Foundation is our first agility class, catering for dogs who have done no, or very little ‘agility’ training as such before. Dogs with some obedience training are of course, welcome here. Dogs from 5 months and over welcome, as most of the exercises are done away from equipment.
Foundation class aims to teach you and your dogs:
-the ‘shaping game’, and basically how we teach our dogs to learn. What motivates them, how can we create a dog that loves working with us, and is able to think creatively, problem-solve, and refine its behaviours.
-body-awareness: many dogs don’t know they have back-feet or legs, yet knowing how their body works not only helps them navigate the world safely, but allows them to get through agility courses with more coordination.
-motivation and drive games
-wraps and turns
-acceleration/deceleration games, and games for speed
-distraction training (or: pay attention to your handler!)
-stays and self-control
-flat-work (preparing you and your dog for moving around an agility course together)
-jump grids/jump bumps
-lots and lots of play.
Time & date:
Wednesday Evenings: 7.30pm
Classes will be no larger than 6 participants, and are 45 minutes in duration
$15 per class when booking for 2 or more weeks in advance
$20 per class when attending casually without booking in advance. Please note these positions will be offered secondarily to people who have pre-booked, and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Currently offering a “First lesson” special: $10 for your first lesson, to see what we do, how we do it, and decide whether agility is for you.
In order to get the most out of the classes, we do recommend you book in advance and attend each week so you don’t miss activities or exercises, however we will revisit them in subsequent weeks to further develop those skills.
What to bring:
Your dog’s favourite toy/s.
Some yummy treats.
Shoes with good grip. The Field can get a bit slippery so try and have some grip on your shoes.
A dog crate (you can pop your dog in the car when required, but a crate would be better)
A lead and a flat collar and/or sport harness for your dog.
Click here to go to our online booking system & secure your place!