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Barb Agility Workshops

Regular price $60.00



Training/Event Enrollment in K9 Center (one time enrollment);


To signup for any workshop


Cost is $60 per person/dog team. Audit is $30 per person


For dogs who can complete 12 weaves… for teams who want to improve success percentage… weaves are a crucial obstacle that you and your dog need to be 100% confident with. You will learn various entries, proofing, and be confident that your dog will weave equally well with you on either side.​ Your dog will confidently enter the weaves from various positions.​ We will work on proofing weaves to build confidence. ​ As confidence builds, so will your dogs speed and consistency. ​

LIMIT: 4 teams


CONTACTS: 2 on, 2 off. (DATE TBD)

For dogs who can negotiate all obstacles, full height. For teams who want to be more consistent with their contacts. Barb only teaches 2 on, 2 off.​ She does not teach running contacts.​ You will be given games to play with your dog that will help your dog consistently hit the bottom of each contact with speed and accuracy.​ These exercises will help you be more consistent and your dog will be more confident therefore perform each contact correctly.

LIMIT: 10 teams

CROSSES: WHEN to use WHAT and HOW. Saturday, March 21 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For teams who can negotiate all obstacles, full height. There are many different crosses now available to speed up your runs and communicate more clearly what you’re asking your dog to do.​ Before getting too complicated there are basic turns you will need to keep your dog on the correct path to the next obstacle. Once comfortable with these there are more difficult ones to use that will not be offered in this beginning session. In this course you will learn and practice these crosses: fronts, rears, blinds and an RFP( reverse flow pivot).​

LIMIT: 10 teams


Barb Knowlton has many years experience training dogs for multiple sports. Besides agility she has Master Hunting titles on her labs, trained for competitive obedience up through Utility, participated in Fast Cat, scent work, tracking, dock diving and various frisbee venues. She has worked with Canine Companions, training a lab to be a companion dog.​

Barb truely enjoys the competitiveness of agility and loves teaching new teams how to have fun with their dog while also keeping all training fun for the entire team. Over the years she has had a total of 14 MACH’s with her Labs.​ Barb now competes with a lab, Chapel and Border Collie, Kensi.​ She has Qualified for the agility nationals for the past 16 years, and was invited to the Agility Invitationals in 2012.​ Her labs have been ranked in the top 25 of all labs competing in Agility every year for the past 12 years. She enjoys the sport and loves helping others reach their goals.​ If you are a beginner or advanced competitor Barb will help you fine tune your handling, develop consistent contacts and strengthen your dogs ability to weave