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Introduction to Agility with The Dogs' Spot

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Bar K

501 Berkley Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64120

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Intro to Agility
Sunday, Aug 25
Noon-1:00pm
Class Size: 6 dogs and handlers.

Dog agility is a fun, fast paced, sport where a dog and handler team navigate a series of obstacles, in the allotted time, and in the right order. The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center is partnering with Bar K to teach an introductory agility class in their own Petfinder Park. In this one hour class, we will start to expose you and your dog, while on leash, to a few obstacles and some directional handling. Come join us for the fun!

Prerequisite: Because speed is an important element in agility, it is important not to inhibit our dogs and slow them down. Instead, we will practice providing clear direction and feedback through well timed and delivered reinforcement. Handlers who have taken their dogs through a basic (or higher) positive reinforcement training class, or the equivalent, will be well prepared to participate successfully in this class. Dogs need to be in good physical health, current on their vaccinations, have normal eye sight, but can be hearing impaired. In addition, dogs also need to be comfortable around unfamiliar dogs and unfamiliar people.

Supplies: Dogs need to wear a flat collar or harness (no choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars) and be on a 4 to 6 foot leather, nylon, or cotton leash. Flexi leashes are not a good tool for teaching agility skills and cannot be used in this class. Bring a very generous supply (100 or more), very small (fit under your thumbnail small), very high value treats (i.e., hot dogs, string cheese, Zukes, Bil Jac, etc.). Bringing a variety of three or more different kinds of treats is recommended. If your dog likes toys, feel free to bring a toy or two with you, too. You may find it helpful to bring a food stuffed puzzle or a chew toy to keep your dog occupied while waiting your turn.

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Laura Hills, CPDT-KSA, KPA-CTP, CCFT, CTDI, VSPDT, Fear Free Professional, CGC Evaluator, NADAC sponsored agility instructor

Laura is the owner of The Dogs’ Spot – Dog Training Center. Located just 5 minutes north of Bar K, The Dogs' Spot is a state of the art, 5,000 square foot indoor training facility boasting a highly credentialed, educated and experienced staff. Our mission is to create a community spot for Kansas City's dog lovers to find training solutions using the art and science of positive reinforcement, discover that unique connection with their dog, and make new friends along the way. The Dogs' Spot offers a wide variety of classes from Puppy Prep, Surviving Adolescence, Family Manners, Canine Good Citizen, in addition to many specialty classes such as Agility, Tricks, Flyball, Competition Obedience, and many more!

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Kansas City, MO 64120

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