Ongoing Classes at Smarty Paws

We have a full progression of agility classes that fit every level of skill.  All of our classes are taught using positive training techniques. Just like people, not all dogs learn the same way.  All of our instructors are dedicated to helping students find the method that works best for them.

 

If you have any questions about what class is best suited to you and your dog, please contact us.  We love to talk about agility and would be happy to set up an one-on-one evaluation to find out which class would best suit your needs.

Value of Connection

Students and dogs new to agility commonly start here.  This class focuses on creating a strong relationship between you and your dog by using a variety of fun games.  You will be amazed by how much fun foundation training can be and your dog will think you are the center of the universe.

  • Prerequisites: Dogs should be 6 months old, and have completed an obedience class.

  • Length: 8 Week Sessions

In these classes the dog is introduced to agility obstacles and you are taught the basics of handling including the appropriate use of cues.  These are important foundation-building classes and covers many aspects of agility.  Thus, it typically takes four sessions of this class to progress to the next level.

Agility Skills

  • Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed "Value of Connection" Class or have instructor approval

  • Length: 8 Week Sessions

Beginning Handling

This class will continue to build obstacle proficiency while at the same time introducing the handler to various techniques to direct their dog on an agility course. The dog and handler will run short sequences incorporating the skills they have learned so far.

  • Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed our prior agility classes, have completed classes elsewhere, or have instructor approval

  • Length: 8 Weeks

Intermediate Handling

This class will focus on choosing the appropriate handing option for you and your dog while improving your timely execution of cues.  Dogs should be proficient on full height equipment, 12 weave poles and be able to sequence at least 10 obstacles. 

  • Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed our prior agility classes, completed classes elsewhere, or have instructor approval

  • Length: 8 Weeks

Masters Handling

This class is meant for the competition oriented agility teams. Dogs and handlers will run challenging courses typically seen in AKC Excellent level courses. Quality instruction, challenging skills, and fun interaction with other classmates are only a few of the great things about this course!

  • Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed our prior agility classes, have completed classes elsewhere, or have instructor approval

  • Length: 8 Week Sessions

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SMARTY PAWS AGILITY

4175 123RD STREET

LAKE HALLIE, WISCONSIN  5472

info@smartypawsagiity.com

715-210-0842

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