Agility with Bridget

 

Nationally recognized agility handler/trainer Bridget Thomas offers a wide selection of agility classes from Started through Masters levels at Branchwater. To register for one of Bridget’s upcoming classes click here.

Agility at Branchwater Training Center with Bridget
Classes will be indoors on turf on Wednesdays.

Agility for Beginners – Foundation Skills – indoors on turf
This class is an introduction to the foundation skills needed to be successful in agility. This class will include an introduction to *some* agility obstacles and basic handling maneuvers in a safe and fun manner, while also placing an emphasis on skills like targeting, focus and attention, restrained recalls, toy/play drive work and more.

 

**For dogs four months and older.

 

Wednesdays, 9-10 am, Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. $150.
Agility Foundation Skills and Handling – indoors on turf
This class is for dogs that have completed “Agility for Beginners — Intro to Agility” (or have permission from Bridget). Teams will be learning foundation skills and basic handling concepts important in the game of agility. Obstacle performance skills, relationship building and building value to work with you, targeting, shaping behaviors, balance and proprioception skills, impulse control and basic handling will all be covered. Teams will be working towards a dog that can perform correctly all agility obstacles and handling of short agility sequences.

 

**For dogs six months and older. Dogs must have completed “Agility for Beginners — Intro to Agility” (or have permission from Bridget)

 

Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am, Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. $160.

 

Intermediate Agility Skills – indoors on turf
This class is for dogs and handlers that have been approved to move on from “Agility Foundation Skills and Handling”, completed an introduction to agility obstacles and handling and are now working on the skills necessary to head to the next level. The focus of this class will be to build on your team’s current agility skills, perfecting obstacle performance, full height contacts, introduction to the teeter and weave poles. Small courses, sequences and drills will be used to help students continue honing their handling skills.

 

Wednesdays, 11:30-1 pm, Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. $160.

 

Competition Handling and Skills – indoors on turf
This class is for dogs training at the novice level on up through masters level. There will be coursework, sequences and drills to challenge every team. Each week there will be a class theme/challenge. Teams will be working at their particular level on a given skill or drill. Proof your dog’s obstacle skills and take your handling to the next level.

 

**Dogs must be competent on all agility obstacles including weave poles.

 

Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm, Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. $160.

 

Competition Handling and Skills – indoors on turf
This class is for dogs training at the novice level on up through masters level. There will be coursework, sequences and drills to challenge every team. Each week there will be a class theme/challenge. Teams will be working at their particular level on a given skill or drill. Proof your dog’s obstacle skills and take your handling to the next level.

 

**Dogs must be competent on all agility obstacles including weave poles.

Wednesdays, 3:30-5 pm, Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. $160.

Contact Bridget directly at eggroo@gmail.com to register for a class or to arrange for a private lesson.