Intermediate Agility

Intermediate agility courses are designed for dogs that have learned all the agility equipment and for teams that are ready to run full courses. Intermediate level courses are perfect for teams competing, or preparing for the Novice level, but an interest in competition is not a requirement for any of these classes.

First Runs

First Runs

In this class full courses will be presented each week with the possibility of the instructors introducing other agility games often offered at competitons (Snooker, Gamblers, Jumpers etc). This class is designed especially for the teams whose focus is more about having fun, getting time playing the game together with the coaching of an instructor to make improvements and challenge handlers who are looking for specific goals in their competition. All the previously learned skills can be exercised, tweaked, experimented with, and refined

PREREQUISITE: Intro to Agility & Agility Foundations

Note: DROP-INS are Welcome - $30 per class, space permitting.
Calling ahead is strongly suggested.

Contacts & Weaves

Contacts & Weaves I & II

Instructor: Kelli Ries

Contacts & Weaves:

This class is also appropriate for those needing to improve their contact or weave pole performance or wishing to re-train them.

Students are given ample time to practice each exercise by rotating through a set of stations set-up on the floor.  After the initial demonstration for each exercise, the class is released to work on their own, while the instructor makes rounds to each station to help and check-in with each team's progress.  Several teams may be working on the floor at any given time with barriers separating any station where the team works off-leash for everyone's safety. 

This is a SKILLS BUILDING class. There will be NO course work. Students are encouraged to continue taking regular agility classes while learning to add these skills. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to plan on taking BOTH parts of Contacts & Weaves for optimal results.

PREREQUISITE: Intro to Agility & Agility Foundations or instructor approval

Contacts & Weaves II:  Training of the contact performance and weave poles is completed and further proofed, before putting it all back together again with short sequences (if time permits).

PREREQUISITE: Contacts & Weaves II or instructor approval

Sequencing for Contacts & Weaves

Instructor: Dane Bragg

In this class students will continue where they left off in the Contacts & Weaves series. Take your dog's fancy new contact behavior and weave poles and now put them back into short agility sequences. Adding motion and speed can be a huge challenge for some dogs.  And many dogs just need additional time to build confidence with these difficult new skills.

If there's something you and your dog didn't quite finish learning in Contacts & Weaves, then the instructor will make any modifications to the equipment so you can continue that work. For example, if your dog needed more time with lowering the teeter, or your weave poles weren't quite finished.

This class is also appropriate for those needing to improve their contact or weave pole performance - who need to clean them up or fix a few things.

Unlike the Contacts & Weaves program, dogs are back in the crates and each student takes turns so that the instructor can give each student their undivided attention.

This class is based on short sequences with primary focus on contact equipment, including a-frame, dog-walk, teeter, and table, and the weave poles with a few jumps and tunnels.

PREREQUISITE: Contacts & Weaves I & II or instructor approval

Crosses & Cues

Crosses & Cues I & II

Note: Class is offered in two parts: Crosses & Cues I & II

Instructor: Jacky Mento

Crosses and Cues I: Learn how to communicate directions to your dog using cues such as voice, speed, and hand gestures. You will also learn the techniques of front, rear, and blind crosses. Jumping skills and the foundations of motion based training are emphasized. Short sequences will be used to train handler and dog to execute foundation crosses and cues.

PREREQUISITE: Intro to Agility & Agility Foundations or instructor approval

Crosses and Cues II: Build on foundations learned in CC I, more advanced and longer sequences will be used to strengthen communication between dog and handler.

PREREQUISITE: Crosses and Cues I or instructor approval

Note: Students may repeat these classes

DROP-INS are Welcome - $30 per class, space permitting.
Calling ahead is strongly suggested.

Intermediate

Intermediate Agility

This class is for dogs that are competing at or preparing for the Novice level and dogs that have earned a Novice title but still have work in preparing for the advance class. This class will focus on handling novice and advance level challenges while working short sequences and courses.

Prerequisite: Intro to Agility & Agility Foundations

Note: Students repeat this class until instructor feels you have the skills an advanced agility class

DROP-INS are Welcome -  $30 per class, space permitting.
Calling ahead is strongly suggested.

Distance

Distance Classes

Can you send your dog to any obstacle reliably from 5-feet away? 10-ft? 20-ft away? From ANY angle? While distance skills specifically are required in very few agility classes, adding distance skills to your handling system can provide you with a decisive competitive advantage on almost any course. While some dogs prefer working close to their handler, others gain confidence when given more room to maneuver. Distance skills also allow for more creative strategy and solve the problems created when handlers are forced to keep pace with their dog.

