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Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday, February 18.

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Closed Monday, February 18.

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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: 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 February 15th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/1/2019 and ending 3/22/2019 at 6:15PM
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!
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 2/10/2019 and ending 3/24/2019 at 2:30PM
Instructor: Anne Grier: Agility A is a Short Session (6 weeks) 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. 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 on Saturday, March 23rd for the Richmond SPCA Dog Jog.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/6/2019 at 11:30AM
Instructors: Mel Hardwick - 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 Sunday starting 2/10/2019 and ending 3/24/2019 at 4:15PM
Instructors: Mel Hardwick - 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 Sunday starting 2/10/2019 and ending 3/24/2019 at 7:30PM
Instructor: Anne Grier: - This is a short session Agility B class that will run for 6 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. Please Note: There will be no class on March 23rd due to the Richmond SPCA Dog Jog.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/6/2019 at 10:00AM
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 2/26/2019 and ending 4/9/2019 at 10:00AM
Instructors: Mel Hardwick-Schroff. Agility B/C is for dogs and handlers who have completed, at least, one class of 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 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 2/10/2019 and ending 3/24/2019 at 6:15PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick - Agility C: Sequences - For dogs and handlers who have completed Agility B and have a good handle on equipment skills and turns/crosses. Students will get to run sequences of obstacles and (as appropriate) put them together into longer courses once the individual parts are mastered. Please Note: There will be no class on February 15th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/1/2019 and ending 3/22/2019 at 7:30PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick - Agility C: Sequences - For dogs and handlers who have completed Agility B and have a good handle on equipment skills and turns/crosses. Students will get to run sequences of obstacles and (as appropriate) put them together into longer courses once the individual parts are mastered.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 2/10/2019 and ending 3/24/2019 at 5:00PM