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At DogStar we offer both private lessons and group agility classes for all levels from beginners through the Masters level and above. Private lessons and classes are available weekly at DogStar Farm in High Springs, Florida. 

Private lessons give you and your pup one on one attention (or share with a friend for a semi-private lesson experience) and are all about working on the skills you need to work on. Agility can be a pretty high-intensity sport, if you get becomes overly-excited when around other dogs private lessons can be a great place to start. 

Our group classes work on a drop-in system which means students can attend any class (of the appropriate level) that has availability. Students must pre-register and pay online to reserve their spots. Read about each level of classes below.

If you are new to DogStar's agility program you must first be approved to register for a class. For teams new to agility this will be an initial thirty minute private lesson. Please contact Bridget to get started. 

If you start in a beginner tract (Agility for Fun or Agility for Beginners - Foundation Skills) you will remain in that class until given instructor approval to move up to the next level. Every team will be on a different timeline and we always let the dogs tell us when they are ready to move to the next level. Our goal is to create happy, confident dogs, humans that understand positive reinforcement training skills, and a team that is learning and having fun.

Throughout the year we offer workshops on many topics, open practice sessions, agility run-throughs, student appreciation parties, prep classes for big events, and hopefully some UKI agility trials this year too!

If you have any questions at all about getting started in agility or what we have to offer please feel free to contact Bridget. 

Private Lessons

One on one instruction to work on your team's needs. Puppy foundations through international aspirations!

If you and your pup are dying to try agility but your pup's emotions run high when around other dogs private lessons are a great place to start.

Daytime and occasional evening and weekend lessons available. 


 

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Agility for Beginners

Monday morning, Monday evening, and weekend classes now forming! Please contact us for more info.

For those teams new to agility that are just looking for a fun way to spend some time with their pup and burn some energy. Dogs will safely explore agility obstacles, learn and build body awareness, and improve their ability to pay attention when other dogs are having fun nearby. Humans will learn how to teach basic handling cues to navigate their pups through an agility course.

Puppies must be four months old to start class.


Our sessions run for six weeks, but you can join whenever you are ready. Students may either...
- Pay for the session $30 per class  *or*
- Pay per class as their schedule allows, $35 per class. For this option students must contact Bridget prior to class to be sure there is an opening and pre-pay to hold their spot.


Mondays at 9 am: 
Dates: ​January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th, and 20th (skipping February 13th)

Mondays at 630 pm: 
Dates: ​January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th, and 20th (skipping February 13th)

Agility Foundation Skills

Sold as packages of private lessons. This option is geared towards future sport dogs and puppies. This tract places emphasis on starting out with a set of strong foundation skills. Care is taken to build speed, confidence and understanding to set teams up for successful futures in dog sports. 

Puppies must be four months old to begin.

Package of four, thirty minute private lessons, $140

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Intermediate/Novice
Handling and Agility Skills

 

This class is for teams that have progressed through their foundation training and are no ready to start putting things together. Dogs and handlers continue to advance their skills, perfecting obstacle performance and working through short handling sequences. Appropriate for dogs that have had prior agility foundations training.

Classes held on Wednesdays, 9 am
Class dates: December 7th, 14th, 21st, January 4th, 11th and 18th.


Six team maximum. Join in anytime. Drop-in spots available if there is room.

Competition Handling & Agility Skills

Coursework and sequencing for teams training at the Open/Advanced levels and above. Challenges for every team! Proof your dog’s obstacle skills and take your handling to the next level.

 

**Dogs must be competent on all agility obstacles including weave poles and be prepared to run sequences and courses of ten obstacles or more.

Class held on Tuesdays, 9 am: January 17th, 24th, 31st, February 1st, 28th and March 7th (skipping Feb 7th and 14th).

Class held on Thursdays, 630 pm: December 8th, 22nd, January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Six team maximum. Join in anytime. Drop-in spots available if there is room.

International Skills and Coursework

Skills and drills and full coursework to build your agility toolbox and work on the timing and execution needed for large international style agility. Open to any team that has interest in running big, fun, challenging courses! 

Dogs should be at least training at the Masters level to get the most from this class. 


Dates: TBA
*If you're interested in this class please drop me a line.

Workshops

Whenever time allows we like to offer workshops on a variety of special topics including our "Rising Stars" puppy workshops. Other popular subjects have been..."Go the Distance - Distance and Layering Skills", "How Do I Get There From Here? - Crosses: How to Choose and Use Them", "Weavemania - Proofing Games for Amazing Weaves" and many more. Join our DogStar email list and Facebook page for updates or click below to see what's available.

Bridget is a fabulous coach to even the most challenging teams. I'm constantly impressed by her patience, clear communication and ability to adapt her style to what each dog and handler needs. The best part is she manages to strike the right balance of challenge and fun. I leave each class feeling like it was time well spent.

- Ginger Feichkert Naylor - Buoy

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DogStar Farm
24518 NW 110th Avenue 
Alachua FL 32615
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