What is Agility?
Why is it called Fun Agility?
All agility should be fun! ...but we use this phrase to refer to it not being a competition class. Some of my members have been bitten by the bug and gone onto compete, but that is not our main aim. If you are starting with the aim to compete then I can point you in the direction of a local trainer that can start you off with that in mind.
How much is it?
Where is it?
Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, on the A5 near Weedon.
How do I book a place?
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information on upcoming courses and how to secure a place.
Who teaches the class?
Laura Wyllie is a member of the APDT UK with approximately 20 years of dog training experience. Over the years she has lived with a variety of breeds, from small fluffy ones to 40kg Shepherds. Laura has worked with a variety of breeds throughout the years, as well as experienced lots of training disciplines including obedience, flyball, agility, heelwork to music, rally and scentwork. She became an accredited Canines Hoopers UK instructor in 2017.
Can my dog join a class?
Dogs must be at least 12 months old, be happy to be around other dogs/people, have some very basic training, be physically fit (I recommend a vet check before starting) and be up to date with vaccinations.
Do I have to run?
Agility does require a certain amount of fitness from the handler. We do have handlers of all ages taking part, but if you have mobility problems then it may be worth having 1-2-1 training, so we can adapt exercises and do more off lead work. Don’t worry you don’t need to be an athlete.
Can my son/daughter handle our dog?
Yes, we encourage junior handlers providing it is a safe combination (we don’t want a 50kg dog dragging a 4 year old around the paddock!). Under 16s must be supervised by an adult at all times during classes.
Where do we park?
Parking is available in the main public car park at Heart of The Shires. Please arrive in time to give your dog a walk around the big grass areas to do their toileting before walking through the courtyard to the agility paddock. Please pick up after your dog and take it home with you. There is not a dog poo bin on site.
What do we bring with us?
Small, soft and tasty treats (eg- cheese, ham, sausage...) and their normal kibble. Also a treat pouch (makes training lots easier!), a non-squeaky dog toy and poo bags. Your dog needs to be wearing a flat collar with ID disc, harnesses are fine, and a good length lead. NO slip leads or extendable leads please. You need to wear suitable footwear (no slip-on shoes), and comfortable clothing that you can run in.
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