Definition of Agility- is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles.
Agility is a sport that takes time and patience for you to build teamwork with your dog and learn how to help your dog move through the course. Agility classes are set up so that you are able to take them multiple times and continue to grow and learn with each session. This also means that at some point you may need to return to a lower level to relearn skills.
If you have any questions as to what level you should be in or where to start please contact me at Lohmankim@frontier.com.
$110 non-members; $55 members
Register at least 7 days before class start and get a $10 discount. Coupon Code: EBD
Additional $10.00 discount to non-members with continuing class coupon given from previous instructor
Contact Information :
Chair: Kim Lohman BKCLohmankim@gmail.com
Secretary : Janelle Schmidtke
While we are currently unable to offer classes, we are taking registrations for classes to be held when we are able to re-open.
If you register now, you will be placed on a list for the next available class session. Of course, if your plans change, we will gladly refund your class fee.
In this class you and your adolescent dog will be introduced to the dog sport of agility. This class is all ground work with no formal contacts being introduced. This class works on building the relationship between the team, the language of agility and working on the thinking adolescent. This class is for puppies up to age 15 months.
Prerequisite for class: completion of Puppy Star or instructor approval.
Agility Level 1
In this class we continue to build value for the agility team. This is an foundational class. It is a continuation of Adolescent Agility or the first agility class for adult dogs with skills being introduced and/or strengthened. Dogs under 15 months old will only jump to hock height.
Tunnel straight and Curved
Jumps (straight line)
Contact BoardWorking on Right and Left Side
Must Be Proficient in all of these Skills to move to Level 2
Performs straight and Curved Tunnels
2 on 2 off
Able to complete 3 obstacles in a row
Minimum working distance of 3 feet
Prerequisite for Class:
Completion of Adolescent Agility or Adult Dog completion of CGC or well mannered dog with reliable recall
LIMITED to 10 TEAMS
Level 2 /Fundamentals Agility Class
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The instructor will introduce new training techniques and equipment each week to develop your dog’s trust in the sport, equipment and you! During this class you maybe be introduced to bar jumps, low level dog walk and A-frame, tunnels and many other pieces of equipment . You will also be introduced to crosses and building drive. At the end of class you and your dog will be proficient in the language of Agility and all low level equipment.
A – Frame
Flat work – cones
Start Line Stays
Pin Wheel Jumps
180’s & 270’s
Must Be Proficient in all of these Skills to move to Level 3
Able to perform all contacts at full height
Able to work on both right and left side at run
Has a working distance of 5-8 ft
Able to complete 5-7 sequenced obstacles
Able to perform basic crosses
LIMITED to 8 TEAMS
Level 3/ Basic Agility Class
This class will continue to build on the skills learned in the Fundamentals class. The instructor will begin to move equipment up to competition eight, including the a-frame, dog walk and jumps. The instructor will continue to solidify the basic types of crosses and the teams will begin to sequence obstacles. The agility teams will have the basic crosses and be to the dogs standard height at the completion of the class. Handlers will have a basic understanding of crosses and agility terms.
All Contacts at Full Height
Double and Triple Jump
Must Be Proficient in all Skills and have Instructor Approval to Move to Novice
Novice Agility Class
This class is the continuation of Badger’s Agility training. Teams will begin to work on building more fluid transitions from obstacles with crosses. The instructor will challenge the teams to try approaches to running a course. Teams will learn work on all equipment at full height for the dog. The emphasis of class is to get the team ready for competing in a novice level agility trial. Students will learn handling skills, where to find a trial and sign up and what to do the day of a trial.
LIMITED to 6 Teams
Novice Agility Class
This class is the continuation of Badger’s Agility training. Teams will begin to work on building more fluid transitions from obstacles with crosses. The instructor will challenge the teams to try approaches to running a course. Teams will continue to work on all equipment at full height for the dog. The emphasis of class is to get the team ready for competing in a novice level agility trial. Students will learn handling skills, where to find a trial and sign up and what to do the day of a trial.
LIMITED to 6 Teams