As soon as your vet gives you the “all clear” you should start training your pup in a group environment. Pups can be trained from a very early age and love challenging and exciting games. The aim of this class is to give basic obedience skills, provide guidance how to raise your dog and deal with day to day issues. As well as to prepare them for agility classes in a safe manner taking into account the developing body of the puppy hence all exercises are low impact. This is a 12 week course after which your dog is ready for the Beginner or even Beginner+ class. Rescue dogs are also welcome in this class after an assessment.
These are classes for dogs that have never done Agility. All equipment will be on the lowest height or flat on the floor to begin with. These classes are suitable for dogs from 7-8 months old and onwards. You’ll learn jumps, turns, tunnels, tyre, contact equipment (A-frame, Dogwalk, Seesaw) and weave entries. Short sequences are part of the class. This is a 10 week course
Beginner + Class
In these classes the dogs have done most of the equipment and the A- frame and dog walk are off the ground. The aim is get the dog walk and A frame up to full height and the jumps will gradually go up to the correct height for your dog. Most exercises are done independently. Aim is to go to full height contact equipment, be able to do longer sequences which involve turns and hand changes. Weaves are taught with 2×2 and channel weave method with homework
These dogs have done all the equipment at the correct height, we’ll practise speeding up your dog, proofing of contacts, more, different weave entries and basic course handling and walking.
Novice Fit and Fun agility
These classes are run for dogs that are able to do all equipment at the correct height.. but are not necessary competing. As the name indicates these are fun classes which you and your dog enjoy.
Only open to people and dogs that are competing or on special invite. The emphasis of the class is to improve your handling and move you through the grades of agility.
These are available throughout the week and weekend, please contact Daniel for booking.
If you feel your dog is displaying a behaviour that either worries you or you simply stop enjoying, for instance, your daily walks with your dog we offer a behaviour service. Our club behaviourist has a long time practical experience with problem dogs working for many years at Battersea Dogs home and is a qualified vet nurse, many rescued from death row. We do recommend speaking to your vet to rule out any medical issues. These consultations are initially done on a 1:1 basis but when your dog is ready we do sessions alongside regular classes.
Workshops and guest instructors
From time to time we organise specialised workshops with emphasis on a particular aspect of agility. These are run in 2-3 hour sessions and in small groups. Several times per year we ask top handlers to run workshops at our club. Please check the event pages
We aim to have several competitions per year in cooperation with other friendly clubs. These will give you a taster of bigger Kennel Club or UKA competitions. A warning is in place: once bitten by the “agility bug” there is no known cure and you may end up spending all your spare time with 4-legged friends on fields with agility equipment.