ACE regularly offers the following
Accepting puppies from age 12 weeks (with immunizations current to that age)
to 6 months old.
Goals: The puppy will establish “connection” with its handler,
respond to basic handling maneuvers, exhibit beginning self-control
and body awareness, all taught in a positive, fun environment using a
variety of games and rewards. The puppy will “learn how to learn” to
benefit future training in any sport. We will not be using full-sized
agility equipment, but rather building a foundation for agility or
Intro. To Agility: Obstacles
- Dog and handler teams will learn the basic commands for and how to
negotiate the agility obstacles. All ages are welcome at this level and
individual needs will be considered. Goal: Canine partner can negotiate
most obstacles on their own.
Intro. To Agility: Advanced
Obstacles - Dog and handler teams will learn the basic
commands for and how to negotiate the agility obstacles. All ages are
welcome at this level and individual needs will be considered, but
puppies may need to repeat this session until their bodies are old
enough for full-height equipment. Goal: Canine partner can negotiate
each obstacle on their own in a round-the- clock fashion.
Intro. To Agility: Sequencing
- Teams will learn handling skills and begin running small sequences.
Goal: Off-leash control.
Teams will fine tune their handling skills and learn to negotiate
common challenges in courses. Goal: Handlers use clear and consistent
Pre-Agility - is for the
dog and handler team without a lot of prior obedience training. Focus
is on the basic obedience skills needed for agility.
Designed as the next step after sequencing, teams will work on skills
needed to compete at the novice level and begin to prepare for the open
level. Goal: Teams are capable of qualifying on a novice level course.
Open - Teams
must have completed at least one novice level class session and either
be competing in Novice or finished with their Novice titles. In most
cases, teams must have earned at least one novice leg before entering
this class level. Goal: Teams are capable of qualifying on an open
Teams must have completed at least one Open level class session. Teams
MUST have earned at least one open leg prior to entering this level.
Goal: Continue to learn and excel.
ACE reserves the right to dismiss any team
and refund adequately. ACE also reserves the right to ask any team to
move to a more appropriate level for their abilities.
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