Workshop/Training Dates / Times
The full day workshops are held periodically throughout the year and will cover all levels of agility. When scheduled, the Workshop Date/time will be advertised on the website under Events Calendar, on the club’s Facebook page and in the Newsletter.
Ongoing Sunday training classes & class activities will be advertised on the website under Events Calendar – look under Additional Classes and Courses for the relevant date.
You need to be a current financial member of the club to attend agility workshop/training. Agility training is for dogs that have completed the basic obedience course and are training at Intermediate (grade 1) level and above. The dog must be reliable off-lead and must respond quickly to verbal commands.
Numbers for the workshops are strictly limited, so you will need to contact the club to register. You do not need to book for the regular Sunday training sessions. Please arrive 15 minutes early to help set up equipment and allow 15 minutes after the class to help pack up.
Please bring soft food rewards that your dog can swallow quickly, i.e. chicken, steak, sausage, cheese, cut into very small pieces. The treats must be something extra special that you will only use when training your dog – not the usual kibble that you feed your dog and not smackos. You will also need to bring a toy that can be thrown that will fit in your pocket – e.g. a tug toy.
For safety reasons you must wear sturdy enclosed shoes – no thongs/sandals will be allowed.
The main aims of the workshop & ongoing training:
- Teach the dog & owner the basics of agility
- Introduce the agility equipment and the teach the correct use of equipment
- Guide the owner through the correct method of agility training
Several topics for discussion at workshop/training:
- Emphasis on the skills needed to commence agility
- Age requirement for dogs
- Safety considerations for dogs
- Further training after workshop
- Safe use of agility equipment
- Correct use of praise and rewards
- Training equipment
- Training at home
- Agility Games – Snooker, Gamblers, Strategic Pairs
- Competing in Agility/Games Trials