Upon completion of Beginner Agility, this first level Foundation agility class introduces dogs and handlers to spatial orientation, movement and body awareness, and further introduction to agility equipment. This class touches on some of the theory behind obstacle performance using targeting, clicker work, and positive reinforcement. Teams will develop an understanding of shaping behavior plus experience training in a multi-dog environment, broadening their ability to focus on basic, yet important tasks. This class provides the building blocks that will serve in a strong agility foundation.
Prerequisite: Beginner agility class or similar background. Dogs must be proficient with basic commands, work well with others, and demonstrate self-control. They must be able to work reliably and safely off-leash for brief periods of time. A strong interest in toy and/or food rewards is a plus.