Hours8 am - 10 pm


Obedience for the Agility Dog


Trainer:  Matt Sullivan.  Matt is a graduate with honors of our Professional Dog Trainer Course and has been a student with Joyce Gauthier for 6 years.  Matt is currently working his young Aussie, Zip and will be trialing soon!

6 Weeks
Sundays at 11:30am (FULL)
Mondays at 5:00pm

This is NOT a Beginner Obedience Course

If you miss a class, you can reserve a spot in class to make it up for a small fee. WE DO NOT OFFER FREE MAKE-UP CLASSES.

NO aggressive dogs


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“Obedience for the Agility Dog” is a specialized training class designed specifically for agility dogs and their handlers. This class focuses on enhancing obedience skills in the context of agility training and competitions, ensuring that your dog performs with discipline and focus amidst the unique challenges of agility environments.

What We Teach:

  • Rock Solid Start Line Stay: Training your dog to maintain a ready and steady position at the start line, crucial for a successful agility run.
  • Reliable Recall: Ensuring your dog promptly returns to you immediately on cue, an essential skill for safety and control.
  • Preventing Runaways: Techniques to stop your dog from taking off unexpectedly, maintaining your control over the course.
  • Off-Leash Transport: Skills to move your dog from point A to point B off-leash while ensuring they stay attentive and close to you.
  • Obedience Amidst Agility Distractions: Training your dog to remain focused in the presence of common agility distractions such as equipment, other running dogs, noise, and the presence of judges.

Additional Skills:

  • The course also covers various other obedience skills tailored to the agility setting, ensuring a well-rounded training experience.

What We Don’t Teach:

  • This class does not cover obstacle commitment, handling techniques, or course management strategies, as it primarily focuses on obedience aspects within agility contexts.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Agility Handlers and Competitors: Ideal for anyone who trains or competes in the sport of agility at any level, looking to enhance their dog’s obedience and focus.
  • Those Facing Obedience Challenges: Particularly beneficial for handlers who face challenges in class or at trials related to obedience aspects, such as maintaining a start line stay, managing the end-of-run routine, or dealing with a dog that tends to run off or fails to recall.

Join “Obedience for the Agility Dog”  to elevate your agility experience with enhanced obedience and control!



PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

All handlers must be 18 years or older and physically able to restrain the dog. Persons under the age of 18 are only permitted to hold the leash with an adult present and handling a secondary safety line.

No Refunds on any service for any reason. Once you reserve your spot in a class OR purchase an item, there is no refund opportunity for any reason. No exceptions.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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