Introduction to Agility (Agility 1A)
Thursdays beginning January 16, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm for 6 weeks

You and your dog will play fun games while introducing your dog to jumps, tunnels, and tire – both individually and in short sequences. Hone your luring and shaping (clicker training) skills while introducing your dog to these obstacles and growing your dog’s motivation, focus, confidence, and body-awareness.

Prerequisites: Agility 0 or instructor approval. Your dog can work/play off-leash in a mildly distracting environment.

Class size: Minimum 3, Maximum 6
Instructor: L. Joy Mercier
Cost: $120/dog
Pay for the class Here: Introduction to Weave Poles (Agility 1B)

Introduction to Weave Poles (Agility 1B)
Fridays beginning January 17, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm for 6 weeks

The weave poles are a common obstacle in agility. Yet many new-to-agility students struggle to teach their dogs to weave using traditional luring methods, which do not encourage the dog to take an active role in learning. We will take advantage of our dog’s desire to play and learn by (free) shaping weaves, based on Susan Garrett’s “2×2” method.

Prerequisites: You and your dog have prior experience with shaping (clicker training). The better you are at shaping – the easier this class will be for you! Your dog is 8+ months old and has basic obedience/manners. Your dog can work/play off-leash in a mildly distracting environment. Prior agility experience is not required.

Optional: Students will benefit from purchasing their own set of 2×2 weave poles. A set of three (3) 2x2s from Mike Press at Paw Power Agility costs $175. Mike will deliver to Austin for free. Suggest coordinating delivery to Austin Canine Central. 2x2s do not need to be purchased prior to the start of class. Paw Power Agility

Bring to class: (1) a hungry dog; (2) LOTS of small treats of different value, such as kibble and small pieces of cheese & hot dog; (3) SEVERAL toys (balls, tugs, etc.) if you dog will also play with toys.

Instructor: L. Joy Mercier
Cost: $120/dog
Pay for the class Here: Intro to Agility (Agility 1A)

For more information or to register, contact:

Austin Canine Central
5402 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78751

(512) 458-8800
findit@austincaninecentral.com