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CLASS LEVELS 1-6 DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES

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Lisa Graham's Golden Retriever, Finnegan

All registrations and checks must be into the registrar before, and no later than,
one week before the start of all classes.

DROP-IN FEES FOR ALL CLASSES:
Members: $15 – Non-members: $16


Advanced Handling Classes with Sarah Duke
Saturday, November 18


Masters Handling

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$55 members -$60 non-members

Advanced Handling
for open/excellent level dogs or those wanting less international-level challenges
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$35 members - $40 non-members

Class size is limited. Privates available in the afternoon.
Please contact Kim (agiledals@gmail.com) if you would like to sign up or if you have any questions.


Intro to Canine Strengthening Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

Heard about canine conditioning and not sure what it's all about? Come join us INSIDE, in air-conditioned comfort to learn how important strengthening your dog's core muscles and main muscle groups is. You and your dog will learn various exercises and will be able to work with various pieces of equipment such as inflatable discs, peanuts and fit-bones.You'll also learn how important proper warm-ups and cool-downs are. Suitable for dogs in any sport, and very important to integrate these easy moves for the life of your dog. This class provides an introduction and some resources to further pursue this interesting topic.

Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA TBA Susan Flowers

Sequences Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 4 Weeks - 1.5 hour classes

This will be a short sequence class with approximately 8 obstacles. There will be some back side of jump work, but be geared toward any team that is sequencing. An opportunity will exist for various configurations such as serpentines, pinwheels (both regular and inverted), 270 turns, and unusual tunnel entries.

Start Date Class Time Instructor
Thursday, November 9 9:00 am Janet Wagner
Thursday, December 14 9:00 am Janet Wagner

Level 1  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

This class covers dog and handler footwork, targeting, ground board work, start-line stays, off-lead recalls, attention, introductory jumping skills, basic turns and other preliminary skills. Dogs must have prior Puppy and/or Beginners Obedience training. We recommend training your dog on a martingale-style collar, which may be purchased on the first night of class.


Monika Wiercinski's Rottweiler, Mozart

Level 1 Start Date Class Time Instructor
Tuesday, December 5 6:30 pm Monika Wiercinski

Level 2  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

  • This class is designed to expose you and your dog to the fundamentals of agility.
  • Dogs must take Level 1 prior to taking this course or be evaluated by a SOTC instructor.
  • Introduction to the A-frame, Dog Walk, Teeter, Weave Poles, Open & Closed Tunnels, Table and various jumps.
  • We will work on building your dog's confidence using AKC regulation obstacles.
  • Work is done primarily on-lead using positive motivational techniques.
  • Please see our Advancement Requirements for a detailed list of skills taught during this class and what is expected for advancement to the next level.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Monday, December 4 6:00 pm Jeff Boyer


Jeff Boyer's Chihuahua, Chalupa

Level 3  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

  • This class is designed to further develop your dog’s confidence on all obstacles and to set the groundwork for successful agility training.
  • We will also work on fast, accurate contacts; developing proper jumping skills; sending to tunnels and the table; improving weave poles
  • Dogs will begin off-leash work.
  • Handler has Dog's attention a reasonable amount of time.
  • Dog responds promptly to handlers recall.
  • Dog is non-aggressive towards people and other dogs.
Level 3 Class Time Instructor
Wednesday, November 29 7:45 pm Bonnie Scott


Jill Chodelka's Pug, LuJack

Level 4  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

  • Level 3 is required prior to taking this course unless evaluated and approved by an SOTC instructor.
  • This class will introduce you to the basics of handling.
  • We will also continue to work contacts; proper jumping skills; sending to obstacles; and improving weave poles speed and accuracy
  • Dogs should be comfortable completing 5-8 obstacle sequences.
  • Start line stays and stays on table are encouraged.
  • Dogs will work off-leash and should come within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Handler has Dog's attention a reasonable amount of time.
  • Dog responds promptly to handlers recall.
  • Dog is non-aggressive towards people and other dogs.
Level 4 Start Date Class Time Instructor
Monday, December 4 7:15 pm Jeff Boyer


