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.

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 5 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. Currently just £10 per class – Up to 6 Dogs/handlers per class

4. ** Handling Classes (Intermediate level) ** – After you’ve attended a beginners course…. Working on challenging sequences, focusing on handling techniques, using selected full/big size equipment. Currently just £10 per class – Up to 6 Dogs/handlers per class

5. ** 1-2-1 classes ** – Tailored to your requirements – Any level can be coached in our 1-2-1 sessions (beginners to advanced) Currently just £16 – for 30-40mins

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!

4 Week Beginners Course

** ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY ** These Courses are through the Summer months only (April – Sept)

  • From 2022 – £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 5 dogs/handlers per class

Course 1W    

(Class times: 5pm or 6.30pm)

Course 2S   

(Class time: 9.30am or 11am)

Course 3W   

 (Class times: 5pm or 6.30pm)

Course 4S   

(Class times: 9.30am or 11am)

  • The next run of 4 Week Beginners Courses will start APRIL 2022! – However 1-2-1 sessions are also a great way to learn, although you don’t have the social aspect. ** (Further 1-2-1 info below)

Tuesday evening Classes Location:

Saturday morning Classes Location:

Let the fun Begin!

Booster Classes(after completing a Beginners Course)

  • Using a full set of big kit (as learnt in the beginners course or 1-2-1’s)
  • Mastering the use of the equipment whilst improving focus & communication.
  • Introducing further handling techniques & positioning.
  • Monthly classes.
  • £10 per dog/handler – (Price will rise to £11 per class from Jan 2022)

NEXT BOOSTER CLASSES * Advanced bookings only *

  • Saturday 27th NOVEMBER 2021 – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Saturday 5th FEBRUARY 2022 – 9am, 10.15am, 11.30am…

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

 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.
  • £16 for 40min Session – (Price will rise to £18.50 from Jan 2022)

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:

  • SUNDAY 12th DECEMBER 2021 – 10am – 12pm – Greenleas Recreation ParkHangleton Way, Hangleton BN3
  • SUNDAY 15th JANUARY 2022 – 12pm – 2pm – Preston Park The old Bowling Green, Preston Park – just between The Rotunda Cafe and the Tennis Courts!
  • 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 – (after completing a Beginners Course) – Next Class TBA…

  • Individual monthly classes.