What is Agility?
How much is it?
Where is it?
Agility courses are based at our outdoor training venue: LWDT Training Field, East Haddon, Northants
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. Find out more about Laura and her class assistants on our "Team" page!
Can my dog join a class?
Dogs must be at least 12 months old, be happy to be around other dogs/people, have some 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 and abilities taking part. 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 field). Under 16s must be supervised by an adult at all times during classes.
What do we bring with us?
Small, soft and tasty treats (eg- cheese, ham, sausage...) and your dog's 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. You need to wear suitable footwear (no slip-on shoes), and comfortable clothing that you can run in.
What else do I need to know?
How long is the course?
Agility courses are six weeks long, consisting of one hour lessons once a week.