Seminar: Foundations for Dog Agility

Have you been curious about the sport of Dog Agility but don’t know where to start? Or are you already taking lessons but feel you missed out on foundation training? Then we have the perfect seminar for you!

Foundations for Dog Agility will help you get started in this fascinating sport, helping you and your dog obtain critical skills to start Agility the right way. No experience necessary!

Meet the presenters

Alyson Deines

Aly has been playing the game of agility for over 25 years. In 2018 she attended the AKC Agility National Championship with her All American, Helper.  Aly and Helper were also locally competitive in international style agility courses, twice earning 3rd place overall in very competitive 20″ classes at two Califia Cups.  As a math researcher by day and a dog trainer by night, she loves getting into the details of good foundation work.  She teaches rally and competitive obedience classes for OCSDC and aspires to make training fun and teach skills that give a great foundation across multiple sports.

Aaron Garcia

Aaron has been doing agility for around 6 years and has competed with his dog Kyle in all the popular organizations (UKI, USDAA, AKC, CPE, NADAC, ASCA). Kyle has obtained titles in all venues. He qualified for both finals at the 2022 Southwestern USDAA Regional and took the Steeplechase 8″second place. Kyle also won 3rd place UKI Stakes Final at the UKI West Coast Open 2022 and was a finalist at Cynosport 2022. Aaron has been teaching dog agility to beginners since 2022.

Location: El Cajon, CA

Date: October 7th, 2023

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Group capacity: 8 working spots. Unlimited auditing spots.

Price: $125 for a working spot. $50 for an auditing spot.

Requirements: Dogs need to be under control around other dogs and new people (non-reactive/aggressive), able to stay engaged with their handler in a group environment, and have a semi-reliable recall. Dogs must able to calmly/quietly crate and wait their turn (crating out of the car may be an option, pending weather). All dogs must work on a flat collar or harness (no e collars, prong, or slip/choke collars). Dogs must be vaccinated and 6 months old unless otherwise approved. Dogs with aggression and/or bite history (towards dogs or humans) may not participate. Dog and handler teams must have taken at least one group class prior to this workshop (obedience, tricks, CGC, puppy class).