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ACE regularly offers the following classes:

Puppy Class
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 other training.

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.

Sequencing - Teams will fine tune their handling skills and learn to negotiate common challenges in courses. Goal: Handlers use clear and consistent cues.

Rarely offered:
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.

Novice - 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 level course.

Excellent - 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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