Orientation – 9/16 – 6:30 PM
Required for all registered and confirmed new participants. NO dogs, bring a chair.
Classes begin the week of 9/19
Classes end the week of 10/24
Makeups scheduled as needed
5:30 – Beginners Agility with Donna M
7:30 – Novice Handling Coursework with Judy Z & Brian M
5:30 – Novice Handling Coursework with Bev B & Sandy R
6:30 – Advanced Beginners with Laurie K & Donna M
7:30 – Advanced Beginners with Anne H & Donna M
6:30 – Intermediate Handling with Jared S
7:30 – Novice Handling Skills with Jared S
* All classes will be outdoors
Connection With Your Dog
Tired of calling your dog’s name but getting no response? This class is geared towards building a better working relationship with your dog, getting your dog to think and work for you and helping your dog work through their fear. Two and thee obstacle sequences will be used and homework will be assigned.
For young dogs coming out of puppy class and/or primary obedience, starting at 5-6 months old and up. This class builds the underlying skills for agility success. Topics include focus, recalls, mat work, start line behaviors, turns on the flat, use of motion, motivation, and an introduction to obstacles. Lots of exercise and games you can use in all aspects of your dog’s life.
This course emphasizes team building skills and agility fundamentals. We will focus on building confidence and having fun with your dog. Dogs are safely introduced to agility obstacles and handling on the flat. This class includes start line performance, building commitment to jumps and tunnels, contact criteria for dog walk and A-frame, and finding weave entrances.
Teams must have completed a Beginners agility class with SDTC or elsewhere in order to enroll in this class. The emphasis of this class will be to fine tune the skills started in Beginners Agility. We will add upon our distance and recall work. Obstacle performance builds to 6 independent weave poles, spread jumps are introduced, and contacts are raised to full height. Simple crosses and sequences may be included.
This is the next class after Advanced Beginners. Dogs must be reliable off leash. This class focuses on jumping and handling skills. It will introduce basic turning cues including front, rear and blind crosses; handling skills for patterns such as pinwheels, 180 turns, 270 turns; forward and lateral sends. Obstacles such as contacts and 6 weave poles are included at the instructor’s discretion. This class is ideal for young teams competing in or ready to compete in Novice-Open AKC/Starters USDAA/Levels 1-3 CPE standard courses. This class can be taken multiple times. There is much to learn.
Teams must have successfully completed the Novice Handling class in order to be considered for this class. Skills taught in this class include obstacle discrimination, contact proofing, course analysis, difficult weave pole performance including entries and exits, and distance on obstacle performance. More difficult handling patterns will be taught including serpentines, threadles, blended crosses, back of jump performance, crosses on the flat, and variants/combinations of these patterns which are found on Excellent AKC/Advanced-Masters USDAA/45C CPE/Beginner-Novice UKI standard courses.
Teams must have successfully completed the Intermediate Handling class to enroll in this class. International handling skills will be taught to navigate the courses and sequences presented in this class which are equivalent to Premiere AKC/Masters Challenge USDAA/Masters Series UKI. Individual team growth and development will be the focus of this class.
UKI At Home
UKI At Home was started as a means to train and compete during the pandemic. The courses offer fun, challenging sequences for handlers and their teammates in smaller spaces. Teams can record themselves running during class time and submit to UKI for titling points. We will utilize the 40×60 and 60×80 Senior/Champ courses selecting a different class to run each week.