Agility Training

Maplewood Dog Retreat Cage Free Boarding

Maplewood is now offering Agility classes for all levels. Michele has been involved in dog training for the last 15 years. First in Obedience with her Golden Retrievers, then she discovered Agility and fell in love with the sport. She's been actively competing in Agility for the last six years. Michele also works her dogs in harness in the Fall and Winter months when she participates in various dog sledding events with her six Australian Shepherds.

 

Classes offered at Maplewood:

Beginners Level 1:

Prerequisites: This class is open to puppies 6 months and up and well socialized dogs. Knowledge of basic obedience skills such as come, sit, down and stay are required.

At this level, dogs are introduced to jumps, tunnels, the tire and the table. Emphasis will be put on the safe performance of these obstacles. This class will also focus on the following skills:

  • Hand targets
  • Reinforcement of sits/downs/stays
  • Stretches
  • Basic handling on the flat
  • Obstacle focus
  • Short sequences (up to 8 obstacles)

Next session: Please contact us for more information.

 

Agility Training

Beginners Level 2:

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginners Level 1 or the equivalent.

At this level, dogs continue to work on their jump and tunnel skills. Contact obstacles are introduced as well as the weaves. This class will also focus on the following skills:

  • Advance the hand targets
  • Ground targets
  • Introduction to directionals
  • More obstacle focus
  • Basic handling with jumps
  • Start distance work
  • Sequences of up to 12 obstacles

Next session: Please contact us for more information.

 

Agility Training

Beginners Level 3:

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginners Level 2 or the equivalent.

At this level, dogs should have a good knowledge of all agility equipment. Emphasis will be put on improving the performance of all equipment. This class will also focus on the following skills:

  • Continue target work
  • Advance the directionals skill
  • Introduction to wraps and more advanced handling
  • Advance the distance work
  • Sequences of up to 15 obstacles

Next session: Please contact us for more information.

 

Agility Training

Competitive Classes:

Prerequisites:

  • Dogs: Dogs must be 18 months or older; well socialized; have kowledge of basic obedience (come, sit, down, stay); and knowledge of all agility equipment.
  • Handlers: Knowledge of basic handling skills.

Starters Class: Competition level sequences are introduced.
Next session: Please contact us for more information.

Advanced Class: Advanced level sequences are introduced.
Next session: Please contact us for more information.

 

Agility Training

Class Information:

Classes are typically 1 hour in length. There are 3 available options:

1. Group Lessons (maximum 4 dogs): $160 for 8 weeks, HST included. Payment is due on the first day of the session.

2. Private lessons: $35 an hour, HST included. Payment is due on day of lesson.

3. Train and Board: Add $10 per dog to your daily boarding fee. Michele will work with your dog on a daily basis, teaching new skills or improving existing skills. Payment is due at the end of the dogs stay.

 

Things to bring:

  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Toys
  • High value treats
  • Water
  • Crate (optional)

 

Contact and Registration

For further details and to register for one of our classes, please contact Michele at: 613-774-0128 or email: info@dogretreat.ca.