Spring 2014 at Hilltown Hounds

Happy Spring from the Hilltown Hounds.

We are looking forward to a great season of Agility fun for you and your dogs! This year we are looking to have a class session 2 times a month meeting every-other Wednesday night for an evening of mentored agility training, and then a second hour with run thrus for everyone.

Just sign up the Sunday before the scheduled Wednesday class you are able to attend. To participate is easy, come each time or come once a month. Just use the reply space below this post or send an email to: hilltownhounds@gmail.com. When you sign up put wednesdays date in the subject line, and give a sentence or two on what you and your dog would like to work on. The skill building hour will be set up to be as flexible as possible, and geared toward participants who attend, meeting the needs of specific training requests incorporated into course design and skill building stations. If you just want to come to Run Thrus the second hour just mention that in your reply.

SKILL BUILDING HOUR: 6pm – 7:30 including arrival and course building set-up.
Work with us in a class setting mentored by experienced handlers in stations for training specific handling techniques and skills. Basic, Intermediate and Advanced skills will be encompassed for you and your dog having already been thru a beginner agility class. Mentors will demonstrate and assist participating dog and handler to learn the purpose of the skill and practice the appropriate approach for you and your dog to perform specific handling techniques. Costs for the skill building session would be $15.00 for Hilltown Hound members, $20.00 for non members.

RUN THRUS: 7:30- 8:30 concluding with course equipment break down.
Run Thrus are open to any handlers who have completed a Beginner Class in dog agility and are familiar with all the obstacles. This is an  especially good chance to get agility practice in a different environment!  You will have at least 2 minutes in the ring, treats and toys are allowed! Practice any obstacles, try difficult parts of the course again, or make up your own course if you wish.  Run Thrus offers full size courses with options nested for novice to advanced levels. There will be ample opportunity for 2-3 runs per person. Run thrus are $5.00 per run.

TWO SPECIAL INCENTIVES: 

Mentor an evening class and participate in the Run Thrus including help with set up before and at closing and earn 2- free run thrus for next visit.

Participate in Both the Skill Building and Run-Thru hours for 3 weeks including the help to set up and close at each evening and get your 4th night free, or the equivalent of such; one free Skill building class and 1 hour run thrus free.

We’ll begin April 16th and go every-other Wednesday night thru the season. April 16th, April 30th May 14th and 28th etc… See our Calendar by clicking the tab above for clarity.

PRE-REGISTER:  We would love to have a group of 6 – 8 teams to make this happen each time because we have to move our equipment around and many hands make light work. Please – reply below and respond with Yes. If we do not reach min capacity, or there is bad weather, we will contact you about a cancelation no later than 3pm on the day of, so tell all your friends!

WHERE: Roaring Brook barn is a huge indoor arena with soft loam. Set up your crates in the end-door as you enter the driveway, we’ll set up the ring at the far end inside.Please take your car around to the parking lot after unloading! There is plenty of parking, and plenty of crating space. For directions see “Getting There” @http://www.hilltownhounds.com

Hope to see you and your dogs there!

hilltownhounds@gmail.com

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