Agility Training

July 04, 2012 by DogLogic Training

Dog agility began in England in 1978 and is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the United States. Handlers direct their dogs through a timed obstacle course, which includes jumps, tunnels, a see-saw, weave poles and more. It’s a great way to further strengthen the bond between you and your dog. And it’s almost as much fun to watch as it is to play.

Class fees:

FOR ALL REGULAR AGILITY CLASSES (All sessions 6 weeks long)

$120 per first dog / handler team registered in classes.
$100 for each subsequent dog registered  with the same handler in classes.

Payment must be received before week 1 of the next session.

**Important note / pre-requisite: Before enrolling in any of our agility classes, all students must have attended our “Basic Manners” class or have taken one or more private lessons with either Lynne or Karen for assessment purposes. With our modular basic manners classes, you can usually start one of those classes right away – no waiting as long as there is an open space. Just visit our Basic Manners or Puppy Pages to fill out a registration form today.

Introduction to  Agility  – Agility Foundation

Foundation Agility Skills are taught through a series of private lessons to ensure that you and your dog have the best possible start and begin to acquire all the necessary skills safely and thoroughly.

You can begin with a one hour assessment lesson costing $80.

Then, if you are ready to proceed, packages of private lessons can be purchased at $280 for four. (These must be taken within 6 weeks of booking for best results and for discounts to apply).

From time to time, agility workshops are put on where students may join together to work on skills in a group situation. When possible students may be integrated into existing classes once they have reached an appropriate skill level.

New Foundation classes may occasionally be scheduled if a space opens up on the regular class calendar.

Contact Lynne on or 704 402 5442 for information on starting agility.


Starter / Novice Level Agility Class

For dogs and handlers who would like to just have fun or wish to start competing in agility trials.

Your dog should be familiar with all the obstacles and may have begun to sequence a few (e.g. take 2 or 3 jumps in a row / sequence a jump, tunnel, jump etc.) You may have learned these skills in our own Introduction to Agility class or at some other location. You will be introduced to a consistent method of handling and how to teach your dog to read your body and verbal cues to facilitate fun, smooth running courses. We will spend some time helping you to begin to teach your dog to weave and do contacts independently (though this will require more time than is available in class – lots of practice at home is recommended!). We will also introduce you to agility competition rules and what to do at your first trial. You will make friends with like-minded people and have lots of fun in this and all our other classes.

Day / Time of Starter / Novice Agility Classes

Tuesdays – 6.00 – 6.55 p.m.

Thursdays – 7.15 – 8.15 p.m.

Excellent / Masters Level Agility Classes

For handlers and dogs already competing at the Excellent / Masters
level in AKC / USDAA trials or their equivalent.

Receive expert coaching to improve speed, accuracy and handling to help you negotiate even the toughest courses with confidence.

Day / Time of Excellent / Masters Classes

Mondays 6:15-7:10pm

Thursdays 6.15 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.