Agility Training 2020-05-24T10:40:45-06:00

Agility Dog Training (Level 1 & Level 2) Classes in Calgary

Dog agility classes are so much more than learning the physical skill of agility. Your pup or dog gains bountiful confidence, helping them become happier and healthier dogs. Our agility classes are non-competitive and non-judgemental. Your dog or puppy  will further develop basic obedience commands while being both physically and mentally stimulated in a positive and rewarding way.

Above all – our agility classes are fun and non-competitive! What makes the Raising Canine environment so great is that we have fun and support one another before anything else. Some dogs will take to agility skills naturally, and others will need more time. No matter what, every dog at every level is encouraged with raucous applause. We can tell you, there is no better feeling than watching your fur baby complete an agility skill they were scared of at first. He or she will beam with pride and confidence that fills your heart. That moment is what we’re all about.

Level 1: These classes start with the basics such as agility equipment introduction.  Each week, 2 new pieces are introduced until a full course by the last class is finally in place.  Safety utilization of the equipment is taught and stressed, as well as how to ensure both dog and human feel confident, competent, and happy going up, down, over, and through all the various pieces.

Level 2:  Once dogs have graduated from Level 1 agility, they and their humans are then welcome to go forth with Level 2.  These classes give the dogs and their owners the ability to increase their skill level with speed, accuracy, and endurance as more jumps and longer courses are included. Focus is still to have fun and be free from a highly competitive and judged atmosphere.

Classes are 45 minutes long, held once a week for 6 weeks at Raising Canine’s Calgary NW location.

Class size is kept small (5 dogs) to ensure optimum learning.

To register for classes:

  1. Please choose from upcoming classes below.
  2. Complete and submit the Class Registration Form and make payment. Please click the box that you agree with the e-waiver form.
  3. Once we have received your registration form, you will receive a confirmation/information e-mail.
  4. Then please scan to e-mail, or e-mail a photo from your cell phone, your dog’s updated vaccination records to

Price: $270 +GST.  A $50.00 admin fee will be retained for cancelled registrations. Class purchases are non-refundable once classes have commenced.

Watch Bobo as he learns to complete our fun agility obstacle course!

Agility Training Quick Info
Cost: $270 +GST
Where: Raising Canine in Crowfoot
When: Thurs. 6:15 - 7:00 PM
Length: 6 weeks
Class Size: 2 - 5 Dogs
Is there an age requirement? Both puppies and adult dogs can participate

Register Online for Upcoming Agility (Level 1) Classes



March 21, 2021 - April 25, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Agility Classes (Level 1)(Sundays)(FULL)
April 15, 2021 - May 20, 2021 - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Agility, Tricks, Enrichment Classes (Thursdays)(FULL)
May 2, 2021 - June 6, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Agility Classes (Level 1)(Sundays)(FULL)
May 27, 2021 - July 8, 2021 - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Agility, Tricks, Enrichment Classes (Thursdays)

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Why Do Dog Agility Training?

These non-competitive, non-judgmental, and fun agility classes are a wonderful follow up to Puppy Training Classes, and to any dog (puppy or adult) that wants to have an exciting and safe new challenge.

It’s great exercise for your pet, helping them build balance and coordination. Not to mention how much fun it is!

Agility Techniques Covered

The focus of these classes is for you and your pooch to bond and build confidence as they learn to navigate fun obstacles.
Your dog will have so much fun and pleasure with the classic dog agility routine:

  1. Going through a tunnel
  2. Climbing over a bridge and A-frame
  3. Weaving through poles
  4. Sailing over jumps
  5. And finally – settling on the agility table doing a sit/down/stay.

Not only that, but your dog will also learn:

  • Touch
  • Front and side sits
  • And weaving through your legs

Dogs in this class are never forced to do any piece of equipment they are unsure of. Patience and positive reinforcement is our number one method. Once an agility skill is completed or mastered, there is wonderful clapping and support from everyone in class.

Your pooch will have so much pleasure and fun going through a tunnel, climbing up and over a bridge and A-frame, weaving though poles, sailing over jumps, then settling onto the agility table doing a sit/down stay. Your dog will also learn touch, front and side sits, and weaving through your legs. This helps them to focus on you while they learn to patiently await their turn on the equipment.

There is nothing more rewarding than watching your fur baby (especially a shy one) easily race up or confidently run through a piece of agility equipment that he or she was initially wary and fearful of. All of this strengthens the bond between human and canine as you both learn how to work in unison.

Requirements to Attend Agility Training Classes

All group training classes are only for dogs that are at ease with other canines and people. If your dog exhibits reactive behavioural issues such as uncontrolled lunging, barking, growling, or severe symptoms of anxiety when in a group setting, these sessions will be too stressful for both you and your dog to attend.

If you have a reactive dog, we recommend our Reactive Dog Recovery Program and/or Private Dog Training sessions to help both you and your dog.