Agility Training

We have created this program based on client feedback and industry best practices in order to provide a way to continue your training and building a bond with your dog beyond your typical obedience classes.

In our agility program, you can work at the pace and comfort level that works for you and your dog. Class sessions are 7 weeks each. Each level may take more than one session to complete based on the individual dog and humans. Read more about the Agility Levels below.

Agility Level 1

For dogs who are new to Agility, this is the starting point! Our agility program works by progressing through the training levels as you and your dog master each skill. Once you've got a good foundation with the Level 1 goals, you move over to Level 2!

Level 1 Goals include Equipment Goals such as basic jump, tunnel, hoop, plank, and table skills; Human Goals such as recognizing issues (confidence, safety) for your dog, handler & dog relationship and focus; and Training Goals such as stay/wait, recall, and targeting skills.

If your dog has agility experience and you aren't sure which level to start at, please contact us and we can help!

Prerequisite: Branching Out or permission of instructor

Agility Level 2

Once you and your dog have reached all your Level 1 Goals, we go on to the next phase!

Level 2 Goals include Equipment Goals such as jump grids, curved tunnel and various entries, hoop, plank, and table confidence; Human Goals such as handling with crosses, continued relationship building; and Training Goals such as short off-leash sequences, advanced recall, and targeting on contact equipment (a-frame, dog walk)

If your dog has agility experience and you aren't sure which level to start at, please contact us and we can help!

Agility Level 3

Level 3 Goals include Equipment Goals such as safe and confident performance of jumps, tunnels, and hoops with speed; contact obstacles and introducing the teeter; Human Goals such as warm up/stretching/massage skills, handling & crosses; and Training Goals such as performing obstacles in sequences, start line lead outs, and distance work.

If your dog has agility experience and you aren't sure which level to start at, please contact us and we can help!

Agility Level 4

Once you and your dog have reached your Level 3 goals, you are ready to begin course-running!

 

Level 4 Goals include navigating an intro-level agility course safely and confidently. This will include performing obstacles, off leash reliability, handler skills, and more.

If your dog has agility experience and you aren't sure which level to start at, please contact us and we can help!

Agility Level 5

Level 5 Goals include navigating more challenging agility courses that include multiple crosses, turns, and distance skills.

Small Dog Agility

 

This class is a safe and fun way to introduce your small dog to Agility activities! We will focus on learning some new training skills, working on and off-leash, body awareness, introducing agility obstacles, all with positive methods to improve your dog's confidence.

The course is suitable for dogs of all ages.

The program includes 7 classes (1 hour, once a week).

Level 1 Prerequisite: Next Step or permission of Instructor

Levels 2-4 Prerequisite: previous level or permission of Instructor

 

The next set of classes will start:

Click on your preferred start date to sign up through our secure online registration system. Payment can be completed online or arrangements can be made to pay in person.

 

All class prices are including HST

SERVICES

-Obedience Training

-Private Training

-Agility Training

-Reactive Dog Training

-Behaviour Consultations

...and more!

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