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Agility

Agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.  It is a great way to have fun, bond with our dogs and get exercise in the process. If you are interested in learning more about agility check out our class offerings.

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Foundations
 

If you are interested in Agility, this class is the place to start! The goal of this class is to teach basic agility foundations to puppies or dogs who are new to agility and their handlers. 
 

This class includes body awareness exercises, focus during distractions, recalls, chase games, and some simple flatwork skills such as tunnel, wrapping a barrel or traffic cone, and contacts on flat boards and Fitpaws equipment. This class is safe for young dogs whose growth plates have not yet closed. There is little to no impact or jumping.

Prerequisites are that the dog must get along with people and other dogs. Puppies may not yet have all the basic commands but older dogs should have a good Sit, Stay, and Come. 

Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

 

See upcoming events for class schedules.

For more information contact:

agility@akronallbreed.org

Beginning Agility

This class builds on the skills taught in the Agility Foundations class. There will be continued focus on all the foundation work.

This class introduces dog and handler to the contact equipment, tunnels and weaves and safe approaches to them. Basic handling skills including basic turns, jump sequences, and verbal cues will also be introduced.

Goals include building confidence, commitment, clarity, and teamwork.

  • Dogs must be non-aggressive

  • Under basic, off-leash control

  • Preference will be given to dogs completing ABTCA’s Foundations Class

  • Dogs not advancing from Foundations will need to be tested

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Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

 

See upcoming events for class schedules.

For more information contact:

agility@akronallbreed.org

Intermediate

Dogs must be able to run a full course off leash (20 obstacles) and be proficient on 12 weaves and all equipment at full height. Handler and Dogs learn and practice skills to become proficient to compete in AKC or other Venues. CPE Games are taught.

The class participates once a month in the National Dog Agility League, where a numbered course is set up, teams run and a video is submitted to NDAL.

Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

See upcoming events for class schedules.
For more information contact:

agility@akronallbreed.org

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Advanced

Dogs must be able to run a full course off leash (20 obstacles) and be proficient on 12 weaves and all equipment at full height. Handlers and Dogs practice skills and work on speed and accuracy. The class participates once a month in the National Dog Agility League, where a numbered course is set up, teams run and a video is submitted to NDAL.

 

Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

See upcoming events for class schedules.

For more information contact:
agility@akronallbreed.org

Competition

Criteria for Admission: Dogs must be able to run a full course (24 obstacles) and be proficient on 12 weaves and all equipment at full height. Focus is on skills, handling, and the mental game. This class is perfect for experienced teams with the desire to grow in their skills.

Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

See upcoming events for class schedules.

 

Email agility@akronallbreed.org to sign up.

 

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