Agility

Get involved in a fun new sport with your dog!

Agility training is a great way to bond with your dog, build confidence, and gain new skills in a low-pressure, fun environment. Join us in Mead, CO for one of the following 6-week courses.

All classes except ‘Just for Fun Agility’ requires you bring your own crate. This can be any type of crate, though I do recommend a collapsible crate for ease of transport (example here). You’ll want to make sure your dog is comfortable in the crate prior to class. If you need information on crate training, here is a starting resource.

Class Offerings:

Just for Fun Agility

For dogs and owners who want a “taster” of agility training. We will do a basic introduction of each obstacle and short sequencing. All dogs will be on leash during class, and you do not need to bring a crate. This session is great for dogs who are still working on off-leash obedience skills, dogs who are looking to gain more confidence, or for owners who want to see what agility training is like. There is no progression to the other levels; however if you decide you’d like to train more agility after this class, you can sign up for Foundations 1 if your dog meets the requirements.

Requirements:

– Dog must be at least 1 years old

– Dog must be able to work around other dogs on leash

– Max 6 dogs per class

Cost: $270/dog

Foundations 1

For dogs and owners who want a solid foundation in agility training. We will teach flatwork and introduce the various obstacles with their proper techniques. Dogs will work one at a time off-leash, and the other dogs will be crated while not working. There will be homework for you to work on each week. This class is meant for those who are looking to continue on with agility.

Requirements:

– Dog must be at least 1 years old

– Dog must be comfortable in a crate

– Dog must recall, sit and stay

– Max 4 dogs per class

Cost: $330/dog

Foundations 2

For dogs and owners who have completed Foundations 1. We will work on obstacle sequencing and basic handling exercises. This class may be repeated as needed before being ready for the Novice class.

Requirements:

– Must have completed Foundations 1 or equivalent

– Dog must be comfortable in a crate

– Max 4 dogs per class

Cost: $330/dog

Novice

More advanced course sequencing and handling work.

Requirements:

– Dog should be able to sequence 8 or more obstacles

– Dog must be comfortable in a crate

– Max 4 dogs per class

Cost: $330/dog

How to sign up:

Click on the session below that you’d like to sign up for. You will be prompted to select the start date of the session and pay in full for the course. You will then receive an email to sign the liability waiver. Once that is completed, your spot is confirmed!

**No refunds if cancelled within 2 weeks of the session start date.**

**Please note: there will be no Sunday class on May 22 or July 3. There will be a Barn Hunt trial scheduled in the training space, date TBD for one Sunday in June, so we will be off then as well**

Foundations 1
Sunday 4-5pm
Monday 7-8pm
Foundations 2
Sunday 5-6pm
Wednesday 6-7pm
Novice
Wednesday 7-8pm
Just for Fun Agility
Monday 6-7pm

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FAQ

  1. I’m going to miss a class during the session. Can I pay for just 5 of the 6 classes?
    • You will need to pay the full cost of the session, even if you are going to miss a class.
  2. What happens if I miss a class? Can I schedule a make-up?
    • I can’t offer make-up classes, so please do try to come to all the classes in the session.
  3. We’ve done some agility before, but it’s been a while. What level do you think is best for us?
    • If you’ve done any obstacle sequencing, you can join the Foundations 2 course. If you need a refresher on the obstacles, I recommend the Foundations 1 course. It’s always good to practice the foundations!
  4. Can I use an E-collar in agility?
    • We don’t use e-collars in agility. We are teaching new skills and behaviors, which is done through positive reinforcement. We don’t correct dogs for making mistakes, and we encourage dogs to offer different types of behaviors on their own.

To learn more about the agility training space, please visit Matrix Dog, LLC.

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