NEW LOCATION: Separate training building at:
Northumberland Family YMCA
6348 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville VA 22473
The Agility FUN-dations class starts Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:00-7:00 pm inside a separate building at the Northumberland Family YMCA, and is a 6 week class.
Your Instructor is Peny Gallogly. Class size is limited.
Prerequisites: Basic Obedience or Manners class. Your dog should be able to sit, down, stay, and pay attention to you when you ask it to. Dogs must be at least 8 months of age to attend this class.
Agility FUN-dation skills are the introduction to the people and dog skills required for dog agility. This class will help your dog learn basic skills such as walking on a plank, moving her rear feet independently of the front feet, balancing on a wobble board, dog touching her nose to your hand, reviewing recalls and stays, increasing drive and motivation, as well as walking and trotting with your dog at your side and focusing on you.
Skills taught in this class include: targeting, stays, circle work, shadow handling, cone work, toy & drive work. A variety of props (such as cones, planks, perches, wobble boards, ladders, hoops, and mats) are used to help you learn the skills to begin agility classes.
All work in this class is done on-lead.
This class is a prerequisite for all Agility classes.
Orientation is 6:30 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2018, WITHOUT Dogs is required for all participants.
Registration form must be received by Monday March 12, 2018. Forms can be filled in online, printed and then mailed.
About your instructor
Peny cares deeply about enhancing human-dog relationships, and she loves helping her students learn how to help their dogs learn. She became involved in competitive dog performance sports when she got her first Italian Greyhound in 1993. Since then she has trained and titled multiple dogs in competitive Obedience, Rally, and Agility, through Master-level competition. Peny taught obedience and agility with A Click Above in Leesburg, VA, from 1998 until 2012, when she moved to the Northern Neck. Since that time she has taught agility and obedience for the NNKC. Peny lives with her Italian Greyhounds, and volunteers regularly for the Animal Welfare League.