Beginner/Novice Agility

Beginner One Agility Graduates

Congratulations to our Beginner One Agility Graduates!

The Beginner classes introduce dogs and their owners to the exciting sport of agility. This class is designed for students to remain in Beginner Agility until they are ready to move to the Intermediate class. Each 6-week session is meant to be taken in sequence so that students can gain a decent understanding of the foundation skills before moving on to the Intermediate Class. Focus for the each session is on building a positive working relationship with your dog.

In your first classes, basic fundamentals of agility are covered and you and your dog are introduced to the agility obstacles. The class will review warm up exercises and obedience needed, such as sit/stay, quick recalls, attention. You will learn targeting skills that will help your dog move towards something and away from you. Dogs will be introduced to low small, contact equipment that will help build confidence and by the end of the session, dogs will introduced to the full-sized equipment. The first session of classes are ideal for those who just want to have a fun outlet for their dog’s energy or for those who want to continue into competition level agility. All skills learned in this class will help any dog be successful in any agility venue. Dogs should be 6 months of age or older, have attended a basic obedience class or equivalent, and be dog and people friendly.

In your second session, we will continue to increase our dog’s proficiency on the contact obstacles using simple sequences to build confidence and team work. Dogs will  start to learn the weave poles and more detailed jump work is introduced. Our objective for this class is to work off leash and learn the basics of handling.

For your third and possibly fourth session, we will start to come together as a team! Short courses will help students learn crosses and how to handle Novice-type courses. Students will reinforce their dog’s contact skills on each piece of equipment. Weave pole performance will come together to enable dog/handler teams to move seamlessly through a course.

Come and join the fun!
$165 for a 6 week course. Limit of 6 dogs/class.
(A majority of the Summer classes will be held indoors in air conditioning)
Prepayment will reserve your place in class


Please call to register: 850-897-8666 or e-mail us using our online contact form

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