Come and learn the basic skills required to take part in this fun dog sport. While the emphasis is on having fun with your dog, at the same time you will learn the necessary handling skills needed to take your new hobby further.
Whether it’s for fun or competition, handling skills, accurate contacts, body awareness and reliable waits are all essential foundations your dog needs to safely and enthusiastically participate in agility.
You’re going to learn about:
- Transporting (keeping the dog in the training bubble!)
- Reliable start line wait
- Contact training
- Handling exercises
- Body awareness
- Race to me
- Proofing the contact - progress targeting and 2on 2off
- front crosses
- rear crosses
- blind cross
- wing wraps
- forward focus
Take a look at Clare, Scout and Poppy demonstrating some of the skills you'll learn in Agility Foundations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYLeFUg2Ltc&feature=youtu.be
Pre-requisites: Canine Activity Foundations class
Jo Smith from York
What I'm sure the boys would like to put is:
"WE LOVE YOU MORAG!" - Jake Dog and Mr Oliver
....but a more practical response would be: Before we met Morag we were at breaking point with our Border Collies, we had been to every training class we could find, we had done everything the dog books tell you to and we were still losing the battle for our dogs' minds.
Morag has given us practical techniques, productive classes, insightful one-to-ones, useful resources, moral support and hope!
Having come through the confidence course 1 & 2 and enjoyed the Beyond the Basics, heel work to music and Rally-O we are carrying on to learn more and can't wait for the next set of classes to start. We would (and often do) recommend the Well Connected Canine courses to anyone with any kind of dog.
Sarah, Oscar Pet Foods from York
Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks? Our Jack Russell is 5 and had had no training, after just a few weeks she had a whole repertoire of new tricks. Edwina goes with my partner to work everyday so I don't get to spend much time with her. Morag's classes are our fun hour of the week where she enjoys learning new things with mum and seeing other dogs. Thanks Morag we'll see you at the next classes.