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Beginning Agility

If you've never done agility before,you'll want to read about Getting Started in Agility here.

Group Classes:

ONGOING (Punch Card/Drop In) GROUP CLASSES. Ongoing group classes are done on a punch card system. A punch card is $124 (discounted to $120 for checks/cash) and allows for 6 punches. Each time you attend a class, your card is punched. Punch cards are NOT refundablein full or in part for any reason.  Class cards may not be used at privates, focus groups, or other special classes or events.

If you'd like to use a credit/debit card for your punch card, you may do so using the PayPal link below. You will receive your card when you come to class. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to use this feature - look for the debit/credit card link. This Buy Now button is ONLY for punch cards for ongoing students. NOT for Foundation classes! Video bottom right: Creeksiders Jennifer & Julie rocking Master Jumpers at Concord. Both began their agility journey and continue to train at Creekside Canines.

Punch cards are NON REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON, non transferrable and are good for one year from the date issued.

Drop In Policy:   If you do not wish to buy a punch card, you may drop in to any class you are qualified for IF you have emailed Lynn ahead of time to make sure there is room. The drop in rate is $25/class.

ROLL CALL! Each week I send out a roll call email to all current students asking who is coming to which classes that week. I must have a minimum of 2 participants in order to hold a class. I need to know a minimum of 48 hours in advance whether you plan to attend. That way I know whether I have enough and can let others know. This also allows me time to set up whatever exercises are appropriate for the group.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy! IF you tell me you are coming and you can't make it, you must give me 24 hour notice otherwise your card will be punched twice at the next class you attend. No exceptions unless I cancel the class for weather or other issues!!!

Note! Maximum of 6 teams for Novice and Advanced. If I have more than 6 teams respond they wish to come to the same class on a given week, the first 6 make the class. If this is a consistent problem, I will add another session of that class.

Always check the CALENDAR to make sure I'm in town and that your ongoing class is scheduled before coming to class!

Novice & Obstacle Maintenance: This class is a combination of obstacle skills and handling skills. Dogs do not need to be jumping full height so older puppies are welcome. Students should either have taken Lynn's foundation class or worked privately with Lynn or Jennifer. If you have started agility elsewhere, you will need to come for a half hour private evaluation lesson at $25. Upper level dogs who are having issues with any obstacle are welcome to attend this class any time.
Tuesdays 7:45pm
(ends last week of October)
Wednesdays 10am & 6:30pm

Weave Training: For beginner dogs or dogs who need retraining. You will learn how to teach your dog to weave using the 2x2 method. Your dog will not work too hard for too long so you may take the earlier Novice class and stay on for weave training. Your dog should be at least one year of age before beginning weave training so that growth plates are closed or close to it. NOTE: Dogs can only do weave training for a very short period of time so if the class is small, we may finish in half an hour or so. We train each dog as an individual. Max 8 teams
Wednesdays, 7:45pm

Advanced/Open:   For those who are close to competing or have begun to compete but not yet in Exc/Master. Dogs must be performing all obstacles and weaving 12 poles. This will focus on handling as well as perfecting obstacle performance. We will be working both sequences and courses. If you have not been in my novice class or training privately with me, you must come for a half hour private evaluation lesson at $25.
Saturdays, 10:00am

Exc/Masters Agility:   For those competing in Open, Exc or Masters levels in AKC and other venues or with Lynn's permission. This is a handling class. Dogs must be proficient on all obstacles including 12 weave poles. Obstacle issues may be addressed by attending a Novice class or, of course, in a private session. Class will last as long as it takes for everyone to get through the challenges.
Maximum participants: 8 teams
Thursday, 7:45pm

Sunday Jumping:  A super popular handling class appropriate for both novice handlers, experienced handlers and every handler in between! Your dog need not be jumping full height. We will be working on short jump sequences appropriate to the skill level and age of each dog/handler team. This is a great opportunity to work on your skills and also meet other Creeksiders from different class levels. This class is known to be super fun for everyone with a great spirit of camaraderie.
Sundays, 10am

The classes and calendar fluctuate so please email Lynn@CreeksideCanines.com for the most up to date information. If you're not sure which class you fit into, a private half hour evaluation is the best route. The evaluation lesson is $25.

Private Lessons:

Students tend to benefit the most and progress more quickly from private or semi private time. This way we can gear the instruction to your specific needs. Privates are $50 per hour for 1-2 students and $75 for 1.5 hours for 2-3 students.

Privates are available most days and some evenings. We are trying a new online booking system where you can book your private and pay for it all online. Privates are only accepted from ongoing students and those who have had their half hour evaluation lesson (see getting started in agility) which may also be booked online. If you have any problems with this new system, please email Lynn@CreeksideCanines.com

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Important Policies at Creekside Canines

Gate will be open half an hour prior to class time. PLEASE ARRIVE early enough to potty your dog prior to start of class. Please clean up after your dog EVEN IF HE/SHE POOPS IN THE BUSHES.

SPEED LIMIT ON DRIVEWAY IS 5 MPH!

NO SMOKING anywhere on the property!

No prong or electronic collars anywhere on the property.

Flexi leads are strongly discouraged but if used must be kept in the locked position.

The equipment is off limits to everyone unless you are working in class.

DOGS MUST BE LEASHED or crated AT ALL TIMES when not working in class. There are some crates available for student use but there may not be enough to go around so make sure you have one in your car.

Female dogs (bitches) in season are always welcome here but please notify Lynn as we also have intact males!