AG500: Agility Problem Solving

Instructor: Nancy Gagliardi Little

Course Details

Have a stubborn agilty problem?  Weaves?  Teeter issues?  Can't master a front cross?  Need help smoothing out your courses?  We've got a great option for you! This class, Agility Problem Solving, is effectively a series of private agility video lessons.  You'll videotape your work and get feedback. Any topic, except running contacts, is fair game.

Gold level spots will choose what they want to work on, whether it's a specific handling problem or a particular obstacle. This class will not include a lecture portion since it will be highly dependent on which students enroll and what issues they bring to the table.  As a result, we will allow students at all levels to retain access to the forums for one year from the date of enrollment.

Silver Students, you can join and ask questions about the training that that Gold students are working on. We will not address any personal training questions. If you want to know what types of training the Gold students are working on, contact Nancy after October 1st.



There are no scheduled sessions for this class at this time. We update our schedule frequently, so please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.

Registration begins at 9:30AM PDT.

Enrollment limits: 10 gold, 25 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level, you can sign up any time during the registration period.

For answers to commonly asked questions see our FAQ page.


There are no formal lectures in this class.  

Some of the many problems we will be addressing in the class are:

- Weaves (entries, skipping poles, building confidence, fading props)
- Jumping
- Handling (emphasizing timing and connection)
- Stopped contacts (teaching independence, polishing, trial versus training, proofing, handling)
- Start lines (breaking, not leaving)
- Impulse control

There will most likely be other training addressed as we move through the class.



Prerequisites and Equipment

Please contact Nancy Gagliardi Little directly for more information on this class.

Course Testimonials

A sampling of what prior students have said about this course ....

Yet another class that has exceeded my expectations. Not only did we get individualized instruction (essentially private lessons) to help us with our issues, I got to watch and learn as my classmates worked through theirs. Whether your problems seem insurmountable or you just need a bit of tweaking, this class is the way to go. Nancy has tons of ideas and a great eye for the details. Christine Y.       

Nancy has it all -- the eye, the experience, the success to zone in on what's needed and then provides all the information to help the handler and dog get there. The depth of her knowledge and her insights never fail to amaze me. It's just a thrill to work in one of her classes. Mary Ann E          

This is a great class for those who need help with an agility issue. Nancy has a great eye and very useful suggestions. I wish it went beyond 6 weeks! Ginger M           

Simply amazing. Nancy can identify issues so quickly and recommend effective solutions. Great communicator of information with words, video, and graphics. Wonderful with non-traditional lower drive agility breeds. Super response times to forums as well.           

Nancy was absolutely amazing on so many levels. The progress we made in 6 short weeks was phenomenal. Each lesson she gave us was well presented, well thought out and had diagrams to boot. Will try many more classes with her.           

Nancy has a fantastic ability to get to the heart of the probelm and come up with clear and understandable ways to address it. My mind caught on much faster than my feet, but it was so exciting to have a whole new world opened up.