Beginner Agility Classes

All Dog Quest classes are held at 2642 Bernardo Avenue, in Escondido, CA 92029. We are building our waitlist for the next Beginner classes. If you are interested, please fill out a Beginner form

In 2021 we developed a new agility training ring for our Beginners. The new Beginner ring is much smaller and better suited for dogs just learning to go off leash. The ring, which is approximately 3,600 square feet, is completely fenced in. The majority of your agility class time will be listening to instruction, and watching others while waiting for your turn. Dogs need to be able to wait nicely on leash. If your dog has leash aggression, I’m sorry, this class is not for you. If your dog needs to express themselves by barking a lot when watching other dogs, again I’m sorry, this class is not for you. Your dog does not have to be a perfect angel, but aggression toward people or other dogs, and excessive barking, cannot be tolerated.

We are offering two different types of classes for beginners.

Fun and Exercise

This class will start you and your dog off on the right foot while having fun and moving.  Jumps and tunnels will be the core obstacles used to teach you and your dog the handling skills needed to negotiate an agility course.  The more challenging agility obstacles (the weaves and contacts) may be introduced and trained if you decide you and your dog would like to progress further.  This course can be repeated several times to gain confidence, develop skills, and to just have fun.

 

Class Fee: $225 prepaid for one session. One session has 5 weekly classes. The classes will typically be 5 consecutive weeks but that may be adjusted due to weather conditions or for some other reason that the whole class would need to skip the week. There will be no refunds or make-up classes, except for the reasons just mentioned. Each class is for 1 hour. Maximum class size: 8 dogs


Class Day/Times offered :

Mondays at 4:30 PM with Gail Owashi 

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10/2022

Fridays at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM with Amber Matusek

8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 and 9/23/2022

Saturdays at 9:00 AM with Gail Owashi

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 and 10/15/2022

If you are interested in a Beginner class, please fill out this Beginner Form.

 

Foundation for Competition

This class will have a more in depth discussion of the rules for agility competition. Also, the more challenging obstacles to perform will be introduced and trained, specifically the weaves and the 2-on 2-off contact performance. This course would need to be repeated several times to develop the skills needed for agility competition. If you think you might be interested in competing with your dog in agility, this is the class for you! 

 

Class Fee: $225 prepaid for one session. One session has 5 weekly classes. The classes will typically be 5 consecutive weeks but that may be adjusted due to weather conditions or for some other reason that the whole class would need to skip the week. There will be no refunds or make-up classes, except for the reasons just mentioned. Each class is for 1 hour. Maximum class size: 8 dogs


Class Day/Times offered :

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM with Debby Wheeler

8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28/2022

If you are interested in a Beginner class, please fill out this Beginner Form.