Agility Training

1525 Anton Stade Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471

 

281-633-9464

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We offer group and private agility lessons for everyone - from playing for fun to the top levels of competition (also fun!!).  We have two great instructors, who love dogs and agility. 

Martine Kopka, CPDT-KA is the Training Coordinator at J-Canine and enjoys helping people better understand their pets by https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10411066_10202444931186274_4445146326794822842_n.jpg?oh=bbe18c1c9110d9dbd846ec4481c4c632&oe=54BEB4C9&__gda__=1422456031_9e1887dbae11a894b17899805a5c545bteaching modern, positive-based reinforcement https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10603356_10202445031748788_1498908560599557087_n.jpg?oh=67c2330fb89806ab0424b4a909135693&oe=5484E2B5&__gda__=1422848675_2366742ac5f32ddc496b77a4fca487d6training techniques.  Her lifelong interest in animal behavior & training became a passion when she adopted Henry, a deaf and vision-impaired Catahoula Leopard Dog in 2004 and began teaching him sign language. Her own pets became the driving force for her to join J-Canine’s program in 2007 where she currently teaches Puppy Head Start Class, Basic Pet Obedience, foundation classes for Performance dogs, as well as Intermediate and Advanced Agility classes. Martine fell in love with the sport of Dog Agility with her rescue Doberman, Ace and has never looked back.  She now competes in USDAA and AKC with her Border Collie,  ADCH Gilley SACH-Bronze, GCH, RCH, JM, TM-Gold, MX, MXB, MXJ, MJB, NF, CGC, and Australian Cattle Dog, Skoal ATD-Bronze, AJD, PS3, PK3, PD, AX, AXJ, OF owned by Joni Huff. Martine enjoys teaching foundation behaviors to young dogs and is currently raising “Legion,” her young Border Collie puppy, to be her next teammate. When she is not being a dog geek studying and participating in online classes and seminars, she also enjoys sheepherding, travelling, photography and going to the beach!  Martine is also co-founder and President of Southwest Houston Agility Group, a NADAC club to help encourage new competitors to join in the sport. She acquired her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in March 2011 and is an active Full Member of the APDT.  She frequently attends workshops and lectures on animal behavior and dog agility and has attended the 2009 Educational Conference for Pet Dog Trainers, as well as participated in online classes and workshops/lectures by renowned behaviorists and trainers such as, Terry Ryan, Sue Sternberg, Ian Dunbar, Jean Donaldson, Susan Garrett, Linda Mecklenburg, Rosanne DeMascio, Daisy Peel, Sylvia Trkman, and many others. Also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College, she enjoys helping future dog trainers better understand our canine companions by promoting choice-based training. “My goal is to help people learn how to train their pet through choice, instead of force or intimidation.  Our dogs deserve our time, our effort, our appreciation, and our patience as they learn. It is up to us to illuminate their gifts and teach them a common language so that we can talk to one another and help them learn.”

Renee King has been training in the sport of dog agility since 1998. She competes in both USDAA and AKC. Her current teammates are:

•            ADCH-LAA Gold MACH2 Cisco HSAs HSBs MXG MJG MXF, PJM, SC-Platinum, RM-Platinum, TM-Platinum, GM-Platinum, PTM-Silver - 9 year old smooth coated Border Collie

•            Swig PD, SPS, SPJ, SPR, APG, NA, NAJ, NF - 2 year old son of Cisco

•            ADCH Racket OA AXJ OF - 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier and clicker dog extraordinaire Beloved teammate from the past:

•            ADCH-LAA Gold Hamlet PTM-Bronze JCH-Platinum RCH-Platinum SCH-Platinum TM-Platinum MX MXB MXJ MJS XF NAC NJC NGC FDX CGC, the wild and crazy Jack Russell Terrier who started it all for her (Aug. 1998 – Jan. 2013) 

Together, Renee and her wonderful dogs have achieved high honors both on the National and International level.  Most recently, in May 2014, Cisco was the Regional Champion at the Rocky Mountain Regional. In 2013, he was a 6 time USDAA Regional Champion in 3 different states.  Hamlet was a force in the 16” class during his career, including winning the 2004 ESPN Great Outdoor Games Gold Medal, the 2001 National Steeplechase Championship, Gold and Silver Overall World Champion Medals in Spain and The Netherlands, and numerous placements at the National and International levels.  Renee specializes in communication between dog and handler to produce teamwork on course, dog training and motivation using reinforcement based positive methods, working with very fast dogs, jumping exercises to help tighten lines, contact performance, and strategies that are tailored to the individual dog and handler team.  No two teams are exactly alike!  Recently Renee has developed an interest and enjoyment from coaching many of her students with competition, mental aspects of competition, and long term planning.  She enjoys teaching in an upbeat style that makes agility fun for the dog and the handler

 
New to J-Canine Training?  Please fill out our Canine Questionnaire here!
 

 

More Information & Frequently Asked Questions

 

Agility Classes:

Agility Prep:  This six-week primer helps prepare you and your pet for the fundamental dog & handler skills needed to be successful in agility. This class will demonstrate how to gain better focus from your pet, teach you how to play, motivate, and reward your dog appropriately so you can begin to form a team-based relationship, and begins such foundation skills as flatwork, side changes, SIT, DOWN, STAY with distractions, and will introduce the Tunnel, Table, downsides of the Contact Obstacles, and Bar Jumps. This class is required for future agility classes and costs $165. Dogs must be at least 6 months old to participate.  

