Course Level Taken : Online Training
Testimonial Rating : 5.00

For the safety of all, students must do obedience classes with McCanns and have their instructors recommendation for Agility to participate. Priority for Agility classes is always given to current students.

Level 1 – Foundation Agility

This class will introduce the handler & dog team to various handling maneuvers (on the flat), body awareness exercises, jumping skills, tunnels, foundation for 'stop contacts', tire jump and an open set of channel weaves.

Dogs in this class need to have excellent off-leash, verbal control around other dogs & distractions. Those dogs who have trained to Grade 3 at McCann’s will be given priority for Agility registration.

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Level 2 – Learning Obstacles and Basic Handling

8 Week Program ~ Free Rental Time Included.

This class will introduce training for all contact obstacles: Dog Walk, A-Frame (stop or running contact) and Teeter-Totter. This class will also include an introduction to Weaves and the remainder of the agility equipment including all of the various styles of jumps. Handlers and dogs will also learn many basic handling maneuvers using Jumps and Tunnels.

Priority will be given to dogs who have successfully completed Level 1 - Foundation Agility at McCann Dogs. Dogs must be able to work off-leash in a busy environment and be friendly with other dogs and people.

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Level 3 – Starter Level/Recreational Agility

8 Week Program ~ Free Rental Time Included.

This class will focus on enhancing teamwork through skill work and drills. Students will learn handling skills in short sequences as well as complete course work. This class is perfect for handlers interested in playing agility recreationally with their dog OR those who have hopes of competing in the future. The drills are specifically designed to help dogs and handlers learn to run together with speed and confidence. This builds a solid partnership before doing more technical sequences. This class will prepare handler and dogs team for competition at starter levels.

Dogs should be able to perform all obstacles to participate in this level. Guides for Weaves can be used for further progression, but dogs must be able to use a straight set of 12 without channels.  Priority will be given to dogs who have successfully completed Level 2 at McCann Dogs. Dogs must be able to work off-leash in busy environment and be friendly with other dogs and people. Dogs who have done agility training elsewhere will need to book a 30 minute private lesson for evaluation before being considered in our sport classes.

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Level 3+ – Advanced Handling Class

8 Week Program ~ Free Rental Time Included

This level is for students competing or close to competing in Starters & Advanced levels. Handlers should have a strong understanding of handling techniques and course memorization skills. Dogs in this levels should have solid obstacle performance. This class will focus on short sequences.

Dogs should be able to perform all obstacles to participate in this level.  Priority will be given to those dogs who have successfully completed Level 3 at McCann Dogs. Dogs must be able to work off-leash in busy environment and must be friendly with other dogs and people. Dogs who have done agility training elsewhere will need to book a 30 minute private lesson for evaluation before being considered in our sport classes.

(Work with Head Coaches: Kayl McCann & Jme Moreau)

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Level 4 – Master Handling Class

8 Week Program ~ Free Rental Time Included

This class will focus on learning and proofing International style handling maneuvers used for running Master level courses. The class works on combination of skills, sequences and courses. Along with regular trials, this class is great preparation for Regional & National Events.

Dogs should be able to perform all obstacles to participate.  Priority will be given to dogs who have successfully completed Level 3+ at McCann Dogs. Dogs must be able to work off-leash in busy environment and be friendly with other dogs and people. Dogs who have done Agility training elsewhere will need to book a 30 minute private lesson for evaluation before being considered for our sport classes.

(Work with Head Coaches: Kayl McCann & Jme Moreau)

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Level 5 – International Handling (Invitation Only)

8 Week Program ~ Free Rental Time Included

This class is suitable for handlers and dogs training at an international level. This class is excellent preparation for National Events, World Team tryouts and World Championships.

  All dogs and handlers in this level need to be approved by Kayl McCann.

(Work with Coach: Kayl McCann)

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Private Agility Instruction

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PRIVATE LESSONS WITH MCCANN INSTRUCTORS $60 + HST /30 min (30 min, 45 min or 1 hour can be booked)
Coaches Available: Jme Moreau, Angela McRae and Steve Walsh
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