Late fall 2014

Late fall session of Hilltown Hounds Agility Classes!

6 Weeks – Weds. October 29 – December 10 (skipping 11/26 -Thanksgiving Eve)

WHO: Lessons taught by Val Reiner (bio below) ! !

WHAT: 2 classes offered

1) Skill Building – for dogs who have had some intro to agility, but likely not yet competing, or just beginning to. Focus will be on building a solid foundation skill set, both obstacles and handling, using short sequences. 

2) Intermediate Competition – for dogs proficient in all obstacles, able to work successfully off leash, already competing and able to sequence up to full courses. Focus is primarily on handling challenges.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings starting October 29, 2014. !

5:30 – 6:55 – Skill Building – arrive 5:30 for set-up – class 6:00-6:55

7:00 – 8:30 – Intermediate Competition – class 7:00 – 7:55 – put equipment away

WHERE: Roaring Brook Farm – 1940 Roaring Brook Road, Conway, MA  (directions in tab above)

HOW: 6 week session – $120.00. Maximum of 8 students per class. E-mail Carol Bolduc at cmbolduc@comcast.net to check class availability. Then get your check in promptly to reserve your spot. Make check payable to Hilltown Hounds Agilty Club and mail to Carol Bolduc – 32 Stone Road – Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

WHY: Because we all LOVE to play this game with our dogs and want to become the best team we can! Hilltown Hounds promotes the sport of Dog Agility in a safe, enthusiastic manner and in the spirit of good sportsmanship through positive training. Our goal is to foster a love of the sport and encourage participants to achieve goals they set for themselves and their dogs.

VAL REINER’S BIO: Seventeen years ago Val was bitten by the agility bug while looking for something she and her Border Collie Piper could enjoy together. Piper retired from agility at 14 years of age having earned many championship titles in 3 different agility organizations. During the past 15 years, Val has taught all levels of agility, attended many classes, seminars and workshops, and competed with 4 other dogs. She is also a judge for USDAA and CPE. Her current agility dog is Jiff, a 7 year old mixed-breed rescue who is competing at the highest level in 2 different organizations and has already earned many championship titles. Having trained and competed with 5 very different dogs, Val is very aware that each dog and handler team comes with different abilities and strengths. Her goal as an instructor is to bring out the best in each of these unique teams using positive training methods, so that they may enjoy agility to the fullest. Many of her current and former students are now competing successfully throughout New England and beyond.

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