Wolverine Dog Training Club
20786 Orchard Lake Rd (just North of 8 Mile Rd on the East side)
Farmington Hills, MI
248.476.8650

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Agility Dogs at Work

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Marie Vihonsky and her Sheltie Riker demonstrate their teamwork which has earned Riker a MACH 4 in AKC, an ADCH in USDAA and the first C-ATE 2 title in CPE.

Agility Classes

In this lively sport, you and your dog work as a team in a race against time while the dog successfully navigates a series of obstacles. You will learn how to teach your dog to fly over jumps and safely soar thru a tire, while you learn the fastest footwork of the trade to keep up with your dog!


Beginner Agility

This class introduces the agility obstacles. The equipment is set to the lowest height for beginners. All exercises emphasize safe handling techniques and control for accuracy. Weaves are introduced with channel weaves. The dog and handler are introduced to basic short sequencing of obstacles and begin off-leash work. Advancement to the next class depends on the dog doing an independent teeter at a low height, and 6 weave poles unassisted.

Duration: 6 weeks





Advanced Beginner Agility

This class introduces the handler and dog to agility handling, while building confidence with the obstacles. The equipment is set to the lower heights for beginners. All exercises emphasize safe handling techniques, focus and control for accuracy. Weaves are set at channel weaves. The dog and handler will work through basic short sequencing of obstacles focusing the handler learning how to direct a dog through a course. Advancement to the next class depends on the dog doing being confident with all obstables and working as a team with their handler.


 

Prerequisite:  Beginner Agility at Wolverine Dog Training Club or Instructor Evaluation.  Instructor Evaluations need to be completed before signing up for this course.  Please contact trainingdirector@wolverinedtc.com to set-up evaluation.

 

Duration: 6 weeks

 




Intermediate Agility

These classes work on improving the dog's confidence and speed on all the obstacles introduced in the Beginners Class. We work on broadening a handler's skills with longer sequencing, complex movements, and basic distance work. Dogs work off-leash and work with increasing jump heights to their full jump height for competition. The contact equipment are slowly raised to regulation height and the weaves are increased to 12 poles. Advancement to the next class depends on handler and dog working as a team, unassisted performance on the contact obstacles at full height, on the jumps at full height and length, on 12 weave poles, and at a distance from the handler.

 

Prerequisite:  Advanced Beginner Agility at Wolverine Dog Training Club or Instructor Evaluation.  Instructor Evaluations need to be completed before signing up for this course.  Please contact trainingdirector@wolverinedtc.com to set-up evaluation.

 

Duration: 6 weeks

 



 


Advanced Agility

These classes build on the handling and team work concepts introduced in the Intermediate Class to hone the handler's skills. Course analysis is discussed to prepare each team for competition. All equipment is at full height and the weaves are straight. Speed is worked on in the performance of the obstacles to reduce running time.

 

Prerequisite: Intermediate Agility at Wolverine Dog Training Club or Instructor Evaluation.  Instructor Evaluations need to be completed before signing up for this course.  Please contact trainingdirector@wolverinedtc.com to set-up evaluation.

 

Duration: 6 weeks