We offer non-competitive agility training.
The first 6 weeks of your training will cover working on proprioception and obedience that is essential for agility. This greatly improves your dog’s ability to progress.
We will introduce some of the equipment during this course. After the initial course, the following 6-week courses will continue your agility journey, introducing more complex handling.
Our courses are suitable for dogs from the age of 6 months. Some of the behaviours which are essential to assist you with your dogs agility training are wait or stay under distraction, recall and focus.
If your puppy or dog struggles with these behaviours we can offer 1-2-1 training to help you as it will greatly improve their ability to progress in agility.
All dogs MUST be friendly with dogs and people and not bark excessively when at rest.
What you and your dog will learn in the first course:
- Proprioception to assist with your dog’s awareness of the position and movement of the body
- Perfection of some advanced obedience including stay under distraction
- Working your dog on both sides
- An introduction to the tunnel and basic jumping
What you and your dog will learn in the second course:
- Progression with the equipment
- Learning jump and tunnel sequences
Subsequent follow-on courses:
- Progression with complex handling skills
- Progression with complex courses incorporating your handling skills
All of the above exercises will be achieved over time depending on how quickly the dogs progress.
From time to time we may offer workshops to work on some of the other equipment as this is more beneficial than teaching this in a 1 hour lesson.
Bumble demonstrating back foot work
All of our training is based on positive reward based training. We will be using a combination of high value treats and toys. Lotus balls and tuggy toys are essential for agility. As it helps your dog to progress their distance from the handler.
Toys are available to purchase from the training centre.
Please see here for more information about the techniques we use in our classes.
Puppies can start agility from 6 months of age. Poles will be kept on the floor until they are fully grown. They can learn all of the techniques for agility without the poles being raised.
Spaces restricted to 4 dogs per class.
Classes are for 1 hour
Beginners Course Cost and Start Dates
£80 for the first 6 week course
£70 for the second 6 week course
£65 for each follow on 6 week course
All dogs must be able to to cope in a class environment and be able to settle and rest in our spectator area when they are not being worked.
For dogs that cannot cope around other dogs we can offer 1-2-1 agility training. Please contact us to book.
Please note an * indicates a break within a 6 week course
START DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
*19th May 2022 1100 – 1200 (2 spaces)
A further date will be added in due course for an additional evening agility course. Please email us to be added to the waiting list
We have some availability on our progressive agility courses. This course is suitable for dogs who have already done some agility.
Mondays 0930 – 1030 (2 spaces)
Wednesday 1830 – 1930 (1 space)
£70 for the first 6 week course
£65 for each course thereafter
How to Book
Please click on the button below to book the beginners agility and select the date that you would like to start. You will be transferred to an external booking system where you can book a place on one of our courses.
Select the start date and enter all the information that is requested.
No bitches in season. All dogs must be fit. If they have a known ailment for example arthritis you must have written consent from your vet prior to starting the course and a copy of this letter must be forwarded to Paws 4 Training.
Agility is an active dog sport and you will be required to run with your dog. As you progress your training we will be teaching distance handling.
Please use the button below to book onto a progressive agility course.