What is agility all about? Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off lead and the handler can not touch either the dog or the obstacles.
How old does my dog need to be? Your dog needs to be at least 12 months old before attending this class. Your dog must have the minimum of a sit/stay and recall obedience level. Dog handlers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What can I expect with my dog from this class? You will learn how to use each piece of agility equipment safely and correctly. You will gradually build up combinations of equipment until you can run a basic course with your dog. When you get to this point you can join the intermediate agility class. You will be taught basic handling techniques and agility terms whilst learning about drive building and motivation.
When does the class run? The class runs on Mondays at 12pm, Wednesdays at 12pm, Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 1pm. Each session lasts about 1 hour 15 minutes including the socialisation period after each lesson.
What should I bring to class? Do not feed your dog at least 2 hours before doing any training. Please ensure you bring with you a motivational toy and/or high value soft treats that your puppy likes. Poo bags are also essential, however if you have forgotten bags or treats, you can buy them from our dog shop on site. Please ensure you have completed our annual registration form found here before using any of the sites facilities.
How much does the class cost? Each class costs £12. Spectators are welcome as long as they do not interfere with the training. Children must be supervised by an appropriate adult at all times whilst on site. Toilets are available and free tea and coffee is provided at the end of the class whilst the dogs socialise. You are responsible for your dogs behaviour at all times. Dogs can be unpredictable in their behaviour at times and although the risk is minimal that is the nature of a dog training and socialisation environment. Do not bring your dog to class if she is in season. Please read our full terms and conditions for further details.
Hampshire Dog Club
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Sean@hampshiredog.club (Head Trainer)
Or use our contact form.