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Agility, Rally & Obedience


 SMART DOGS is the place to learn, enjoy & prepare for Titles in Dog Sports!

Join us! 



 

Agility
has begun!

  5 VALOR Beginner Standard (VBS) Agility Titles earned Spring 2014!


LEVEL 1:  INTRODUCTION TO AGILITY

     Who:                           Dogs comfortable in a group setting who have completed Basic
Manners.

     Duration:                      Class meets once a week for an hour for 6 weeks.
                                          
                                                           
Goals in this Level 1 Class: in addition to having fun, to Build Confidence in and Value for the Equipment and, as with all training, to improve Communication & Teamwork.  All Agility Classes are held outside in SMART DOGS Training Field & Agility Ring. 

This is a low speed, low impact class, to ensure confidence and safety.  Dogs must be at least 8 months old and in good health including proper/healthy body weight.  
                          
Equipment/Obstacles taught in this class:  Bar Jumps with and without Wings, Tire Jump, Open Tunnel, Closed Tunnel ("chute"), Dog-walk, A-frame, and Pause Table.  Basic Agility Handling skills are taught in this class.


Additional Jumps, Seesaw & Weave Poles are introduced in our Upper Level Agility Classes, likewise for Contact
equipment set at full height and additional Agility Handling techniques.


LEVEL 2:  AGILITY 

     Who:                         
Level 1 Agility Grads needing further work on off-leash connection in the ring.

     Duration:                  
Class meets once a week for an hour for 6 weeks.
                                          
     When:                       
  *Agility is on summer break, Classes will resume Fall 2015*
 
  
                                  


Goals in this Level 2 Class:   Strengthening Connection in the Agility Ring and Improving Handling Skills.   



BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & EXPERT STANDARD VALOR AGILITY

     Who:                          
Level 1 Agility grads with strong connection, ready to run Agility Courses!

     Duration:                  
Class meets once a week for an hour for 6 weeks.
                                          
     When:                         *Agility is on summer break, Classes will resume Fall 2015*  
 



~ SMART DOGS has a Rally Obedience Team! ~
Proud to have the 1st Rally Team in the VB/FSM area!



Join us for
Rally Class and Rally Practice Sessions!



Entering Trials and Competing is not a requirement for joining the SD Rally Team!
  Enjoying
Your Dog is a requirement and it's an easy one to achieve at SDTC! 
Join us!




click to see the growing list of Rally Titles held by SMART DOGS' Rally Team

 

click to see a few videos of SMART DOGS' Rally Team Members in action with Cyber Rally & AKC Rally Trials


additional
videos at SMART DOGS' youtube channel


click here for more info on Cyber Rally O ~

 

 



Looking for a FUN and USEFUL way to practice Pet Manners skills such as Sit, Down, Stay, Working Together as a Team, Loose Leash Walking, Direction Changes, and Pace Changes and more?   Rally O is the answer!


In addition to being FUN, Rally is USEFUL and is easily practiced while Out on a Walk, in your Backyard, in your Living Room, or at a Park. 
Special equipment is *not* required to practice and enjoy Rally exercises / stations.


As for enjoying Rally Courses, we have plenty of experience in Course Design, Course Setup and also Rally Competitions with 13+ AKC Rally Titles and 20+ Cyber Rally O Titles and many more to come from the SMART DOGS Rally Team!  After graduating from SMART DOGS' Rally Class, join us for Rally Practice Sessions
as you continue to polish your skills.


Whether you and your dog want to enjoy Rally in a non-competive atmosphere, or whether you'd like to enjoy competitive DogSports and aim for Ribbons & Titles by
entering Rally Trials, we welcome you to join us for Rally Class and Rally Practice Sessions! 


*Are you interested in Rally but your dog is uncomfortable around people and/or dogs and being at a show would be overwhelming for him?  No problem!  The two of you can still enjoy Rally and, yes, you can also earn Titles!  Cyber Rally Obedience (CRO) is the venue and CRO Courses and Video Support are also available at SDTC! 



INTRODUCTION TO RALLY OBEDIENCE (AKC Rally Novice and Cyber Rally O Level 1)

     Who:                           Dogs comfortable in a group setting who have completed at least Basic
                                       Manners Training at SMART DOGS.

     Duration:                      Class meets once a week for an hour for 7 weeks, $225.
                                          
     When:                         
Next Class begins Fall 2015  * This is a Level 1 class*
                                           
                                     




 

  



RALLY PRACTICE,
RUN-THROUGHS and CRO "TRIALS"

    Who:                       Teams who have completed Introduction to Rally O

    When:                      Contact us for the 2015 Schedule, 479.474.1825 or mary@mysmartdogs.com





Video of some SMART DOGS' Rally Team Members at AKC Rally Trials


FOXMESA LIVE AT REDROCKS CD, RA ("Rocky") - RN Leg 2, Perfect Score of 100 points, 1st Place!



FOXMESA'S RED CHARM QUARK RN VBS ("Chibi") - RN Title Leg 99 points.



Additional AKC & CRO Rally videos at SMART DOGS' youtube channel





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