In these classes students will learn the skills necessary to GO THE DISTANCE -- allowing both you and your dog more freedom and options on course.

Distance for Beginners

Instructor: Dane Bragg

Distance is a skills-based class that proofs your dog's understanding of your cues and his job (on the equipment and on course) – regardless of approach, handler position or distance.

Using exercises directly from the book "Going the Distance" by Bud Houston and Stacy Peardot and other reference materials, Distance for Beginners takes the foundation handling cues and distance skills students learned in Distance Prep (a required prerequisite for this class), and begins putting them to use with short sequences.

We continue to develop independent obstacle performance and object discrimination, which are necessary skills for those agility courses with a containment line (Joker, Gamblers, etc) or regular sequences that require distance and object discrimination skills.

Stop micro-managing that dog and learn to trust him to go and do his job.  Aim your dog at the next obstacle, and send him to go do his job independently, freeing you, the handler, to move on and prepare for the next portion of the course.

The perfect class for those struggling to come in under time, for those unable to keep up with their super fast dog, disabled handlers - and for those who just don't like to run much!

Watch your dog's confidence grow as he finds he can perform the obstacles without his handler 'right there', and his understanding of his job (on the equipment and on course) is solidified. A great class for unleashing the 'Velcro dog'.

This is a SKILLS BUILDING class.  Exercises are conducted through small sequences. Actual full course work is rare. Students are encouraged to continue taking regular agility classes while learning to add these skills to their handling system.

Prerequisite: Distance Prep; Students must also have contacts and weaves.

DROP-INS are Welcome - $30 per class, space permitting. Students MUST have completed the Distance Prep
Calling ahead is strongly suggested.

Advanced Distance

Instructor: Dane Bragg

Take the challenge and really stretch your distance skills to the next level! The Advanced Distance class is for those students who have been taking Distance for Beginners at K9JYM.  You have developed a solid foundation of distance skills and are ready to face even more challenging distance sequences.  Time is spent focusing on handler containment lines, true directionals, object focus and INDEPENDENT PERFORMANCE!

This is a SKILLS BUILDING class.  Exercises are conducted through small sequences. Actual full course work is rare. Students are encouraged to continue taking regular agility classes while learning to add these skills to their handling system.

Prerequisite: Distance for Beginners; Students must also have contacts and weaves.

DROP-INS are Welcome - $30 per class, space permitting. Students MUST have completed the Distance Prep
Calling ahead is strongly suggested.


Listed Below are currently running & upcoming classes
Click on individual class name for details - Begin & end date, possible skip dates,
& instructor

Event Event Date Individual Price Capacity Register
Agility First Runs: Mo 11/27/17 11-27-2017 8:30 pm $170.00 8
Contacts & Weaves: Mo 11/27/17 Section 1 11-27-2017 7:15 pm $170.00 6
Contacts & Weaves: Mo 11/27/17 Section 2 11-27-2017 6:00 pm $170.00 6
Agility First Runs: Daytime We 11/8/17 11-08-2017 12:30 pm $170.00 6
Crosses and Cues: Afternoon Tu 11/7/17 11-07-2017 2:00 pm $170.00 8
Intermediate Agility: Th 10/19/17 10-19-2017 9:00 pm $170.00 8
Agility Course Challenges & International Skills: Th 10/12/17 10-12-2017 8:30 pm $170.00 8
Crosses & Cues II: Th 10/12/17 10-12-2017 7:15 pm $170.00 8
Crosses & Cues I: Th 10/12/17 10-12-2017 6:00 pm $170.00 8
Agility First Runs: Mo 10/2/17 10-02-2017 8:30 pm $170.00 8
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Contacts & Weaves: Mo 10/2/17 Section 2 10-02-2017 7:15 pm $170.00 6
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Contacts & Weaves: Mo 10/2/17 Section 1 10-02-2017 6:00 pm $170.00 6
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Intermediate Agility: We 9/20/17 09-20-2017 8:30 pm $170.00 8
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Advanced Distance: We 9/20/17 09-20-2017 7:15 pm $170.00 8
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Beginner Distance: We 9/20/17 09-20-2017 6:00 pm $170.00 8
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