Please note: Tuition maybe transferable, but is not refundable.
Agility Classes and Workshops at Pup-A-Razzi Overview
Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide. In Dog Agility, we get to play with our canine teammates while they run over jumps, through tunnels, weave poles, and ramps (A-Frame & Dog Walk); we cue them as they navigate an obstacle course. Agility is a team sport with another species! It’s great fun for dogs and handlers at all levels of ability.
Most dogs and people who are physically fit, can do agility with some training. Puppies as young as 6 months old can start learning some of the required skills.
Let’s Get Started! The most important component of agility is building and reinforcing a happy, positive working relationship with your canine partner. If you can come to Agility Foundation class with a Tricks, Basic Puppy, CGC or other fundamental skills background, you and your dog will get even more out of it.
Agility Classes Pup-a-Razzi offers Agility Classes from Foundation through Skills ’n Drills. We also offer Agility Workshops on selected topics. Here’s a brief overview of our classes:
Puppy Agility is for puppies aged 6-12 months old who have completed Puppy Preschool, Training Basics, and/or AKC STAR Puppy class or equivalent. In this 7-week course, you and your pup will play games that teach skills useful in agility. The major focus is learning and reinforcing focus and attention between you and your partner. We also introduce selected agility obstacles at an age-appropriate level.
Introduction level class, to introduce dogs and handlers to equipment and concepts. 7 week Course for any dog under 12 months.
Foundation Agility is for dogs older than 12 months who have completed a basic training course, and who have some ability to work off leash in the presence of other (leashed or crated) dogs. In this 7-week class, you and your canine partner will solidify focus and attention skills, interact with all the basic agility obstacles, and learn basic handling moves. Obstacles will be adjusted for each dog’s age and ability. Many teams repeat this class, continuing at their own pace, to gain confidence and reinforce their skills.
For dogs and puppies over 12 months of age who have completed Agility Foundations and have trainer approval. Agility I picks up where foundation class left off – more proofing for steering and more advanced body work. Beginning contact targeting, one jump training & beginning jump grids. All teams must have successfully completed competition foundation class to take this class. Homework is assigned weekly and teams are expected to complete assignments in order to advance to the next level class. A minor equipment investment is required such as a practice contact board and two jumps. May be repeated to improve and build skills.
For dogs who have completed Agility I and have Trainer approval.
Agility Skills and Drills – Drop in
(Formally Agility II)
For dogs and puppies over 18 months of age who have completed Agility I successfully (or instructor approval). This class starts to refine individual obstacle performance while working to provide a consistent handling system. Advanced jump skills are introduced and refined. Contact equipment will be used. Weave entries are introduced while rhythm & footwork is perfected. Teams must have successfully completed Agility I. Homework is assigned weekly and teams are expected to complete assignments in order to advance to the next level class. A substantial equipment investment is required such as a set of two-by-two weave poles. May be repeated to improve and build skills. Instructor: Louise
Class Placement Consultation
Prospective students may ask to be evaluated before being placed into an appropriate group class. Consultations are charged at the private lesson hourly rate.
Jump Drills Workshop
2 hour Workshop. Max limit 6 Teams. $45.00 per Team.
Pup-A-Razzi offers agility workshops on topics including: Jump Mechanics, Agility Games, Contacts, Weave Poles, and Cross / Turn Selection. Have questions? Don’t see a class that fits your needs? Please contact us: Pup-A-Razzi (503) 259-8978 Agility Instructor: Louise Sivak LSIVAK@hotmail.com
Please note: Class fees are non-refundable. Classes are to be attended as scheduled.