Fun Dog Agility – Pop-Up Agility Parks, Beginners Courses and monthly Classes

Qualification:– Fun Dog Agility Coaching Diploma (BCCSDip.FDAg) DISTINCTION – British College of Canine Studies – February 2018

FUN DOG AGILITY

Dog Agility involves a handler and dog working together as a team, to negotiate anything up to 20 obstacles in a course. The dog is guided round by the handler using verbal and visual instruction.

It was first seen as a display during an interval at Crufts in 1978 and it was an instant hit; nearly three decades on, agility is a hugely popular international sport as well as a great recreational activity.

The difference between ‘Fun Agility’ and ‘Competition Agility’ is that with Fun Agility there’s no pressure involved to be fast or fabulous!

The main purpose is for the dogs to have fun, burn energy, feel a sense of achievement, improve their confidence and it’s a great way to enhance your communication and bond with your dog.  It’s a recreational activity for you and your dog to enjoy together.

Fun Agility is for all dogs, large and small, young and old, learning at their own pace and having great fun doing so!  There’s no negative reprimanding at all… it is run by positive reinforcement only.

The overall benefits of Fun Dog Agility

  • It’s great exercise (both physically and mentally)
  • It can be a great activity to channel some instinctive behaviours.
  • It helps with their confidence and focus.
  • It strengthens the bond and communication between you.
  • Agility is GREAT FUN for both of you!!
  • The dogs can enjoy the challenge and achievement no matter how slow or fast their learning capacity is.

There are different ways to enjoy Fun Dog Agility with Dogs Club!

More specific info below these highlights **SCROLL DOWN FOR forthcoming dates**

1.  ** Pop-up Fun Agility Park ** – Set up as a course with training size equipment learning/practicing/having fun by running the course.
👉Pop ups are perfect for using once or twice p/month as a regular recreational exercise with your dog! £5 for unlimited time – No pre-booking required.

2. ** Private Group of friends – Fun Agility Session (Taster or Regular) ** – Tailored to your requirements… Have a fun Agility session of your very own… with a group of people/dogs of your choice. (Minimum of 5 dogs)

2. ** 4 Week Courses for Beginners ** – Gradual progressive learning with large size equipment (not KC spec), building up to running a full size course. Just £45 per 4 week course – Up to 6 Dogs/handlers per class

3. ** Booster Classes ** – Using the big equipment, with a more challenging set up.  Mastering the use of all the equipment and incorporating further handling techniques. Up to 6 Dogs/handlers per classPrice is £11 per class

4. ** 1-2-1 Sessions ** – Tailored to your requirements – Any level can be coached in our 1-2-1 sessions (beginners to intermediates). Price: £18.50 for a 40min session.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Puppies are not allowed to jump until they are over 6month old, and only low heights up to 18months.

Puppy Jump Bumps

Young puppies are not ready to take any impact due to their growing/developing bones, so we use Puppy Jump Bumps for training very young dogs to prepare them to go over jumps used in dog agility. 

The idea was designed to start with puppies at 4-6 months of age, which is the formative age for learning problem solving.  Therefore exercises with the Puppy Jump Bumps are designed more for teaching them problem solving, helping with spacial co-ordination and is not necessarily focused on jumping.

Nya working the Puppy Bumps!

Puppy Activity Session – PLAY & LEARN early years skills & intro to Fun Agility! (up to 10-12mths)

Here’s the NEXT DATES for your diary:- * Advanced bookings only * (dogsclub@outlook.com)

  • SATURDAY 14th MAY 2022 – 9am – 1hr Class – FULLY BOOKED!
  • SATURDAY 21st MAY 2022 – 9am – 1hr Class – FULLY BOOKED!
  • SATURDAY 9th JULY 2022 – 9am – 1hr Class
  • At: The old Bowling Green, Preston Park – It’s a FULLY ENCLOSED training area, just between The Rotunda Cafe and the Tennis Courts!
  • Qualified Trainer – Up to 6 dogs per Class * £15.00 per dog

This is a great introduction for the pups to Fun Dog Agility (we use zero impact obstacles for these sessions)… We work towards having a great connection and communication with our pups and we highlight how giving clear guidance of all instruction will ultimately help them make good decisions and choose appropriate/desired behaviour. Fun Dog Agility helps them learn to listen and watch you… it builds their confidence and strengthens your bond together. We highlight how dogs learn and communicate and give you follow up summary notes of our session to continue working with…

TO BOOK… please email: dogsclub@outlook.com


4 Week Beginners Course

** ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY ** Courses are through the Summer only (April – Sept) ***** All Bookings are taken on a First come/First serve basis ***** To book your place please email: dogsclub@outlook.com

  • £45 for a 4 week course.
  • Progressive learning with large size equipment.
  • Introducing new obstacles each lesson.
  • Last class will be a full course set up.
  • Up to 6 dogs/handlers per class

TO BOOK… please email: dogsclub@outlook.com

Course 1S – APRIL 2022

COURSE FULL!

