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Agility is a wonderful game for dogs to learn and provides a great outlet for their mental and physical energy. It builds fantastic teamwork as you learn handling skills together to enable your dog to negotiate a course of jumps, contacts and weaves at speed.

Wendy competes all her dogs and uses the handling system of one of the world’s most succesful international handlers and trainers, Greg Derrett. Whether you wish to compete or simply have fun with your dog you will be very welcome.

Wendy trains with Jo Tristram who has the unique achievement of winning consecutive Gold, Bronze and Silver medals at the World Open Agility championships. She is a great trainer as well as competitor and holds regular clinics for all levels at our venue.

Our classes are run to ensure dogs can relax and concentrate on training, so aggressive dogs and lunging barking collies are not part of the picture. Naturally for those wishing to compete getting dogs comfortable with high levels of activity and distraction is essential but our classes provide a stress free environment for all dogs, and Wendy uses her extensive experience as a behaviour specialist to provide clients with assistance if their potential competition dogs have reactivity or social skill issues.

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All new clients start with a private Introduction to Agility / Assessment session depending on previous experience.  For new dog and handler teams detailed notes are provided.

The Foundation Agility  and Young Dog Foundation Agility classes are for young dogs from 5 months old and older dogs new to the sport. Sessions include essential ground work, body awareness and confidence building activities, distraction proofing for solid start lines and handler focus, early contact work and age appropriate jump work, verbal directional cues, shaping activities and core handling skills. Groups of 3 or 4 are developed as a closed unit so everyone is at the same skill level.

Novice Agility Classes are for dog and handler teams who know all the basic handling skills, and are starting to do weaves and contacts in sequences.

Intermediate Agility Classes further develop core skills, course analysis and handling decision making, courses are G5 plus

More experienced teams work one to one to optimize training time and this is often used from day one when diary constraints mean clients can’t make class times.  Special clinics covering specific handling skills are scheduled regularly.

All dogs must naturally be fit and correct body weight to meet the physical demands of the sport.

Training facilities include three acres of individually dog proof fields and a purpose built indoor building with a professional waxed sand surface to ensure secure, safe footing. Both full sized and training equipment are available and all contact equipment is rubber skinned aluminium build as used in competition  – please see the facilities page for photos and more details.

Please note that payment is due for all lessons cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment unless there is a genuine veterinary or medical reason.

Next clinics with Jo Tristram –      Monday 17th September, Thursday 11th October, Thursday 8th Novemeber 2018.

Workshops and individual special training events ( Click to Display)

Free course practice for current clients
Date / Time  Sunday 3oth September 11.00 am  – 1.00 pm,  by invitation only Trainer: Wendy
Location:  Normanton on Trent
Fees: N/A Places Available:  Yes, By Invitation
Shaping Masterclass
Date / Time:  Sunday October 7th 11.00- 1.00 Trainer: Wendy
Class: Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees:  £12.00 per dog Places Available;  Yes
Proprioception, Suppleness and Strength Exercises for Conditioning and Effective Warm up/Cool down. Includes Cavaletti work
Date / Time:  Sunday 21st October 11.00 am-1.00 pm Trainer: Wendy
Class: Location:      Normanton on Trent
Fees:  £10.00 per dog Places Available:  Yes
Gridwork Special
Date / Time: Sunday 18th November 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Trainer: Wendy
Class: Location:    Normanton on Trent
Fees:  £10.00 per dog Places Available:  yes

Saturdays (Four Classes – Click to Display)

Intermediate Agility  All classes at 1.15pm except 3rd Nov at 2.15pm
Date / Time  Sept 22nd. Oct 6th, 27th. November 3rd, 17th. Dec 1st, 15th Trainer: Wendy
Class: Intermediate Agility                       Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees:  £9 per session- just 4 dogs per group per hour. Paid in advance for each 2 month period Places Available:  One available
Novice Agility  All classes at 2.30pm except Nov 3rd at 3.30pm
Date / Time  Sept 8th and 22nd. Oct 6th,  27th. Nov 3rd, 17th. Dec 1st, 15th. Trainer: Wendy
Class:  Novice Agility         Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £9 per session – just 4 dogs per group per hour. Paid in advance for each 2 month period Places Available:  Yes
Foundation Agility  All autumn classes at 2.30pm except 15th September at 3.30pm
Date / Time:  September 15th, 29th. Oct 13th, 20th. Nov 10th, 24th. Dec 8th. Trainer: Wendy
Class:  Foundation Agility         Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £9 per session – just 4 dogs per group per hour. Paid in advance for each 2 month period Places Available:  Full
Young Dog Foundation Agility.  All autumn classes at 1.15 pm except 15th September at 2.15 pm
Date / Time: September 15th, 29th. Oct 13th, 20th. Nov 10th, 24th. Dec 8th. Trainer: Wendy
Class: Foundation Agility Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £9 per session – just 4 dogs per group per hour. Paid in advance for each 2 month period Places Available: One Available

How to Book

Please contact Wendy who will arrange an initial assessment/ Intro to Agility session.

One to one training is £20 per hour. Intro to Agility /Assesment sessions are £23 and include written details of the games and exercises covered.

Classes are £9 per dog with just 4 dogs per hour. All dogs must be comfortable working off lead around other dogs and people.

 


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