Beginning Foundation Skills/International

This class is appropriate for beginning dogs and older puppies that have adequate focus and basic obedience skills.  In this class, we will focus on teaching solid obstacle skills, as well as basic and international type skills needed by teams to compete on international type courses, such as the Biathalon or Premier classes.  This class will introduce all obstacles and basic handling concepts.

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced/ Skills & Drills

These classes will consist of short sequences, focusing on proper execution of handling skills and obstacle performances.  They provide the opportunity for many repetitions, so handling concepts and obstacle skills can be perfected.

Beginning/Intermediate Class

This class will introduce course work, course analysis, and focus on getting the team ready to compete.  This class will focus more on handling strategy than obstacle skills.  Dogs need to be proficient on all obstacles, as this class will not cover individual obstacle training.

Intermediate/Advanced Class

Handling options will be discussed for each team, based on the course analysis.  Courses and challenges are based on the needs of each group.  This class will not cover individual obstacle training.  Dogs need to be proficient on all obstacles and working toward independent obstacle skills.

Advanced Class

This class will focus on course analysis and handling options, including some international type skills.  It is assumed that teams in this class have very reliable obstacle skills!

International

This class will focus on international style courses and handling skills that are needed for Masters Challenge/Biathalon, Premier class and International type competition.