Dogwoods Agility Handling System is based on a variety of turning and handling cues including motion, position, commitment point the dog has to each given obstacle as well as the path we want the dog to travel for the tightest, fastest and most efficient line.
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Listed below is our upcoming class schedule
Class dates are subject to change, if you have questions Please EMAIL Us for the latest information. Please take a few minutes to check out the directions on the Facility page to Dogwood before the first night of class and if you have questions Please EMAIL Us for additional directions.
Due to the unpredictability in the Houston weather and for the safety of the dogs and students, we reserve the right to cancel classes when raining/misting or temperatures are excessively hot or cold. Please check announcements on the left hand column of the website or if you have questions Please EMAIL Us to check on class status.
Please review the prerequisites identified for a class before enrolling and read the course description for the PREREQUISITE class.
Sorry, no refunds can be made after the first class is completed or enrollment has been confirmed.
MONTHLY CLASSES PAYMENT POLICY:
Monthly classes start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the same month. Class fees are based upon a “four week month” with only one dog per handler, and one dog per class. There will be an additional fee(s) for working an additional dog in a monthly class. There are no transfers or substitutions of classes during a month.
Class fees for all monthly classes are due on the 1st of each month. If you are dropping or adding a monthly class, please let us know BEFORE the 1st of the month. Otherwise you will still be enrolled in the class and fees are still due for that month. There are no refunds due to cancelations of circumstances beyond our control.
Description: This class teaches the foundations of agility handling skills including front cross, rear cross, pull turn, pinwheels, serpentines, threadles, 180 and 270 turns, collection, extension cues, go on, etc. The class will continue to proof contact obstacle end behavior, progress weave poles to at least 6 inline with difficult entries, and will provide students the opportunity to run small courses approximately every 5 weeks. The class will continue to build on jumping skills, lateral distance handling, and foundations for students to start building obstacle independence for contact obstacles and weave poles. The class will continue to build reliability and focus on the stay on the line and recalls.
Skills required to enter this class: A reliable sit stay, the dog is comfortable and confident on all agility equipment, the dog can perform the desired contact behavior independent of the handler, the dog can perform a set of 4 inline weave poles at various entry angles, the dog has a reliable recall, the dog demonstrates self control in the agility field, can remain calm and focused while others are performing exercises, and will remain with the owner both on lead and off lead,
Home Equipment needed for this class: Ideally students need to have 2-3 jumps at home to work on the jumping drills and handling skills. Students need to have a set of 6 inline weave poles at home.
Monday @ 8:15 pm Instructors Karol Woodward and Kathy Brady
Description: This class will continue to prepare you for showing in all agility classes, Novice, Open and Excellent. We cover skills you will need to be successful as well as course management. The class continues to perfect skills that are needed to be successful in competition such as, stays, fast sits and drops, front and rear crosses, distance handling, jumping skills, layering obstacles, proofing contacts and other obstacles, and other useful tools to speed up and get the most out of a performance. This in an on-going monthly class.
Prerequisite: Novice Agility NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may place out of this class.
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Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash.
Description: This class will continue to prepare you for showing in advanced agility classes. We cover skills you will need to be successful as well as course analysis and management. The class will include complex different sequences found in Maters, Premier and/or International level courses designed to build the skills necessary to successfully compete at the highest levels. In the class we will continue to perfect skills that are needed to be successful in advanced agility classes such as, stays, fast sits and drops, front and rear crosses, distance handling, jumping skills, layering obstacles, proofing contacts and other obstacles, and other useful tools to speed up and get the most out of a performance. This is an on-going monthly class.
Prerequisite: Advanced Agility NOTE: Dog’s with former agility experience may place out of this class.
Register online or if you have questions Please EMAIL Us.
Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees.
Tuesday @ 7:00 pm Instructor Debby Quigley