weaves

Great weaves – reliable and fast

Reliable fast weaves at a distance.

WOW think of the possibilities.

Independent weaves will give you the confidence to leave your dog while weaving and get ahead on the course. During this class you will learn how to improve, proof and reward your dog to obtain not only the fastest weaves possible but also independent weaves.

 

Goals of class –

  • Perfecting weaves entrances and exits
  • Using laterals to and from weaves
  • Utilizing the weaves to get ahead of your dog
  • Developing independent weaves
  • Building your dog’s speed through the weaves
  • Proofing weaves for confidence and independence
  • Incorporating proper placement of reward

Prerequisite: Novice agility class. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Great weaves Class

Tuesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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ready-setgo-photoStart-lines– going, going…gone!

A solid start-line stay is the best way to start the course a head of your dog. However more often than not, your dog either anticipates going to the first obstacle before you are ready or he just sits there after you release him.  This class will not only bombproof your dog’s start line stay, but also teach your dog to energetically drive off the start line stay.  improving your dog’s start-line  stay  helps you get head at the very beginning of the course.

Goals of class –

– Bomb-proofing start-line stays for high drive dogs
– Games to energize your dog off the start line
– Relating start-line stays to 2 on 2 off behavior (2o2o) and table
– Utilizing lead-out pivots and lateral lead outs
– Getting distance ahead of your dog from the start
– Driving off the start-line or table
– Getting focus when leaving your dog

Prerequisite: Novice agility class. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Start-lines Class

Tuesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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which-way-2READY… GO! Where do we go from here?

Have you ever been running a course only to suddenly realize you do not know where the next obstacle is?

Is your dog slowing down?

This class will improve your ability to see your dog’s lines, analyze courses while improving your decision making and better communicate with your dog. Running consistently enhances your chances of success!

 

Goals of class –

– Reading agility courses
– Remembering the course
– Teaching your to plan your run, then run your plan
– Recognizing familiar sequences, pinwheels, boxes, etc.
– Planning your walk thru at trials
– Seeing your dog’s lines and using the lines to your benefit
– Making handling decisions and the importance of consistency
– Using turning cues, how, why and when

Prerequisite: Novice agility class or equivalent. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

READY… GO! Class

Tuesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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sly-jumpingIt’s all a matter of timing
Have you always wanted your agility runs to look smooth and effortless?
Do you want your dog to know exactly where you are going?

The timing of your cures is the first step to your goal of smooth and effortless agility runs. In addition, your communication and your dog’s understanding of your cues will increase your rate of success. Now is the time to improve your handling and timing cues and to review the “what and how” to polish and improve your agility cues and skills.

Goals of class –

When, where and why for …

– Front cross lines
– Rear cross lines

– Serpentine
– Pin Wheels
– Pole turns
– 180/270
– Threadle
– Backside
– Go back
– Footwork

Prerequisite: Novice agility class. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

It’s all a matter of timing Class

Tuesday TBA Instructor Debby Quigley

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slider_jumping_03Extension and Collection
You cue collection and your dog says “why”?
Or your slow dog and your dog pulls off an obstacle.

These commonly happen in the ring due to your dog’s lack of extension/collection and/or miscuing. These skills not only are dependent on your timing and placement of reward but also on properly cueing extension and collection. During this 4 week class you will learn how to cue extension and collection, the proper reinforcement according to what your dog needs, how to each your dog to extend and collect, and ways to successfully communicate extension and collection to your dog while on course.

Goals of class –

– Learn your dog’s natural jumping style.
– Jump drills geared towards your individual dog.
– Placement of reinforcement to improve your dog’s jumping style and ability.
– Collection: how to teach it, reinforce it and when to use it.
– Extension: how to teach it, reinforce it and when to use it.
– Improve collection into or drive out of turns.
– How to handle and cue acceleration.
– How to handle and cue deceleration.
– Go-on work and driving ahead.

Prerequisite: Novice agility class. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Extension and collection Class

Tuesday Oct 17th @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Darn Bar!

How to keep the bar up (it’s all about the jump)
Having issues with dropped bars? During this 4 week class your dog’s jumping skills will be analyzed and a program developed to improve your dog’s jumping ability and style. In addition, your handling style and cues will be examined to determine what needs to be modified and changed to help prevent your dog from knocking the bar.

Goals of class –
– Start-lines – best distance to line your dog up at start.
– Jump drills geared towards your individual dog.
– Tunnels, weaves and contacts (teaching and looking for the lift and decent).
– Jumps and laterals.
– Turns off pin-wheels and pole turns.
– Tires, Double and triple (rear cross, front cross).
– Proof to build consistency and success (jumps close to tunnels and weaves).
– Dropped bars and how to deal with them during training and trialing.
– Modification of the students handling style to prevent handler error from causing the knocked bar.

Prerequisite: Novice agility class. NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Darn Bar Class

Tuesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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