BASIC LEVEL CLASS
6 WEEKS / 1 HR PER WEEK
INSTRUCTOR: KATE BERNSTEIN
2016 CLASS DATES
SUNDAYS / 9AM - 10AM
MAR 27 - MAY 15 (Skipping April 18th and MAY 1st)
TUESDAYS / 6PM - 7PM
NEW DATES SOON
This entry-level class is for all active dogs that just want to have fun! Its also a great introductory class to the very addicting sport of competitive agility. We welcome all dogs big and small, all shapes and any breed. No prior agility or obedience classes are required.
WHAT TO BRING
For this class you will need a flat collar and a six foot leash. No retractable leads, please. Please bring LOTS of soft, small easy to feed treats that your dog REALLY REALLY REALLY likes! (one favorite is to cut up chicken or turkey hot dogs into small pieces) Enough to last you for an entire hour long class. Bring a quick-draw treat pouch that clips to your belt as you will need your hands free. If you would like to learn to use a clicker, please bring one. All dogs should arrive to class HUNGRY and treat-focused. We suggest that your dog not to eat during the day before class. You should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water for yourself and a water bowl for your dog. Dog crates will be provided.
We welcome all vaccinated dogs older than 6 months of age. Your dog need not be social, but all dogs must be mannered and able to work around other dogs in a leashed environment without being disruptive to the group.
This class will be held INDOORS at the BlueCollar training space located at 1320 Glendale Ave. Los Angeles 90026. The parking lot is for short term 30 minute retail customers only. The parking lot does not service the training space. Class attendees must find street parking.
Check with your dogs veterinarian before starting any exercise program. He or she can check your dog for any health issues that might be aggravated by jumping, running or climbing.
- Intro to agility- terms, equipment, organizations
- Discussion of clicker training and rewarding performance
- Intro to impulse control exercises
- Sit , Down and Stay
- One jump exercise, Intro to target training
- Target Training- continued
- Sit Stay practice
- Jumping- driving to the target
- Intro to tunnel
- Flat work- rear cross practice
- Flat work- Front cross
- Turn/spin left and right
- Low A Frame- discussing contact equipment
- Tunnel practice
- Jump- 2 or 3 jumps
- Jump to tunnel
- A-Frame- low
- Sit stay in front of jump
- Short sequence
- Intro to weaves, discuss 2 x 2 weave pole training,
- Intro to channel weaves
- Short jump tunnel sequence
- Continue with weaves