CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Obedience for Agility  Instructors: Stephanie Morris, Jane
Devlin, Beth Dollar and Julia Holbert
This is the introductory class here at Desert Sage and introduces
the dogs and handlers to agility.  Prior obedience training is not
required but a basic sit would be helpful.  The obedience that we
teach at Desert Sage is a little different than formal obedience
classes teach.  Foundation training for confident obstacle
performance is the focus of this class.  Body language cues,
verbal cues, attention work, distraction training, and beginning
obstacle work is covered in this class.  For Dogs 4 months of age
and above.  Maximum number of dog/handler teams = 8.  Fee is
$1
50/ 6 weeks per dog.  

Agility 101  Instructors: Jane Devlin, Stephanie Morris, Beth
Dollar.
This is the next class after Obedience for Agility.  It covers more
thorough obstacle introduction still at low height, clicker training,
and more.  Maximum number of dog/handler teams = 8.  Fee is
$1
50 / 6 weeks per dog.

Agility 102   Instructors: Jane Devlin, Beth Dollar, Stephanie
Morris
Agility 102 follows Agility 101 – Obstacles go to full height if the
dogs are ready, handlers start sequencing non complex obstacles,
and dogs should be off-leash by now performing obstacles without
needing to be lured or babysat in their positions.  Proofing of
obstacles is really explored in this class. Also introduces more
difficult skills such as the 270, serpentines, and independent
obstacle performance.  Front cross and rear cross handling
techniques will be covered.  A solid start line/ stay  will be
advocated and tested in this class.  Maximum teams = 8.  Fee is
$1
50 / 6 weeks per dog.

Novice Level class Instructor:  Stephanie Morris
Introduction to course analysis.  Class prepares dog and handler
for competition if that is their goal but competition is not necessary
for class admittance.  Weave poles (6 and 12) and teeter
performance will be evaluated and worked on extensively in this
class.  Maximum teams = 8.  Fee is $1
50 / 6 weeks per dog.(Class
fee reduced to $
120 once you have taken three sessions with
Desert Sage.)

Foundation for Competition Agility Instructor: Beth
Dollar, Stephanie Morris
Teaches the basic Greg Derrett on the flat exercises that will help
your dog get around a course with no questions as to where
he/she should be.  Extensive impulse control work, motivation
training, stationary toy work, restrained recalls, running games,
follow me games, crate games, and how to play will be covered in
this short four week class.  Some trick training and clicker work will
be covered as well.  

Open/Intermediate Level Competition class  
Instructor: Stephanie Morris
For dogs and handlers competing in the Open Level.  Distance
skills as well as more difficult handling techniques will be focused
on in this class.  Here at Desert Sage we train you to a level above
what you are competing at with the goal that when you trial you
look at the courses and say, “WOW, this is easy- Thank goodness
we train harder than this!”

Masters/ Excellent Competition Class   
Instructor: Stephanie Morris
A common description of my courses and class structure is “EVIL.”  
This class allows competitors to challenge themselves and their
dogs while keeping it positive and I believe “fun".  

International Competition Class   Instructor: Stephanie
Morris
For those who aspire to one day compete at an International or
World Team Level.  Classes are very challenging and require
distance handling skills.

Private Lessons are always available to schedule.
Dog Agility Classes in Bend Oregon
DOG AGILITY CLASSES

At this time we are also taking names
for existing classes.  If you are
interested in a class let us know and we
will let you know when you will be able
start a new class with sufficient interest.

Many classes have a wait list.  You are
encouraged to let us know which class
you would like to take and we will get
you on the wait list and let you know
when there will be a class starting.  Call
Stephanie for upper level class
openings.

Is there a class you would like us to
teach?  Suggestions always welcome.

Arena Rental

The arenas at Desert Sage are
available to rent to those that are
current students of Desert Sage
instructors.  The rental fee is $1
5 per
dog.  Please make sure the facility is
left as you found it with equipment and
cones put back to their original
positions.  All arena rentals must be
coordinated through Stephanie.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS  
HOMEWORK / TRAINING

Stephanie Morris
Jane Devlin
Julia Holbert
Beth Dollar
CLASS CONFIRMATION
NUMBER
         541- 322-8726

Stephanie               541-633-6774
Julia                       404-996-8900
Jane                       541-385-7691
Beth                      215-896-9083
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DESERT SAGE AGILITY
24035 Dodds Rd.
Bend Oregon 97701
541-633-6774

Directions From Bend
Go east on Hwy. 20 to mile marker 9.
Just past the marker turn LEFT onto
Dodds Rd.  Go 1 mile and just past
mile marker 1 is the driveway on the
right.  Turn RIGHT into the drive and
stay to the left.  Parking is between
the new arena and the agility field.  
Please drive slowly and keep your
dust down.      
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Contact Stephanie at 541-633-6774

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