Performance Puppy Class: This class is designed for the puppy that will go on to train in agility, but is also great for future obedience,
disc or flyball dogs. Many skills useful for these sports will be taught, such as: -
- Relationship & Engagement
- Object Focus & Problem Solving
- Handling Distractions
- Balance & Strength
- Body Awareness.
Pups can be as young as 2 months and up to a year old. They should have shots appropriate for their age.
Foundations for Agility: This is the first class for learning agility. Skills learned will be a combination of obstacle performance
and handling. All learning will be done in a careful manner, always working for confidence from the dog.
Obstacles learned will be:
- tunnel: starting short
and straight and working up to curves, with independent entries
- table: we teach an automatic sit or down for
- tire: we teach the dog to find that “hole” from many
angles, including lead outs and lateral distance
- jumps: we start with
wings alone and then introduce the bar very low at the end of the session
- Contacts: All contacts are introduced at lowered heights, in a manner that creates confidence and body
awareness. First we get the dog comfortable with going on them, then we begin to teach the end behavior of stopping with their
2 front feet on the ground and their 2 back feet on the contact (2 on/2 off). Students will be loaned a “travel plank”
for home practice (must be returned).
Handling skills taught:
- wrapping a wing and then a jump
- teaching “GO”
dog at side, both sides
- follow the handler on the flat,
including turns and changing speeds
- front cross footwork
- spins in both directions
- turning away on flat (tandem turn)
Beginners Agility: This is the 2nd level class for learning agility. The class continues to focus on both obstacle
skills and handling skills. Non-contact obstacles will begin to be combined into short sequences.
Lateral distance to a jump
Front cross wrap on a jump
Clock work on one jump
Driving a straight line of jumps
Advanced Beginners: This is the 3rd level of learning agility.
Short sequences are continued to learn handling and progress is continued on learning contacts.
crosses on one jump, then sequences
Serpentine handling: 1 jump, 2 jumps, then 3 jumps
Front cross in sequence
Blind cross in sequence
Intermediate Agility: This is the 4th level of agility. The
weaves poles are started in this level, using the 2 x 2 method. Some sets of 2 x 2s are available for rent to practice at
home, which is very necessary for learning weaves. Increasingly longer sequences are used to practice handling, with jumps
being raised as dog is confident. Contacts are now done in sequence and raised until full height. This level may be repeated
until all dogs are at full height contacts and performing straight weave poles.
Sequencing Agility: This is the 5th level of agility at Get Rev’d. All contacts are now at full height. All
obstacles, including weave poles and contacts, are included in sequences that also work on handling. Focus continues to be
on perfecting and maintaining proper obstacle performance and handling skills, for both the handler and
Novice/Open Agility: This
level is for dogs that are competing at the Novice/Open level (or equivalent). If not competing, dog should be able to sequence
all obstacles, including weaves, with contacts at full height. Handlers should be able to execute basic handling moves like
front and rear crosses. This class will use sequences and courses to work on typical handling required for Novice and Open
level courses at trials.
Agility: This level is for
dogs competing at the Excellent/Masters level (or equivalent), or dogs ready for the challenge of courses at this level. Class
will mostly focus on coursework, breaking courses down into smaller parts and also running full courses. Challenge will be
appropriate for masters level dogs.
International Agility: The is the highest level at Get Rev’d Agility. Dogs should be competing at the Masters level to enroll, or be
able to handle the challenges seen in international type courses. International type courses will be broken down into parts
and worked and also run as a whole course.