Beginner Class:  Our six-week beginner agility class introduces dogs to the fundamental skills they will need to learn to play safely and successfully in agility.  Dogs are introduced to the full Dog Walk, Weave Poles, Spread & Panel Jumps, Collapsed Tunnel (Chute), and A-Frame.  Beginner agility also builds upon many obedience-for-agility concepts that will help your pet in the more advanced classes and at home.  This is a 6-Week on-leash class.  Our beginner class is $165, with classes starting soon!

Competition Class:  Dogs of all levels getting ready for, or competing in competition are encouraged to take part in this class where dogs and handlers gain experience with various handling strategies, improving their execution, strengthening criteria on each obstacle, and running sequences and short courses.  Tuition or each 6-week class is $130.  Dogs must have a recall or run on leash in this class.

 

If you're interested in drop-in classes, you may join us a class at a time for $25/class.  Please let us know in advance if you're planning on coming, so we can let you know if we have to cancel due to weather, and so we can verify your vaccination records and confirm having a spot in class to accommodate you and your pet in that particular class.

 

Private Lessons:  Private lessons are available for $45 per half-hour or $80 per hour and are available by appointment.  The half hour may be split between two dogs belonging to the same person, and the hour may be split between two people, each with up to two dogs.  Please call to schedule your lesson and discuss your goals for the session. 

 

Field Rental and Fun Runs:  We will also rent our field to experienced agility handlers.  Rental is $20 per hour for up to 5 people. Call or email us for a quote for rental for groups of more than 5 handlers.  You can call or email for availability and to reserve the field.  Also, as time and the agility trialing season allows, we will offer Fun Run's on select Friday or Saturday evenings.  Please check this page for dates and times, or email us to be added to our announcement list. 

 


Weather Policy:

JCPR hosts its agility program outdoors in its fully equipped, grass, lighted, fenced-in arena (no cover), and therefore, classes are subject to a weather policy.  If the weather conditions are such that the equipment or field is not useable, class will be cancelled and all students registered for that class will be notified via email unless you request another method of notification.  Students enrolled are encouraged to also leave a cell phone or another method of contact which they will check prior to coming to class so that we may relay class information in the event we need to notify you up to 2 hours prior to your scheduled class.  It is the student's responsibility to check their e-mail, phone messages, and to provide us with up-to-date contact information.  Drop-Ins or students invited to come to class on an alternate day/time are encouraged to call prior to 6:00 pm to check if class will be held.  If there is a 30% chance or greater of precipitation, temperatures in the low 30s, high winds are predicted or other factors that render unsafe conditions, JCPR reserves the right to cancel class to be continued at the next appointed time.  You will NOT be penalized for weather days - we simply hold class the next week in its designated time slot until we have hosted the number of classes for your session.  No refunds will be given with regard to the weather policy.  Likewise, a student's inability to show up to participate in hosted classes after the point of registration will not be given a refund.

 

Payment Policy:

Students are required to register for class and provide payment in advance.  Tuition will be charged upon enrollment in the class.  If we have fewer students than necessary to host the class, enrollees will be notified of the new start date.  JCPR will not issue refunds for students who are unable to attend classes or for dates that are affected by the weather conditions and pushed back into future calendar dates.  When you register for a class, it is similar to registering for college classes - you use them or lose them.  Your registration reserves the spot in that particular class AND reserves your instructor for that particular class.  Please notify J-Canine of your intent to discontinue classes BEFORE the new session has begun.  Missed dates shall not be applied to other classes or "traded" out for other services.

 

 

Required Vaccinations:

DHPP, Rabies, and Bordatella (canine cough)

We defer to your vet's judgment on vaccine durations.

 

Recommended Vaccinations:

Canine Influenza H3N8 & H3N2 (two boosters)

 

All new-to-you dogs must have been in your home and healthy for 30 days prior to boarding.  This includes found strays, foster dogs, puppies from breeders or friends, and recent adoptees from shelters, private rescues, and individuals.  In addition, all adult dogs with an unknown vaccine history will need proof of two Distemper/Parvo vaccines prior to boarding with us.  Dogs under a year of age must be able to supply proof of three Distemper/Parvo vaccines, with at least two given by a veterinarian.  Call us with any questions!

*Canine Influenza vaccine is not required for private lessons or classes, but is required for any in-house services, including but not limited to socialization, board & train camp, grooming, boarding, and daycare.

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Our agility field is fully fenced and has lights for nighttime use.  All of our equipment meets AKC and/or USDAA regulations, and is adjustable for use in training new dogs.

 

We welcome all breeds and mixed breed dogs to come play!  Only fun and positive methods are used.

 

If you have any questions, please call 281-633-9464 or send an email to liz@j-canine.com or to our class coordinator, Martine at martine@j-canine.com.

 

All new clients must fill out our online Canine Questionnaire.

 

 

Click here for map and directions.

 

Looking for agility training in other parts of town? 

E-mail us  and we will be happy to refer you to a local instructor.

 

Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers &

International Boarding & Pet Services Association 

       

1525 Anton Stade Road

Rosenberg, TX 77471

281-633-9464 

© J-Canine Pet Resort 2017