Agility Training ...
Agility training or trialling is a team sport where you are in charge of the strategy and your dog is responsible for the athleticism.
Dog's leap over hurdles, power through tunnels, zip through a slalom of upright poles and scale ramps of different sizes. The aim is to find the balance between the control of the dog and the speed of the performance.
Scoring is based on faults, similar to equestrian show jumping.
A dog that completes the obstacles correctly within the set time will earn a Clear Round.
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Agility as We Do it at Sutherland Shire Dog Training Club ....
Before you start Agility training
There are a few important things you should know about Agility;
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Starting Agility Training
Our club takes on a new agility beginner class every 8 to 12 weeks, depending on the time of the year, there is no training over Christmas and New Year periods. If you need more information about when we train Click Here.
All Dogs must have a certain amount of obedience training ie, to sit, drop or stay (seconds only) on command, be able to work off lead, to return to handler when called:- no matter what is going on at the time. These are necessary components to ensure you and other people are safe and have fun while training.
All beginners to the Agility beginners classe are on an Agility probation period which is determined at the time you finish the first class or two.
We train only Dogs over 12 months of age, as by this time all their bones should have finished growing (except for large dogs, this may take a little longer).
You have to join the club on a Sunday Morning and attend "Kindergarten"; at that time you can ask you (or any) instructor about the agility intake times and who to speak to as there are several activities take part in and not all instuctor do agility as thier main point of training
Puppy Training is not available at our club – but some instructors who have done agility for many years will start to train their new puppy from about 12 weeks of age – remember they have the knowledge on what to train and what not to train and how long they should train every day so again ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR!
Current club requirments are that you and your dog to be in Class 3 of Obedience Training in our club before you can join the Agility Class BUT if you can demonstrate to us that your dog can work off lead, with no problems – an exception MAY be made to this rule, again you can comfirm all this on the Sunday you join up.
The mission of the Agility beginner class is to get the dog comfortable, relaxed and having fun with all the equipment and not to pickup on any nervous output by the handler.
By the time the 8 week course has finished, your dog should be able to work off lead and work with you on the Single Bar Jumps, Wing Jumps, Broad Jumps, Tyre, Table, Cloth Tunnel, Pipe Tunnel, Dog Walk and would have have Started - Weaving poles, A Frame & Sequencing.
Items to bring to training
Items not to bring to training
IMPORTANT RULES & THINGS TO REMEMBER
Check what time Training starts and make sure you arrive at least 20 mins before class starts.
DO NOT WALK YOUR DOG TOO NEAR TO ANY DOG that maybe TIED UP or CRATED. Give then a lot of room as some dogs may beocme AGGRESSIVE about their OWN SPACE and what they see as their OWN PROPERTY
REMEMBER WE ARE TRAINING YOU TO TRAIN YOUR DOG.....Back to top of page
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