Dog agility is the most popular dog sport in the UK and is constantly growing with thousands of dog owners competing at shows across the country throughout the year. Agility is a great way to improve your bond with your dog while having fun at the same time.
New Courses . . .
Agility for Beginners Training Course
We are currently recruiting to the following classes in the Camborne / Redruth area and St Agnes areas. It is advisable to book as soon as possible as places are limited and fill quickly:
- Agility for Beginners - Adult Dogs 12 months and over
- Puppy Foundation Agility - Young Dogs aged 4 months - 12 months
We believe that agility training should be open for everyone to enjoy. Therefore we offer 8-week training courses which introduce you and your dog to agility in a fun and enjoyable way.
The courses introduce you to basic agility equipment (e.g. jumps, tunnels, weaves and contact equipment) in addition to the main commands you will need to direct your dog around an agility course.
Everyone is welcome to join regardless of your age or the breed of dog you own. We will train you in a safe and structured way whether you intend to take part for fun, or if you fancy aiming for the dizzy heights of Crufts!
At the end of the block, if you have enjoyed yourself and made new friends there is always the opportunity to continue onto another block to learn more. The majority of our customers renew continually as they enjoy their classes so much.
Requirements . . .
We firmly believe that there are very few circumstances were a dog should be turned away from agility classes. We have seen time and time again, agility classes to help dogs who are nervous and with high levels of anxiety change to happy and confident dogs, and dogs who are exhuberant to calm down and focus. Our only requirement is therefore for your dog to not be aggressive towards people.
If you are concerned that your dog may not be sociable towards other dogs or people then you may have specific training needs that cannot be met in a group setting. Our Rehabilitation Training service may suit your needs until you are ready to join a group.
We also offer personal tuition for people who are unable to commit to a regular group. Here training is offered on a one-to-one basis through 45 minute individual training sessions. Contact us for more details.
Agility classes are also held for handlers and dogs who have taken part in agility before or who are already competing regularly. The Intermediate Agility classes cover more advanced handling skills and techniques and help you to perfect your weave entries and obtain fast and reliable contacts to ensure you are fully equipped to compete at your dog's agility grade.
Contact us for details about current availability at this level.
Is Agility For You?
Many people have seen agility on television and often think "my dog could never do that!" However, agility can be enjoyed by dogs (and handlers!) of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds...as long as the dogs are in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Agility is not just for young and able-bodied humans either - there are people who have had knee or hip replacements as well as people in electric wheelchairs who regularly compete with their dogs in agility.
These competitors are an inspiration in the way they train their dogs to work away from them and to have control at a distance!