Matsqui Flyball & Agility Club

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Training

Flyball Training

Flyball Lessons

  • »Flyball lessons teach your dog how to go over a series of jumps and trigger a flyball box to retrieve a ball.
  • »The lessons teach your dog how to focus on you and the jumps as well as learning to pass another dog at a running speed.
  • »Please note that this sport is not recommended for dogs with agression issues.
  • Where: TBA
  • When: TBA
  • Details: TBA
Agility Training

Agility Lessons

  • »Agility lessons teach your dog how to do the different pieces of equipment safely and with speed and how to focus on you while running.
  • »The lessons teach you how to motivate and control your dog on and between each obstacle. At more advanced levels the training focuses on your handling skills, teaching you how to get the best performance from your dog.
  • »Matsqui Flyball & Agility Club uses positive training methods, with lots of praise and rewards for the dog. The instructor does not teach your dog, but shows you how to be the teacher.
  • Where: TBA
  • When: TBA
  • Details: TBA

Training Inquiry

We are currently experiencing a large wait list for training in both sports (in excess of 40 dogs). To get your dog started prior to coming for training please work on your dog's focus on you along with basic obedience - sit, stay & come. Thank you for your patience.

  • »If you are interested in the training program that the Matsqui Flyball & Agility Club (MFAC) offers, please complete and submit the Training Inquiry form below. Our Flyball and/or Agility Co-ordinators will contact you upon receipt.
  • »Minimum dog age required to participate, check prior to submitting form.
  • »Applicants should be aware that vaccinations are recommended by MFAC.
  • »Dogs must be able to 'sit', 'stay' and come when called.
  • »Please keep your dogs on leash and under control at all times and tell us if your dog has issues with other dogs or people.
  • »If you have an aggresive dog, we ask that you seek assistance from a trainer that specializes in behaviour training prior to registration.
  • »Prior to any training, we encourage all attendees to review our club's Rules of Conduct in order to foster a positive training experience for all participants.

Resources

Resources

Books and DVDs

In 2010, as a way to promote Flyball and Agility dog sports, MFAC donated $900 to the Abbotsford and Mission branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library to allow them to purchase various dog sport related books and DVDS. This way any member of the public now has access to these resources.

Visit Fraser Valley Regional Library to see for yourself what dog related books & DVDs the library has to offer.

  • Books
636.70887 LAU Laurence, Kay Learning Games
Chipping Campden, Glos; Learning About Dogs Limited, 2007
     
636.70887 LAU Laurence, Kay Teaching with Reinforcement : For Every Day and in Every Way.
Chipping Campden, Glos; Learning About Dogs Limited, 2009.
     
636.70888 COL Collins, Kim From the Ground Up : Agility Foundation Training for Puppies and Beginner Dogs
Guelph, Ont; Dog Sport Media.  2006
     
636.70888 GAR Garrett, Susan Shaping Success : The Education of an Unlikely Champion
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, 2005
     
636.70888 LEV Levenson, Barb Flatwork : Foundation for Agility
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, 2007
     
636.70888 MEC Mecklenburg, Linda Developing Jumping Skills : For Awesome Agility Dogs
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, 2008
 
  • DVD
DVD 636.7088 ADV Susan Salo Advanced Jumping
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, c2009
   
DVD 636.7088 AGI Greg Derrett Agility Foundation Training
[United States] : GT Agility, c2009
   
DVD 636.7088 CRA Susan Garrett Crate Games : for Self-control and Motivation
Alberton, Ont : Say Yes Dog Training Inc., c2007
   
DVD 636.7088 FOU Moe Strenfel Foundation Training for Agility : the Road to a Perfect Partnership
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, c2009
   
DVD 636.7088 FOU Susan Salo Foundation Jumping
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, c2008
   
DVD 636.7088 GRE Greg Derrett Great Dog Great Handler : the Winning Combination
[United States] : GT Agility, c2008
   
DVD 636.7088 GRE Greg Derrett Great Dog… Shame About the Handler!
[United States] : GT Agility, c2008
   
DVD 636.7088 ON Greg Derrett On Course to Excel
[United States] : GT Agility, c2008
   
DVD 636.7088 PUP Susan Salo Puppy Jumping
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, c2009
   
DVD 636.7088 SUC Susan Garrett Success with One Jump
South Hadley, MA; Clean Run Productions, c2006
   
DVD 636.7088 TWO Susan Garrett 2 x 2 Weave Training
Alberton, Ont : Say Yes Dog Training Inc., c2008