Classes

2018 Agility Classes

CLASS OUTLINE

 

This year I am offering a variety of classes from foundations through to handling on longer sequences and courses.

Summary of what is offered

      • Paws for Success – 6 lesson (+ 2 weekend sessions) course with (approximately) fortnightly classes.
      • Paws for Skills (for graduates of Paws for Success) – each session will focus on one or two skills.
      • Paws for Handling (for graduates of Paws for Skills) – linking individual skills into short sequences.
      • Handling development – join me and Axel on the field to work on handling and sequencing.
      • Course Running – competition sequences and courses.


    Groups will each have access to a group page. This will allow everyone to ask questions about course content, post videos of training to get (and give) feedback and to get (and give) help with challenges they face in between sessions. Whilst not mandatory, to get the most out of your experience, you are strongly encouraged to actively participate in the group.

    Cathy

    Cathy representing Australia at the 2017 World Agility Championship

    Detailed info

    Paws for Success

    Paws for Skills

        • Sessions will be offered (generally) on two evenings each month.
        • Evening sessions 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
        • Handlers nominate, in advance, 4 sessions to attend.
        • Maximum of 6 dogs will be accepted per session.
        • Focus on one or two skills each session
        • $100-00 per dog for 4 sessions.

    Prerequisite: Paws for Success ~OR~ handler has completed a previous course with me and can demonstrate the equivalent of Paws for Success foundations with this dog.

    Paws for Handling

        • Sessions will be offered (generally) on two evenings each month.
        • Evening sessions 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
        • Handlers nominate, in advance, 4 sessions to attend.
        • Maximum of 6 dogs will be accepted per session.
        • Building basic handling skills and understanding by dog and handler.
        • $100-00 per dog for 4 sessions.

    Prerequisite: Paws for Skills ~OR~ handler has completed a previous course with me and can demonstrate the equivalent of Paws for Skills foundations with this dog.

    Handling Development

        • Sessions will be (generally) offered on two Mondays of each month.
        • Evening sessions 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
        • Handlers nominate, in advance, 4 sessions to attend.
        • Maximum of 6 dogs will be accepted per session.
        • Short to medium length sequences will be set to build (and test) specific handling skills.
        • Axel and I will be working these sessions. Coaching will be offered when Axel is not on the field with me.
        • $100-00 per dog for 4 sessions.

    Prerequisite: Dogs need to already have foundation skills/obstacle competency. These will not be taught in the session as they are covered in Paws for Success, Paws for Skills and Paws for Handling.

    Course Running

        • Sessions will be 3 hours (Saturday or Sunday).
        • Handlers nominate, in advance, any session(s) to attend.
        • Competition sequences and courses will be setup.
        • Will include discussion of H360 handling options before running the sequences
        • $30-00 per dog per session – maximum of 6 dogs.

    Prerequisite: Dogs must be competent on all equipment and able to complete sequences.
    Preferred: Handlers to have exposure to/planning to utilise H360 handling.

    Group session topics

        • Do you have a specific skill that you need focused instruction on?
        • Topics might include things like jumping skills (and grids), weave poles, 2on 2off contacts, running contacts, body awareness.
        • Session time and duration will be set depending on the depth of topic to be covered.

    Detailed info

        • Handlers working a dog may arrange for workshop co-participants to video sessions when they are working their dog (for their personal use only) but may not video other dogs or Cathy lecturing. It is not appropriate for multiple dogs to be recorded on the same video recorder. Please note you may be asked to leave if you do not comply with this request.
        • Sessions will be held at 85 Blackwall Road, Chuwar.
        • We reserve the right to adjust exercises and/or exclude dogs from exercises if they don’t have the prerequisite skills.
        • At our discretion, we may choose to includes our own dog(s) in any of the sessions/exercises.
        • Please note our policy regarding physical and/or verbal reprimanding of dogs.

    Important Notices: If you have registered to handle your dog in the session, please note that dogs will be required to be crated (or suitably confined) when they are not working. As we live in a residential area, please ensure that your dog does not cause a sound nuisance for our neighbours (we reserve the right to request dogs that continually bark be removed from the premises). Please do not bring additional dog(s) that have not been registered to work the sessions. We have found that the most likely time that dogs are inclined to bark is upon arrival, so if you could minimise that I’m sure our neighbours will appreciate it .

    All participants should bring with them:

        • Chair
        • Drinks
        • Food
        • Pen & Paper for record-keeping
    Handlers with dog should also bring:

        • Dog crate
        • Training treats
        • Tug toys
        • Water bowl

    Contact Cathy Slot for further information: