Pre-Novice Polishing

Fine tune obstacle & handling skills for independent and consistent performances before you step in the ring.

Course Details

Whether you plan to complete in AKC, USDAA, CPE, NADAC or any other venue, this course is a must before you start to trial. Using important training concepts, you will polish skills for jumping, contacts, weaves, start lines, handling and more. This course will give you a fantastic foundation for a consistent and successful competition career.

Meet Your Instructor

Sarah Westcott

Sarah Westcott

Agility Program Instructor

Won 24" Excellent Standard Class at Inaugural Westminster Master Agility Championship
Hank and Sarah Ranked Third in Country in WCRL Rally Level 3
President and Head Trainer of Doggie Academy
Founder of Brooklyn Dog Training Center

What You Will Need for This Course
  • Access to a contact is helpful, but not necessary - a travel plank or similar will work

  • 6 weave poles

  • Minimum of 1 jump, but 3 jumps are helpful

  • Your dog’s favorite rewards, both toys and treats

Should You Take This Course

Do you meet these prerequisites:

  • Ability to weave 6 poles is helpful, but not necessary

  • Foundation for your chosen contact performance (2o2o, running, etc.)

Course Outline
  • Week 1: Reward Placement
    Weave Poles
    Contact Performance

  • Week 2: Impulse Control​
    Start Lines​
    Contact Performance

  • Week 3: Distance Skills​

  • Week 4: Human Handling Skills
    Front Cross​
    Rear Cross
    Blind Cross

  • Week 5: Proofing
    Start Lines

  • Week 6: Independent Obstacle Skills
    Jump Sequences

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