Agility is a fast paced dog sport where dog & handler teams negotiate an obstacle course while racing the clock. Agility is designed to test a dog’s willingness to work, fitness, conditioning & teamwork. American K9 Country offers classes in all levels of agility. From the Introduction to Agility all the way up to earning your MACH (Master Agility Championship), American K9 Country has the Agility class for you. All agility classes are taught by instructors that are some of the country’s top winning agility competitors in both AKC & USDAA Agility. Check out the Instructors Page for full bio’s on our fantastic instructors. Feel free to come by anytime to observe a class & see for yourself why American K9 Country is “Pawsitively the best doggone place around!”..

*For a list of when classes are offered please go to the schedule page*

Agility Classes fill fast & space is limited so please sign-up early to reserve your space

Introduction to Agility:

 Class consists of 1 hour a week for 6 weeks, $125
Taught by Maureen McLatchy & Kathy Duffy
This class is designed to introduce dog & owner to the agility equipment in a fun & motivational manner. No pressure just FUN!! Allow your dog to try every piece of equipment & see if Agility is for you! All dogs attending this class MUST have basic manners. It is strongly recommended that all dogs have gone through the American K9 Country Basic Pet, Canine Good Citizen & Clicker Unleashed Programs. This course should be taken as a Pre-cursor to the Beginner I class. Click here to sign up for a class.

Beginner Agility:

Beginner Agility
Class consists of 1 hour a week for 6 weeks,
$150
Taught by Julie Daniels & Ken Fairchild, Classes LIMITED to 7 students

This program combines confidence building and foundation skills taught through positive shaping techniques for a better understanding and a rewarding relationship with your pet. This class is to be taken after the Introduction to Agility class. Dogs & owners will continue to gain confidence on each piece of the equipment and they will begin to learn small courses.

Class Goals:
Open Tunnel in “C-Shape”
Handler “Pick-Ups”
Closed Tunnel with short chute (6’ long)
Tire jump at “low” height
Pause Table get on happily
Tippy Plank with legs
A-Frame with apex at 5’
Dog Walk low at 3’
Very low jumps
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Pro Beginner Agility
Class is on-going, *$150 (6 classes) (*punchcard required)
Taught by Ken Fairchild
This class is open only to Handlers that have started a dog in Agility in the past & now have a puppy or young dog that they are starting. This class is geared to the competitive trainers that have existing handling skills but want to start their young dog “right.” A Punchcard must be purchased to attend this class.
This class is On-going so Drop-Ins are Welcome!
Check our Schedule Page for Days & Times

Intermediate Agility:

Class consists of 1 hour a week for 6 weeks, $150
Taught by Julie Daniels & Ken Fairchild, Classes LIMITED to 7 students

This program combines performance criteria and handling foundation skills through positive shaping techniques for a better understanding. ***You must have Good Off-Lead Control & Attention skills for this level***

Class Goals:
A-Frame at regulation height of 5’ 6” (with criteria)
Dog Walk at regulation height of 4’ (with criteria)
See-Saw at regulation height (with criteria)
Weave Poles – regulation set of 6 poles
More “Inside” and “Outside” Turns
“Front” and “Rear” Crosses
Jumps at near full height
Tire Jump at near full height
Obstacle Sequences 8-12
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Advanced Agility:

Class consists of 1 hour a week for 6 weeks, $150
Taught by Julie Daniels & Ken Fairchild, Classes LIMITED to 7 students

This program combines performance criteria, handling skills and sequence problem solving through positive shaping techniques for a better understanding. Dogs may move on to the Advanced class when they understand and enjoy all of the Intermediate exercises & class goals.

Class Goals:
Contacts and maintaining your criteria
Weave Poles – regulation, entry/exit
Advanced “Inside” and “Outside” Turns
Advanced “Front” and “Rear” Crosses
“Draw-The-Path”
Jumping Drills at full height
Obstacle Discriminations
Course Strategies and Analysis
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Run Thru’s:

Agility Run Thru’s with Ken Fairchild
Every Tuesday from 8:30pm-9:30pm
$15/dog for all night!! Run as many times as you like!

Private Lessons:

To schedule a private lesson, please email the instructor you wish to utilize.

Julie Daniels
Ken Fairchild
Maureen McLatchy