BEGINNER AGILITY II
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Beginning Agility I with acquisition of the required skills at 80% proficiency and consent of the instructor. (Note: The number of students and instructor availability will determine if there are separate Beginner Agility I and II classes.)
This class continues the skills from Beginner Agility I plus:
-- Introduction of start line stays in context
-- Development of solid contact performances with clear criteria
-- Clean jumping skills acquired with jumps at full height
-- Dog working on both sides of handler, including for weave entries
-- Performance of front crosses at jumps
-- Introduction of front cross at contacts and obstacles
-- Consistent weave pole performances
-- Working short sequences
Students should expect to continue in Beginning Agility II for multiple sessions (two to four, minimum), depending upon individual progress. These foundational skills are essential to future success.
Students must have a proficiency of 80% of all skills and obstacles to move on to Intermediate Agility I. Dogs should be successfully performing obstacles at competition height.
* 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.