Classes

COVID Safety Practices

PLEASE NOTE: BHAD will follow the current Federal, State, local, and CDC guidelines for all events.

spring class schedule

We are excited to announce our Spring Classes!

Click here for a pdf of the full schedule.

Questions about a class? Want to sign up but not sure which class is best for you? E-mail Tammy for help:  shannamara@sbcglobal.net

 

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

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.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith started out in Agility when he was looking for something to do with his adopted shelter mutt and he has become passionate about the sport. For Mike, Agility is a perfect combination of challenge and fun. Through Agility he has been able to enrich his dog’s life, strengthen the bond that he has with his dog, and make new friends. Mike’s association with the BHAD training program gives him an opportunity to share his enthusiasm and to help others achieve their own visions of Agility success. Mike trains and trials with his dog in Delmarva and in South Florida.

 

Ashley Cook

Ashley was born and raised on the Eastern Shore, growing up with a love and passion for animals! She got her first job as 14 yr old at a boarding kennel, and before long was managing the kennel, dog training and grooming. Later she trained as a veterinary assistant, and then started her own private dog training and handling business. She joined Talbot Kennel Club, then Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club, and now Blue Heron Agility Association of DE, and is teaching agility classes at all 3 clubs. Although agility is her favorite, Ashley also competes and trains in Obedience, Rally, Water works, Barn Hunt, Tricks, and many more. Ashley lives in Cordova MD with her 2 dogs, Jinxy a 7yr old Portuguese Water Dog and Roxie a 5yr old Chihuahua.

Frankie Joiris

Frankie Joiris She has been teaching dog training since 1976, teaching pet and competition obedience classes in NYC for 25 years before switching to agility training in 2001. For twenty-five years her ‘day job’ was training and handling animals for theater, television and film, which has given her experience training pretty much anything that breathes and moves, from turtles to tigers (although mostly specializing in smaller mammals, birds and farm animals). She is has been a regular writer for Clean Run Magazine since 2004, writing articles on foundation, fitness, focus and training, including the popular ‘Total Team Performance Puppy’ a 12month series of articles based on the Total Team Performance Puppy Journal, an online journal and video blog, available through Agility University, chronicling the Total Team foundation program from start to finish.

She was the Team Manager for the United States Team competing at the European Open Junior Agility Championship for several years.

She specializes in motivating the ‘hard to motivate’ dogs, as well as fitness for canine athletes (Certified FitPaws Master Trainer) and trick training. She has successfully coached numerous private students helping them overcome motivational issues on both ends of the leash. She studies and utilizes the best methods possible for each dog and handler team because no two teams are alike as training needs to be individually tailored. She enjoys competing with her own dogs and has titled dogs in obedience, agility, lure coursing, hunt tests, tracking. She and her students have qualified multiple times for National and Invitational events.

Frankie has competed in agility with a wide variety of breeds, both her client dogs and her own, including the only Champion MACH Norfolk Terrier, a number of other Norfolk Terriers, a Whippet, a Pyrenean Shepherd, a Border Terrier, and Border Collies. Her up and coming agility dog is Gimli, and Australian Terrier, and in the wings is her third generation homebred Border Collie, Logic. She teaches in multiple locations in New Jersey and New York as well as teaching online classes.

Internationally Recognized Animal Trainer For Theater, Film and TV

Published Author of Animal Training Protocols

World Renowned Presenter of Animal Trick and Performance Seminars

Team Manager USA European Open Junior World Championships

 

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 denise.jester@tidalhealth.org.

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