Frequently Asked Questions
🐾 How old does my dog need to be to start classes?
We start dogs in basic manners at 5-6 months old. Agility foundation classes can start 6-9 months old.
🐾 Is my dog too old to start?
No. Your goals for your dog may need to reflect your dog’s age and ability but agility training is fun for all dogs.
🐾 How long will it take until my dog can compete?
This depends on both you and your dog. The length of time it will take will be a direct result of the amount of time you can put into training and if you have trained a dog before. In general, it takes 1 1/2- 2 years of training to be ready to compete.
🐾 What do I need to bring to class?
A hungry dog first and foremost. A flat buckled or snap collar and a six foot leash- NO retractable leashes or choke chains. A variety of treats. Know what treats your dog likes best. Rank the value that your dog has for treats on a scale from 1-5 and bring some from each ranking.
🐾 Inclement Weather
In general we follow the Buncombe County School closings. If schools are closed we usually are too. Please check with your instructor via text to be sure if you are in doubt.
🐾 Dog in season
If your dog is in season you are welcome to come to class. Please keep panties on your dog at all times unless she is being walked to relieve herself. Please also be sure your classmates know your dog is in season prior to bringing her into the facility or onto the agility field.