Frolick Dogs is pleased to release our Spring 2018 Class Schedule, see below.  Group classes are limited to 6 participants, so register now to secure your slot!  The cost is indicated below.

Our outstanding agility trainer, Sherri Fries is also available for private lessons when she returns in April -- the cost is $45 for 30 minutes.  If interested, please contact her directly to schedule this at sherrifrie@gmail.com

Click here to register for group classes online (sign in or register if new, then select the "CLASSES" tab) or call us at 703-957-8946

CLASS SCHEDULE (descriptions provided below):

Fridays (March 23, 30, April 6, 13 & 20) ~ 5 group classes for $162.50
Instructor: Bill Keens

  • Level 1 Agility from 7-8pm
  • Level 1 Agility from 8-9pm

Sundays (April 8, 15, 22, *29 & May 6)  ~ 5 group classes for $162.50
Instructor: Sherri Fries
* Note: On Saturday April 29th class times will shift 30 minutes earlier

  • Level 3 & 4 Agility from 8:30-9:30am
  • Level 1 Agility from 9:30-10:30am
  • Level 2 Agility from 10:30-11:30am

Mondays (April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7)  ~ 6 group classes for $195
Instructor: Sherri Fries

  • Puppy Agility (6 months to 1 year old) from 7-8pm
  • Level 1 Agility from 8-9pm

Tuesdays (April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 & 8) ~ 6 group classes for $195
Instructor: Sherri Fries

  • Level 2 Agility from 7-8pm
  • Level 3 & 4 Agility from 8-9pm

Thursdays (May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 & 14) ~ 6 group classes for $195
Instructor: Bill Keens

  • Level 1 Agility from 7-8pm
  • Level 2 Agility from 8-9pm

NOTE:  Group Classes may be cancelled if there are less than 3 registrants; if this is the case we will let you know and will refund your purchase.

Click here to register for group classes online (sign in or register if new, then select the "CLASSES" tab) or call us at 703-957-8946

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

Puppy Agility: (6-12 months old) This is not an obedience class but instead builds on basic obedience skills. Participants will be working on sits, stays, having dogs work at their sides plus handling over agility equipment including the dog walk, pause table, tunnel and chute (puppies won't be jumping).  We will also do an introduction to clicker training.
Instructor: Sherri Fries

Level 1 Agility: (1 year and up, builds on Puppy Class) This class builds on basic obedience skills and covers handling over agility equipment including jumps, pause table, tunnel, chute, and the dog walk. Your dog should be able to sit, lay down, and reasonably stay (we'll work on that) and be able to work with you off-leash (we'll work on that, too.)  
Instructor: Sherri Fries

Level 2 Agility: (Pre-requisite: Level 1 class or similar) This class builds on Level 1 as you develop your handling and course strategy skills, working with your dog on increased confidence and safe obstacle performance.  This class emphasizes speed and accuracy along with improved handling on sequences with more ground work, jumps, jump grids, and turns. The teeter and weave poles will be introduced. 
Instructor:  Sherri Fries

Level 3 Agility: (Pre-requisite: Level 2 class or similar)  This class builds on Level 2, continuing with course running and handling skills, while refining the approach to the teeter and weave poles. These will be incorporated in sequences as the course progresses.

Level 4 Agility: (Pre-requisite: Level 3 class or similar)  This class builds on Level 3, where participants should be able to do the teeter and weave poles plus all obstacles.  This class will focus on handling skills utilizing bigger sequences.

Click here to register for group classes online (sign in or register and then select the "CLASSES" tab) or call us at 703-957-8946

 

INSTRUCTORS

Sherri Fries 
Sherri has been competing in agility since 2003, showing her dogs in both AKC and USDAA agility where she has competed at both Nationals. Her first agility dog, Cleo, was Hawaii's first MACH (Master Agility Champion).  Sherri currently competes with border collies Wiki Wiki (fast fast in Hawaiian) and Wiki's puppies Raptor and Spitfire who have just begun their agility careers. Sherri supports positive reinforcement training and more than anything loves to see dogs and their owners having fun!

Sherri's Dogs:

  • MACH2 Cleo MSG MJC MXP MJP OF / USDAA: AD, SS, SJ, SSA

  • Conant's Air Supremacy ALCM (Wiki Wiki) MX MXJ MJB MXF, Master Bronze Jumper / USDAA: MAD, Relay Champion, Gamblers Champion, Tournament Master Bronze

  • Spitfire Mark 25 Merlin High Performance Fighter NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ

  • Wiki's Thrust Vectoring High-G Supercruiser (Raptor) First competition JWW 1st place

Sherri also offers private lessons ($45/half hour).  If interested, please contact her directly to schedule this at sherrifrie@gmail.com

Bill Keens 

Bill started in agility with a timid rescue-mix named Amber. He attended agility classes with his wife and Amber, and while coaching and watching them grow, developed a deep love for the sport. In 2012, he started training his first Border Collie, Titan. Bill and Titan advanced quickly through the ranks, qualifying to compete at the national-level in AKC, USDAA and UKI before Titan turned five. In 2015, Bill and Titan were selected as alternates for AKC’s European Open team and in 2016 took third place at AKC’s National Agility Championship in the 26” height class.

While Bill enjoys competing, his real passion is for International handling and studying different handling techniques. He is training to become a One Mind Dogs instructor and loves the “ah-ha” moments when Titan teaches him new things. Bill would love to share what he has learned from Titan with you.

Bill also offers private lessons ($45/half hour).  If interested, please contact him directly to schedule this at wkeens@verizon.net

 

Click here to register for group classes online (sign in or register if new, then select the "CLASSES" tab) or call us at 703-957-8946