Lorraine Moxham-Smith's Shetland Sheepdogs, Cayden and Riley

Level 5  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Course Length 6 Weeks

  • Level 4 is required prior to taking this course unless evaluated and approved by an SOTC instructor.
  • This class will put your handling skills to the test on Novice and Open level course.
  • Dogs will be comfortable completing 14-18 obstacle sequences.
  • Dog is able to complete 12 closed weave poles with reasonable accuracy.
  • Dog has immediate "come," "down," and "sit".
  • Dog is able to work reliably off-lead, under verbal control throughout the class.
  • Dog pays attention to handler and not to the other dogs or people in the class.
  • Dog is non-aggressive towards people and other dogs.
  • Level 5 Start Date Class Time Instructor
    Tuesday, October 3 6:30 pm Monika Wiercinski
    Monday, October 9 (4 week class) - Level 5/6 9-10:30 am Christine Bishop


    Susan Flower's Cocker Spaniel, Boxter

    Level 6  Register Now!
    Class Fee $95*
    Course Length 4 Weeks - 1.5 hour classes

    • Level 5 is required prior to taking this course unless evaluated and approved by an SOTC instructor.
    • Dog is able to complete open to excellent level courses (or equivalent).
    • Dog responds to complicated handling techniques, both verbal and non-verbal.
    • Dog successfully completes 12 upright weave poles both on- and off-side, independently with speed and drive.
    • Dog works at a moderate distance.
    • Dog works difficult obstacle entries (weaves included).
    • Dog should be capable of competing at the Excellent AKC or equivalent.
    • Dog is able to work reliably off-lead, under verbal control throughout the class.
    • Dog pays attention to handler and not to the other dogs or people in the class.
    • Dog is non-aggressive towards people and other dogs.
    Level 6 Start Date Class Time Instructor
    Monday, December 18 9:00 am Christine Bishop
    Tuesday, December 5 (6 week class) 7:45 pm Kim McDonald

    Premier  Register Now!
    Class Fee $95*
    Course Length 6 Weeks

    AKC's newest challenge class - get the scoop at SOTC! AKC's new Premier class will offer additional challenges, such as threadles, different obstacle spacing and backsides of jumps. These are masters level courses that are so fun to run. Dogs should be training at the excellent/masters level.

    Premier Class Dates Class Time Instructor
    Thursday, November 30 6:45 pm Susan Flowers
    Thursday, November 30 8:00 pm Susan Flowers
    Wednesday, December 6 (Premier/Masters - 4 week class) 6-7:30 pm Michele Foster

    Contacts  Register Now!
    Class Fee $95*
    Course Length 4 Weeks

    This class will include target behavior, beginning and end, and proofing/reinforcement of the contact obstacles. We will use contact boards if the teams are new, building to equipment if advanced. The goal of this class is to teach a full understanding of the contact behavior on the part of the dog AND the handler.

    Start Date Class Time Instructor
    TBD    

    Weaves  Register Now!
    Class Fee $95*
    Course Length 6 Weeks

    The weave pole class will begin with the dog receiving positive reinforcement for finding the entry of the weave poles, with the use of two poles.  This behavior will be executed from any angle around the clock. The dog will become proficient at finding the entry independently of the handler. Upon the successful completion of this behavior we will move to completion of 12 weave poles, beginning with 6. The use of channels will be introduced at this time reinforcing the dog for speed and independence. The channels will be closed slowly. After completion of 12 weave poles, if time allows we will introduce the challenge of different obstacles  into the weaves. The use of triples, doubles, the tire, winged jumps, wingless jumps and the table will all be placed so that the dogs execution of weave pole behavior is proficient from any obstacle and at any angle.

    Weaves Class Time Instructor
    Wednesday, December 6 7:45 pm Michelle Foster

    *All Active SOTC Members will receive a $10 discount on each class.

    If you don't see a class or a time/day you would like, please email the registrar.
    New classes are always being added.

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