agility

Five By Five Canine is here for all of your agility needs from foundations through masters and international coursework as well as distraction training, confidence building, outside the ring skills, and more casual backyard agility.

We offer classes and private lessons at the Canine Sports Center in Goshen, CT as well as in-home private lessons in the Northwest, Central, and Southern Connecticut areas.

agility

Five By Five Canine is here for all of your agility needs from foundations through masters and international coursework as well as distraction training, confidence building, outside the ring skills, and more casual backyard agility.

We offer classes and private lessons atthe Canine Sports Center in Goshen, CT as well as in-home private lessons in the Northwest, Central, and Southern Connecticut areas.

The Canine Sports Center

Address: 416 Old Middle St, Goshen, CT 06756

Phone: (860) 491-3904

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As owner of Five By Five Canine, I am a OneMind Dogs Instructor and a certified Control Unleashed instructor. My instruction is based on seeing everything from the dog’s perspective and customizing every training or handling solution to each individual team.

I have worked with some of the best trainers in the world, including Tereza Králová, Lisa Frick, Silvia Trkman, Nic Jones, Tuulia & Timo Liuhto, Elina JanesniemiSarah Stremming, Leslie McDevitt, and many others. In 2017, I traveled to Finland to work with OneMind Dogs creators, Jaakko & Janita Leinonen.

Why does this matter? You and your team are uniquethat means you deserve a solution designed just for you. Together, we can determine the right tools to utilize from my extensive toolbox to solve the specific problems you’re facing as a team, and tailor your training directly to your exact training goals.

Get a truly customized solution, drawn from a wide range of industry best practice and cutting edge training methods, no matter where you are in your agility journey.

Our agility classes and private agility lessons offer: 

  • Agility foundations

  • Beginner through masters coursework

  • Contact & verbal training 

  • Private lessons tailored just for you

  • Backyard agility (non-competition)

Our programs cover specific topics such as:

  • foundational jump skills
  • foundational contact skills
  • foundational weave skills
  • beginner/novice coursework
  • open/intermediate coursework 
  • masters/international coursework
  • confidence building
  • handling skills and techniques
  • verbal training
  • outside the ring skills
  • waiting skills
  • distraction training and focus skills
  • trial prep
  • casual, backyard agility just for fun

Don’t see what you want to work on in this list? No problem! We always make sure our training can be tailored directly to your dog and their specific needs. 

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My two year old sheltie and I have learned so much working with Bronagh over the past year. We started working with Bronagh by taking her short sequence agility skills classes. Her fun exercises and energetic feedback assisted our ability to grow teamwork skills and build confidence. Along the way, my young sheltie displayed environmental stresses particularly noise sensitivity. So we were fortunate to transition into Bronagh’s behavioral Control Unleashed classes. Today he is a much more focused happy dog. We have benefitted from her individualized creative games and ideas which go well beyond help for the agility ring. We are currently preparing him to be more comfortable for upcoming vet and groomer appointments for example. Bronagh is highly intelligent with an astute ability to read dogs and give clear productive feedback. She is a joy to work with and her Advanced Control Unleashed class is my dog’s favorite. He tells me that every week. I highly recommend her both for agility and behavior training.”

Virginia Hagan