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Intelligent Agility Comes to Humboldt County!

Agility Classes begin soon at Fairgrounds in Ferndale. For more information, send an email to or call (949) 412-3245.
 See below for more details.


What is Intelligent Agility?

Intelligent Agility is our philosophy of recreational agility training on professional agility equipment. We focus on the bond between you and your dog, not competition and prizes. We teach using the PET method (Praise, Encouragement and Treats) - no corrections, no yelling, no smacking. We also focus on safety for you and your dog.  The dogs all wear harnesses and we never push any dog or owner beyond their limit. We use a break away tire jump and none of the jumps are metal. Classes are always small, so students get lots of time on the course. But above all, Intelligent Agility is about you and your dog having fun! 

Intelligent Agility also offers Advanced Agility classes that both gives doggies and their handlers from the Intermediate level a greater challenge and will also prepare those who are ready to take their agility to the next level -  agility trials (competition). You do not need to compete to be in our Advanced class, as many of our students at this level merely want to continue to enjoy spending some quality time for their dogs once a week. The philosophy remains the same as our other classes. It is about you and your dog bonding and having fun.

We are currently gearing up for our agility classes in Humboldt County, CA at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale, that are outdoors, on grass, and the course is fenced-in. Beginning agility classes start on Sunday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m.


All of the Intelligent Agility training sessions include four once a week classes that last for an hour.  And, all of Intelligent Agility's classes are for those owners who want to build a stronger bond with their pet, want to have a lot of fun, have a sense of humor and love their dog.  Sound like you?  Then sign up for one of our classes - we can't wait to see you!


Ferndale Fairgrounds
11:00 a.m. Intermediate Agility
12:30 p.m. Beginning Agility

Starting class dates subject to change due to factors such as weather.    
Class prices are for four one-hour classes:

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 Lure Coursing at Intelligent Agility

Intelligent Agility will be offering Lure Coursing at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale on Sunday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $20. 

Unlike agility classes, Lure Coursing focuses on your dog and not the handler. For anyone unfamiliar with Lure Coursing, it is the humane alternative to hare coursing. Instead of chasing live rabbits, dogs chase an inanimate object (usually a white plastic bag and sometimes a toy) attached to a moving string.  This humanely allows pooches to fulfill their natural prey drive while getting some exercise and building their stamina.

Lure Coursing is offered as a pay as you go recreational event. In other words, unlike the class structure of agility, you only pay for Lure Coursing on the day that you attend. With Lure Coursing, you can sign up anytime! Check the website before coming to class - in the event of a cancellation (heavy rain), we will post it at the top of the home page. Currently, Lure Coursing is scheduled for June 14 & 21, July 12 & 26 at the Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

You can usually tell how a dog will react to lure coursing early on, unlike agility.  As a side note, we often see dogs who struggle early in agility blossom as the class proceed. With Lure Coursing, you can usually tell if your dog is interested the first time.   

Like our agility classes, our Lure Coursing is outdoors, on grass and the course is fenced in.  We want our clientele to be able to relax and enjoy the sport more without having to worry about their dogs ever suddenly running away.

Intelligent Agility
is always concerned about your dogs’ safety. So when your dog begins Lure Coursing, the first course is short in order to allow for them to stretch out. As your dog builds stamina and gets used to more sudden turns, the courses become longer and more complex.  It’s tempting to want to immediately get out to the course and watch their dogs do long runs, but this is dangerous for any dog.  This is for the safety of your canine companion.  As always, safety and fun are our topmost concerns. Having said that, we think that everyone watching their dog respond to the shorter courses of beginning lure coursing will find watching their dog chasing the lure quite exhilarating! It's all about you and your dog having fun!!

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