760 East Road           Stephentown, NY


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Agility Classes with Kathy

NOTE:  NO Classes Thanksgiving weekend, Wed-Sunday


5:00 - 6:30  Scheduled Privates

6:30-8:00 ish  Competition Class



Tuesday - 6:15 to 7:15:  Intro to Obstacles - this is for dogs and handlers who have completed the Foundations Class or permission of instructor. 

Wednesdays - no class day before Thanksgiving

6:15-8:00 Beginner/Intermediate Class - courses with handling challenges/discriminations, etc.



Please write to and place "Foundations" and the Session # you want in the subject line.

Saturdays are back!  Here are the dates for Foundations.  Class is from 10 to 11:

Session 1 for Foundations:  November 12, 19 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
December 3, 10, 17

Session 2 for Foundations:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

We can only fit in two sessions for Foundations this winter - we will offer this again in the spring on a weeknight!

 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.


Saturday On-Going Classes

November 12, 19 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
December 3, 10, 17  (times will change after these dates to accommodate an Intro class)

11:15-12:15:  Beginner Agility
1:00-2:00:  Alphabet Drills/Intermediate Agility
2:15-3:30:  Competition Agility


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!


Sunday Run Throughs!  9:30 a.m. to 3:30ish p.m.

The Dates
December 4
December 18th is our Holiday Party for Students & Competitors
January 8 and 22
February 5 and 19
March 5 and 19
Run Throughs are $15 per dog/handler, $10 additional dog same handler, 2 minutes on nested courses, as many runs as we can get in (usually 4-6 runs per dog!)  Potluck if you can/want - I'll have mac n' cheese or a soup made.  We can change to a game after folks have had enough standard runs.  Fun, fun, fun!

Agility Trials happening at Sugar Bush Farm in 2017!
Date Start Date Finish Venue Host Place Judge
5/6/2017 5/7/2017 UKI SBF SBF Tara
5/13/2017 5/14/2017 NADAC NAE SBF  
5/16/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #1
5/19/2017 5/21/2017 CPE SoBad SBF  
5/23/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #2
5/29/2017   UKI SBF SBF Val Reiner
5/30/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #3
6/6/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #4
6/9/2017 6/11/2017 NADAC NAE SBF  
    UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #5
6/17/2017 6/18/2017 CPE AD SBF  
6/30/2017 7/2/2017 USDAA SBF SBF  
7/7/2017 7/9/2017 CPE SBF SBF Mike Brownell
7/14/2017   UKI SBF SBF Craig Chittenden
7/15/2017 7/16/2017 USDAA AD SBF  
7/18/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #6
7/25/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #7
7/28/2017 7/30/2017 UKI SBF SBF Mike Conroy
8/1/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #8
8/4/2017 8/6/2017 USDAA SBF SBF  
8/8/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #9
8/11/2017 8/13/2017 CPE AD SBF  
8/15/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #10
8/19/2017 8/20/2017 USDAA SBF SBF  
8/22/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #11
8/26/2017 8/27/2017 UKI SBF SBF  
8/29/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #12
9/1/2017 9/3/2017 CPE SBF SBF Sarah Carson
9/5/2017   UKI SBF SBF Tuesday #13
9/9/2017   NEBCR Reunion   SBF  
9/30/2017 10/1/2017 NADAC NAE SBF  
10/14/2017 10/15/2017 USDAA AD SBF  
10/21/2017 10/22/2017 UKI SBF SBF  
11/19/2017   UKI SBF SBF Inside

Click here for a printable PDF of the Trial Dates!

SBF = Sugar Bush Farm –

NAE -= Northeast Agility Enthusiasts –

SOBAD = Southern Berkshire Agility Dogs –


AD = AgileDogs –

WAG’D  = Working Agility Girls and their Dogs –

ADOS  = Agility Dogs of Schenectady -

NEBCR = New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc. –


CPE -                       USDAA –            ASCA -

DOCNA –        UKI -

TDAA  -      NADAC    -     


Kathy Chittenden                     518-733-5010


Ring and Building Rental to individuals/groups:
Please give Craig a call 518-733-5010 or write 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!



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Sugar Bush Farm
760 East Road
Stephentown NY  12168

(518) 733-5010