Agility

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Branchwater facilities include both an outdoor ring and and indoor artificial turf ring. We offer a number of group classes with excellent experienced instructors, and several well-respected local trainers also rent the Branchwater facility for group classes and private instruction.

Agility Instructors | Branchwater Classes with Janet Gauntt | Agility with Nancy Woodside | Agility with Donna Brown | Agility with Cynthia Horner | Agility with Chelsea Singer | Agility with Bridget Thomas | Private Lessons

Agility Instructors

Branchwater Classes with Janet Gauntt

USDAA Masters

This class uses USDAA level equipment and performance requirements on the theory that if you train to this level, you will be better prepared for all forms of agility. Weekly drills and coursework for Masters Challenge level and AKC Premier handler and dog skills. Not limited to – but particularly appropriate for – AKC and USDAA-focused Advanced and Masters-level students.

Session I

Instructor: Janet Gauntt
When: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 pm
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 (2020)
Cost: $200 / 8 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by June 22, 2020

Session II

Instructor: Janet Gauntt
When: Wednesdays 8:30-9:45 pm
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 (2020)
Cost: $200 / 8 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by June 22, 2020

The USDAA Masters Class will only be available to those who have attended class already. If you are interested in joining this class, please ask to be placed on the wait list.

Agility with Nancy Woodside

Application & Payment Policy for all of Nancy’s classes:

  • APPLICATION: Email Application by due date to nwoodside20@gmail.com
  • PAYMENT: Make Check Payable to Nancy Woodside and bring to first class
  • ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Foundations of Agility

Dogs entering this class should have basic obedience (sit, down, stay, and recall) in a distracted environment. Dogs must be 6 months or older and be physically sound. Subject to discretion of the instructor.

This class is designed to provide young and/or inexperienced dogs a positive introduction to agility. The goal is to enhance the connection between you and your dog through an engaging learning process while providing the tools needed for agility training. This includes introducing beginning obstacle skills and basic handling maneuvers. An emphasis will be placed on building focus, confidence, and motivation.

Instructor: Nancy Woodside
When: Fridays 9:15-10:15 am
Dates: October 2, 9, 23, 30, November 6, 13 (2020)
Cost: $140 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by September 28, 2020. Payment due at the first class.
Minimum of 4 dogs required.

Beginning Agility (Beyond the Basics)

This class is designed for the dog/handler team who have completed the foundations class or equivalency. This class will build on the foundation skills and equipment knowledge with an emphasis on strengthening the successful progression for each obstacle.

Instructor: Nancy Woodside
When: Fridays 10:45-11:45 am
Dates: October 2, 9, 23, 30, November 6, 13 (2020)
Cost: $140 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by September 28, 2020. Payment due at the first class.
Minimum of 4 dogs required.

Starters and Advanced Level Agility

Starters and Advanced Level Agility is a class for those who have completed the  requirements of the Introduction to Agility class or have been pre-approved by the instructors.  This intermediate class will build on the foundation skills and equipment knowledge developed in the Introduction Classes. We will increase and solidify the dog’s confidence on the contact obstacles and work on building sequences.

The Starters and Advanced Level classes are currently open to those already in the class. Please email nwoodside20@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist.

Session I

Instructor: Nancy Woodside
When: Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12 (2020)
Cost: $160 / 8 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due at first class,
Minimum of 4 dogs required.

Session II

Instructor: Nancy Woodside
When: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm
Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12 (2020)
Cost: $160 / 8 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due at first class.
Minimum of 4 dogs required.

Agility with Donna Brown

Donna is at Branchwater on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit Donna’s classes page for more information.

Agility with Cynthia Horner

Cynthia is at Branchwater on Mondays. Visit Cynthia’s website for a list of her agility classes and seminars.

Agility with Chelsea Singer

Chelsea is at Branchwater on Friday evenings. Contact her at  sweetvalncia10@gmail.com.

Agility with Bridget Thomas

Nationally recognized agility handler/trainer Bridget Thomas offers a wide selection of agility classes from Started through Masters levels at Branchwater. She also does Find It! Nose Games. To register for one of Bridget’s upcoming classes click here.

Private Lessons

Please contact the instructor directly to setup private lessons

Donna Brown: agilebc.corgi@gmail.com     Bio

Bridget Thomas: eggroo@gmail.com     Bio

Cynthia Hornor: farsidek9@comcast.net     Bio

Paulena Renee Simpson: sagehillagility@aol.com     Bio

Nancy Woodside: nwoodside20@gmail.com     Bio