Gracie through the ringAgility training is the perfect antidote to dreaded dog boredom, bringing a new joie de vivre to sedentary canines.

Bon-Clyde offers all levels of Agility classes as well as frequent seminars with top agility trainers and competitors such as Stacy Peardot-Goudy, Rhonda Carter, Sharon Nelson, Julie Daniels, Stuart Mah and Pati Hatfield Mah. Our 10,000 square-foot Agility Center has special flooring and all the latest equipment.

See our Schedule for the current schedule and registration information.

PREPARING FOR AGILITY COMPETITION - Learn how to handle those challenging sequences; work on obstacle discriminations, and much more. This class is for dogs have a good foundation on all equipment, and are able to work 3-7 obstacle sequences. This class is designed to improve handler/dog relationship in preparation for competition.

COMPETITION AGILITY - Two levels
These competition-level classes are geared to handlers competing with their dogs.

Competition Agility I
This competition level class is geared towards handlers who are competing in Novice or Open with their dogs. Participants will work on successfully handling difficult courses, problem-solving, and improving handling strategies and techniques.

Competition Agility II
This competition level class is geared towards handlers who are competing in Excellent, Elite, or Masters with their dogs. Participants will work on successfully handling difficult courses, problem-solving, and improving handling strategies and techniques.

INTERMEDIATE SKILLS: Gain more focus and attention from your dog! Learn how to train your dog for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) or Therapy Dog (TDI) certification. Dogs and their handlers will continue work started in the Beginner skills class. Emphasis will be placed on helping your dog learn control, developing relationships, and improving existing skills. Dogs will be introduced to agility, acting, freestyle, and the intermediate skills needed for entry to agility and advanced level classes.

Toga in the tunnelINTRO TO AGILITY OBSTACLES - This class is for dogs who have completed a course in basic obedience and Intermediate Beginner / Pre-Agility, or with prior approval. Dogs must know the commands: sit, down, stay, and come with distractions, as well as have on and off lead control. Dogs and handlers will learn how to safely execute the obstacles required to compete in the sport of Agility and practice skills necessary for entering advanced classes.

INDEPENDENT WORK - AGILITY: All dogs must have prior agility experience before participating in independent work. This is “open” time that the handler may use to practice agility techniques. Special workshops are offered throughout the year... Check our schedule!

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AGILITY SHOW & GO: These sessions provide a chance for dog and handler to enter the competition ring in a non-competitive environment, practicing for actual competitions or simply having fun, or both. In these "schooling" experiences, handlers can use treats and encouragement to help their dogs become comfortable demonstrating their skills in public.



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