Agility & Hooper classes
Agility & Hoopers Classes
Our classes are run by Agility Club Accredited Instructors and we offer classes across the week to suit all levels and abilities from beginner through to those who wish to compete in agility. We have experience of working with lots of different breeds of dogs and agility classes for your dog can start with us from around 10 months upwards depending on breed.
Our equipment is regularly maintained and updated. Our contact equipment is rubber surface.
As dogs work off lead in agility, you must have reasonable control of your dog and a good recall. We run monthly taster sessions for those wishing to try out agility, these sessions give you an opportunity to see how your dog performs before committing to a regular class.
In our beginner level classes you will learn how to negotiate equipment safely, handling skills, start line waits and short sequences.
Hoopers is a relatively new canine sport which offers a low impact alternative to agility for dogs. Dogs negotiate flowing courses made up of hoops, tunnels and barrels and learn to work at a distance from their handler.
Hoopers is suitable for the majority of dogs including young dogs, larger breed dogs and for older dogs or those retired from agility. Our classes are suitable for dogs from the age of 10 months. For younger puppies please see our Agility/Hoopers Groundwork sessions.
Our hoopers classes are run by Accredited Canine UK Instructor and we also run CHUK Good Hoopers Awards.
We run monthly Introduction to Hoopers workshops in addition to regular classes.
Puppy Agility & Hoopers Groundwork Skills
It is not recommended for puppies to start agility and jumping at a young age as their bodies are still developing.
However there are lots of skills that your puppy can learn which will help them once they are old enough to start agility and hoopers.
We run monthly sessions at our agility field for puppies between the age of 6 months and 10 months in which we work on focus, start line waits, directional commands, drive and building up a good relationship between dog and handler.
In addition to our regular agility classes we run regular workshops for those who want an opportunity to focus on specific equipment or improve handling skills.
Weave & contact equipment skills
Jumps and tunnels skills (including grid work)
Full course workshops
One to One training
We are able to offer one to one training in both Agility and Hoopers.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment – for all activities is due in full, in advance of the session. Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cheque or by cash in person.
Our beginner obedience and puppy classes are a set 8 week course.
All our other classes for both Obedience and Agility are run in 8 week terms and are continuous. If you wish to stop attending a class we ask that you advise us no later than week 6 of the current term. (This is to enable us to manage class numbers and class progressions).
Hoopers classes are run in a blocks of 4 sessions, we ask that you let us know by class number 3 whether you intend to continue classes for the next term.
Scent Work classes are booked in a block of 6 sessions.
Please note that we do not refund for classes missed or credit future classes in lieu of non attendance, this includes absence due to holidays, illness or bitches in season (see below).
Workshops, taster sessions, puppy play, brain training club, and socialisation walks are booked on an adhoc basis, once booked onto a session please be aware that should you need to cancel you dogs place you need to give a minimum of 48 hours notice to enable us to try and fill you place. If less than 48 hours notice is given, we will require payment for your place.
Bitches in season:
Should your bitch come into season during the course, please do not bring your dog to class, however, we would still encourage handlers to attend and sit in on the session so that they can practice at home with their dog.
We offer a wide range of courses for puppies and beginners.
Come and watch a lesson to see if it suits you and your dog.
class, course & workshop dates
Check out our full listing for upcoming courses, classes and workshops.
“I first started attending the club 11 years ago with Raspberry who we re-homed from Battersea, Old Windsor. They were very helpful, friendly and patient with Raspberry who had learnt some bad habits. I enjoyed myself so much I’ve been attending since with our further two dog additions to the family.” – Jane Curtis
“Knowledgeable and professional trainers. Both my dogs, and I, have benefited hugely from being part of this training club. ” – Gwynne Hamlen
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