Super fun dog agility courses that involve focus, coordination, connection and obstacles!
Agility is a canine sport based on accuracy, speed, superb connection with the handler and the ability to tackle various obstacle in the process.
At our centre, we offer a fun filled course where you learn the fundamental ground work needed for agility so that you you become more of a team and play with obstacles along the way.
The beginning of the course focuses on floor work and your dog learns to remain focused on you when off leash, stay nearby, listen to what comes next, learn to drive towards obstacle, learn to drive forward over obstacles and over and back to you, they will learn to switch sides whilst in motion, they will learn how to cross your path while in motion, changing directions, they will learn how to wait before starting the circuit and so much more..
The dogs will also begin to learn how to interact with each apparatus, they will learn how to go over the bar jumps, the broad jump, through the tunnel both straight and curved, through the hoop jump and up and down the elevated dog walk. Each obstacle is taught separately so that the confidence grows and then slowly they all come together. These obstacles are the basics required to get involved in the agility world.
The second half of the course will focus on obstacle circuits where each dog now has the opportunity to complete full rounds on their own with just their handler in the pen. This is when we start putting all the skills together and all the floor skills learned start to make more sense.
The whole course is based on fun and connection with your dog however we do teach you the skills that enable you to take this further if you want to pursue a career in agility competitions. Once the course is completed, if your dog is naturally talented and you want to do more, please chat to us as we can give you options on where to go and who to work with.
So if your dog loves climbing on things, has energy to burn or you want to do something different that can enhance your relationship and your dog training skills, think about agility!