Junior Handler Beginner Agility
Handlers must be 10 to 16 years old. Dogs in this class must respond well to the commands sit, down, come and stay. Prior obedience training classes are recommended and/or Puppy Kindergarten. The dogs must be well-socialized and be able to work and focus in a group environment. Agility is a physically demanding sport, and the performance demands of some obstacles (such as bending in the weave poles, landing from jumps, banging the teeter at full height, and performing a steep A‑frame) may not be safe for dogs whose growth plates haven’t closed. For the safety and long-term health of the dogs, all dogs entering the Level 1 class must be 6 months of age or older by the first night of class. Dogs under 6 months of age are encouraged to attend the Puppy classes.
- Class Description:
This class will follow the same format and curriculum as our current Level 1 classes. Instructor Shelly Weeks has extensive experience in teaching juniors (Walworth County 4-H Dog Project Key Leader for 25 years) and has been teaching the current format WAG Level 1 classes since their inception.
CLASS FEES: $120 for members and $136 for non-members. Class sessions are one hour for eight weeks with a maximum of 4 dogs.