Class Information

Order of classes is:

  • Beginners Level 1
  • Beginners Level 2
  • Beginners Level 3
  • Beginners Level 4
  • Pre-Starters
  • Starters
  • Advanced
  • Masters

Getting Started

If your dog is new to agility, the following three classes are mandatory and must be taken in order. If your dog has already received agility classes elsewhere, then your dog will be placed in the class level suited to their ability. A current copy of your dogs rabies vaccination is required. Classes are limited to 10 dogs per class.

IMPORTANT … please remember to sign in each night.

On nights that Flexi postpones class members will receive credit towards the next month.

PRE-AGILITY:

The first class is Pre-Agility. Cost is $200, per dog, for 8 weeks  (classes are held once a week for 8 weeks). Payment is due on or before your first class,  you will be asked for a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. You must not miss more than 3 classes in order to advance to the Beginners Level. Email Mary Lou Hughes to sign up for this class.

BEGINNERS LEVELS 1–3:

When you have completed the required Pre-Agility Level, you and your dog will graduate to Beginners Level 1. Beginners Level 1 classes are also for 8 weeks and the cost is $144.00, per dog, which is due at your first class. You must not miss more than 3 classes in order to advance to the Beginners Level 2. Classes are limited to 10 dogs per class.

After you and your dog have completed the Beginners Level 1, you will graduate to Beginners Level 2. Beginners Level 2 is also 8 weeks and the cost is $144.00, per dog, which is due in advance of your first class. You must not miss more than 3 classes in order to advance to the Beginners Level 3.

After you and your dog have completed the Beginners Level 2, you will graduate to Beginners Level 3. Beginners Level 3 is also 8 weeks and the cost is $144.00, per dog, which is due in advance of your first class. You must not miss more than 3 classes in order to advance to the Pre-Starters.

MEMBERSHIP: Once you have completed the four required classes in order (Pre-agility, Beginners 1–3) you are now eligible to sign up for membership.

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The following cost for the classes below depend upon membership.

Members pay every 8 weeks ($18/class, per dog) or by the night ($35/class, per dog), and must attend classes on a regular basis as it states in our membership application. If paying with cash please use an envelope with your name and class on it. Classes are paid for in 8-week increments regardless of attendance. This guarantees your spot is held.

IMPORTANT … please remember to sign in each night.

PRE-STARTERS:

Open to any dog that has completed the first three required classes or a dog that has had previous agility training elsewhere and is suited for this level. The cost is $18 per dog, per class (members) or $35 per dog per class (non-members). Payment is due every eight weeks in advance. Classes are ongoing. You and your dog will advance to Starters Level when the instructor feels that you and your dog are ready for the next level.

STARTERS:

Open to any dog that has completed Pre-Starters or a dog that has had previous agility training elsewhere and is suited for this level. The cost is $18 per dog per class (members) or $35 per dog per class (non-members). Payment is due every eight weeks in advance. Classes are ongoing. You and your dog will advance to the Advanced level when the instructor feels that your dog is ready for the next level.

ADVANCED:

Open to any dog that has completed the Starters Level or a dog that has had previous agility training elsewhere and is suited at this level. The cost is $18 per dog per class (members) or $35 per dog per class (non-members). Payment is due every eight weeks in advance. Classes are ongoing. You and your dog will advance to Masters Level when the instructor feels that your dog is ready for the next level.

MASTERS:

Open to any dog that has completed the Advanced Level or a dog that has had previous agility training elsewhere and is suited for this level. The cost is $18 per dog per class (members). Payment is due every eight weeks in advance. Non-members is $35 per dog per class. Classes are ongoing.

Non-Members or “Drop-ins”:

You are welcome to attend classes except the first three beginner levels, with the trainer’s permission, in classes where space permits. Cost is $35 per class, per dog. You must provide a current Rabies Certificate and sign a liability waiver.

Flexi Liability Waiver (PDF)

Discussion

7 thoughts on “Class Information

  1. Hi MaryLou!
    Bandit and I would like to join the pre-agility class. I had neurosurgery so I wasn’t Able to complete the prior course I was in a few years ago. Now I am able to re-join.

    Thanks
    Any Crossett and Bandit

    Posted by Amy Crossett | February 11, 2018, 9:03 pm
  2. Can you send me more detail about what training the dog receives in the pre-agility program … And what the dog must be able to do … In order to satisfactorily complete the course and be admitted to Beginners 1 program … Thanks

    Posted by Dan Baccino | January 27, 2019, 9:00 pm
  3. Hi,

    I was wondering what the class schedules are for pre agility for your next new session and what the class consists of. Interested in signing my dog up for this. Thank you!

    Kelsey

    Posted by Kelsey Yocum | March 27, 2019, 1:20 am
  4. Hello Dan,

    My name is Cliff Anderson (anderson_cliff@mac.com) and I have recently taken over the role as webmaster for Flexible Flyers.

    To answer your question, both our puppy and pre-agility classes have limited prerequisites. We like for the dogs to have their rabies shots and we do ask for an 8-week commitment for each session.

    My pre-agility class has now progressed to Beginners Levels 1 and 2, as all the participants can now execute all the obstacles and have basic handling skills.

    We do have another instructor starting Pre-Agility and this class will be Thursday nights. Please contact Mary Lou Hughes (vdon@comcast.net) to inquire about availability for that class.

    Alternatively, you can reach out to me directly to talk about other options for training at Flexible Flyers or another local facility. Again, my email is anderson_cliff@mac.com

    Thanks again,
    C

    Posted by cliffand | April 17, 2019, 6:38 pm
  5. Hello Kelsey,

    My name is Cliff Anderson (anderson_cliff@mac.com) and I have recently taken over the role as webmaster for Flexible Flyers.

    We do have another instructor starting Pre-Agility and this class will be Thursday nights. Please contact Mary Lou Hughes (vdon@comcast.net) to inquire about availability for that class.

    Alternatively, you can reach out to me directly to talk about other options for training at Flexible Flyers or another local facility. Again, my email is anderson_cliff@mac.com

    Thanks again,
    C

    Posted by cliffand | April 17, 2019, 7:38 pm
  6. Hello!

    I’m looking to start my border collie Spirit in the Beginners Class. But I was wondering what the schedule is like. Such as what time class starts and ends and during what day(s) of the week. I was also wondering what matters each level of Beginners covers? For example, Spirit has previous training but unfortunately we had to stop. She had last been working with lowered contacts, rear crosses and nearly closed channel weaves. In the case that Beginners 1 does not start at this level, is she required to start with you all at that stage regardless?

    Thanks in advance,

    Breanna

    Posted by Breanna Wellheuser | June 16, 2019, 2:23 pm
  7. Hi Breanna —

    I do have one opening in our Foundation Agility class but would like to talk to you about the curriculum, dates / time and such. It sounds like Spirit would make a wonderful addition to that class. If this is not a fit, I will work with you to find an appropriate class. No worries.

    Please ring my cell at +1-917-825-5693 or write to me at anderson_cliff@mac.com.

    Posted by cliffand | June 17, 2019, 7:02 pm

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