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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-Schroff: 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 on February 4th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 1:30PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - 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 on January 14th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 4:30PM
Instructor: Betsy Kohnke: 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 Thursday starting 1/11/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 11:30AM
Instructor: Deb Hoffman: Agility B: 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 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. 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 Tuesday, December 26th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 12/5/2017 and ending 1/23/2018 at 9:15AM
Instructors: Sarah Babcock. 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 January 14th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 10:15AM
Instructors: Sarah Babcock. 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 January 14th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 11:30AM
Instructors: Sarah Babcock. 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 January 14th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructors: Betsy Kohnke. 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 Thursday starting 1/11/2018 at 10:15 AM
Instructors: Betsy Kohnke. 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 Thursday starting 1/11/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 10:15AM
Instructors: Donna Anderson. 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 Friday starting 1/12/2018 and ending 2/23/2018 at 7:30PM
Instructor: Deb Hoffman - 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 Tuesday, December 26th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 12/5/2017 and ending 1/23/2018 at 10:30AM
Instructors: Sarah Babcock. 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 January 14th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock. 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 January 15 or February 19. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/5/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock. 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 Tuesday starting 1/9/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 4:30PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock. 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 Tuesday starting 1/9/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Alyssa Fenton. 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 1/25/2018 and ending 3/15/2018 at 8:30PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility C/D: Sequences and advanced skills - For dogs and handlers who have completed Agility B/C 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. Focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan). Please Note: There will be no class on January 15 or February 19. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/5/2018 at 8:30PM
Instructor: Alyssa Fenton. Agility - Jumps, Tunnels & Weaves - For dogs and handlers who have completed Agility A and wish to focus on jumps, tunnels, and weave poles for a session (or do so in addition to their regular agility class). Focus will be on teaching handling skills using sequences of jumps and tunnels and weaves --- and improving weave performance overall. Students will be introduced to tight turns (wraps), front crosses, blind crosses, rear crosses, serpentines, threadles, pinwheels and more. Please Note: There will be no class on February 15th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2018 and ending 3/15/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent). Please Note: There will be no class on January 15 and February 19. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/5/2018 at 3:00PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent). Please Note: There will be no class on January 15 and February 19. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/5/2018 at 4:30PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent). Please Note: There will be no class on January 15 and February 19. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/5/2018 at 7:15PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/9/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 3:00PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/9/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 7:15PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 10:30AM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 11:45AM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 4:30PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 7:15PM
Instructor: Sarah Babcock - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent).
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 8:30PM
Instructor: Alyssa Fenton - Agility D: Course Analysis - Need help understanding agility courses and which turns/crosses to do where? Want to focus on the key skills for agility success (weave pole entries, contact skills with distance/distraction, planning and executing your course plan, etc)? Then, this is the place for you!! Join us for a fun 7-week class focused on running sequences and full courses. Open to dogs and handlers who are comfortable with all agility equipment (Agility C, D or equivalent). Please Note: There will be no class on February 15th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2018 and ending 3/15/2018 at 7:15PM