Agility

Agility classes are offered here at Hog Dog Productions. You can ONLY sign up with the instructors themselves.

PLEASE CONTACT EACH INSTRUCTOR FOR INFORMATION.  (Do not use the contact us form).

For Debi Hutchison (Wednesday and Thursday evenings) contact tebi13@verizon.net.

For Cynthia Horner (Wednesday day times) contact farsidek9@comcast.net. (Read Cynthia’s Bio HERE ).

For Chelsea Singer, (Tuesday evenings and summer Friday evenings) contact sweetvalncia10@gmail.com.

For Tracy Hirsch (Mondays) contact http://airborneagilityllc.com/2015/.

FAQ

How do I get started in Agility with my dog?

Contact one of the above instructors about an introductory or foundation class. Please keep in mind that currently almost all classes are full and many have a wait list.

My dog is so agile, I think he would be good at agility?

Yes, but remember that Agility is a TEAM sport. You must be physically and mentally able to contribute towards the team.

My dog is not good with other dogs or is very reactive, can he still join a class?

A class may not be the best solution for your dog. Contact the teacher or consider private lessons. Or consider See Spot Grin’s Class before starting.

How should I decide which teacher to contact?

Either choose by the day or the week you are available OR by the type of agility they teach. Chelsea teaches a lot of the beginners the foundations need for any venue. Debi teaches primarily NADAC or AKC. Cynthia and Tracy teach AKC, USDAA and UKI styles.

Dog agility definition:

From “Wikipedia” Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler. In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed. Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers.

Hog Dog Productions also has a USDAA agility club that hosts several trials a year here.

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UKI Agility

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