Dog Agility is an activity in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs generally run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives.
About these Classes:
Agility 1: Building on what you learned in Agility Games, you and your dog will continue to have fun working as a team on both familiar and unfamiliar Agility equipment. Your dog will learn to maneuver through a variety of jumps, tunnels and weaves and to safely use contact equipment, such as a dog walk and A-frame. This class is the first of an ongoing series of Agility classes.
Unless you have the instructor’s permission, you may not go into Agility without taking Agility Games first.
Agility 2: Building on what you learned in Agility I, you and your dog will continue to have fun working as a team on both familiar and unfamiliar Agility equipment. Continued work on the dog walk and A-frame and beginning work on the teeter.
Agility 3: Building on what you learned in Agility 2, you and your dog will continue to have fun working as a team. Higher contact equipment will be used as well as beginning work on the weaves.
Michelle Mange (Right Start Maryland) – evenings & Sundays
Susan Sanderson – weekdays
Agility Games is a prerequisite for Agility 1. Each subsequent class is filled from previous students.
Note: Because progression in agility is based on skills and teamwork, you may need to repeat a class several times before mastering the skills necessary to move to the next level.
When new classes are scheduled, students will receive a link to register. If you took Agility somewhere else, go to Contact Us and e-mail the appropriate instructor (listed above).