate
5:15 – 6:15 PM Intermediate
6:30 – 7:30 PM Competition
7:45 – 8:45 PM Competition

Tuesday
Instructor: Sandra

8:00 – 9:00 AM Competition
9:15 – 10:15 AM Competition

Instructor: Tamara

6:00 – 7:00 PM Beginning Agility
7:15 – 8:15 PM Skills and Drills

Wednesday

Instructor: Hope

8:00 – 9:00 AM Puppy Performance
9:15 – 10:15 AM Beginning Agility
6:00 – 7:00 PM Puppy Performance (Must be under 1 year)
7:15 – 8:15 PM Pre Agility

Thursday

Instructor: Tamara

8:00 – 9:00 AM Skills and Drills
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Pre-Agility

Class Title

Class Objectives

Proficiency Exam

Pre-Agility

Cover basic manners to participate in agility (e.g. recall, start line stay, rear-end targeting); brief introduction to jumps, non-curved tunnels, teeter-bang game (i.e. last few weeks of class)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Reliable recall
  • Start Line Lead-out (1 obstacle)
  • Rear-end target (e.g. stopped contact basics off of equipment)

Beginning Agility

Continue reinforcing basics, introduction to lowered contact equipment, curved tunnels, channel weaves, small sequences (i.e. 3-6 obstacles)

First 5 minute warm-up

Intermediate I

Front-crosses, begin closing open channel weaves (i.e. guides on and off), begin connecting rear-target behavior with contact equipment, small sequences (i.e. 3 – 6 obstacles)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Execute front cross
  • Channel weaves progressing (i.e. beginning to close)
  • Successful complete small sequence (i.e. 3 obstacles)

Intermediate II

Rear-crosses, keep closing open channel weaves, work weaves entries, continue building rear-target behavior with contact equipment, medium sequences (i.e. 6 – 9 obstacles)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Execute front and rear-crosses
  • Weaves mostly closed with guides or weaves semi-closed with mostly no guides
  • Successfully complete medium sequence (i.e. 6 obstacles)

Intermediate III

Blind-Crosses, keep closing open channel weaves, work weave entries, rear-target behavior with contact equipment, medium sequences (i.e. 6 – 9 obstacles)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Execute front, rear, blind-cross
  • Weaves mostly closed, mostly uncaged
  • Successful sequencing of 6 obstacles

Pre-Competition

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Elements of novice course and open courses
  • Contacts (i.e. rear-target behavior)
  • Sequence 9-12 obstacles
  • Weaves mostly closed, mostly uncaged (i.e. no middle guides)

(Successful completion of a novice jumpers course without weaves?)

Competition I (Novice/Open Level)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Elements of novice and open courses

Successful completion of a novice std. course:

  • Jumps
  • Contacts
  • 6-Weaves (no guides)
  • General knowledge of all crosses

Competition II
(Excellent/Masters)

First 5 minute warm-up

  • Elements of excellent/masters courses

Successful completion of an open std. course:

  • Jumps
  • Contacts
  • 12-Weaves (Closed, no Guides)
  • Knowledge of crosses

Special Class(es)

Puppy Performance

Mid-Session Workshops

Building Drive
Handler Focus
Obstacle Focus
Start-line Games
Training Games
Working Jump Back-Sides
Working Weave Entries/Exits
Working Contact Obstacle Independence
Working Weave Independence
Fun Runs

Class Sizes

Puppy Performance– 4-6 dogs;
Pre-Agility – No more than 6-8 dogs;
Beginning Agility – No more than 6-8 dogs;
Intermediate – No more than 4-6 dogs;
Competition  I (Novice/Open) – 4-5 dogs;
Competition II (Excellent/Masters) – 4-5 dogs;
Competition III (Masters) –4-5 dogs;

*Prior to paying for an agility class, you must sign up with an instructor.*