Teacher's Pet Dog Training

Mary Hirt, CPDT-KSA

Serving the West Los Angeles Area

(310) 391-6699


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Lessons

Following is a sample of my work and training techniques.

Always search for a certified trainer who is open with their training philosophy and technqiues.

Foundation Work

Training Lessons

Problem Behaviors

Inches                             Category




under 11"

over 11" -14"

over 14" - 18"

over 18" - 22"

over 22"

Owner's Discretion


Agility

Agility is an active sport that requires you and your dog to work as a team to complete challenges set forth on a course.  You can earn titles for levels completed while developing friendships within the Agility community.  

Training requires time, space and equipment and may involved a coach to teach you how to introduce equipment safely.

There are several associations that sponsor competitive events called trials. We will focus on three;  AKC, CPE, and USDAA so you get a better idea which venue is right for you.

Agility Venue Comparison Table

Categories

Accommodations for older dogs or dogs with special needs

2 Categories

Regular

Preferred: Lower Jump Height

4 Categories

Regular

Veterans: 4" Lower Jump Height

Enthusiasts: 4" Lower Jump Height,

           More time


Specialist: 8" Lower Jump Height,

          More Time

2 Pathways

Performance               Championship

Lower Jump Height           International Standard

2 Categories within each pathway

Regular

Veterans: Lower Jump Height

CPE has the most forgiving performance standards for dogs that are slower or have health issues that may prevent them from jumping regulation height.  

Mission Statement

To have fun participating in Agility

To promote international standards for dog agility

To promote health and integrity of pure bred dogs

Levels

From Novice to Advanced

5 Levels

Novice A or B (A, novice handlers only)

Open

Excellent

Masters: No Faults Allowed

Premiere: No Faults Allowed, international    style courses

7 Levels

Level 1: No Teeter or weaves

Level 2: Intro 5-8 weaves

Level 3: Similar to AKC Novice, P 1

Level 4:

Level 5

Level C: No Faults Allowed

3 Levels within Two Pathways

Performance               Championship

P 1                              Novice

P 2                              Advance

P 3                               Masters


Classes

Standard courses and Games: See Links for instructional Videos

4 Classes

Standard: Completed Numbered Course

Jump With Weaves: No contacts

FAST: includes Distance Challenge

Time to Beat, T2B: Open competition to compete for fastest time, cleanest run

7 Classes

Standard : Complete Numbered course

Handler Games

     Wildcard

     Colors


Strategic Games

     Jackpot

     Snooker


Fun Games

     Jumpers: Jumps and Tunnels

     Full House

4 Classes

Standard: Complete Numbered course

Jumpers: Jumps and Tunnels

Gamblers: Includes Distance Challenge

Relay: Partner competition

Jump Height

Reg

8"

12"

16"

20"

24"

26"



Pref

4"

8"

12"

16"

20"



Inches                             Category




under 8"

over 8" -12"

over 12" - 16"

over 16" - 20"

over 22" - 24"

over 24"


Championship                           


Inches


under 12"            10"

over 12" -14"       14"

over 14" - 17"      16"

over 17" - 19"      20"

over 19"- 21"       22"

over 21"               24"


Reg

4"

8"

12"

16"

20"

24"



Vet

4"

4"

8"

12"

16"

20"



Enth

4"

4"

8"

12"

16"

20"



Spec

4"

4"

4"

8"

12"

16"



Preferred                           


Inches


under 12"            8"

over 12" -16"       12"

over 16" - 19"      14"

over 19" - 21"      16"

over 21"               20"            


USDAA Veterans                           


Inches


under 12"            4"

over 12" -16"       5"

over 16"             12"