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Beginners Agility

What we offer

Dog agility is a fun sport in which a handler aims to accurately direct a dog around an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, a crossover, dog walk, A-frame and a line of 12 poles known as weave poles. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, speed and safety.


If you are looking for a place where your dog can burn off some excess energy in a safe, constructive manner, or you're interested in competing agility training offers amusement and challenges for both the dog and handler.  
 

This eight week beginner courses will introduce you and your dog to the agility obstacles and the handling skills to navigate them.  

 

Dogs must be nine months or older with a general level of good health & fitness (including not being over-weight), reasonable off lead control and a basic level of obedience.

What next - after the course

Once you have completed the course you can:

  • do another Beginners Agility course, for half price

  • join the club and do the Puppy foundation class if your dog is under 12 months old or the Elementary/Starter class if your dog is over 12 months old.

When

The courses are held at the club grounds Kidd Ellet Park, corner of Linwood and Kidd Roads, Te Hihi Thursdays 6.45pm.

The course dates for 2020 are:

9 January - 27 February

12 March - 30 April

14 May - 2 July

13 August - 1 October

15 October - 3 December

What to bring with you

  • A buckle collar or quick release collar 

  • A current vaccination certificate for your dog

  • Food to motivate your dog (small pieces of sausage, cheese or similar) or your dogs favourite toy

  • Don't bring... choke chains, or bitches in season.

  • Wear comfortable flat shoes suitable for outdoors

Do's and Don'ts

  • If your dog is unwell, leave him/her at home.

  • If your dog causes damage to another dog or person, it is your fault, and you are liable for any loss or damage incurred).

  • Bitches in season are not allowed to attend classes, please keep yours at home.

  • All dogs should be on a lead at all times, unless otherwise directed by your instructor.  

  • Please, no smoking, eating or drinking during training.

  • No dogs or smoking inside the club rooms.

  • Do not feed your dog before coming to training, the dog will be uncomfortable working on a full stomach. 

  • You may wish to give your dog a run before training to let off excess steam.  

  • Try to get your dog to go to the toilet before training.  However, if your dog does toilet please clean up and place in the bins provided

How to enroll and pay

To enroll in this course complete the online enrollment form and pay the course fee . We will confirm your place in the class when we have received your payment. Numbers in this class are limited and we fill the class in the order people pay so please pay early to avoid disappointment.

The cost is $100 for the eight week course. If you are a financial club member or are repeating the course the cost is $50.

Please make payment directly into our bank account BNZ 02 0404 0088627 00 with your name as reference and AGL in the code.