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Agility Beginner NHSPCA

August 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - September 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm


Instructor: Liz Smith

Duration: 5 Weeks (No Class September 4th)

Class Time: 1 Hour

Location: New Hampshire SPCA Training Room

Class Description: This class introduces your dog to agility obstacles at a Novice level using positive reinforcement, reward-based training. Students learn some basic handling skills enabling them to boost their dog’s attention and confidence while working as a team. If you think your dog would enjoy flying through a tunnel, walking over ramps, jumping hurdles, scrambling over an A Frame or weaving through poles then Agility is for you! Emphasis is on having fun together and developing a working relationship for a strong foundation.

Prerequisites: None

Vaccinations: Please email your dog’s vaccination records prior to the first class to vaccines@nhspca.org.  All pets must be current on core vaccinations. Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Please speak with your veterinarian about the appropriateness of non-core vaccines.  These include vaccines against Bordetella and Lepto.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: There is a $25 service fee for registration cancellation, if you cancel more than 7 days from the start of class. If you must cancel less than one week prior to the start of the program, all fees are non-refundable and will result in a donation of the total fee to the NHSPCA. If the NHSPCA must cancel a program, then we will issue a full refund. Note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Weather cancellations are listed at 603-772-2921 Ext. 112. If we are experiencing inclement weather please call this number and listen to the recording for the most up to date cancellation information.

Waiver & Photo Release: Client understands and accepts that attending dog training classes may put you, your dog and/or any guests who may also attend, in a situation not without risk.  Client acknowledges there are unavoidable risks of injury when working with animals.  Some of the dogs in attendance may be hard to handle and could cause injury even when handled with the utmost care.  Client agrees to assume all risk of any injury or damage resulting from the actions of any dog including their own while in a class, on the grounds of the NHSPCA, Tonry Tree Farm, Linden Woods Farm and any surrounding areas or when attending any training function.  Client further understands that they are responsible for furnishing written proof of current Rabies, Distemper and other vaccinations upon request and they understand that any time a dog is in contact with other animals it may expose him/her to minimal risk of communicable disease. Client hereby waives and releases the NHSPCA, New England Agility Team (NEAT), Tonry Tree Farm, Linden Woods Farm and their agents and employees from any and all liability for injury, damage or illness that they or their dog may incur while attending the training classes. Client authorizes the NHSPCA to use photos of you, your dog and/or any guests engaging in class activities for media purposes. 


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August 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
September 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
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Liz Smith


New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885
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(603) 772-2921