Sat 9th April

Sat 16th April

Sat 23rd April

Sat 30th April

Course 2T – MAY 2022

COURSE FULL!

Tue 10th May

Tue 17th May

Tue 24th May

Tue 31st May

Course 3S – JUNE 2022

FULLY BOOKED!

Sat 4th June

Sat 11th June

Sat 18th June

Sat 25th June

Course 5S – AUGUST 2022

(Class times: 9am OR 10.30am)

Sat 6th Aug

Sat 13th Aug

Sat 20th Aug

Sat 27th Aug

Course 4T – JULY 2022

FULLY BOOKED!

Tue 5th July

Tue 12th July

Tue 19th July

Tue 26th July

Course 6S – SEPTEMBER 2022

(Class times: 9am OR 10.30am)

Sat 3rd Sept

Sat 10th Sept

Sat 17th Sept

Sat 24th Sept

  • 1-2-1 sessions are also a great way to learn if you feel a class environment is not right for your dog ** (Further 1-2-1 info below)

Tuesday evening Classes Location: The old Bowling Green, Preston Park – a FULLY ENCLOSED AREA just between The Rotunda Cafe and the Tennis Courts!

Saturday morning Classes Location: The old Bowling Green, Preston Park – a FULLY ENCLOSED AREA just between The Rotunda Cafe and the Tennis Courts!

Let the fun Begin!

Booster Classes(after completing a Beginners Course)

  • Using a full set of big kit to continue progressing.
  • Mastering the use of the equipment whilst continually improving focus & communication.
  • Introducing further handling techniques & looking closer at positioning and the importance of it.
  • We up the ante to make it fun and challenging for you.
  • Monthly classes.
  • £11 per dog/handler

NEXT BOOSTER CLASSES * Advanced bookings only *

  • Saturday 21st MAY 2022 – 10.30am, 11.45am, 1pm
  • Saturday 16th JULY 2022 – 10.30am, 11.45am, 1pm

At: The old Bowling Green, Preston Park – a FULLY ENCLOSED AREA just between The Rotunda Cafe and the Tennis Courts!


Private Group of friends – Fun Agility Session (Taster or Regular) – Tailored to your requirements!

  • A private Fun Agility session with a group of your friends.
  • Beginners taster session or a regular session – Tailored to your requirements
  • Up to 8 dogs/people (Minimum of 5)
  • £11 per dog/handler
  • Advance bookings only

TO BOOK… please email: dogsclub@outlook.com


 1-2-1 ClassesTailored to your requirements

  • A lovely to way to learn from scratch because we totally focus on you and your needs.
  • We use all the same large size equipment.
  • Progressive learning… learning new obstacles and introducing handling techniques each session.
  • £18.50 for 40min Session

TO BOOK… please email: dogsclub@outlook.com

1 – 2 – 1 Fun Agility SESSIONS ** Advanced bookings only **


Pop Up… Fun Dog Agility Park  – A Playground for Dogs!

  • Set up as a course with training size equipment
  • Learn/practice/have great fun as a regular form of exercise/play with your dog
  • Just £5 per dog/handler (for unlimited time)
  • Different locations each time
  • For beginners and intermediates
  • No need to book! Just come along and enjoy!

NEXT POP UP AGILITY PARKS – ** No advanced booking needed **

Next Dates for your Diary:

  • SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2022 – 12midday – 2pm – Preston Park (Fully enclosed area between the Tennis courts and Rotunda Cafe)
  • Just £5 for unlimited time!
  • We now have our Puppy Jump Bumps for young pups to have a go too! – (see further up page for info on Puppy Jump Bumps)

How to use the Pop Up Fun Dog Agility Park…

  • 1️. Learn/practice/enjoy running the course.
  • 2️. Repeat as many times as you wish… progressing together each round.
  • 3️. Enjoy this recreational sport with your dog – it’s great fun with lots of benefits!
  • A great way to channel your dogs focus and communication with you…
  • Keeping him/her fit, both mentally and physically!

Intermediate Handling Classes – Currently unavailable in a group class, however 1-2-1 sessions are designed according to individual needs…

Distinction – Fun Dog Agility Coaching Diploma (March 2018).
Distinction – Level 3 Dog Behaviour Diploma

Distinction – Dogs & Children Certificate Qualification