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ALL of the pre-agility classes are clicker-based training.  It is a positive, reward-based training program that utilizes a mechanical box-clicker to 'mark' a desired behavior, followed by a valued reward such as a treat or toy.

Pre-Agility Classes Offered:
  Pre-Agility Level 1 (P1)
Pre-Agility Level 2 (P2)
Pre-Agility Level 3 (P3)

Pre-Agility Level 1 (P1)
  Eligibility:
Dogs must be a minimum of 4 months old.  No aggressive dogs, please.  This level presumes your dog knows little about responding to any commands, however they must be willing to walk with you on collar and leash. Handlers must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
What you will learn: 
  • How to use the clicker,
  • How dogs learn,
  • Timing of rewards,
  • How and when to give a cue/command,
  • How to evaluate your dog's physical condition and weight. 
What your dogs will learn:  All of the work done in the Pre-Agility Level 1 class is on-leash. 
  • Sit (with hand signals),
  • Down (with hand signals),
  • Leave it,
  • Collar grab,
  • Sit-Stay (for 1 minute, 6 ft. away, with mild distractions),
  • Come when called (on a leash from 6 ft. away, instructor holding dog),
  • Ladder work (to help teach the dog where his feet are),
  • Name Game (attention exercise),
  • Eyes on me and Check in games (attention),
  • How to start playing with your dog,
  • Hand touch,
  • Introduction to the Tire,
  • Begin Heeling Work,
  • Introduction to the Table,
  • Shaping and Mat Work.
Every week of class will build on the previous week.  You will be assigned homework to do with your dog during the week between classes.

Pre-Agility Level 2 (P2)
  Eligibility:
Dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old.  No aggressive dogs, please.  This level presumes your dog starts with the knowledge that is outlined above for the Pre-Agility Level 1 class under "What your dogs will learn". Handlers must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
What you will learn:
  • Conditioning your performance dog,
  • Team building,
  • Shaping behaviors with the clicker,
  • Random rewards and jackpot rewards.
What your dogs will learn: All of the work done in the Pre-Agility Level 2 class is on-leash.
  • Sit-stay (for 1 minute, 15 ft. away with moderate distractions),
  • Down-stay (for 1 minute, 15 ft. away with moderate distractions),
  • Verbal sit and down,
  • Come to hand (from 20 ft. on a retractable leash and a long line),
  • Post Turn,
  • Front Cross maneuver,
  • Ready Steady game variations (for building drive),
  • Heeling to 50 ft,
  • Circle Work,
  • Figure 8 Game with Cones,
  • Send to Mat,
  • Board Work,
  • Doggie Gymnnastics.
Every week of class will build on the previous week.  You will be assigned homework to do with your dog during the week between classes.

Pre-Agility Level 3 (P3)
  Eligibility:
Dogs must be a minimum of 8 months old.  No aggressive dogs, please.  This level presumes your dog starts with the knowledge that is outlined above for the Pre-Agility Level 2 class under "What your dogs will learn".  Handlers must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
What you will learn:
  • More team building and how to stay mentally connected to your dog,
  • How to use toys as a reward,
  • How to start your off leash work,
  • Start some agility groundwork,
  • Sends,
  • Learn about table work,
  • Learn about contacts and targeting work,
  • Learning how to work with a lot of distractions.
What your dogs will learn:
  • Moving verbal sits and downs,
  • Circle work,
  • Sit and down stays (25 ft. for 1 minute with major distractions),
  • Recall (from 25 feet with distractions),
  • Games to Play with your Dog,
  • Heeling for 100 ft,
  • Circle Work Off Leash,
  • Right and Left,
  • Distraction and Proofing Games,
  • 2 Feet on the Board,
  • Introduction to the Tunnel,
  • Heel and Side,
  • Introduction to Wobble Boards,
  • Barrel Racing Game.
Every week of class will build on the previous week.  You will be assigned homework to do with your dog during the week between classes.

Class Fees
  Class fees are listed under the "Class Fees" button from the main menu or click here on Class Fees

Registration
  To register for a class, go to the online registration form. When you register you have the option of online payment via paypal or credit card, or you may mail in your payment to Dallas Dog Sports, 2760 Pecan Drive, Wylie, TX 75098 .

Class Schedule:
  The Pre-Agility and Beginner Agility classes are the only sessions that have a start and stop date. All other levels are on-going classes.
Click here to view our current Class Schedule

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Phone: (972) 442-9226
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