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Classes

Updated 4/23/18

2nd Session 2018

  • SATURDAY CLASS DATES

    May 26 ~ June 2, 9, 30 ~ July 7, 14, 28 ~ August 4
  • SUNDAY CLASS DATES

    May 27 ~ June 3, 10 ~ July 7, 14, 281, 8, 29 ~ August 5
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NOT SURE WHERE YOU FIT IN? Contact us and we will help you in any decision making or questions that you might have.  We look forward to seeing you and your dog(s) on Saturday, May 12  (members only) or on Saturday, May 19 (everyone who hasn’t registered)! No late registration.

SATURDAY'S CLASSES @ SALT LAKE

Class Hours: 11-1 PM ~ 1 -3 PM ~ 3-5 PM


11 - 1 PM


NOVICE/OPEN SEQUENCING WITH A CONTACT

  • Details

    This class will focus on handling shorter sequences with a contact for the Novice to Open level teams. Focus will be on proofing contact performance and rewarding behaviors that you like. Weave poles (6-12) will be included in sequences.
  • Prerequisite

    ~ Successful completion of Introduction to Contacts Part 2 and Introduction to Teeter Part 2 or currently enrolled in Teeter Part 2.
  • Instructors/teams

    Christi/Teams 10
  • Class Rules

    ~ All handlers will be required to help set up and break down equipment used in class prior to leaving. ~ Dogs barking must be kept to a minimum. ~ Bring your own training aids (target, lotus ball, etc), high valued treats and toys.

ADVANCED HANDLING SEQUENCES With A CONTACT

  • Details

    Lessons will be short sequences to improve your understanding and handling. It will include working on tight turns, accel and decel, and discrimination. Different methods will be discussed in order to choose the best one for you.
  • Prerequisites

    ~ Must be competent on all contacts ~Permission of instructor required
  • Instructor/Teams

    Jill/teams 8 One dog per handler. Second dog may be wait-listed.
  • Class Rules

    ~ All handlers must help with set up and break down of equipment and setting bars during class ~ must be ready to run when it is their turn ~ dog barking must be kept to a minimum.

1 - 3 PM


TRIAL PREP - competition

  • Details

    Trial courses will be used.
  • Prerequisites

    ~ Dog must be proficient on contacts and weave twelve (12) poles.
  • Instructor/Teams

    Scot & Lehua (Apprentice)/16 teams
  • Class Rules

    ~ Must be ready to set up course by 1pm. ~ Be ready to run when it's your turn. ~ Everyone must help set bars. ~ No one leaves without. instructors permission.

INTRODUCTION TO TEETER, PART 2

  • Details

    This class is a continuation of the Introduction to Teeter Part 1. We will use various games and skills to continue building drive and developing confidence with motion and height. Be prepared to revisit travel plank and target work if necessary. Students currently in Teeter Part 1 will have first preference for Part 2.
  • Prerequisites

    ~ Introduction to Teeter Part 1 ~ And/or Instructor's approval.
  • Instructor/Teams

    Nancy/6-8 teams
  • Class Rules

    ~ All students must help with equipment setup and breakdown. ~ Travel plank and target are required and teams must work on targeting and travel plank exercises between classes.

3 - 5 PM

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AGILITY GROUNDWORK – FUN WITH YOUR DOG! (Introduction Class)

  • Details

    This foundation class will focus on building and maintaining a fun, working relationship for you and your dog. You’ll learn the value of a positive reward system, which you’ll retain throughout your agility training. We’ll work on increasing your dog’s focus, drive, impulse control, and body awareness. Basic jumping and off-leash handling skills will be covered. Teams will have various opportunities to play on a variety of obstacles and training aids.
  • Prerequisites

    ~ Open to dogs 12 months or older ~ Dogs must be in good physical condition. Questions? - Contact your Vet ~ Crates are required on the field, and dogs should be comfortable in their crates ~ Dogs must be comfortable on leash, in a sit/down position, and should understand come and stay commands ~ Dogs must be comfortable around and non-aggressive towards other dogs and people ~ Please bring your dog on a 6 ft leash and buckle collar for an evaluation when you register for this class. ~ IMPORTANT: Please check our “Calendar of Events” page for the evaluation start time.
  • Instructor/Teams

    Nanette/8 teams
  • Class Rules

    ~ Mandatory: Handler must be willing to attend every class. ~ Class equipment set up and breakdown required by all participants. ~ Minor building of personal training equipment with PVC will be required. ~ Handler will be expected to do homework assignments with their dog.
  • Registration Requirement

    Please bring your dog on a 6 ft leash and buckle collar for an evaluation when you register for this class. ~ IMPORTANT: New dogs will be evaluated 30 (thirty) minutes after registration begins. Please check our “Calendar of Events” page or the “Registration” section on our website for the registration start time ~ All other registration requirements as noted on our website apply.

