Agility Training

Agility is a fun and exciting sport for you and your dog!

In class your dog will learn jumping, turning, contacts, weaves and more. Whether for competition or pleasure, agility is an excellent way to strengthen the bond with your dog while having fun!

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Introductory Agility

Basic control exercises for agility. Your dog will learn here, sit, down, work on your left and right side, wait, get-out, get-in, targeting and become familiar with the obstacles.

Beginners Agility and Intermediate Agility

In addition to the above, your dog will learn jumping, turning, contacts, weaves etc.

New to Pet-D-Gree is our CANINE SPORTS FOUNDATION CLASS starting in September 2012

Pre-Requisites:
  • Dogs of any age with basic obedience skills
  • Will accept puppies as young as 12 weeks with experienced canine sports handler
  • New dogs accepted into class in September 2012 and January 2013
Taught in this course:
  • Basic sports foundation skills and body awareness skills
Duration:
  • Course is broken into six week sessions
  • It will take a minimum of 12 – 18 weeks to develop all the skills necessary to move to the next level – whether it is Beginner Agility or Beginner Rally-O Obedience

BEGINNER AGILITY

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Pre-Requisites:
  • Dogs must be at least 6 months of age
  • Solid sit stay and recall
  • Completed canine sports foundation or by evaluation of new dogs handlers
Taught in this course:
  • All equipment*, low dog walk and teeter, foundation for frame, jump grids, front cross and rear cross, basic sequencing, working towards off-leash.
    *winged and wingless jumps, tunnel, chute, table, tire, double, 2 x 2 weave
Duration:
  • Course is broken into six weeks sessions
  • It will take several sessions to develop all the skills to move to the next level: each dog and handler team learns and progresses at their own pace

NOVICE AGILITY

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Pre-requisites:
  • Dogs must be at least 12 months of age
  • Solid sit stay and recall
  • Must be able to work off leash without other dogs in the ring
  • Must be able to perform all equipment, low dog walk and low teeter
  • Foundation for A-Frame, 2 x 2 weave with entries from all positions, dog and handler can do front and rear crosses correctly
Taught in this course:
  • Dog walk, frame and teeter starting at low height and progressing to full height, 6 weave poles, novice sequencing and front and rear handling.
Duration:
  • Course is broken into six week sessions
  • It will take several sessions to develop all the skills to move to the next level: each dog and handler team learns and progresses at their own pace

BEGINNER RALLY OBEDIENCE (RALLY-O)

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Pre-Requisites:
  • Dogs will have taken the Canine Sports Foundation Class and acquired the skills necessary to progress to this new level or by evaluation of new dogs handlers
Taught in this course:
  • How to teach your dog using a "shaping" approach
  • Crate games, fronting chute, appropriate position for heeling, perch work, platform work, and learning and becoming familiar with some of the Novice signs used in a Rally Course
Duration:
  • Course is broken into six weeks sessions
  • It will take several sessions to develop all the skills to move to the next level: each dog and handler team learns and progresses at their own pace

NOVICE RALLY-O:

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Pre-requisites:
  • Dogs will have taken Beginner Rally and developed the skills necessary for this level
Taught in this course:
  • A continuation of skill development
  • All Novice Rally signs
  • Rally courses in preparation for competing at the Novice level
Duration:
  • Course is broken into six week sessions
  • It will take several sessions to develop all the skills to move to the next level: each dog and handler team learns and progresses at their own pace
At Pet-D-Gree we pride ourselves on having both an outdoor and an indoor heated agility facility to better prepare your dog for any competition setting.
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Pet-D-Gree Achievements

June 23, 2013
Karen Clarkson and Seeker: Ontario Regionals in her height division of 26".

August 5, 2012
Terri Wyse & Maxx: 4th place in the AAC Nationals in B.C.

March 24, 2012
Chris Ryder & Maya (ATChC)

CPE Nationals ~ June 12, 2011

High in Standard Award, Level 2: Jazz (Border Collie) & Christine Ryder
High in Games Award, Level 2: Jazz (Border Collie) & Christine Ryder
High in Standard Award, Level 3: Sadie (Rough Collie) & Melody Murray
Reserve High in Standard, Level 3: Seeker (Golden Retriever) & Karen Clarkson

March 4, 2011
Karen Clarkson & Kayla (ATChC, MJDC)

March 4, 2011
Mandy Emery & Moxie (Silver Award of Merit)

December 31, 2010
Mandy Emery & Moxie (Bronze Award of Merit, ExST.Silver, MGDG, MTRDC)

December 3, 2010
Jenn Ozog & Coco (ATChC, MSDC, Bronze Award of Merit)