Agility

Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. You don’t have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. But many people start the sport just for fun, only to get bitten by the agility bug and become lifelong competitors!

Dog must be able to demonstrate a Novice level of obedience. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Novice Obedience-II class evaluation, or by earning either an AKC or UKC Novice obedience leg.

Note: ALL handlers who have been training at TDTC, entering Beginning Agility for the first time should submit the attached “Beginning Agility Supplemental Enrollment Form”. Handlers/dogs not training before at TDTC previously, must contact the Agility Director to discuss their training history and possibly schedule an evaluation of their dogs obedience skills and behavior. Beginner Agility handlers are encouraged to continue in an obedience class.

Agility Enrollment

Please download and print the attached packet, following the in packet directions for submittal.

Spring Session 2017

$75 tuition includes ten, one hour classes.*
*Member pricing $55, or $40 with voucher

Beginning Agility

Admission Requirements: Dog must be able to demonstrate a Novice level of obedience. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Novice Obedience-II class evaluation, or by earning either an AKC or UKC Novice obedience leg.

10 week course, one hour per week.

Note: ALL handlers who have been training at TDTC, entering Beginning Agility for the first time should submit the attached “Beginning Agility Supplemental Enrollment Form”. Handlers/dogs not training before at TDTC previously, must contact the Agility Director to discuss their training history and possibly schedule an evaluation of their dogs obedience skills and behavior. If your dog is under the age of 2 yrs or over the age of 7 yrs, TDTC recommends you check with your veterinarian before the first class to ensure your dog is physically ready for agility. Beginner Agility handlers are encouraged to continue in an obedience class.

Dogs will be instructed on AKC and UKC equipment. Focus will be on the dog gaining a stronger confidence negotiating the equipment, as well as improving Start Line stay, jumping skills, further introduction to weaves and consistent contacts. Short obstacle sequences will be taught and lengthened as the dog progresses in training. Dogs leaving this class will demonstrate the improved basic ability to negotiate all contact exercises and a solid understanding of the Obstacle Contacts and Weave Poles. Dogs that successfully complete the end of course evaluation will move into Novice Agility.

Day & Time Instructor(s) Start Date End Date Openings
Wednesdays 8:00pm Instructor: Johnnie Hart
Assistant: Barb Casto
March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Advanced Beginning Agility

This course is for Handler/Dog teams that are not ready for Novice Agility but have met the minimum standards for Beginners Agility.

Dogs will be instructed on AKC and UKC equipment. Focus will be on the dog gaining a stronger confidence negotiating the equipment, as well as improving Start Line stay, jumping skills, further introduction to weaves and consistent contacts. Short obstacle sequences will be taught and lengthened as the dog progresses in training. Dogs leaving this class will demonstrate the improved basic ability to negotiate all contact exercises and a solid understanding of the Obstacle Contacts and Weave Poles. Dogs that successfully complete the end of course evaluation will move into Novice Agility.

Admission Requirements: Dog must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Beginning Agility. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Beginning class evaluation.

Note: Handlers/dogs not training before at TDTC previously, must contact the Agility Director to discuss their training history and possibly schedule an evaluation of their dogs obedience skills and behavior. Advanced Beginner Agility handlers are encouraged to continue in an obedience class.

Day & Time Instructor(s) Start Date End Date Openings
Thursdays 5:00pm Instructor: Ed Hardesty March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Novice Agility

Dogs must pass the beginners agility evaluation or by earning an UKC qualifying score towards a U-AGI and U-AGII agility title or one leg of an AKC Novice agility title.

10 week course, one hour per week.

The dog and handler will work toward a Novice Agility title. Dogs and handlers will learn basic jumps, control of the contacts, weave up to six (6) weave poles (the dog will be introduced to twelve). Handler skills necessary to complete a novice agility title. Dogs leaving this class should be ready to compete at a novice level in most agility venues.

Admission Requirements: All requirements for Beginning Agility or Advanced Beginning must be met. Dog must be able to demonstrate basic knowledge and acceptance of agility obstacles. Handler must be able to demonstrate control of his/her dog while running an agility course. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Beginning Agility class evaluation (Note: Testing only offered on normal class test day), or by earning a UKC qualifying score towards a U-AGI and U-AGII agility title or one leg AKC Novice Agility (NA). Registration for class officially opens at the conclusion of testing for the previous Novice Agility class. The following priorities will apply when accepting registrations:

  1. TDTC instructors with a dog qualifying for this level.
  2. Students completing the previous Novice class but NOT recommended for advancement to Advanced Skills Agility.
  3. Students advancing from the previous Beginners class; Students unable to proceed on to Advanced Agility due to class capacity; and students rejected from the previous class due to class capacity.
  4. All other eligible registrants on a first-come basis.
Day & Time Instructor(s) Start Date End Date Openings
Thursdays 1:30pm Instructor: Tom Kotch March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Thursdays 8:15pm Instructor: Richard Beeby March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Sundays 12:00pm Instructor: Dovie Ryan
Assistant: Sandra Wright-Hackler
March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Advanced Skills Agility

Dog and handler must be able to demonstrate basic Novice skills on an agility course. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Novice Agility class evaluation, Please note that testing is only offered on normal class test days) or by earning a UKC U-AGI and U-AGII title, or by earning an AKC Novice title.

10 week course, one hour per week.

This class is the final level class where skills are polished and increasingly difficult obstacle sequence are introduced. Teams in this class will learn skills needed to compete at the excellent level in any agility venue.

Admission Requirements: Dog and Handler must be able to demonstrate basic Novice skill level on an agility course. This requirement may be achieved by passing the TDTC Novice Agility class evaluation (Note: Testing only offered on normal class test day), or by earning a UKC U-AGI and U-AGII title, or by earning an AKC Novice Agility (NA) title. Registration for class officially opens at the conclusion of testing for Agility classes. The following priorities will apply when accepting registrations:

  1. TDTC instructors with a dog qualifying for this level.
  2. Students repeating Advanced Skills Agility
  3. TDTC members and their dog(s) qualifying for this course.
  4. All other eligible registrants on a first-come basis.
Day & Time Instructor(s) Start Date End Date Openings
Thursdays 12:00pm Instructor: Chris Hatchett March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Thursdays 6:00pm Instructor: Jane Tyson March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
Sundays 1:30pm Instructor: Dovie Ryan
Assistant: Sandra Wright-Hackler
March 26, 2017 May 14, 2017 0/10 Slots Filled
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