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Agility Classes

Classes for Puppy Foundations and Adult New Starters through to Competition Coaching

All reward based training based on playing games with your dog and having fun!

No pressure to compete, but all dogs and handlers will be taught the skills they need  if they decide to give it a go

What is Agility?

Agility is a dog sport in which the handler directs the dog off lead around a course of obstacles against the clock. The fastest dog with the least amount of faults is the winner. Good foundation training is hugely important for this type of training and we put lots of emphasis on this in the early days of training. This does mean that dogs see a limited amount of equipment in their first few months of training. Dogs should not start training at height on equipment or jumping any sort of height until they are 12 months old, this is to ensure the dog has fully developed before taking part in a demanding sport.

 

We run puppy agility foundations classes, puppies from 4 months old can attend and work on lots of foundation exercises such as wobble cushions, crate games, rear end awareness exercises, working with distractions, handling and directional skills on the flat (flatwork), drive for a toy and much more!

Adult Dogs starting agility are required to have a basic level of training (a good wait and good recall), we introduce dogs to the skills they need using a mixture of flatwork training and low level equipment. As dogs and handlers become more confident we introduce more equipment and height to jumps. You get out of training what you put into it and there are lots of skills you can practice at home without equipment.
 

Any size of dog can do agility and we have trained dogs as small as Chihuahuas to large dogs such as Labradoodles and Greyhounds. Dogs and handlers need to be physically fit and free from injury to take part and whilst all breeds are welcome we need to ensure that the dogs health will not be compromised by training. Some extra large breeds may struggle with tunnels and would not be allowed to jump large jumps due to their weight and impact on their joints.  Overweight dogs may need to undertake a weight management program prior to embarking on a progressive agility training regime. 

* Beginners Agility is not the same as new starters - in order to join a beginner class your dogs must already be doing some Jump and Tunnel sequences

Monday

11.45 - 12.45pm - Beginners Agility (Full)

12.50-1.40 - Intermediate Agility (2 spaces)

1.45-2.45pm - Intermediate Agility

(FULL)

6.30-7.30pm - Pre Competition Agility (FULL)

7.30-8.30pm - G1-2 Agility (Full)

8.30-9.30pm - Grade 4-7 Agility (Full)

Tuesday

10.00am - G1-3 Agility (FULL)

11.00am - Intermediate Agility (FULL)

Starting Oct 2019 (FULL)

12.15pm-1.15pm - Foundations for Agility - Contact us for up to date spaces

Wednesday

6.30-7.30pm - G1-2 Agility (FULL)

7.30-8.30pm - Beginners Agility (FULL)

8.30-9.30pm - Grade 3-5 Agility

(FULL)

Thursday

7.30-8.30pm - G3-5 Agility (FULL)

8.30-9.30pm - G1-2 Agility (FULL)

Saturday

9.30-10.30am - Beginners Agility (FULL)

10.45am-11.45am- Beginners Agility (FULL)

Starting Nov 2019 (FULL)

12pm-1pm - Foundations for Agility - Contact us for up to date spaces

Beginners/New Starters Agility - Spaces Update

We have no plans for any more new starters this year. I am not operating a waiting list as I dont see this changing until mid 2020

Updated 15th November 2019

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