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Intro to Agility w/Anne, 5 of 5

January 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dates for the class session – please note these on your calendar:
Sundays: December 2, 9, 16, 30 & January 6

In the event that I need to cancel a class, the make-up date will be held on January 13th. Please note that 1/13 will not be a date that I have a class for those that miss classes during the planned session. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.

Cost per dog per 5-class session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-GVDC members
Please bring your check or cash for the entire session to the first class. Checks can be made out to GVDC.

  • GVDC Membership Information: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/about/
  • All classes take place at Girsh Park in Goleta, behind Costco: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/practices/
  • Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session, checks are made out to “GVDC”
  • Dogs showing aggression towards people or other dogs will be asked to leave*
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class start time to walk your dog and set up your area

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1:30pm: Intro To Agility:

This class is for dogs and handlers brand new to the fun sport of agility. We will introduce the obstacles individually, taking time to teach dogs and their owners how to perform each piece of equipment. Additional skills emphasized in this class: various agility foundation exercises, encouraging the frequent use of rewards and reinforcers for the dogs, teaching a start-line stay, learning how to train cues to help the dogs understand what we are asking of them, and to introduce short sequences and handling. The main goal for this class is to have a fun hour with our dogs, teaching the basics of the great sport of agility and setting the stage for future learning. Homework exercises will be given at the end of each class, to encourage practice in between Sunday classes.

Class arrival time: 1:15pm

* Per GVDC club policy, dogs in Agility classes must not be aggressive towards other dogs or people, and under control of their handler at all times.

For all Agility Classes, please bring with you each week:

Your dog on a flat buckle collar or front-clip harness. Bring a variety of delicious meaty treats for your dog, water and a bowl, a chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6 foot leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog. Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.

For a dog that is not yet motivated by toys or for a pup that needs some cool new ones, please look at the treat pouches lined with bunny fur and fleece and other creations, made by our own Linda Keating. Linda is often at classes and can be reached via email at 44linda@cox.net, and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc

Details

Date:
January 6, 2019
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Class
Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

Organizer

Anne Swan
Email:
zipnkiwi@aol.com