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dog agility training

dog agility training

Agility Training Classes for Beginners - Fun Agility

Agility training classes are full of action packed excitement for you and your dog! Navigate a variety of obstacles by running, jumping, going over and through.  Agility training is a fantastic way to both bond with your dog and provide a different kind of exercise.

Beginners agility covers the basics at a grade 1-2 level.  All dogs must be over 12  months.  This class is not competitive and includes dogs and handlers from all abilities and experiences.  We are all here to have fun first and foremost.


What you will learn:

  • Jumps – bar jumps, long jump, hoop jump.
  • Tunnels – straight and curved.
  • Weaves – navigate 6 to 12 poles, dodging in and out.
  • Completing a course
  • Getting more focus on you

Agility Foundations

Agility foundations are essential for anyone who is wanting who aims to compete.  Foundation class is open to any aged dog.

Work on skills that will enhance your dog’s performance around the agility ring.  Prepare a good foundation for handling, working on your dogs focus, ability to work in distracting environments, and body movements.

This class works mostly away from the agility equipment, however is an essential part of next level competition agility.

This class is suitable for dogs under 12 months.


dog agility foundations

What you will learn:

  • Contacts – 2 on 2 off method of stopping at the end of contact equipment.  This ensures that the dog is not missing the contact zones and picking up penalties.
  • Movement – Getting used to uneven, wobbly surfaces in preparation for the seesaw.
  • Wraps – wrapping around objects both left and right
  • Start line stays
  • Following your directions
  • Race to rewards –Send your dog to rewards
  • Skills for handlers
  • Warm ups and cool downs
  • Introductions to threadles and serpentines.
  • Verbal discrimination’s
  • Obstacle discrimination’s
competition dog agility

Competition Agility

Dog agility training classes for people who have been bitten by the agility bug and are aiming to enter competitions.

This class delves deeper into the agility skills needed, with the goal of getting to grade 7 skills.  This is a super positive, upbeat, supportive class with access to a private Facebook group which shares training success, as well as giving help and support to each other.

One-to-one training is also available.


What you will learn:

  • Wing wraps – tighter, faster turns, with great exit speeds.
  • Obstacle discrimination – taking obstacles that may be less obvious to the dog, eg tunnel entrances under A-frames etc.
  • Obstacle entries – from a range of different angles.  Weave entries, tunnels from behind.
  • Threadles, sepentines, push.
  • Distance handling
  • Verbal cues

Dog Agility Classes

Want to do more with your dog? Why not have a go at agility?

Agility is the ultimate, fast paced, exciting sport of the dog world.  It’s no wonder that the Crufts main arena is dominated by the agility competitions.

Did you know that dog agility started in 1978?  And grows in numbers every single year!

We LOVE agility.  Nikki really found a passion from the sport when taking her rescue dog George to local training classes and was astounded at the difference in confidence that they both found within themselves.

So much so that Nikki ended up basing the research part of her advanced diploma on the positive affects of the sport on a dog’s confidence.  Then continued her studies to include a Fun agility instructor diploma.

Nikki was well and truly caught by the agility bug as she now has Rio, her super fast Cocker Spaniel who is training to compete in early 2020.

Find out more about agility here