Novice is a continuation of the Beginners class and students are highly encouraged to enroll in Novice in the session immediately following completion of Beginners.
In Novice, teams will continue to build the proficiency on all the agility equipment started in the Beginners class, including learning the contact obstacles and weave poles. Dogs are also introduced to jumping skills, including grids, bend work and increased jump heights. Teams are eligible to register for Novice if they have completed Beginners and received approval to advance from the lead instructor. If the team’s initial training occurred elsewhere, separate evaluation and approval by the Training Director will be required before registering for Novice.
Novice is offered only in Session 1 and Session 3 for teams graduating from Beginners. After completing Novice students can move to Intermediate.