luvmyangels wrote:A beginner agility course in my area is 6 weeks for $120.00. The classes are weekly for one hour.
OUCH! That's expensive!! Try to find an AKC club in your area, if you join a club the classes are MUCH cheaper or even free. At our club (Golden Triangle OTC in Pittsburgh PA) obedience classes are free for members, and agility is $25 for a 6 week class. I think the non-member price for agility is $70.
If you go to http://www.cleanrun.com
you'll find all kinds of links for agility stuff, and they list the clubs/instructors there, so you should be able to find something nearby.
Just make sure your dog is healthy (wouldn't hurt to xray hips/elbows before starting) and NOT FAT!!!!!! Before you start, make sure your dog has had some basic obedience work and will stay with you even with distractions. Agility is a very exciting, fast paced sport and there will be border collies & aussies wired up and barking and spinning.......which gets our guys all worked up unless you've taught them to focus on YOU. Mine are dog aggressive but unless a dog gets in their face they pay no attention, they just want to do the fun stuff!