Agility Instruction at IncrediPAWS

IncrediPAWS strives to offer a consistent and progressive agility program. Instructors are familiar with the material and have a genuine interest in the success of their students. Our handling program is based on the skills taught and presented by Linda Mecklenburg in her Awesome Paws book series. There is a strong focus on building a solid foundation to minimize deficiencies in higher levels of training.

  • Group classes meet weekly for one hour over the course of six weeks. A few group classes meet every other week for two hours to accommodate students traveling from a distance; these are noted on the registration form. Instructors vary depending on the session. Group classes require pre-registration; check the calendar for session dates, and view class times on the schedule below.
  • Private agility lessons with agiltiy instructors are customized to meet individual needs, varying in length and frequency. After you book a private lesson, the instructor will discuss your training goals and develop a plan to address them.
  • Semi-private agility lessons offer private instruction to groups of 2-3 handler and dog teams. Students benefit by working and observing, which maximizes learning--ideal for those traveling long distances to train at IncrediPAWS.

To sign up for a group class, schedule a lesson, or book a seminar, contact IncrediPAWS.

Current Class Schedule for August / September 2019

2:15-3:30PM Competition Silver - Abbey
3:30-4:30PM Level 4 - Abbey
4:45-5:45PM Competition Bronze - Abbey
6:00-7:00PM Level 3 - Abbey Level 3.5 - Susan
7:15-8:15PM Competition Silver - Shane & Susan
8:30-9:30PM   Competition Silver - Shane
11:15-12:10 Level 5 - Jenn  
12:30-1:15PM Competition Gold - Jenn  
5:15-6:15PM Competition Silver - Abbey  
6:30-7:30PM Competition Silver - Abbey  
7:45-9:15PM (90 min.) Competition Silver - Abbey  
 WEDNESDAY (*2-hour classes meet every other week)
8:30-10:00AM (90 min.) Competition Silver - Jessica  
10:15-11:15AM Competition Bronze - Jessica  
11:30AM-1:30PM* Competition Silver - Jessica  
1:45PM-2:45PM Competition Bronze - Jessica  
4:00-5:00PM Competition Silver - Jenn  
5:15-6:15PM Level 2 - Jenn & Jessica  
6:30-8:30PM* Competition Silver - Jenn   
8:30-9:30PM Competition Silver - Jenn   
8:00-9:00AM Competition Silver - Susan   
9:15-10:15AM Competition Silver - Susan   
10:30-11:30AM Competition Bronze - Susan   
4:45-5:45AM Competition Silver - Abbey Level 4 - Samantha   
6:00-7:00PM Competition Silver - Abbey Level 1 - Samantha
7:15-8:15PM Competition Silver - Elsa
8:30-9:30PM Level 5 - Elsa

For session dates, check the IncrediPAWS calendar.

Seminars, Workshops & Run-Thrus at IncrediPAWS

Agility FUNdamentals Seminar in October

  • Saturday, October 29
  • Presenters: Jennifer Crank and Abbey Beasley
  • 8AM-4PM (one hour lunch break)
  • Working spots $150; auditing spots $50

Agility FUNdamentals will be geared for dogs a minimum of 10 months of age that are prepping for Novice or are just getting started in their competition career. There will be two groups so teams can be divided by level and experience. Focus will mostly be on skills involving jumps and tunnels but there will be some some minimal work with contacts and weaves for the dogs ready for them.

For more information or questions about the event, contact Jenn [at] IncrediPAWS [dot] com

Invitational Prep Seminar in October

  • Sunday, October 20
  • Presenter: Jennifer Crank
  • 8AM-2:30PM
  • Working spots (limited) $125; auditing spots (unlimited) $45

The Invitational Prep seminar will offer 5 courses (2 standard, 2 jumpers and 1 hybrid) with the goal of running as many clean runs as possible. You will earn money back for every clean run and a bonus if you can run all 5 courses clean. The courses will be similar to AKC Masters courses and follow trends of the judges planned for the 2019 invitational. After running each course, we will spend some time re-working sections and talking a bit about strategy for each round.

Priority will be given to those who are attending the AKC Agility Invitation in December. If the seminar has not filled by Sept 29 Jenn will open it to any team competing at the masters level.

To register or ask questions, email Jenn [at] IncrediPAWS [dot] com

Seminars with Justine Davenport late November/early December

  • Friday, November 29: Novice Prep Skills and Drills 9AM-2PM
  • Shape Up Pup: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 9AM-12:30PM
  • Flatwork Foundations: Saturday, November 30 1:30-5PM
  • International Coursework: Monday, December 2 8AM-3PM
Justine Davenport seminar flyer

Online Learning

Awesome Paws Agility Academy (APAA) is a joint venture of Linda Mecklenburg and Jennifer Crank. The Academy offers instruction through several online modalities, including group classes and self-study. Visit the APAA website.

Upcoming courses available through APAA include Jumping Skills & Problem Solving. Register through the APAA store.