INTERMEDIATE AGILITY I & II

INTERMEDIATE AGILITY I
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Beginning Agility II with acquisition of the required skills/obstacles at 80% proficiency and consent of the instructor. (Note: The number of students and instructor availability will determine if there are separate Intermediate Agility I and II classes.) Dogs must be successfully performing obstacles at competition height to enroll in the class.


The Intermediate I students must have an understanding of the goals of contact performance, weave pole performance, and be working towards a specific, consistent performance of these obstacles.

 

The Intermediate Agility I class focuses on:
-- Improved weave pole performance
-- Improved contact performance
-- Front crosses
-- Rear crosses
-- Blind crosses
-- Pivots
-- Flips/turn-backs
-- Pinwheels
-- Go-ons, outs
-- Distances and angles to jumps and other obstacles
-- Short sequences (up to 7-8 obstacles)
-- Timing of commands
-- Stays on the start line with lead-out

This class is not designed to teach obstacle performance; students should be able to safely perform all obstacles before enrolling in the class. Intermediate Agility I will further the consistent performance of contacts, weaves, and sequences with a focus on developing handling skills.

The goal of Intermediate I is that students have a grasp of handling skills, be consistently using a contact performance standard, and be able to complete six weave poles with the dog reasonably independent of the handler. Students should be able to successfully perform a short sequence of 5 to 7 obstacles without the dog missing obstacles.

Students must have an 80% proficiency of the skills taught in this class in order to move to Intermediate Agility II.

This class will require multiple sessions to fully develop the needed skills to move forward.

 

INTERMEDIATE AGILITY II
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intermediate Agility I with acquisition of the required skills/obstacles at 80% proficiency and consent of the instructor. (Note: The number of students and instructor availability will determine if there are separate Intermediate Agility I and II classes.)

The Intermediate Agility II class emphasizes:
-- Lead-outs
-- Introduction of 270s
-- Outs
-- Obstacle discrimination
-- Serpentines
-- Threadles
-- Longer sequences & connecting sequences
-- Basic course analysis
-- Additional front/rear/blind cross work
-- Reverse flow pivots
-- Lead-out pivots
-- Crosses in front/behind
-- Performing 12 weave poles consistently
-- Backside of jump

To successfully complete Intermediate Agility II, students will be able to perform a Novice-level course successfully. Students should have an understanding of crosses and be able to perform them.

Students must have an 80% proficiency of the skills taught in this class in order to move to Advanced Agility.

This class will require multiple sessions to fully develop the needed skills to move forward.

 

* Students should expect to bring a crate for their dog to each class. A crate provides the dog a safe haven to relax while the handler works on specific skills, helps move equipment, etc.

Cost $65.00 per class.

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