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Getting Started in Our Dog Agility Classes

Katherine Ostiguy and her dog Ska at ESPN's Bark in the Park event in 2021.Are you brand new to the sport of dog agility? Do you live near Providence, Rhode Island? Great! You’re in the right place. 

I’m Katherine Ostiguy, the co-owner and head trainer at Crossbones Dog Academy. I have competed in and coached the sport of dog agility for over fifteen years. I teach agility classes for all experience levels: from total newbie to national-level competitor. And I love introducing people and dogs to this great activity!

Over the years, I’ve developed a very specific […]

By |2022-12-12T23:58:58-05:00December 12, 2022|Dog Agility, Group Classes|Comments Off on Getting Started in Our Dog Agility Classes

“New & Completely Different” Flexible Group Dog Training Classes

{{ UPDATE 2018: This is an old blog post! For the most up-to-date details and unbroken links, please visit our Flex Class page for everything you need to know. }}

We’ve held group dog training classes here in Providence for over two years now. We have always been interested in feedback from our wonderful students. Some of the things we heard back about our group class program included:

“They’re too early.”
“They’re too late.”
“That day of the week doesn’t work for me.”
“I’m going on vacation and will miss a class… or two… or three.”
“What if I get sick and skip a week?”
“I […]

By |2022-08-09T21:53:41-04:00November 10, 2016|Group Classes, Training|4 Comments

Introduction to Dog Agility Class [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that dog agility is my passion. 2016 is going to be my 12th consecutive year of competing in this great sport. For several years, I’ve taught beginner dog agility classes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I decided to put together a video showing what I teach in this introductory class to give prospective students an idea of what to expect.

So, welcome to our Introduction to Dog Agility class!


Who should take this class?

My focus with this class is introducing the basic skills of dog agility: over, under, around, through, and on – with a variety of objects. These items have […]

By |2022-02-07T20:40:11-05:00March 4, 2016|Dog Agility, Dog Sports, Group Classes, Training, Videos|Comments Off on Introduction to Dog Agility Class [VIDEO]

The Power of Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Behold! One of the most versatile dog training tools known to man. (Photo Credit: Victoria Chilinski)

What’s your favorite training tool? Dog trainers are always looking for the latest and greatest items to add to their bag of tricks. My answer can be found at any supermarket or convenience store: peanut butter!

For Agility Dogs

My passion for peanut butter began while attending agility classes with Tessie. She is a whiner, and would anxiously await her next turn on the equipment by making all sorts of strange noises. Springers are capable of making […]

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