Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
September 2, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is sponsoring agility classes for beginner as well as for intermediate dog and handler teams. Agility is a wonderful way to build a bond with your dog and is simply great fun. Fees raised benefit Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and classes will be taught by Barbara Ellis.
BEGINNER AGILITY CLASS. This six-week class for beginning dogs and their handlers will focus on learning how to master basic agility obstacles such as jumps, the A-frame, tunnels, and the dog walk. We will practice individual obstacles and learn how to go over them in a series. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace, and running is completely optional! (Walking a course slowly requires great concentration from your dog, and builds a wonderful, close bond.) The class stresses building a bond and working as a team with your dog. We will also learn basic handling skills and practice some fun manners-training games.
INTERMEDIATE AGILITY CLASS. This six-week class is for dogs and their handlers who have already learned the basic obstacles. In addition to continuing to improve off-leash handling skills, we will begin learning teeter-totter, weave poles, and the chute or collapsed tunnel.
WHEN: Saturdays for six weeks: Beginner class begins at 9:00 a.m., intermediate class begins at 10:30 a.m. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25. Classes last for 1 hour. If any classes are called by rain, we’ll make them up on Thursdays at the end of the session.
WHERE: Victory Farm, Chestertown, Maryland. Use the side entrance on Stockton Start Road. E-mail Barbra for directions. We have a fully fenced field to practice in!
COST: $120 for six weeks. $200 for two dogs with one handler. Proceeds benefit Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.
For more information, e-mail Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or call her at 410-778-6107