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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
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This registration form includes all levels of Agility. Please scroll down the page to find your preferred class level, date and time. Also, you may register for more than one class at a time using this registration form. If you have questions about the registration process, please call 804-521-1332 or e-mail info@richmondspca.org and we will do our absolute best to assist you within one business day (Monday through Friday).

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Instructor: Anne Grier - Agility B is for dogs and handlers who have completed Agility A (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Note that most dogs and handlers take Agility B several times in order to polish all of the various equipment skills.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/5/2019 and ending 2/16/2019 at 10:00AM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick: - Agility Performance is a session comprised of 4 workshops to help target common agility problems and explore topics for intermediate handlers in more depth. Every week, one topic will be covered and a short course set up. Students will have the opportunity to cover the following topics in-depth: weave poles (different approaches, off-side weaves, and independent weave pole performance), teeter-totter (different approaches to the teeter and independent teeter performance), distance work (sending a dog to an obstacle, increasing distance while maintaining contacts) and dog body conditioning and exercises to facilitate better agility performance. A short course will be provided weekly for students to continue to improve their handling skills. Please note that all enrolled dogs and handlers must have completed Agility A and Agility B classes at least once.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 1/6/2019 and ending 1/27/2019 at 3:00PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick: - This is a short session Agility B class that will run for only 4 weeks. It is for dogs and handlers who have completed Agility A (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Note that most dogs and handlers take Agility B several times in order to polish all of the various equipment skills.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 1/6/2019 and ending 1/27/2019 at 4:15PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick: - This is a short session Agility B/C class that will run for only 4 weeks. It is for dogs and handlers who have completed Agility B and/or have begun Agility C classes (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Note that dogs and handlers should have taken Agility B several times or already in Agility C and ready to polish all of the various equipment skills and poised to begin working course work.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 1/6/2019 and ending 1/27/2019 at 5:30PM
Instructor: Anne Grier - Agility B is for dogs and handlers who have completed Agility A (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Note that most dogs and handlers take Agility B several times in order to polish all of the various equipment skills.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/8/2019 and ending 2/19/2019 at 10:00AM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick: Agility A is an introduction to agility and agility equipment for new dogs and handlers. Dogs should know SIT and DOWN and be generally under control when off leash. This class meets for 7 weeks. Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. It's great fun for both dog and handler, and is a wonderful way to bond with your canine companion! Please note: There will be no class held on December 21st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/30/2018 and ending 1/18/2019 at 6:15PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick: Prerequisite: Agility "B" or equivalent. Agility B/C For dogs and handlers who have completed Agility B (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and will also get plenty of opportunity to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Dogs and handlers will gain more experience in sequences. Note that dogs and handlers may take Agility B/C several times in order to polish all of the various equipment skills. Please Note: There will be no class on December 21st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/30/2018 and ending 1/18/2019 at 7:30PM
Instructors: Mel Hardwick-Schroff. Agility B is for dogs and handlers who have completed Agility A (or equivalent), but need to solidify their performance on all the various pieces of agility equipment. Students will continue to improve their handling skills (turns/crosses/jump sequences) over jumps and tunnels --- and to improve their performance of the teeter, a-frame and dog walk. Contact obstacle heights will be adjusted in class and instructors can discuss both 2-on-2-off and running contact strategies. Students will get additional exposure to weave poles and given suggestions for how to create practice poles for additional work at home. Note that most dogs and handlers take Agility B several times in order to polish all of the various equipment skills. Please Note: There will be no class on December 23 or December 30. Extra class have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 12/2/2018 and ending 1/27/2019 at 4:15PM