Classes

COVID Safety Practices

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

Blue Heron offers the following classes:

Monday (April 11 Start Date)
8:30am-9:30am:  Rally  All Levels with Barb Awtry
10:00am:  Agility Advanced with Mike Smith
6pm-8pm: Agility Masters with Sandy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday (April 12th Start Date)
3:00pm-4:00pm:  Agility Advanced with Frankie
4:10pm-5:10pm:  Advanced Beginner with Frankie
5:20pm-6:20pm: Advanced Beginner with Frankie
6:30pm-7:30PM: Advanced Classes with Frankie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday (April 13th Start Date)
4:00pm-5:00pm:  Foundation with Sandy
5:30pm-6:30pm: Foundation with Sandy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday (April 28th Start Date)
2:45pm-3:45pm:  Level 1 Scent Work with Chrisy Morgan
4:00pm-5:00pm: Level 1 Scent Work with Chrisy Morgan
5:15pm-6:15pm: Level 2 Scent Work with Chrisy Morgan (Must have completed Level 1)
6:30pm-7:30pm: Level 2 Scent Work with Chrisy Morgan (Must have completed Level 1)

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.

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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