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. 

Agility for Fun

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.

This class is open to dogs six months and older.


 

Agility for Beginners -Foundation Skills

This class 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 start class.

Our sessions run for six weeks, but you can join whenever you are ready.

Mondays at 9 am and 630 pm: $180
Dates: November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 12th, and 19th

Tuesdays at 7 pm: $180
Dates: November 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th

 

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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.

Class held on Tuesdays: 6 pm
Class dates: November 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and January 3rd. 



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: November 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and January 3rd. 

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. 


These are paid for as individual one-time classes. $40 per team. 

Dates: 

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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