AGILITY CLASSES OFFERED AT MANITOWOC KENNEL CLUB
Foundation of Agility- This class is for dog and handler teams that want to begin Agility training. The goal of this class is to teach dog and handler teams basic foundation skills needed to advance to Introduction to Obstacles. (8 dog and handler teams max per class)
Introduction to Obstacles - Participants must have graduated from the Foundation of Agility Class. The goal of this class is for dog and owner teams to become comfortable with the agility equipment. Experienced agility handlers will assist in learning safe techniques on Agility obstacles. (8 dog and handler teams max per class)
Introduction to Sequencing - This class is for training teams who have completed and graduated the Intro to Obstacles class. Students will continue to learn the basic obstacle skills while learning to move from one obstacle to another off leash. This class is a chance to learn basic maneuvering and handling skills necessary to direct their dogs through 3-4 obstacles at a time. (8 dog and handler teams max per class)
Advanced Agility - This class is for training teams that are interested in competing or are experienced agility competitors who have trained their dogs to the skill level higher than the Introduction classes. This class will incorporate information from the previous classes and preparing dog and handler teams for competition in the Novice, Open and Excellent ring. (8 dog and handler teams max per class)
Drop In Agility Classes - This class will be offered by request or from time to time to allow dog and handler teams to work on agility equipment or agility problems of their choice. Cost for this class for non-members is $5.00 per hour.
See the Bulletins Box on the Agility home page for class times and dates and a list of classes currently offered
The Manitowoc Kennel club is pleased to announce the addition of Paula Hohol as an Agility Instructor. Paula is a five time AKC Invitational qualifier, and in 2011 she owns and shows the #1 Border Terrier( MACH 9 Lapis) in Agility and was the #6 12" dog overall. Having worked with and shown several different breeds of dogs from Border Collies to Papillons Paula has the ability to assess dogs and owner teams to get a favorable outcome. Paula was an instructor at Clever K-9s in Kaukauna. Capri, Paula's other Border terrier is four legs away from receiving her PACH and PAX tittles in AKC 2012. So as you can see this is a huge addition to the program at Manitowoc, so if you are interested in showing or using this as a bonding experience with your dog it will be done in a positive, professional and safe learning environment for both the dogs and owners. Paula is also experienced in working with aggressive and submissive dog behaviors.
General information about Agility Classes at The Manitowoc County Kennel Club
All classes are 8 weeks and are approximately 45 minutes long (exception for the Advanced class). All classes are $65.00 for non-members unless otherwise noted. Students unable to attend further classes may request a refund before the third week of class, minus a $5.00 materials fee.
All dogs must be crated when not working with an instructor. Please bring treats and toys to encourage motivation.
Proof of vaccination fecal report is required on sign up night. No dogs are allowed in class with flea or tick infestation.
Dogs showing aggression in class (within reason) will be refunded their fee and be referred to an Animal Behaviorist. Wolf hybrids are not accepted in any class.
Students must be at least 12 years of age to participate in class. Children of any age are welcome to observe the classes on the sidelines and are informed not to approach a dog without permission of the owner. Children must NEVER be left unsupervised either inside or in the parking lot. Please do not allow children to approach crated dogs. The agility instructors and The Manitowoc County Kennel Club will not be liable for any accidents or damages incurred by any individual or his/her dog.
Dogs must be on lead at all times, indoors or out, unless permitted by the Trainer. It is recommended that a 6-foot leather leash be used and flat buckle collars. Retractable leashes, choke and pinch collars are not allowed in class.
Female dogs in season are NOT permitted in the building at any time. Speak with your instructor if your dog comes into season during a class.
Smoking is prohibited on MCKC Grounds.
Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their own dog. There is a graveled, fenced area for use with clean up bags/tools. If your dog relieves himself in class, we will hold your dog while you clean up.
If classes need to be canceled due to bad weather, listen to local radio for an announcement. In the event that
your class in canceled, your class will be extended by 1 week.