TREE FROG FARM AGILITY SCHEDULE
Agility: Please check google calendar (see above) for updates; Click on Class in Calendar for availability.
Private lessons available now.
Foundations for Agility
Build a strong foundation of training to prepare your dog for safe agility. Ground work involving: rear-end awareness, handler and dog attention, introduction to different surfaces, motion, jumps, tunnels, and low equipment. NOTE: Here at Tree Frog Farm, safety comes first. Competition height equipment requires dog comfort and confidence. We take it slowly. It takes time to do it right. Previous training class experience recommended. Mainly on leash.
Advanced Beginner Agility
We have moved from the ground-work of agility to setting guidelines on full equipment protocols like learning and maintaining contact criteria. Handlers will be introduced to strategies that will help to communicate with your dog. Small sequences will be practiced, while incorporating handling strategies. In addition, the teeter and weave poles will be introduced. We will do more off-leash work.
Weave pole and teeter work, plus proofing obstacles. Sequences of 8-10 obstacles will be common. Dog and handler teams will work one at a time. Having a down/stay is encouraged so the dogs can have something to do while the handler is walking the course. The other option is to bring a crate, tether him, or have him in the car.
Novice Competition Agility
Dog and handler teams will run full sequences and handling will be fine-tuned. There are many ways to run a course, options will be discussed. Except for warm-up, teams will observe running the sequence. Having a down/stay is encouraged so the dogs can have something to do while the handler is walking the course. the sequence and waiting teams are encouraged to watch.
TREE FROG FARM PRIVATE LESSONS at TFF & Off-Campus
Private lessons with handler and dog
$100/hr, $25/15 min after first hour. Off-Campus travel fee applies, cost based on location.
Private lessons are great for people with variable work schedules, reactive dogs, full family involvement, perfecting handling techniques, behavior modification, etc. Private lessons are also a wonderful compliment to any training class (see the hybrid version, for instance).
Private lessons without handler (one on one)
$90/hr plus mileage. $80/hr if two or more lessons/week
Some dogs need a little extra guidance from a handler that is familiar and comfortable working around distractions. One-on-one lessons mix-up work with play, to give the dog a break from intensive training. One-on-one training is meant to occur at least two times/week. The owner is briefed and shown the techniques his dog is learning weekly. Frequent dog participants have been: puppies whose families work during the day. Reactive dogs, who need to get exposed, safely, and frequently to triggers in order to counter condition and desensitize the dog to those triggers. Dogs in need of confidence building through training and games. Dogs, whose owners are older and unable to repeat training techniques frequently enough for the dog to learn the techniques. And finally, one-on-one dog agility to help keep the dog mentally stimulated throughout a busy work week.