Classes

COVID Safety Practices

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in BHAD classes and sponsored events are required to wear masks in adherence to Delaware’s safety protocols.

Just Added – New Classes!

Master Class: Mondays at 6pm in Sandy’s Field (Georgetown)
Start Date – April 12. Sandy Moody – Instructor
Address: 26853 E. Trap Pond Road, Georgetown DE

Beginner Agility: Tuesdays at 6pm in Sandy’s Field

Start Date April 13. Sandy Moody – Instructor
Address: 26853 E. Trap Pond Road, Georgetown DE
 
Rally Advanced: Thursdays April 15 at 3pm in the Ellendale Training Barn. Lisa Trippett – Insructor
Address: 22146Reynolds Pond Road, Ellendale DE
 
Focus Class:  Thursdays at 4:15 and 5:30 in the Ellendale Training Barn: Lisa Trippett – Instructor
Address: 22146 Reynolds Pond Road, Ellendale DE
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please register for classes by emailing Sandy Moody at moodysan07@gmail.com with the class/classes and class time(s) you want to attend.

New students, please print the waiver and bring it with you to your first class.

Grace Heck AGILITY CLASSES

Grace will be coming to BHAD approximately 1 Friday per month. Each waiver will include up to 3 choices to attend. You can select all 3 or just 1 or 2 of the sessions. We encourage you to sign up for more than 1 session so Grace has the opportunity to learn the strengths and weaknesses in your training to better help you improve. Please pay for whatever you have selected.

We will open to BHAD members 1 week before opening for non-members. We will keep the classes open until the night of class or until they have filled. If you want to assure you have a spot, please sign up early. The last class (6:30pm) will be offered only if we have enough interest to fill it.

We will plan to offer a beginner class (if we have enough interest) starting late July.

All classes are expected to be in the barn in Ellendale. Address: 22146 Reynolds Pond Road, Ellendale DE 19947

 

MINIMUM Teams – 6/ MAXIMUM Teams – 8
 
 
CLASS TIMES: 3pm-4:30; 4:45-6:15 AND 6:30-8PM IF NEEDED
 
 
CLASS DATES:
April 23
May 14
July 2
July 16
August 20
September 10
October 29
 

Registration Opens for Members April 7, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members April 14, 2021

 

Registration Opens for Members June 21, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members June 28

Registration Opens for Members August 23, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members August 30, 2021

BACK YARD DOGS: Joy Olshefsky

Joy is back with her ever popular BYD series. This is handling based training from Novice to Master Level.
Each class will be 3 hours
 
SATURDAYS:  9AM -12   
MINIMUM Teams – 6 / MAXIMUM Teams – 8
 
COST $40 MEMBERS; $55 NON MEMBERS
Classes to be held in the barn in Ellendale.
22146 Reynolds Pond Road
Ellendale DE 19947
 
Class Dates:
April 10
May 22
June 19
July 31
August 28

Registration Opens for Members March 15, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members March 22, 2021

Registration Opens for Members April 26, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members May 3, 2021

Registration Opens for Members May 24, 2012

Registration Opens for Non-Members May 31, 2021

Registration Opens for Members July 6, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members July 12, 2021

Registration Opens for Members August 2, 2021

Registration Opens for Non-Members August 9, 2021

Instructors

Sandy Moody

Sandy Moody started in agility in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys all aspects of agility, including competing, training, instructing, and doing seminars. She is now an AKC agility judge. Sandy offered instruction for several local clubs prior to BHAD, but now she teaches exclusively for us. Sandy has competed in agility with her German shorthaired pointers, earning national recognition with her Rosie, and is now competing with her poodle Reign who just completed a Mach 2.

Carole Krivanich

Carole began her agility career with her Rottweiler Emma and now runs with her Dachshunds Spec and Mo. She enjoys helping people work through their issues with their pups and seeing the happy results. Her favorite students are the “baby dogs” no matter their age, she loves introducing them to agility. The new dogs love finding a job to perform and the owners take pride in learning to work as a team with their four legged partners. Carole is also president of BHAD. You can find her helping out with the Foundation and beginner classes.

Joy Olshefsky

Joy Olshefsky has been involved in the sport of Canine Agility for about 15 years starting with her Rough Collie, Oliver, and has been involved with BHAD since its inception. She proudly worked with Sandy Moody to put together the BHAD Agility Core Curriculum still utilized in today’s classes.

Joy has had the opportunity to compete in agility across the country with both her own dogs and handling other competitors’ dogs, including a Maltese, Corgi, Lab, Poodle, Golden Retriever, All-American and German Shorthaired Pointer. She feels the opportunity of working with so many different dogs has really helped her learn to appreciate the different challenges that come with different breeds and differing levels of both bid-ability and drive. Joy’s focus in her classes tends to be on breaking concepts down into doable challenges that can be worked on at home to improve a team’s overall communication on course. Joy has established a strong following of students who appreciate her contagious enthusiasm for the sport.

Due to changes in personal obligations, Joy has recently stepped away from weekly group classes and will instead focus on periodic workshop-type gatherings. She is currently loved and owned by her 3 Border Collies: 12 year-old Triton, 6 year-ole Mercury, and 3-year old rescue pup Venus.

 

 

Lisa Trippett

Lisa Trippett has been working with dogs and their people almost 30 years. As a veterinary technician she has a special interest in behavior and relationship building. She believes a good relationship is key to any training program and should be the core of getting started in any venue.

Lisa has successfully competed with her dogs in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Scent Work and Barn Hunt. She is proud of the fact her dogs have been adopted locally. She has proven whether purebred or not most dogs, through good training and perseverance can accomplish many successes in these venues and also earn Canine Good Citizen Titles and Trick Titles as well.

Lisa loves watching dogs and their handlers grow together; whether just looking to have fun and enrich their relationship, or working towards competing.

Lisa has taught classes ranging from puppy/family dog obedience through competition levels, as well as other venues including Scent Work, Rally, Barn Hunt and pre-agility/Focus. Lisa is also a Canine Good Citizen and Trick Test evaluator and an approved Farm Dog judge.

 

We Vest Dogs in Delaware

Blue Heron Agility Dogs of Delaware has provided funding for protective dog vests for several local police departments and the Delaware State Police. The club’s goal is to have all canine partners in the community outfitted with the best equipment available.

For more information, contact Denise Jester at djester@nanticoke.org or 302-228-4710.

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