Training with Maidstone Activity Dogs
All of our training is reward based and force free. This means when your dog does something positive it earns a reward (Toy or Treat). Dogs learn through repetition and being rewarded for the correct behaviour. For any class you take with us, your dog will get the opportunity to earn lots of rewards.
Classes are kept small so each team has plenty of time training under the supervision of an instructor. No matter what the class , all dogs attending must be happy to work around other dogs and have focus for the handler. (puppy class excluded as this is what we teach them!).
All of our instructors have many years experience with working with dogs and teaching classes.
Terms & Conditions
Participating in training is done so at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for injuries or damage to property. For Agility both the dog and handler must be fit enough to take part and the dog must be of a healthy weight. In all classes the handler must be fit enough to be able to control their dog (please dont attend with broken bones etc).
Dogs displaying any signs of injury or illness must not attend any class until well. For contagious diseases (ie Kennel Cough), 2 clear weeks must have passed before returning to classes. Bitches in season must not be brought to training.
Once you have booked your space you are responsible for attending. No refunds are given unless the space can be filled (we will not offer out spaces partway through a course). If we have to cancel for any reason you will be offered an alternative where possible otherwise refunded for the session.
In the case of extreme weather we will always take into account the welfare of the dogs and handlers when making a decision on training classes running. In extreme heat, wet or cold we may alter timings of classes to ensure they can go ahead. If the weather changes partway through a class we reserve the right to finish that class early if deemed necessary.
Dogs must be given the oppourtunity to toilet before classes and must not be allowed to go on the Astroturf* in the trainig building or up the equipment when inside or outside.
*A cleaning fee may be applied