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At Maplewood Dog Training, we love dog agility! We love that our clients and their dogs love it too! Currently we only offer agility instruction through private lessons with Katrin Andberg Hawkins, CBCC-KA, CDBC,
Katrin has been involved in the sport of canine dog agility (obstacle course) since 1997 and currently competes in the Elite level with her cardigan welsh corgi, Zora. Over the years Katrin has been involved in all aspects of the sport from organizing competitions, to traveling the country judging, to teaching foundations through advanced lessons and of course training and competing with her own dogs. Katrin's primary experience and training has been with NADAC style agility, especially with building solid independent obstacle performance and handling skills at a distance, which are beneficial no matter what venue you compete in AKC, USDAA, CPE and others. Even more importantly, Katrin stresses how key the relationship between dog and handler is for successfully negotiating any course and works with clients to build trusting, clear, consistent communication with their dog on and off the agility field.
Katrin has taught hundreds of dog and handler teams over the years of all breeds and kinds. Tiny chihuahuas to mastiffs and great danes, puppies through adult, and people of all ages. Whether you are just starting your agility journey with your dog, or you are seeking support with a problem or more advanced skills, Katrin's expertise and skills can help.
For clients with no prior agility experience or who are seeking foundations instruction we strongly recommend scheduling a series of at least 5 private lessons so that visible progress can be made. Please understand that as safety is paramount, we will spend a lot of time building confidence, trust and ability to communicate with your dog before introducing your dog to any of the agility obstacles. And that in order to progress, you will be expected to practice daily homework exercises between lessons with your dog.
About Agility Sessions:
Once pre-payment has been recieved, within 48hrs you will be emailed a link to our scheduling calendar to select an appointment time, along with a registration form. All appointments to be scheduled for dates within 60 days of purchase. Appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeigt.
Links to payment and scheduling for agility private lessons coming soon! Lessons for the 2017 season will begin no earlier than April 1st. Please check back at this site for updates.
Scheduling for remote private lessons and agility private lessons is done entirely online. To access our scheduling calendar, please pre-purchase your lesson through the link below after which you will be directed to our scheduling calendar. If you have specific questions regarding our private lessons, you may email us and include your phone number in your email. Phone messages left regarding private lessons will not be returned.
2017 Agility Lesson Schedule:
Katrin & Zora winning their Elite Jumpers class at the New Years 2017 NADAC trial: