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Agility - Sunday Member Practice Time is 3 p.m.
8009 E. Farmers Ave. (off East Loop 335)
(All members are welcome to practice at the field IF their dogs have successfully completed an AOTC Agility Class and they & their dogs are familiar with the proper and safe execution of all obstacles.  Review Agility Area Rules below.)

Agility Training Director - Jeri Berryman
AKC Agility Regulations and Agility Judges Guidelines
AOTC Agility Area Rules:  EVERYONE PLEASE READ !!!

Agility Class Schedule: 

New Agility classes will not start again until January 2020. 

Certificate of rabies vaccination must be presented.  NO DOGS AT REGISTRATION. 

Class sizes are limited to provide you with the best possible instruction. 
Below is the list of classes that will be offered.  

Please note the start dates listed by Instructor.  Class is held for approximately one hour.


DAY/First Class                      TIME


CLASS  (See descriptions below)






Agility Foundation 1 Continuing: - This is a BEGINNING agility class focusing on flatwork, fundamental introduction to obstacles, and very short sequences. There are no prerequisites for this class.  However, a prior obedience class is recommended.

Agility Foundation 2:
This is a CONTINUATION of the Foundation 1 Class.  Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Agility Foundation 3:
This is a CONTINUATION of the Foundation 2 Class. Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Beginning Sequencing:
Dogs must have the skills needed to work off leash at the beginning of this class.  This class will focus on training your dog to run short sequences of obstacles successfully, staying focused and on course.  


Novice/beginner Open

For those competing at or preparing for Novice level competition or they just moved up to Open. Classes will alternate with drills, courses and some weave work.   

Advanced Open Class – This class is intended for those who are currently competing in either/both open classes.  We will continue to work on improving handling skills, i.e., front and rear crosses, introduction to blind crosses, acceleration and decel cues, turning cues, staying on course and analyzing options in medium sequences.


This class will vary from the norm in that there will be four 1.5 hour classes: May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, and June 18th. Class will begin at 7:00 p.m.

**When thinking about participating in this class, participants should be aware that the instructor is sometimes required to stay late at work and has little to no prior knowledge of when that will occur. Class would be cancelled in that event. Should this happen, we will note the cancellation and AOTC will appropriately pro rate the missed class and deduct the cost from the next class.


**There are 8 slots available. If there is more interest than slots available, the instructor and agility director together will do their best to determine who would benefit most from this particular class and place students accordingly.


**Instructors will be working their dogs as well.


This class is geared to students at most any level.  We will work fun sequences using people and objects as distractions.  There will be a variety of agility games to work cues, focus and confidence.  This is also a social class where students will be encouraged to mingle, visit, and even have a few tasty snacks on the field.  Our goal is to keep our dogs focused and on course. 


Channel Weaves:

This class is targeted to those training at the Beginner/Foundation and Started/Novice levels that have little to no basics of weave training and want to learn to teach their dogs the channel method of weaving using a full set of 12 poles.  Single obstacles such as jumps and tunnels may be used to work entrances and exits as the class advances.  

It is highly recommended you have a full set of poles at home, or prepare to visit the field frequently if you are a member to practice using the Club's channel weaves.  All students who are members will be shown how to properly use the channel weaves for practice outside of class time. Your dog must be a minimum of 12 months old to participate in this class.  Class Limit - 6

Foundation Weaves:

This class is for dogs with no weave skills. The rudiments of weaves will be taught using channel weaves and the owner must be willing to commit to training between classes. Dog must be at least 1 year old.  Limited to 8 dogs.

Advanced Weaves:

Dog must know 12 straight line weaves. In this class the dog will learn how to find their entrance, committed weaves, and proofing. This class is open to club members only. Limit 8 dogs