Agility & Obedience Training for dogs

Are you a dog owner who loves your pet but is sometimes frustrated by a seeming lack of control over your dog?

Well, I can help you create a working bond between your canine friend and you. Dogs have had a working relationship with people since the first partnering millennia ago.

Dogs appear happier and are calmer when they are fulfilling their part of the relationship. However, they need to have that role defined for them. Left to their own devices, they will invent their own jobs and that can end in destructive behavior.

I personally find the sport of canine agility to be a wonderful "job" for the dog who needs something to do. Motivational agility training will strengthen relationship you currently have with your animal by focusing your pet's desire to please you.

In the Citrus County area, I have both small group and private training programs available.

For the young dog, obedience training is made more stimulating by adding some beginning agility training to the mix. Sits, stays and comes are much more exciting when they are part of a circuit with jumps, tunnels and A-frames.

Foundation Obedience for Agility

Personal Training Program

Personal sessions for you and your dog are scheduled at your convenience. The program is arranged around you.

We will jointly set goals for your program and deem the program complete when those goals are reached. If additionl sessions are needed - so be it. There are typically 6 private 1 hour sessions.

Included are a leash, collar, and home training booklet.

There are two options:

(1) At my training area for 6 sessions - $295.

(2) At my training area private hourly rate - $65 
          (1/2 hour - $35).

Call Valerie to arrange your personalized program
   (352) 257-4805

Credit cards are not accepted except via PayPal at a higher fee. However, scheduled payments can be arranged upon request.

Introduction to Agility Level 1 ( Personalized )

This personalized program is suitable for young dogs who have passed a beginner obedience program. They will learn to recognize the equipment, build confidence and develop skills towards full agility.

These programs are available through interview and personal schedule.

Duration of each session is approximately 1 hour and there are 6 sessions. All sessions are sequential therefore it is very important to do your homework and avoid missing sessions. If one can not make a scheduled session, letting the instructor know ahead of time will allow the hour to be re-scheduled and flow to be maintained.

Tuition: $275 - (students from the Training Ventures obedience program: $250.)
Included in the program tuition are homework sheets and dog treats.

Novice ( Group - 2 or more )

This program is for the dog who recognizes the different pieces of equipment and can start to run a few obstacles. This program is mostly off leash so the dog must come when called and heel when asked.

Call for schedule details.

The program sessions usually run 1 hour each for 6 sessions.

Tuition: $150
Periodic participation: $25 per session.

Advanced Level ( Group - 2 or more )

This program is for the dog who runs courses. This program includes coaching for handling, motivation, speed and course analysis. The program sessions usually run 1.5 hours each for 6 sessions.

Tuition: $175
Periodic participation: $25 per session.

Personal Agility Programs

Private sessions can be arranged hourly please e-mail or call Valerie to discuss your needs. (352) 257-4805

Fees are $65 per hour or $35 for a half hour session.

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