VIRTUAL AGILITY LEAGUE
THE VALOR PROJECT
The idea for the Virtual Agility League was born out of the Reactive Dogs
(Therapeutic Agility) class at
Teamworks Dog Training in
and created by
C.P.D.T.-K.A., C.C.. The
participants in the
Teamworks Reactive Dogs Agility class
have largely been rescue or shelter dogs with fear/ reactivity
issues of people or other dogs.
The goal of the class is non-competitive, emphasizing agility as a
therapeutic intervention, much like art therapy or music therapy for humans.
After several years of offering the class, we had held several “shows” as
a last class of the session, where participants invited a few family and friends
to attend. The amount of work put into getting these dogs to the level where
they could actually focus on agility and not their fears was extraordinary.
By the time the “show” came around, these handlers were so proud of what
they had achieved, it seemed a shame that only a few eyes got to see the
progress. Most graduates of the
class have been rehabilitated well enough to cope better in” life skills” as the
result of this class, and most of the handlers have been
satisfied with that result.
However, even though many of these dogs would progress to an advanced level with
their agility skills, they were never able to handle the distractions and
temptations of a typical sanctioned trial environment.
The virtual agility league is an opportunity for handlers of special
needs dogs to demonstrate their dog’s agility skills and to have a certification
of achievement for their training efforts…which, for many of these dogs, is
nothing short of “VALOR”.
LAUNCH DATE: MAY 1, 2011
Virtual Agility League
195 Robbins Rd
Youngsville, NC 27596
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