Bond with your dog in a playful atmosphere, and bring home the idea that work can be fun for your dog!
Dog agility involves the dog negotiating anything up to 20 obstacles, on a course designed by the judge, against the clock. Agility exercises help to strengthen the bond between you and your dog, and ensure that your dog is getting proper exercise. It has the bonus of keeping your dog’s senses sharpened and brain occupied too. Most dogs can do very well and have lots of fun in agility, as it is relatively easy to learn.
Take your dog over jumps, true tunnels and over walls…
The only way to find out if your dog has got what it takes to do agility is to have a go. Dogs that don’t love agility are few and far between and to keep it that way, it’s important to start right. we help you Learn new tricks in a controlled environment that facilitates good training practice on agility equipment that meets safety criteria.
Age of dog
We will accept a dog from six months upward. This ensures that the dog has the strength and co-ordination to perform the equipment competently and the stamina to last through a class. It also minimizes the risk of injury. Falling off the dog walk is no fun.
Know the basics…
The basic building blocks of agility are simple control exercises like ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘come’. You can expect to do some of your initial agility training with your dog on the lead, but it will soon go. Agility is a hands-free, off-lead sport. You don’t want to arrive for your first lesson and watch your dog disappear down a rabbit hole only to reappear at the end of the lesson. In addition, if you have already establishing a working partnership with your dog (I command, you do, I give you treat/toy/cuddle), you can apply this to agility and speed up the learning process. Your dog will already know that there are lots of tidbits in your pocket and will be eager to find out what he has to do to get them.
If you are unsure you can come to our basic training course.
Who can do agility?
Everyone can do agility and adjustments can be made if you aren’t one hundred per cent. If you have a hearing impairment, tell us so we can make sure we are facing you when we speak. If you have back problems, tell us and we can take that into account. There are people that compete in agility from a wheel chair. Tell your us if you have a disability or medical condition and we can take it into account in our lesson plan. In addition, we won’t insist you lug heavy equipment back and forth during course changes.
Our venue is indoors so no need to worry about the rain.
Our classes have the maxium of 8 in a class so you spend more time having fun and less time watching.