Agility is a wonderful way to become a team with your dog. While learning how to guide your dog through an agility course made up of jumps and tunnels, and building up to a teeter, A-Frame, dog walk and weave poles, you and your dog learn to work together! Either just for fun or to use your skills in competition, this is a great way to give your dog a job and build confidence. There are many venues that offer agility trials - visit our Resources page to learn about them. Visit a trial, and see how much fun people are having! We offer classes throughout the week, as well as practice times - both individual private and drop-in.
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At 5 1/2 months old, our instructor Alisa has her dog Dusty able to navigate basic equipment. Note: Dogs should not be trained to jump until growth plates are set. Great care was used to ensure Dusty was safe. But this gives an idea of what can be possible when working as a team!
New to Agility?
Focus Towards Agility - This one-time hour-long class introduces dog and handler to basic exercises essential to building the bond with your dog. Includes focus exercises, learning to play interactive games with your dog, and building the basic learning relationship. Some level of basic manners with your dog - sit, stay, come - is needed to succeed in this class. This is a pre-requisite (or instructor approval) for other classes, includes clicker with wrist coil. Note: our current schedule offers this class regularly on weekdays. If this is not possible, please just email us to arrange another time on an evening or weekend as our schedule permits. Cost: $30
Fundamentals & Beyond - Whether you're new to agility or have the basics and want to improve, this 6-week session is for you! Dogs work one at a time, allowing handlers to focus on the information and examples of other students. Because of this format, there will be a broader range of skills within the class - great to learn from watching others. Cost: $160
Teacup Agility Basics & Beyond - Is your dog 20" or shorter? Teacup Agility uses smaller obstacles and distances. Come learn all about it - you'll find challenges in Teacup different from "big" dog agility. If you've never run agility, Teacup can be a great place to start!
Intro to Agility for Dogs & Puppies - Designed to introduce dogs and puppies to basic agility skills including focusing and introduction to obstacles. Class is usually run with most dogs out on-leash learning the obstacles. As dogs learn to focus and work with their handler, they are introduced to jumps, tunnels, A-Frames, teeters, and open weave poles. To keep puppies under about 1 year safe & healthy, we work carefully at a level to not damage their growth. Cost: $160
Puppy Agility - Do you have a puppy under a year old? While puppies are welcome in our regular agility classes, we are careful to not stress growing joints. This class will teach your puppy the basics of agility (tunnels, open weave poles, going between jump uprights with no bar) and build that relationship so you're ready to go! Cost: $160
Had some instruction? Attending Trials?
Fundamentals & Beyond - Want to improve your basics? This 6-week session is for you! Dogs are worked one at a time, allowing handlers to focus on information and examples of other students. This format allows a broader range of skills within the class - great to learn as well as brush up on the basics. Cost: $160
Intermediate Agility - Take your runs to the next level in this 6-week session as you work to close any gaps in your training and expand your skills. Designed for the dog-handler team working towards competing, we build on sequencing for dogs that have completed our starter Fundamentals & Beyond and are able to perform all agility obstacles, including closed weave poles. Learn course strategies, looking at a dog's path, and work longer sequences. Focus on crosses, crosses at speed, turns, distance work, and speed. Cost: $160
Intermediate/Advanced Agility - Ready to trial This 6-week session is for the dog-handler team either competing or are ready for competition. Classes may include full course work, or drills designed to present a challenge and break down various approaches. Improve your course strategy and work longer sequences. Discussion of various trialing venues and what's a good fit for you and your dog. Cost: $160
Agility Troubleshooting - Is your dog missing contacts? Knocking down jumps? Scared of the teeter totter? Whatever Agility skill you’re struggling with, this class is perfect for troubleshooting the issues and helping you and your dog be successful on all obstacles in the Agility ring. This is a one-time class that you can take as many times as you wish, and is limited to just three students per class. Cost: $40
Agility Fun & Games - This class specializes in training dogs and their handlers to play games that develop drive and motivation, as well as fostering basic handling skills before tackling equipment. We use positive reinforcement to help your dog have future success in Agility classes and competition. We keep the learning fun and engaging to nurture the Agility star of tomorrow. (Note: This class is not suitable for reactive dogs. Please contact us if you have questions about your dog's ability to be successful in this class.) Cost: $160
Book a 1/2 hour in one of our arenas for a time to work Need a place to practice? Sign up for a 1/2 hour to have the arena to yourself and work on what YOU need to focus on! Pay for 10 sessions, get the 11th for free. Slots available from 5 am to 10 pm!
Private: $15/half hour, $25/full hour
* Must be enrolled in agility classes, at Four Paw or elsewhere, or have titled a dog in any agility venue. This helps us to know
that you understand the proper use of the equipment. Limits apply to number of dogs per handler.
** No private instruction is allowed during private practice times. Contact Four Paw Sports if you'd be interested in teaching your students at our facility!
Drop-In to our Saturday (most weeks) open practice. Share the arena and talk to others to get ideas!
Drop-In: $8 - 1 Dog, $12 - 2 Dogs, $15 - 3 Dogs
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