Intermediate Agility

All K9JYM Intermediate agility classes are designed for teams having learned all the agility equipment and ready to run full courses.

All the Intermediate level classes are perfect for teams competing, or preparing to compete, but an interest in competition is not a requirement for any of these classes. At this level there are many areas teams may want to concentrate their training. Adding distance, strengthening the use of cues, refining your dog's understanding, confidence, and competence with contact equipment and weave poles, plus learning any variety of agility games (snooker, fast, gamblers, snakes and ladders etc) all which add to the challenge and variety of fun agility has to offer!

All Intermediate level classes are SKILL building Classes, to be repeated until teams feel they are ready for the next level of challenge. Your instructor will help build your confidence and guide you as you are ready to seek new challenge.  The Intermediate Agility Class is designed to offer teams regular weekly practice and experience with the skills covered other Intermediate level skills classes.

PREREQUISITES for all Intermediate Classes: Intro to Agility & Agility Foundations or instructor approval.

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

Intermediate

Intermediate Agility

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

Contacts & Weaves

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.

Prerequisite: Foundations Agility

Crosses & Cues

Crosses & Cues I & II

Communication and Connection between handler and dog are the focus of these 2 skill building classes. Knowing which way to turn, how fast to move, and where you need to be for your dog are all part of the Agility game. These are both Classes designed for SKILLS BUILDING, repeating these classes or coming back to them over time enhances the depth of understanding for all these complex parts of the sport!

There will be NO course work. Students are encouraged to continue taking regular agility classes while learning to add these skills.

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.

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: Intermediate Agility; Students must also have contacts and weaves.

Intermediate with Distance

Intermediate with Distance Skills

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 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.    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 SKILL 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: Intermediate Agility; Students must also have contacts and weaves.

Advanced Distance


Advanced Distance

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.


Listed Below are Current & Upcoming classes
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Event Event Start Date Individual Price Capacity Register
Intermediate Agility: Mo 12/3/18 12-03-2018 8:30 pm $170.00 8
Contacts & Weaves: Mo 12/3/18 Section 1 12-03-2018 7:15 pm $170.00 6
Contacts & Weaves: Mo 12/3/18 Section 2 12-03-2018 6:00 pm $170.00 6
Course Challenges & International Skills: Th 11/29/18 11-29-2018 8:30 pm $170.00 8
Crosses & Cues II: Th 11/29/18 11-29-2018 7:15 pm $170.00 8
Crosses & Cues I: Th 11/29/18 11-29-2018 6:00 pm $170.00 8
Intermediate Agility with Distance Skills: We 11/14/18 11-14-2018 7:45 pm $170.00 8
Advanced Distance: We 11/14/18 11-14-2018 6:30 pm $170.00 8
Intermediate Agility: Th 10/18/18 10-18-2018 9:00 pm $170.00 6
Intermediate Agility: Mo 10/1/18 10-01-2018 8:30 pm $170.00 8
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Contacts & Weaves: Mo 10/1/18 Section 1 10-01-2018 7:15 pm $170.00 6
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Contacts & Weaves: Mo 10/1/18 Section 2 10-01-2018 6:00 pm $170.00 6
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Course Challenges & International Skills: Th 9/27/18 09-27-2018 8:30 pm $170.00 8
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Crosses & Cues II: Th 9/27/18 09-27-2018 7:15 pm $170.00 8
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Crosses & Cues I: Th 9/27/18 09-27-2018 6:00 pm $170.00 8
We are no longer accepting registration for this event