If you have a competitive nature or just want to show how clever and well trained your dog is, you may want to take part in Agility. Agility is where dogs learn to negotiate tunnels, tyres, high jumps, long jumps, the see-saw and A-frames. This is done round a set course at speed against the clock as in show jumping for horses. The handler runs around the course and controls the dog's direction with the dog off lead. Dog's compete against others for the fastest time with fewest faults. There are categories depending on the dogs size and experience.
Happy Training Tips & Guidelines
The obedience classes start at 10.45am till 11.45am
We recommend that you get there for 10.30am, bring your dogs for a walk so they can get a chance to have a sniff around & do what dog's do best!
As you can see below, we work on a reward basis, try not to feed your dog on the morning of class (remember they will be getting a tasty breakie during class with all the treats you have!)
Dogs to be kept on lead at all times.
Crate Agility only The more hands helping, the sooner classes start, & the more training you will get
Normal Collar & Lead:No retractable lead. No choke chains. No chain Lead
Treats:Small pieces of chicken / sausage / cheese / liver or a favourite food your dog especially likes. Keep treats in easy reach, a small bag in your pocket or a special treat bag that can be bought in most pet shops.
Toys:Keep your dog’s favourite toy for class & times you play together. Squeaky toys work better with dogs that prefer toys to food
Poo Bags It is very important we pick up after our dogs, as it helps keep our parks clean & can also cause a distraction to other working dogs
For your comfort Please dress appropriately as you spend a long time standing around & bending down to your dog
2015 Class times
All dogs must have a current vaccination certificate.
All dogs should be on lead at all times unless under training supervision.
Positive reinforcement training, using food or toys, is encouraged by the club.
No correction/choker collars are permitted. Same applies for retractable leads.
Dogs poo to be cleaned up immediately – and placed in the nearest bin
(if you cant find one, ask any assistant to show you where the nearest bin is)
ALL Club Members wishing to train in Agility are responsible for the setting up and taking down of the equipment.
Handlers must be Members of the club
Agility training will be cancelled in dangerous weather conditions
Provision of water is the dog owner’s or handler’s responsibility
No bitch in season is permitted on or near the training ground.
Hitting or harsh treatment of dogs will not be tolerated.