New Class Offering: Intro to Dog Agility

Corgi agility

We’ve heard from our clients and we know you’re looking for more ways to enjoy your time with your pup. The possibilities are endless with what you can do to teach yourself and your dog, and we hope that Frontier K9 can be part of that journey.

Starting Summer 2021, we are finally offering our first set of agility classes!

Intro to Agility will be a four week course, hosted at Frontier K9’s home base. Classes will be limited to four dog/handler combinations to allow for a more focused lesson plan.

Prerequisites:
+ Dog must be up-to-date on vaccinations
+ Dog and handler must have previously completed a set of obedience lessons with Frontier K9, or have special permission from the instructor.
+ Handlers must bring their own water bowl, treats, toys and possibly a cage.
+ Absolutely NO reactive/aggressive dogs will be allowed. We will possibly have multiple dogs working off leash.

Class Details:
– We will work on beginner handling skills
– Introduce jumps, tunnels and the start of contact equipment
– Learn basic terminology

Corgi agility
PACH2 Frontier’s HonkyTonkBaDonkADonk RN, NF, AXJ, AX, MJPS, MXPS (“Dally”)

About the Instructor:
Agility at Frontier K9 will be led by Erin’s sister, Megan. Megan has been active with agility since 2007, when she moved to Lexington, Ky. She started learning and competing in agility with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dallas Mae (Call name: “Dally”, registered name: PACH2 Frontier’s HonkyTonkBaDonkADonk RN, NF, PAX). With Dally, Megan qualified and competed in the American Kennel Club’s National Agility Championships three years in a row: Reno in 2012, Tulsa in 2013 and Harrisburg in 2014. Dally earned two Preferred Agility Championships (PACH) prior to her semi-retirement in late 2014 due to Megan’s pregnancy. Dally and Megan also competed at Canine Performance Events (CPE) and AKC Rally (earning her Rally Novice title).

Mill Creek’s Chyna Rust RN, NF, MXS, MJS, CAA (“LaMesa”)

Megan’s second agility partner is LaMesa (Mill Creek’s Chyna Rust, RN, NF, MXS, MXJS, CAA), an 11 year old Swedish Vallhund. LaMesa has, so far, been Megan’s biggest challenge, overcoming training and physical issues. The pair have been in the top 10 for agility Swedish Vallhunds, qualifying for the American Kennel Club Agility Invitational, a special invite sent only to the Top Five agility dogs of each breed, in 2018. Unfortunately, the pair could not travel to Orlando due to LaMesa’s battle with Lyme Disease. Megan is currently working on LaMesa’s conditioning in hopes of launching another comeback to the agility ring in hopes of finishing their Master Agility Championship.

CH Hightower Frontier’s SmoothAsBourbon (“Rhys”)

Finally, Megan’s possible third partner is Rhys (CH Hightower Frontier’s SmoothAsBourbon), her 3 year old Swedish Vallhund male. Rhys recently finished his conformation championship and is currently (casually) working towards his Grand Championship with both Megan and his professional handler at the end of the leash. In May, Rhys took a Group Third in the Herding at the Kokomo Kennel Club with Megan, giving her a huge thrill. Megan has waited for Rhys to mature mentally, and physically, prior to starting his agility training, and is slowly teaching him skills in hopes of adding a new title to his name in the near future.

Agility classes will start Tuesday, June 29.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm EDT
June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20
$60 per 4-week session

Contact Frontier K9 for more information or to sign up!

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