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Agility is a FUN team sport involving a dog and a handler. It involves obstacles and a prescribed course and is a game of physical skill. It is a game where control and patience are needed and teamwork is paramount to success. Agility is a race against the clock, but accuracy is always the first requirement. 

Agility requires the handler to direct the dog through a course set up by a judge. Obstacles include jumps, tunnels, contact obstacles, and weave poles. These test the dog’s versatile and agile nature.

Agility requires lots of training through a variety of levels of agility training at CDTA. Agility foundation is the first class in the curriculum and introduces the dog and handler to the basic skills of focus, attention, and flatwork with inclusion of some of the obstacles in the game. Basic classes further develop the skills of handler and dog. Additional classes are designed to help the handler and dog fine tune the basics and work on developing more advanced skills.

It's a sport that requires team work and that requires a commitment of time each week to develop the skill that will eventually be used in competitions. Students should be prepared to spend at least a year or more in the training phase before entering a competition.

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At this time we are not able to hold agility classes as the Fairgrounds is closed to all groups. We are hoping to be able to resume classes once Whatcom County moves into Phase 3. 

Please contact Marian if you are interested in being put on a list for a Foundation class. 

Please contact Marian at (360) 305-0593 or to determine if there is space in classes.  Please leave a message if she does not answer. 

The next set of classes begins ????.   Current classes will roll over to a new session until otherwise advised.     
All classes are on Thursday nights at the Northwest WA Fairgrounds. Names are being taken for the Foundation class that will start in late 2020.  If you are beyond the Foundation level, please contact Marian at any time. 

Specific dates for the current classes will be published in the Agility Class Flyer *
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Class Levels - (not all offered at the same time):

    Agility for Fun - (occasional offering for those who don't want to compete.)
    Foundation Agility
    Obstacle Performance
    Basic Handling
    Intermediate Handling
    Advanced Handling
    Electives - e.g. - Jumping skills, Weaves, Contacts, Course Management, Introduction to                                         Competing.etc.

SESSION fee: This is dependent on the number of weeks. Non-members will pay more per class than club members. Juniors who are CDTA club members and are under 18 years pay one-half of the amount charged to regular CDTA members.   

Dogs eligible to participate: Any dog, mix-breed or purebred, large or small, that is physically sound and non-aggressive to people and other dogs. Dogs 4 months of age and older may start in the Foundation Class. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations including Rabies.

Training methods are positive and motivational.  Students are prepared to compete in all venues.  Students learn about equipment set-up in the classes as well.