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At Daytripper Dog Training we teach you how to train your dog.  We feel that it's important for you to develop the skills to teach your dog desired behaviours because, after all, it's you that lives with your dog.  The methods we use are all positive, but don't confuse that with permissive.  Dogs need guidelines and boundaries.  Let us help you establish what works best for you and your dog whether it's your new puppy, your family pet or your canine athlete.

Our 2017 Agility Trial dates can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

 


Important note:  From spring until fall our agility classes are taught outdoors on grass in a fully fenced and gated ring.  Occasionally classes are postponed due to poor weather conditions.  Should that happen you will still have six lessons in total -- the end date of the course will be adjusted accordingly.   

Agility Training

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

Private Lessons
One-on-one agility lessons are taught at our outdoor facility during the outdoor agility season.  Book a lesson to address a specific problem, to improve your handling skills or if your dog is not comfortable in a group class. 
Fee: $50.00 per hour (including tax);$35.00 per half hour (including tax)
Please contact us to schedule a lesson.

Semi Private Lessons
Lessons are geared toward the participating dog/handler teams.
Fee:  $35.00 per dog/handler team (including tax) for one hour
Contact us about scheduling a semi-private lesson for up to three dog/handler teams.

GROUP CLASSES:

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING ALL OF OUR OUTDOOR CLASSES:  Our outdoor classes are taught at our training facility near Valentia, Ontario.  Classes are taught on grass in a fully fenced and gated ring. Because the course is taught outdoors, occasionally an evening may be postponed due to weather.  Classes will pick up the following week where they left off, allowing for a full six week course.

WINTER CLASSES:  Our winter classes are taught in an indoor, unheated riding arena in the hamlet of Oakwood.  Agility courses are six weeks in duration, each class being 50 minutes in length.  Occasionally it may be necessary to postpone classes due to weather.  If that's the case classes will pick up the following week where they left off, allowing for a full six week course.

 


 

Agility/Sports Foundation

If you're interested in participating in a dog sport such as agility, want more focus from your dog and or just want to do something different and fun with your dog, this is the course for you.   We’ll work on getting your dog off-leash and learning impulse control and focus on you in a distracting environment.  The exercises are progressive, so it’s important to attend each of the six weeks and to practice between classes.

Prerequisites:  Dogs participating in this course must have taken a Beginner Obedience course (ours or the equivalent elsewhere) as a minimum.  Dogs must not display aggression to dogs or people in order to participate in a group class.

Start dates/times:  

Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Duration:                 

This is a six-week course.  Each lesson is 55 minutes long.

Cost:                       

$165.00 including tax.

 

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below. 


 

AGILITY FOUNDATION SKILLS II

Jumps make up about 90% of an agility sequence, making jumping skills critical to the sport.  In this couse we'll work on jumping skills; building value and drive.  More work on acceleration and deceleration handling cues and the contact trainer. 

Pre-requisites:  Our Agility Foundation Skills I course or an equivalent course elsewhere.  In order to participate in group agility classes dogs must not demonstrate any aggression towards other dogs or people.  Although agility is a dog sport the handlers in this class will be required to be very physical too - running, bending, playing with their dogs and more.  If you would like more details about this requirement, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below.

This is a six week course and the fee is $165 including tax.  Each class runs for 55 minutes.  Class size is very limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Registration:  See our Registration Page.

Held at our outdoor facility at 5 Boulder Street, Little Britain.

Start dates/times are:

Please contact us for course start date

 

BEGINNER AGILITY

In this course dogs will learn the weave poles (dogs must be 12 months of age to begin weave pole work) and contact equipment, along with more work on tunnels and jumps.  Basic sequence training will be introduced.  Each class will consist of skills and equipment training, followed by short sequences. 

Pre-requisites:  Our Foundation Skills Agility course or a similar/equivalent course taught elsewhere.  Please refer to the Foundation Skills Agility course description for more info.  In order to participate in group agility classes dogs must not demonstrate any aggression towards other dogs or people. 

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below. 

This is a six week course and the fee is $165 including tax.  Each class runs for 50 minutes.  Class size is very limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  See Registration info below. 

Start dates/times are:

Email us for start dates

 

STARTERS AGILITY

This course is for dogs that have learned the basics of all of the agility equipment and require more practice on the equipment to ensure they are fully confident.  More work will be done on each of the obstacles to ensure the dogs are proficient in their performance.  Handling skills such as front and rear crosses and basic distance skills will be taught and incorporated in short sequences.

Pre-requisites:  Dogs must have experience on all of the agility equipment.  In order to participate in group agility classes dogs must not demonstrate any aggression towards other dogs or people. 

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below. 

This is a six week course and the fee is $165 including tax.  Each class runs for one hour.  Class size is very limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  See Registration info below. 

Start dates/times are:

Email us for start dates

 

STARTERS/ADVANCED AGILITY

This course is for dogs that are comfortable on all of the equipment and dog/handler teams that have already learned basic handling maneuvers such as front and rear crosses.  Independent obstacle performance, distance work and handling will all be incorporated into this course.  Each class will consist of skills work and sequencing.  Because this is a blended class exercises will be adjusted according to the experience level of each dog/handler team.  In order to participate in group agility classes dogs must not demonstrate any aggression towards other dogs or people.

Prerequisites:  See Starters course description above.

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below. 

This is a six week course and the fee is $160 including tax.  Each class runs for 50 minutes.  Class size is very limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  See Registration info below. 

Start dates/times are:

Email us for start dates

 

ADVANCED/MASTERS AGILITY

This course is for dogs that are proficient on all of the equipment and dog/handler teams that are comfortable executing handling maneuvers such as front and rear crosses and more.  Typically dog/handler teams participating in this course are currently competing at the Advance level as a minimum.  Classes will alternate between handling and distance work.  Because this is a blended class exercises will be adjusted according to the experience level of each dog/handler team.  In order to participate in group agility classes dogs must not demonstrate any aggression towards other dogs or people.

Prerequisites:  See Starters/Advanced course description above.

Please note that class may be postponed due to bad weather, so please contact us to verify start dates listed below. 

This is a six week course and the fee is $160 including tax.  Each class runs for 50 minutes.  Class size is very limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  See Registration info below. 

Start dates/times are:

Email us for start dates 

 

REGISTRATION INFO

Please go to our Registration Page for information on how to register for class. 


 

Instructional Fun Matches -- see dates posted on the Upcoming Events page

Daytripper Dog Training is offering Starters/Advanced Instructional Agility Fun Matches.  Please contact us for dates

If you have not participated in one of our instructional fun matches in the past these are fun matches with a twist.  Rather than simply running the course, Lane White, our head instructor and Masters level judge, will walk each course with the participants providing handling suggestions.  Participants will then run the course and after their run, each participant will receive input from Lane on how to improve their course run and have the opportunity to implement those changes during another course run.  Food and toys are welcome in the ring.

This is a great opportunity to work outdoors on grass in a fully fenced and gated ring. 

Because of the format of these fun matches space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory.  Please contact us to reserve your spot, telling us your dog's name and jump height. Don't wait and be disappointed when we fill. 

The fun matches will run rain or shine

 

 


 RING/EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

During the outdoor season our agility ring/equipment is available for rent for personal use/practice.  Please contact us for details or to make a reservation.

AGILITY FUN MATCHES AND WORKSHOPS

Can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

(705) 324-2116     info@daytripperdogtraining.com