The Beginner Agility class begins Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 pm and is a 6 week class.

This is an OUTSIDE  class in a fenced in grass ring.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.

Prerequisite: Manners or Basic Obedience class or permission of instructor

Your instructors are: Elizabeth Atkins and Gwen Keane

Dog agility is a fun and rapidly growing dog sport all over the world.  In Beginner Agility, we will introduce jump grids( at very low heights), the table, tunnel, tire, wobble board and beginning handling skills.  The goal will be to have fun while building confidence and team work between you and your dog.

Orientation at 6:30 pm, Thursday September 14, 2017 WITHOUT Dogs is required for all participants

Registration form must be received by Friday August 25, 2017. Forms can be filled in online, printed and then mailed.  


About your instructors: 

Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth has been training with her Labradors for over 25 years. She has had working Therapy Dogs and competed in AKC Conformation Shows, AKC Obedience Trials,  AKC Rally Trials, AKC Hunt Tests, WCF-O Freestyle and AKC Agility.  She lives at WatersEdge Farm with her husband and 5 Labradors.




Gwen Keane

Gwen has been involved with dog training for thirteen years. She began as a student in agility with her Maltese, Isadora. She later taught Beginning Agility for three years and during that time she and Isadora  earned their Agility Level I title, Canine Good Citizenship and therapy dog certification.

Gwen is  an advocate of continuous training.  Her dapple miniature dachshund, Carter Lee, recently earned her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate and completed the Beginner Agility training class. Her Labrador Retriever, WatersEdge Perfect Wind, call name Treme,has her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, therapy dog certification and  AKC Beginner’s Trick title. Gwen and Treme continue taking Rally-Freestyle classes offered by the club..

Gwen is an active member in the Northern Neck Kennel Club. She has served as the club  Vice-President, Membership Chair, Training Chair, Secretary and is the Operations Chair for the club’s annual AKC shows.