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New England Border Collie Rescue



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Foundations Graduates!




Agility Classes with Kathy



5:00 - 6:30  Scheduled Private

6:30-8:00 ish  Competition Class


Wednesdays (note slight change of time)

 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!



5:15 to 6:15 Beyond Beginners - alphabet drills with obstacle confidence building, focus on weaves and teeter

6:15 to 7:15  Foundations for Agility

Please e-mail sugarbush761@aol.com if you are planning on coming to class. 


Foundations for Agility:  (will start August 28th) 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.

 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.



Agility Trials and Camp at Sugar Bush Farm in 2014

August 29-31:  CPE hosted by Sugar Bush Farm   FRI CAT    SAT CAT    SUN CAT


September 6-7:  Agility Dogs of Schenectady CPE at Sugar Bush Farm  www.k9cpe.com

September 13-14:  NEBCR Reunion Weekend!

September 26-27:  DOCNA Championships!  www.docna.com

October 3-5:  NADAC hosted by Northeast Agility Enthusiasts  

October 10-12:  USDAA hosted by AgileDogs

October 18-19:  UKI hosted by Sugar Bush Farm 












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


International/Fancy Handling - Skills and Courses
with Marshall & Melanie Clark
at Sugarbush Farm, Stephentown, NY

Course analysis of international style courses followed by running the course
Course design will be based on UKI, USDAA Master Challenge and International course designs
We will take a look at various handling techniques and then run the course
Maximum 8 working team.
Dogs must be proficient on all obstacles and be able to run complete courses
Dogs should have a foundation in international skills including back of jumps, threadles, pushes and serpentines
( if interested in this class, but don’t have foundation skill, please contact us)

Dates: session is 6 weeks including Monday, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 2014

Time: 6:00PM - 8PM

Location:  Sugarbush Farm, Stephentown, NY

Fee: Working Spot $120/session per dog. 

Reservations by email only.  To register or for more information, please contact us at: clarks1983@gmail.com



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/


Thursday night class openings

please contact Jim Jayko directly at jjjayko@mycidco.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