Agility Intro

If you've completed Practical Canines and are looking for new thing to do with your active dog, come along to Agility Intro. There is a bit of running for everyone, but only the dogs need to go through tunnels, weave and learn to jump.

If your dog is under 18 months and hasn't finished growing, we will not have them jumping to protect their growth plates, but they (and you) can still learn the basic handling skills, tunnels, and hoops (as a substitute for jumps).

Details

  • 8 classes (Start dates aligned with Primary School terms)
  • Pre-requisit is Practical Canines
  • Dog must be 6 months or over at the start of the course
  • Dog must be registered, fully vaccinated and not in season
  • 1 hr class with 15 mins before and after (Total time 1.5hrs)
  • You are expected to help put up and take down the equipment if you are able
  • Dogs under 18 months won't jump to protect their growth plates
  • Group class at Club Grounds, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton (Map)
  • Cost $140

Schedule for 2023

Our class terms for Agility are aligned with New Zealand Primarly School terms, and we do not usually run classes on holiday weekends. We start class the week that terms starts.

You can see all the classes we have scheduled so far on our Events Calendar

Term 1

Day Time First Class  Last Class
Sunday 10am 12 February 2 April

How to Book

All our bookings are made and paid for here on our website. All available classes are listed on our website. If a class is full you are able to go on the waitlist for that class. If a position becomes available we will email the people on the waiting list and the first person to go in and book will get the spot. 

What to Bring

  • Lots of your best treats - way more than you think you'll need
  • A rope or tug toy if your dog is into them
  • A flat collar and harness or halti if you have one
  • A non-retractable lead (you can bring a retractable or long line as well)
  • Waterproof, non slip shoes - we are on grass
  • Appropriate clothing for working outside in all weather
  • Clicker if you use one
  • Muzzle or similar if you use one or are required to have one
  • A lead and harness or flat collar. No choke chains or slip leads please. Well fitting, free movement harnesses may be used for training but will eventually need to be replaced with a tag-less collar only (as is standard in competition)

Please bring a LOT of very small treats for your dog. Good options are Possyum cut up small, cheese, cat biscuits etc.

Agility Intermediate

If you've done our Intro to Agility and/or Hoopers classes and are wanting to keep training we have a next steps 6 week Agility Intermediate class availible in Term 1 2023.

This class will bridge the gap between begginers and Squad, getting you familiar with equipment, confident setting it up and putting it away, as well as the finner points of training your dog on the trickier pieces, and troubleshooting any issues you are having.

This class is only 6 weeks, and the last 2 weeks you'll be invited to try out squad life.

Details

  • Pre-requisit is Intro to Agility or Hoopers
  • 6 weeks
  • Each session is about 1 hour
  • You are expected to help setup and take down the course
  • At Club Grounds, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton (Map)
  • Cost $105 per term + annual membership

Schedule for 2023

Our class terms for Agility are aligned with New Zealand Primarly School terms, and we do not usually run classes on holiday weekends. We start class the week that terms starts.

You can see all the classes we have scheduled so far on our Events Calendar

Term 1

Day Time First Class  Last Class
Sunday 12pm 12 February 2 April

How to Book

All our bookings are made and paid for here on our website. All available classes are listed on our website. If a class is full you are able to go on the waitlist for that class. If a position becomes available we will email the people on the waiting list and the first person to go in and book will get the spot. 

Agility/Sports Squad

If you've done our Intro to Agility and/or Hoopers classes and are wanting to keep training, join our Sports squad.

At our weekly get together we might learn a piece of equipment or work on a particular skill, and we'll put some gear together to make a little course.

This group is less formal than a class and you'll be encouraged to work at your own level, with help from our more experienced club members.

Details

  • Pre-requisit is Intro to Agility or Hoopers
  • Every week of school terms
  • Each session is about 1.5 hours
  • You are expected to help setup and take down the course
  • At Club Grounds, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton (Map)
  • Cost $20 per term + annual membership

Register for Agility Classes or Sports Squad