Agility Training Classes
About Agility Training
Agility training has numerous benefits for you and your dog! Firstly, it provides great exercise. As your dog runs through an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and A frames, they are harnessing their drive and burning off energy. Agility courses also exercise your dog's mind. It gives dogs the opportunity to learn and solve problems, and stimulates your dog's natural instincts to chase and navigate obstacles. This training also bonds you with your dog, opening communication between handler and dog in a fun and engaging way.
A big thank you to PEKA Professional Property Management for sponsoring our agility equipment and for allowing us to offer this exciting opportunity to our community!
All our upcoming classes are now full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist for the next session!
CLICK HERE to register for Wednesday 6:30PM classes starting June 7th
Group Class Details
Beginner Agility: This class is a beginner agility training class, to introduce you and your pup to agility training and basic obstacles. This is a fun, beginner class where you will focus on building a stronger connection with your dog and learn the basics of agility. This is not an obedience class. Dogs must be dog friendly. Class will start with a short off-leash play for dogs to meet and greet. All dogs will be on leash while awaiting their turn on the equipment during the formal class. This is a 4-week session for $140.
Intermediate Agility: This class is an agility training class for dogs that have already mastered the basics of agility (whether in our Beginner Agility class or elsewhere) and are looking for a greater challenge and to expand their skills with more challenging obstacles/courses. This is not an obedience class. Dogs must be dog friendly. Class will start with a short off-leash play for dogs to meet and greet. Dogs should be able to work off leash for this class. This is a 6-week session for $200.
What You'll Need:
- A dog that loves people and other dogs
- High value treats that your dog finds irresistible
- Flat buckle quick release collar or harness, and a 6-foot flat leash
- And a positive outlook because we’re all about making training fun for everyone!
Price: $140 for Beginner Agility (4 week classes), $200 for Intermediate Agility (6 week classes)
Session Length: 60 minutes
Class Size: Maximum of 6 participants with one handler per dog
Age: 8 months and older
Vaccine Requirements: Rabies, Bordetella (Canine Cough), and DAPP are required vaccines. Your dog must be fixed to partake in class - please contact us prior to registering if your dog is not spayed/neutered. Please note that your registration will not be considered complete until up-to-date vaccination records have been submitted (please email to email@example.com upon registration). Vaccine records must be submitted no later than 72 hours before the start of class.
Location: Outdoors at The Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre - please dress for the weather! You will be emailed prior to class if there is a cancellation due to weather.
About Your Trainers
Lisa has lived in the Bow Valley since 1996. She has been a teacher with Canadian Rockies Public Schools since 1998. Lisa started doing recreational agility with her first dog Sunga in the early 2000’s. Her current 2 dogs enjoy participating in agility as well! She is looking forward to sharing the fun and rewarding experience of doing agility with more dogs and their owners.
We're excited to have Lenka as a second agility trainer this year! Lenka started agility in 2007 with her golden retriever Taxi, and since then she has competed with 5 different dogs. She represented Slovakia in the European Junior Championship in 2010 and 2011 with her dog Smiley, and she is Slovak national agility judge. She took a break from agility after moving to Bow Valley in 2017. Currently she shares her home with 3 dogs, and is preparing her young dog Shishka for her agility career. She graduated from Karen Pryor Academy and is starting her own private dog training company called Affirmuttive Training and Behaviour.