Agility

Do you want to have some fun with your four-legged friend?

Beginner agility class starting on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

weather dependent

Next Class June 26th  Contact Paula at t. 403-969-7699

Sign up today!

Looking for a fun way to bond with your dog and put some of his natural instincts to work?  Consider one of the fastest growing dog sports in the world, AGILITY!! It is a popular canine sport in which a handler directs a dog through a variety of obstacles such as a tunnel, teeter-totter, tire jump, weave poles, pause table, and standard jumps.

Agility is great exercise for your dog!  It is a great way to get rid of your dog’s excess energy. Running through a course that involves passing over and through a variety of obstacles will challenge your dog’s mind and body. Involving your dog in agility will help to strengthen his muscles, improve coordination, keep him fit, and increase endurance.   

Agility will help you get in shape, too!  As the handler, you will be running alongside your dog, and assisting him with soaring over jumps, weaving through poles, and crawling out of collapsed tunnels. While you and your dog compete to swiftly finish the course, you will be treated to a heart-healthy cardiovascular workout.

Agility helps strengthen the bond between you and your dog!  Agility courses are set up so that dogs would not be able to complete them without the help of the handler. As the dog must rely on the verbal and hand instructions from the handler in order to navigate the course, the trust between owner and dog will be increased. Helping your dog to pass through agility obstacles will help reinforce basic obedience commands, improve dog/owner communication, and ultimately help to improve your dog’s behavior outside of the agility course.

Agility is not just for the purebred or registered dogs, it's for all dogs and handlers. Auburnmist has had the pleasure of working with breeds as large as St Bernards and as small as chichuahuas.  We have taugh pot bellied pigs and even a handler on a motorized scooter. We welcome everyone!! 

The Auburnmist Training Centre offers agility classes during the spring and summer months, as the classes are held outside. The classes are taught using positive reinforcements such as treats or toys, with fun and safety in mind. Auburnmist does not teach any style of competition agility, however our instructor, Jamie is qualified with more than 17 years of teaching experience and more than 20 years of competition experience.          

Agility classes:

  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Class size depends on the level – they run for an 1 hour, once a week for 6 weeks 
  • Our next Beginner agility class will be starting in the the spring/summer  of 2018 - weather dependent.

If you are interested in registering for class or would like further information please contact Paula at 403-969-7699 or by email                                      

 

Some Of Our Students

 Yes, that's a pig doing aglity!

Yes, that's a pig doing aglity!

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