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New England Border Collie Rescue



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Sugar Bush Farm Announces a Special Day with Janet Weyers!  Saturday November 29th.  Seminar will focus on Crosses/Handling and Weave Pole Entries.  Registration form will be available soon.  9-5  $140 working spot, $30 auditors.

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Agility Classes with Kathy

Classes are now indoors


5:00 - 6:30  Scheduled Privates

6:30-8:00 ish  Competition Class


Wednesdays (note slight change of time)

NO CLASS November 26th (day before Thanksgiving)

 5:00-6:15 Scheduled Privates

6:15-8:00 Could be anything class!  Games, skillsets, European moves, Run Throughs with Comments!  Let me know what you want and we’ll make it work!  We will have teeter help and different weave pole training sets available in this time slot so this can work for dogs who need extra help on these two obstacles as well!


Saturday Classes are Back starting November 8th!
These are the dates:
November:  8, 15, 22 (no class on the 29th - Seminar day)
December:  6, 13
January 2015:  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February:  14, 21, 28
March:  7, 14
These are the times: 
Depending on Numbers classes may be combined.  Descriptions are below

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Foundations
10:45-11:45 a.m.:  Intro to Obstacles
12:15-1:15 p.m.:  Alphabet Drills Plus!
1:30-2:30 p.m.:  Beginner Agility
2:45-3:45 p.m. (may run later depending on #s):  Intermediate/Competition Class

 All classes are $15.00 per dog/handler.  Same handler, second dog on same day is $10.00.  *Foundations will have a one-time charge of $5.00 for the handouts, so first class is $20.00.

Foundations for Agility:  This class is great for puppies and dogs who want to learn the basics for a good foundation with their handler.  Attention to handler, having a fun time with your handler in spite of the many distractions around an agility setting, how to have fun learning and trying new things with your handler.  The dogs love this class!

Intro to Obstacles:  This is where we get your dog on the obstacles in a safe and non-threatening manner.  Positive reinforcement is used throughout all of these classes.  Agility training is great for dogs’ confidence even if you do not have a goal of competing with your dog.

Alphabet Drills Plus!:  We will have some alphabet drills to learn crosses and handling skills.  We will also have some other drills set up to get you going on weaves and contacts with more confidence.

 Beginner Agility:  Short courses as you would find at Novice/Beginner level agility competitions.  We will also begin to introduce you to the different games classes available to enter at competitions.

Intermediate/Competition Class:  Will make you think and work!


Winter Run (or Fun) Throughs!

Here are the dates!  All are Sundays - times are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You may arrive starting at 9:00 a.m. to set up and walk or help me build:)  These are $15 per dog/handler team.  Second dog, same handler is $10.  Lunch is included and many folks have also brought some potluck items to our run throughs.  Food and toys are allowed.  Courses are nested.  We may switch to a game half-way through if there is interest.  Two minutes allowed per run.  Great opportunity to train in a trial-like atmosphere!


November 9, 23
December 7
December 21st is Sugar Bush Farm Holiday Appreciation Party for anyone who has come to class, trialed, or attended run-throughs - Potluck - bring a dish to share and play with your dog!  No Charge - just bring good cheer!
January 11, 25

February 1, 15

March 1, 15


And then Spring will be here!


Kathy Chittenden            www.sugarbushfarm.net             sugarbush761@aol.com                518-733-5010


Ring and Building Rental to individuals/groups:
Please give Craig a call 518-733-5010 or write sugarbush761@aol.com to see if the time/date you want is available.  Cost is $10 per dog - cold weather is coming and SBF is a good place to keep up on your training!


Other trainers at Sugar Bush Farm


Agiledogs is here - www.agiledogs.net for schedule



Jim Jayko is here - e-mail at jjjayko@mycidco.com



Wag'd Agility often has special classes/offerings

For more info:  http://www.wagdagility.com/



Welcome to Sugar Bush Farm!

We are an operating dairy farm in Stephentown, NY.  We are presently milking about 80 registered Jerseys.  We also have a dog training facility here at the farm.  There is a fully enclosed playing field that includes a pond and a dock for dock diving.  There are other fenced areas and a 90x90 outdoor fenced agility field plus a 40x96' coverall building with a sand floor for agility and other dog sports when the weather isn't cooperating.

The facility is available for rent to different groups and individuals.  Please contact us for available dates and pricing.  The facility is great for your rescue group to hold a reunion or for you to host your dog's birthday parties.  More info is here.

Below photos by Barry Rosen at www.barryrosen.com

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Sugar Bush Farm
760 East Road
Stephentown NY  12168

(518) 733-5010