    SUNDAY'S CLASSES @ SALT LAKE

    Class Hours: 8 - 11 AM ~ 2 - 4 PM


    8 - 11 AM

    2 - 4 PM


    MASTER HANDLING SEQUENCES

    • Details

      This class is for handlers who are interested in improving their handling skills at the Masters level. Some international style sequences will be introduced. Dogs should be proficient on all agility equipment. Handlers should be familiar with the Derrett handling system criteria.
    • Prerequisites

      ~ Dog/Handler team must be actively competing at Masters Level (Excellent B) in both Standard and JWW, or obtain Instructor's approval. ~ Only 1 (one) dog per handler (no switching dogs in class without Instructor's approval. ~ Handler may register only 1 (one) dog for this class, second dog will be wait listed and accepted on a space available basis after registration is closed.
    • Instructor/Teams

      Les/10-12 teams
    • Class Rules

      ~ All dogs must be off the field during set up and break down. Field set up will not start until all handlers have set up their crating area. ~ Handlers shall play nicely with others and be supportive. ~ Next team shall be warmed up and ready to go when the previous team is working. ~ Dogs shall rest within crates when not working. ~ Handlers should remain on the field until class equipment has been removed from the field, or dismissed by the instructors.

    NOVICE JWW & FAST ~ competition

    • Details

      For teams competing at the novice level or getting ready to compete. Students will build, analyze and run either a novice level JWW or FAST course. We’ll cover the rules of AKC JWW and FAST, how to read a course map, walk a course and develop a crate to start line routine for your team.
    • Prerequisites

      ~ Completion of: Intro or Agility Groundwork and Novice Handling or Weaves & Cues. ~ Teams should be able weave 6 poles, do a front cross, a rear cross, be comfortable on contacts and work off-leash. ~ Preference will be given to teams competing at the novice level but more experienced teams will be allowed to sign up on a space available basis. ~ Instructor's approval required.
    • Instructors/Teams

      Naomi & Mari/12 teams
    • Class Rules

      ~ Students should arrive before the scheduled class time. ~ All dogs must be crated when not actively working. ~ Students must come early to build the course, set bars between runs and help put away the equipment.

    SUNDAY'S CLASS @ ENCHANTED LAKE

    Class Hours: 5:30 - 8:30


    5:15 - 8:30 PM


    HANDLING SKILLS & DRILLS

    • Details

      This class will focus on refining your handling skills with shorter sequence drills. Emphasis will be placed on identifying your destination points, managing your dog's path, providing consistent cues to your dog, timing your cues to your dog's commitment point and rewarding your dog for understanding your cues.
    • Prerequisites

      ~ Teams must have completed Introduction to Agility class, Novice level Handling class or Weaves and Cues Class. ~ Dogs should be reliable when off-leash, recall to their name, have a start line stay and release, be able to run with you on either side of your body and will work for toy or food treats. ~ Handler should be able to execute a front cross, rear cross or blind cross, serpentine, 180 or 270 turn.
    • Instructor/Teams

      Les/10 teams
    • Class Rules

      ~ Student will be asked to provide equipment for class since we do not have equipment stored on site at ELP. ~ Equipment request may include jumps, tunnels; weave poles may be used, depending on Class makeup. ~ Students should arrive to set their crating up by 5:30pm so we can build the layout. ~ Due to evening hours, we will be asking everyone to help keep their dogs from barking excessively. ~ Students should be helping to change jump height when they are not running their dogs.

    NOVICE HANDLING

    • Details

      Handler/dog teams will start learning handling cues, front and rear crosses, serpentines, acceleration and deceleration. Build from foundation skills taught in Agility Groundwork.
    • Prerequisites

      ~ Completed Agility Groundwork
    • Instructor/Teams

      Magy/8 teams
    • Class Rules

      ~ Crate dogs when not handling ~ Must arrive timely to build ~ Must put away all equipment used prior to leaving the field ~ Required to notify instructor when missing class ~ Keep your dog's barking to a minimum ~ Bring your dog’s high valued treats, tug toys or food stuff-able toys.

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