Dog Agility Training
Dog Agility Training gives dogs a tremendous amount of confidence, helps release extra energy, stress, and is a great form of exercise for working breeds. It is a great way to mentally stimulate your dog as well as the physical stimulation they will receive from running the course. The Atlanta Dog Trainer Agility training course is located at our training facility at 12900 Freemanville Rd, Alpharetta GA 30004. There is an adult dog agility course and as well as a puppy agility course.
The Atlanta Dog Trainer Agility Training Course is 6 Classes for $155.
Basic Dog Agility Training for adult & puppy agility training
You will need to download the registration form from the home page of our website and email it back to us as an attachment. You can then send in your tuition via paypal. You DO NOT have to open a account with Pay Pal to send tuition. Our account is firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow directions to “send money” and it will notify us that you have sent in tuition. Please make sure and add your name and class date and time in the comment section.
Private Canine Agility Training:
One-on-one training includes 6 private dog agility classes and 3 practice agility sessions for $390. Single Dog Agility Training Lessons are $70.
Intermediate Atlanta Dog Agility Training:
6 Group classes & 3 practice sessions for $149. Ask about our economical specials.
The intermediate dog agility training class will help teach your dog how to listen to you when they are in high drive. When your dog is excited and running you must have command and control over him/her. They will learn this skill in the intermediate level dog agility training. You also learn tighter obedience training. Your dog will be running the full course off leash with more speed, accuracy and fury. Also the course layout will change and the dogs will have to do the crisscross course which enables the dogs to use their problem solving skills. By the time the dog finishes intermediate agility they will know all of the obstacles by name and sight. Dogs will learn to do the course in reverse. We will start the dogs on hand signals and teach them to “push” towards the next obstacle. The weave poles are also introduced in the intermediate level.
Advanced Atlanta Dog Agility Training:
$149 classes and 3 practice sessions. Ask about our economical specials.
The advanced canine dog agility training course is the beginning of training for competition. The course will have more obstacles and we will add more jumps, tight turns and weave poles. The obstacles will change in direction and location so your dog will learn to follow your lead. You and your dog will learn how to run the course with speed and accuracy.
The training “Cavaletti Work” originated from the equine world where trainers work young horses over low poles to teach the horses to balance themselves and look ahead. Agility trainers have borrowed this training method since Cavaletti Work provides great agility ground work training. Use a simple ladder and lay it down flat on the ground. Lure the puppy with a treat over the rungs. Teaching a puppy to run through a ladder is an exercise that makes him more conscious of his rear end and how to use it efficiently. Building rear end awareness will pay off in your future agility training. It will help with teaching the puppy’s jumping and confidence building on and over obstacles.
My young Corgi and I joined Atlanta Dog Trainer’s Basic Obedience Class a couple years ago. That enjoyable and very helpful class led to Intermediate Obedience, Beginning Agility, and on-going Intermediate Agility. We keep signing up for session after session. The dogs learn and develop more confidence and understanding.
More importantly, at the intermediate to advanced intermediate level, we, the handlers, learn more advanced skills that encourage the dogs to react to us. Most students in the class keep coming back each succeeding session. Why do we keep returning? Our teacher Sonja! Sonja instills so much excitement in all the agility classes. We love going to class and practice sessions on our own at the facility. Sonja herself competes her own dogs and takes her own training classes, which information she imparts to us. In Atlanta Dog Trainer agility classes, we all – dogs and humans – have become good friends. We all cheer for each other and sometimes laugh at each other as well. Sonja’s enthusiasm, positive, upbeat energy moves class so quickly and we desperately want to perform for her with our dogs. Any mistakes are met with encouragement and we try again.
And we all gain from Sonja’s expertise as a dog trainer in general. Whether or not your goal is to compete or just train your dog and have fabulous fun, Sonja welcomes you to the class. For those competing, Sonja is there to guide you to success at the shows. These classes are so key for development of relationship with your dog. My corgi cannot wait to get out of the car at “school” and see Miss Sonja, Miss Susie, and her dog friends. The agility training facility is immaculately kept with every piece of equipment needed for those that want to learn to compete. With Sonja as the agility trainer, we feel so welcome at class and practice sessions. Sonja is a good friend and motivator to her students. The fact that we all keep coming back, session after session, is true testament to how Sonja runs her agility program. Everyone loves her and my dog and I won’t go anywhere else for dog training