We teach agility in accordance with OneMind Dogs Methodology (www.oneminddogs.com). Our Head Canine Coach is an avid OneMind Dogs promoter because it encourages handlers to see agility from the dog’s perspective. This is a wonderful relationship building activity that fits in nicely with the Free Spirit System. Both OneMind Dogs agility training and the Free Spirit Dogs behavioural system focus on what dogs naturally understand; in agility this is namely body language.

At Free Spirit, we provide many different ways to teach agility including private and semi-private coaching, group classes, as well as full day seminars and few hour workshops. We work with you to customize an agility training routine that will bring you to success at whatever level you desire: recreational agility, competitive agility within Alberta, Canada or internationally! The sky is the limit with Free Spirit Customized Coaching.

Agility Coaching Options: 

Private Coaching

One Hour: You, Your Dog(s), and a Canine Coach.

This option allows us to focus on exactly what you need for agility whether you have never tried agility, are just starting out training, novice competitor or have been competing for a long time. This is also a good option for people with busy schedules that cannot consistently make group class times or people with multiple dogs. Private sessions can cover one or more of the following topics:

  • Agility Basics for Beginners
  • Flatwork
  • Obstacle Performance (all obstacles, running and/or stop contact training)
  • Obstacle Discrimination
  • Distance Training and Handling
  • OneMind Dogs Technique Training
  • Sequencing Small Courses
  • Full Course Analysis and Performance
  • Distraction Training and Competition Prep
  • Masters/International Level Coursework

Customized Private Lesson Options:

30 minute session: $50+gst

60 minute session: $90+gst

90 minute session: $135+gst

Semi Private Coaching

One Hour: 2 Handlers, up to 4 dogs, and a Canine Coach

Do you and a few friends want to try agility together? Do you have training partners that you’d like to learn with? This is the perfect option for you! Semi Private Coaching includes an hour of training for up to three people with one dog each.

Customized Semi-Private Lesson Options:

60 minute session: $90+gst

90 minute session: $135+gst

Want more people and dogs included in your semi-private?

If you and your friends have multiple dogs we can absolutely work with that. Rates are subject to change depending on how many people and dogs will attend and how long you would like to book a Free Spirit Coach for.

Group Classes

Never set foot on an agility arena? No problem! Avid agility competitor? Great! Somewhere in between? We can help! Group classes ranging from the very basics of agility all the way to competitive level coaching. We have options for you in any stage of your agility training.

  • Puppy Agility (no experience needed, under 11 mo)
  • Beginner Agility (no experience needed, 11+ mo)
  • Intermediate Agility
  • Advanced Agility
  • OneMind Dogs Handling Techniques
  • Competition Prep
  • Drop in Coaching Sessions (current or previous students only)

Our classes are small to ensure you get customized training even in a group class setting. Our classes guarantee one on one time with a coach every class.

Seminars and Workshops 

Free Spirit Hosted Seminars:

These are seminars and workshops put on and organized directly by Free Spirit Coaches. We create a lesson plan, organize the venue and gather the students. We host seminars at many different levels and price varies depending on the program we put together. Keep an eye out for upcoming seminars and workshops!

You Host!

Are you interested in having a Free Spirit Coach or Coaches come to you? Perhaps you have a club, training facility, or group of dog lover friends. Free Spirit Coaches will work with the host to create a customized lesson plan for their seminar. If you are interested in hosting Free Spirit for a seminar in your area, please contact us for rates and details.