Agility Classes

May 2022:

2022 COVID Information: Here is some important information for you to know about:

We are requiring ALL students and our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to come to an in-person class. Students must show their card to a staff member BEFORE entering the building for their first class.

We have lifted our masking requirement, at least for now, but you may certainly continue to wear one.

Jumping Malamute

Alaskan Malamute Bootstrap taking an agility jump

Agility is an action-packed race against the clock, with the handler guiding the dog through an obstacle course made up of jumps, a pause table, tunnels, so-called contact obstacles - the Dog Walk, the A-Frame, and the Teeter - and weave poles.

Northfield Dog Training has been offering a wide-variety of agility classes since the late-1990's. While we have some trainers who are training in agility just for the fun of it, many of our students compete and earn titles with their dogs in many different venues, including AKC, CPE, and UKC. These competitions are at the local as well as national level.

All agility classes are held in the south end of the big building at the rear of the NDT site.

Current Classes

Agility

           
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Agility Skills

Agility Skills

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of all agility obstacles; comfortable on full height contact equipment; ability to perform short obstacle sequences consistently; working at least 6 weave poles.

Thu 9:30-10:25 AM Jul 7 Aug 18 $120 Karen 22B07AGSkillsThur1 Filled
  Notes: No Class 7/28/22

Agility Skills

Agility Skills

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of all agility obstacles; comfortable on full height contact equipment; ability to perform short obstacle sequences consistently; working at least 6 weave poles.

Thu 10:45-11:40 AM Jul 7 Aug 18 $120 Karen 22B07AGSkillsThur2 Filled
  Notes: No Class 7/28/22

Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Mon 7:00-7:55 PM Jul 11 Aug 15 $120 Rita 22D07AGEMCOM 1
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 2:30-3:25 PM Jul 13 Aug 17 $120 Rita 22D07AGEMCOM 1
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 4:00-4:55 PM Jul 13 Aug 17 $120 Rita 22D07AGEMCOM 2
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only
Competition Agility

Competition Agility

COMPETITION CLASS ONLY! This class is geared towards the Excellent/Master level in Agility. A combination class offering course walk through analysis, learning how to set lines for jump sequences, and distance work, including problem solving and proofing, contacts, start line stays, motivation and attention. We will discuss all options for running the course, which is most efficient and which is best for the team.

Prerequisites

Competing at the Excellent/Master Agility level. Must be screened by Instructor/Co-Instructor prior to class acceptance. If interested Please email ndtshannon@gmail.com Must have at least 3 students for class to be held.

Wed 6:30-7:25 PM Jul 13 Aug 17 $120 Rita 22D07AGEMCOM 1
  Notes: Excellent/ Master level only