Tail Blazers Agility Club of the Brandywine Valley, PA
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Indoors - dust free - horse arena that is 200’ X 90’

Footing - TR3 - mixture of sand, fiber, rubber which provides animals
comfort by reducing impact and providing cushion stability.

Directions to Training Facility
via Mapquest®

Contacts:
                    Training Director: Beginners: Susan Parrish . . .  smpwk@hotmail.com
                    Training Director: All Upper Levels: tbacagility@gmail.com 

2017 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Mondays: Beginners - 6:00 & 7:45 PM
Tuesdays: Novice & Open - 6:00 & 7:45 PM
Thursdays: Excellent & Masters - 6:00 & 7:45 PM

INSTRUCTORS & ASSISTANTS:

Beginners & Novice: Sandy Costello - Instructor; Bill Rawa  - Assistant Instructor
Open & Advanced Open: Nancy Spada - Instructor; Linda Morgan - Assistant Instructor
Excellent & Masters: Sandi Shilling-Daniels - Instructor; Nancy Spada - Assistant Instructor

BEGINNERS:

TBAC offers new Beginners classes each January.  The focus of this class is to introduce the dogs to the agility equipment to lay the foundation for the TBAC training program. Beginner classes are held on Monday nights at 6:00 and 7:45 PM.  Each month class times will rotate between the two

Requirement: None
Duration:  10 weeks
Fee: $200.00

All Beginner class applicants will need to contact Susan Parrish to reserve a space in the January class.  Applicants will be accepted on a first come basis and will be notified of their status by November 30th. A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required in order to reserve a slot in the class. Training fees are not refundable after your first class.

Before starting the first class, you must provide the following:

Fees and Forms should be submitted to:

Susan Parrish
c/o TBAC
P. O. Box 560
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-3211
smpwk@hotmail.com

After completing the first 10-week course, you can continue into the second 10-Week Beginners Class.

ADVANCED BEGINNER/NOVICE:

The focus of this class is strengthening the dog’s equipment performance and continued development of foundation training through use of 1-5 obstacle segments. Advanced Beginner and Novice classes are held on Monday nights at 6:00 and 7:45 PM.  Each month class times will rotate between the two

Requirement:  Completion of Beginners Class or contacting Training Chairperson
Duration:  10 weeks
Fee: $200.00

With the completion of the second 10 week Advanced Beginners class, you can pass into the Novice class.

In order to continue training with the club, you must apply for TBAC Membership. All level classes from Advanced-Beginner to Masters are based on a 6-month Training Member Fee schedule.

POST-BEGINNER, NOVICE, OPEN, EXCELLENT

Training classes from Advanced-Beginners thru Masters will vary in class instruction to meet the demands of the dog and handler's experience level.  Increasing segment length and drill difficulty determines each class training plan.  Members will be placed in the appropriate classes as determined by the Training Director and the Instructors.A Beginners classes are held on Monday nights at 6:00 and 7:45 PM.  Each month class times will rotate between the two
 

  • Advanced Beginners and Novice classes are held on Monday nights at 6:00 and 7:45 PM.  Each month class times will rotate between the two
  • Open and Advanced Open are held on Tuesday night at 6:00 and 7:45 PM. Each month class times will rotate between the two
     
  • Excellent and Masters classes are held on Thursday night at 6:00 and 7:45 PM. Each month class times will rotate between the two

Requirement: TBAC Membership or contacting Training Chairperson
Duration:  6 months
Fee: $175.00

All levels of training classes from Advanced Beginner up thru Masters will vary in instruction.  To meet the demands of the dog’s experience, it is necessary to place each team into the correct class.  Prospective Members may contact us at tbacagility@gmail.com  to arrange an Instructor-based evaluation.

Before the evaluation/class please submit to the Training Director the following:

  • Evaluation Fee Payment
  • Current copy of the dog’s Rabies Vaccination
  • Membership Form

Once accepted into the training program and before the first training class, you must provide signed Membership and Training forms with payment of fees.

Please note: Training fees are not refundable after the first class. DROP-IN’S ARE NOT PERMITTED.

For more information, please contact us at: tbacagility@gmail.com

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