Lucky Dog Agility

Classes Offered

Introductory agility sessions are offered twice a year(starting March and September). Introductory Agility 1 and 2 class fees are $130 for each 5 week session. Basics is a five week session, costs $150 and starts every other month.  Dog Sports Foundations1 and 2 are both five week sessions and start every other month and cost $130 per session.  Advanced Agility classes are offered as 5 week sessions beginning every other month (January, March, May, September, November) and cost $100. 

We are starting a full set of classes the week of September 14.

Puppy Socialization

Our puppy socialization class is a four week class offered monthly for puppies 9 weeks through 16 weeks at the start of the session.  The class meets outside and is limited to four puppies and costs $100.  Each week is taught by a different Lucky Dog instructor.  Topics for the class include:

Week 1: Big Scary World: Puppy Socialization
Week 2: Shaping and Enrichment
Week 3: Teaching Puppy Self Control
Week 4: Building a Play Based Relationship with Your Puppy

Sat @ 10:00 am starts?????

Dog Sports Foundation

This class covers basic training essentials for giving you and your dog a foundation for training in dog sports including agility, flyball, rally, or obedience. The class is designed to give handlers the tools to develop the solid positive working relationship with their dogs needed to succeed in competition or develop an excellent active companion dog. Topics include motivation; control skills; developing, enhancing and using toy drive; basics of using clickers and markers; developing a solid recall; target training; flatwork skills; training a retrieve; basic obedience skills; body awareness exercises; and socializing and managing your dog for the competition environment. This 5-week class is for dogs 5 months and older.  We also offer a DSF 2 class which is a continuation and extension of exercises introduced in the Dog Sports Foundations class.

Mon @ 7:00 pm DSF 1 starts  Jan 11 (full)

Thurs @ 6:00 pm DSF 1 starts Jan 14

Tues @ 5:00 pm DSF 2 starts Jan 12 (full)

Tues @ 6:00 pm DSF 2 starts Jan 12 (full)

Thurs @ 7:00 pm DSF 2 starts Jan 14(full)

Lucky Dog Basics 

Lucky Dog Basics focuses on skills to turn that out of control adult dog or older puppy into a first class citizen and an awesome companion.   The class will focus on basic life skills --e.g. loose leash walking, self control, recall.  Basics will also work on general behavior problems such as jumping up, house training, biting, chewing, and destructive behaviors.  Basics is excellent preparation for the Canine Good Citizen class, Dog Sports Foundations, or Rally Obedience. This class is for dogs four months and older.

Mon @ 6:00 pm (dogs under 9 months) starts Jan 11 (full)

Wed @ 5:00 pm starts Jan 13

Canine Good Citizen 

This 5 week class is designed to prepare you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  The test covers 10 skills a well-mannered dog needs to have:  accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, accepting grooming and examination, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come when called), reaction to other dogs, reaction to distractions, and reaction to separation from owner. Dogs should come into the class with good basic skills as this class is designed to brush up the required skills and is not designed to be a basic obedience class.   On the fifth week of class you will take the CGC test.  The $150 class fee includes the CGC testing fee.  We also offer a CGCa (advanced) class and test.  To enroll in the CGCa class the dog should already have their CGC title.

Tues @ 7:00 pm starts (next session will start in March)

Rally Obedience

Rally is a form of obedience competition where handlers move through a series of stations at their own speed.  In this sport handlers are permitted to talk, praise, and verbally encourage their dogs. The dog and handler move at a normal pace with a sense of teamwork doing the numbered exercises when moving between the exercise signs.  Rally is a fun introduction to dog sports competition and is a good transition to either agility or formal obedience.  This class is a 6-week session.

Tues @ 7:00  pm starts Jan 12

Conformation Handling

This six week class is designed to get you and your dog ready for the conformation ring.  Topics include stacking, gaiting, desensitization of your dog to judge's examinations, handler etiquette, getting an upbeat look from your dog's ring performance, and strategies to emphasize your dog's best attributes.   Ring gating is used to set up a space to introduce you and your dog to the proportions you need to work in.  The class will include both work outdoors on grass and indoors on matting.  

Tues @ 8:00 pm starts Jan 12

Introductory Agility 1 and 2

This class sequence is an introduction to the performance of agility obstacles, obstacle sequencing, and the basics of agility handling. This sequence of classes for dogs and handlers with a solid positive working relationship. Dogs entering this class should be over 9 months old and  confident with good basic obedience skills including recall from distractions.   The dog that should be willing to run with their handler. Participants move rapidly in this class to working their dogs off leash. For dogs who are anxious or who are not ready for off leash work around distractions we suggest taking Dog Sports Foundations or our Basics class if you haven't done previous training with your dog.  This is a five week class.

Mon @  6:00 pm Intro Agility 1 starts in March

Mon @ 7:00 pm Intro Agility 1 starts in March

Mon @ 8:00 pm Intro Agility 1 starts in March

Intermediate Agility

The Intermediate class continues development of obstacle performance skills increasing the dogs confidence with round the clock performance of all obstacles. Obstacles are gradually increased to full height. The major class focus is on sequencing and handling skills. Dogs should be comfortable with performance of agility obstacles including low height teeter for entry into this class and be willing to work reliably off leash with their handler. Dogs should also have rudimentary weave pole skills and reliable performance at the bottom of contact obstacles.

Mon @ 6:00 pm starts Jan 11

Mon @ 7:00 pm starts Jan 11

Advanced Agility

The advanced class is an ongoing class focusing on an array of challenges likely to be encountered in a competition environment

Tues @ 10:00 am starts Jan 12

Tues @ 6:15 pm starts Jan 12

Tues @ 7:30 pm starts Jan 12

Wed @ 6:15 pm starts Jan 13

Wed @ 7:30 pm starts Jan 13

Thurs @ 10:00 am starts  Jan 14

Thurs @ 6:15 pm starts Jan 14

Thurs @ 7:30 pm starts Jan 14

Barn Hunt

Barn hunt is a new sport designed to demonstrate a a dog's ability to find and mark rats in a "barn-like" setting.  Using straw/hay bales, dogs tunnel and climb and identify the location of rats.  This sport is fun for dogs and human and the rats are protected in large strong PVC tubing.  We also periodically do drop in run through evenings in addition the weekly morning class

Wed @ 10:00 am  weekly day time drop in class (We sometimes have break weeks so email us to make sure class is being held that week)

Wed @ 7:00 pm starting Jan 13 (This is a four week session and costs $100)