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Agility ClassAgility is the ultimate game for you and your dog. Dogs race around an obstacle course expending energy and having fun! They leap over jumps, race through tunnels and tires, zip across elevated walkways, negotiate seesaws and more. It's fast, it's exciting and it's fun!

Agility ClassBut agility is a lot more than just a good time. It is great exercise for both you and your dog. It's a tremendous confidence builder for a shy or timid dog, and an energy outlet for the highly active dog.

Through agility you'll reinforce and broaden your dog's responsiveness-all in an environment that's entertaining and enjoyable for both the dog and the handler.

 BEGINNER CLASSES

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MONDAYS AT NOON AND 8PM (see below)

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If nothing listed above, please check back periodically.

 

Competition Agility with Pam O’Day

Picture of Pam and MACh Ren by Penny WillsThe philosophy behind Competition Agility with Pam O’Day is simple.  Pam builds relationships with each student based upon their stated goals and needs, and strives to help teams achieve their potential.   A lifetime of involvement in dog sports – including conformation, obedience, tracking and agility has given Pam the solid foundation needed to assess a dog’s movement, temperament, and motivation. 

Pam’s strength lies in her ability to tailor training to meet the level of each team, within the context of the classroom setting.  Pam brings together a unique mix where students continually experience and succeed at new agility challenges. 

Agility classes with Pam O’Day are interactive, and students are encouraged to stop and analyze handling strategies, offer suggestions, and encourage one another.  Pam teaches students how to break down courses into manageable segments, analyze handling lines to find the most efficient path for both dog and handler, and regularly presents exercises to increase a dog’s potential.  Agility is about more than just running a course, and students in Pam’s classes often discuss preventive health care matters, health issues that affect agility dogs (and handlers), the rules and regulations that govern agility, and sharing of information about trials and competition experiences. 

With Pam O’Day, you’ll receive an honest, direct assessment of your handling techniques, and strategies for growth.  Pam has trained more than a thousand successful teams in her teaching career, and continues her own growth by attending and hosting seminars with world-renowned handlers, instructors, and animal health care practitioners. 

To be considered for Pam’s classes, you will need to have a solid recall, sit, stay, leave it, and down with your dog.   A sense of humor, and a strong work ethic is preferred, as well!

        
Fee:  $140.00 (includes tax), $126.00 for Tails Members.

 

Pam's Ongoing Agility Classes
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

9:30 AM

Advanced Competition

10:45 AM

Advanced Competition

12:00 PM

Intermediate

 

5:00 PM

Advanced Competition

 

1:15 PM

Advanced Beginner

 

6:00 PM

Advanced Competition

 

 

6:00 PM

Advanced Competition

 

 

2:45 PM

Agility FUNdamentals (Beginner)

7:00 PM

Advanced Competition

 

7:00 PM

Advanced Competition

 

Call Office Regarding

New Beginner Classes

8:00 PM

Intermediate

 

8:00 PM

Advanced Beginner

 

   

9:00 PM

Beginner/Advanced Beginner


Call the Tails office to register for class: 860-646-5033 or sign up online.

 

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Specialty Agility Classes with Pam O'Day

In addition to the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Agility classes, Pam also offers the following specialty classes that will help your puppy or dog build a strong foundation necessary to a successful, happy and healthy agility dog.

 

 

Agility FUNdamentals - In this 6-week class, students, puppies and dogs will be introduced to a variety of concepts crucial for a successful agility run, including working around distractions, being able to stay, come and having a solid leave it.  Puppies and dogs will also be introduced to several obstacles and will have a chance to practice and build their proprioception. This class is open to puppies and dogs of any age.  $140.00 ($126.00 for members).

                                                    

 

Pam's Specialty Classes

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SIGNING UP ONLINE - Click here for a HOW-TO GUIDE:

Steps on How to Register for a Class Online

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

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Private Instruction with Pam O'Day

Sometimes there is a need or desire to work on skills or issues outside of a class situation.  For this, Pam offers private instruction by appointment. To schedule an appointment, you can email Pam O'Day directly or call the Tails office at 860-646-5033.

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Agility Classes with Bonnie Henderson

Whether you are interested in agility for recreation or competition, it is important to continue to practice the basic principles of positive training and foster the best possible relationship with your dog. My classes focus not only on providing a good and safe foundation for learning the obstacles, but also how to become a more knowledgeable and successful handler.

 

 

Bonnie's Agility Run-Thrus - $5.00/run
Dates
Time

Oct. 17

Nov.  7 & 14

Dec.  5 & 19

4:00PM - 6:00PM

 

 

 

 

Bonnie's Agility Classes
Mondays
Call the Tails office to register - 860-646-5033

9:00 AM

Competition Level Agility

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

10:00 PM

Competition Level Agility

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

11:00 PM

Intermediate Agility

This 6-week class is for teams that are able to do longer sequences.  The focus continues to be on building skills, and in advanced classes, full courses are broken down into segments and critiqued for ways to effectively handle them.  In order to participate in these classes dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment (at least the beginnings of independent weave poles ) and have full off-leash control. 

12:00 PM

Agility for Beginners

 

   New 6 Week Session 

 

           starting:

            Sept 15 @ 12:00 PM

     

 

 

 

In this 6-week class, you will be introduced to all of the obstacles and how they are performed. Most of the equipment will be at a reduced height for safety and to help build confidence and the proper skills. We also cover how to train contacts using a target. We will discuss how to utilize different kinds and levels of reinforcement to build drive and facilitate learning. The class may be repeated to build focus or confidence. Since the dogs will be working off-leash, Family Dog II is required and Agility Foundations is strongly recommended.

5:00 PM

Competition Level Agility

 

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

6:00 PM

Competition Level Agility

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

7:00 PM

Competition Level Agility

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

8:00 PM

BEGINNER

 

New 6 week session

 

starting:

 

September 22nd @ 8:00 PM

This 6-week class is for those teams who are about to, or are already competing.  It focuses on handling skills and sequences, as well as course analysis.  In order to participate in this class, dogs must be proficient on all of the equipment and have full off-leash control.  Teams must be able to run full courses.  Full height equipment is used; thus, dogs must be at least 1 year old. 

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

Private Instruction with Bonnie Henderson

Sometimes there is a need or desire to work on skills or issues outside of a class situation.  For this, Bonnie offers private instruction by appointment. To schedule an appointment, you can email Bonnie Henderson directly or call the Tails office at 860-646-5033.

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