Dog Agility Taster Workshops

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  • Agility provides dogs with a stimulating mental and physical challenge

    Meet other dogs and like-minded handlers for a fun introduction to agility


    Due to the recent successful workshops, we now are operating a waiting list for group sessions, if you would like to express your interest please do get in touch using the contact form outlining your availability. An introduction to Agility can also be arranged in a 121 basis, see 'Private Training Sessions'.


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    Emma is  fully accredited as a professional dog trainer by The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)

    Dog with bundles of unchanneled energy and bounce?

    We’re working dog owners and know what it can be like living with a smart and energetic dog! Without an appropriate channel, their boundless energy and unmet natural instincts can come out in all sorts of problematic ways: running, chasing, playing, hunting and lack of hearing when they’re busy doing something ‘important’ to name a few!

    Maybe you’ve enjoyed agility equipment in local dog fields or brought some kit for home and would like to have us guide you on how to give agility a go?


    Agility is a wonderful activity for dogs who love to be busy.

    Workshops are an accessible way to give agility a go. Suitable for all ages, breeds, and experience levels.

    Introducing your dogs to this new challenge will keep their brain ticking and focus their love for life.


    What to expect

    • When you book, you can expect welcome emails with a link to the welcome pack with all the details you need before the day. 
    • The session will give you an overview of some exercises covered in the agility courses. The session will be in two halves and cover activities such as an introduction to the tunnel and jump training with a tea & coffee break roughly halfway through.
    • We love hosting the workshops and they are a lot of fun for all involved; they can also be a good way to see if joining one of our courses would be the right fit so you will get clear follow-up outlining options with Anglian Dog Works if you do decide you’d like to keep going with your agility training.


    Anglian Dog Works has two Dog Agility Training venues to choose from:

    • The Farm at Balsham is located just off the A11, 7 miles from Cambridge, 10 miles from Newmarket, 12 miles from Saffron Walden, 25 miles from Bury St Edmunds. 
    • The enclosed Paddock at Barton is in partnership with Positive Paws Dog Training located near  Foxcotte Farm, Comberton Road.

    When you book, you can expect welcome emails with links to all the details you need before the day, including things to bring and directions with a map. 

    A satisfied dog is truly a pleasure to spend time with

    You will take home a happy and satisfied dog after having tried something new because agility provides an outlet for their energy through mental and physical stimulation.

    We love to share our beautiful venues with new groups, sessions are a lot of fun and it’s always nice for you guys to meet other dogs and like-minded handers too.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“ Really recommend Emma; fantastic trainer and creates a lovely, relaxed atmosphere whilst at the same time making it fun and exciting for all the dogs. My dog loves it and the training ground is a beautiful place to visit even if you're not with a dog!!" Kat, Workshop Attendee


    All ages, breeds, and experience levels are welcome

    All breeds of dogs who have had their vaccinations and are 4 months and onward are welcome.

    Activities can be adjusted to be and therefore suitable for puppy agility foundation training as well as an activity to do with older dogs. READ MORE

    The workshops are suited for all experience levels, even if you have done little or no training before.

    Dogs must be suited to working in a group setting, off lead or on a long line, usually one at a time, and not ever shown aggression or bitten a person/another animal. 

    The friendly professional team will be there to offer support and guidance should you need it, as well as throw in challenges for those that want one!

    Handlers don't worry that you will have to do lots of running! In our agility training, we progress in layers and will only be doing short sequences in the workshops; if you and your dog’s continue agility the aim will be to advance their skill by building independence, so they work at a distance from you responding to your cues (giving you a head start!).


    Want to join us?

    You can check availability and book online by selecting one of the options below.

    Note: If you see the message "No appointments are available this month" on the booking page, this is because the workshop is fully booked; please use the contact form to get in touch and let me know you're interested as I have a waiting list you can be added to & I will message you if there are any cancellations or dates added.


  • Can I bring someone to watch?
  • Yes, spectators are more than welcome. 

    What we recommend is that you decide who will be handling your dog and stick to that person doing the training for the duration of the session to save any confusion for your dog.

    Any children under the age of 18 must be always accompanied by an adult.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Thomas Ashford
    Terrific taster session

    My energetic Springer Spaniel and I really enjoyed our agility taster session with Emma and the team. Neither my dog or I had tried agility before and we both came away having learnt new skills and having had lots of fun too. I'd highly recommend it for anyone thinking about getting into agility with their dog.

    Amanda Monks
    Great fun for all

    It was great to come along and see how our little border terrier would perform - turns out he loved it - thank you

    We have a lot of fun, and love hosting these session so are really pleased to hear you all enjoyed it too! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, hope to see you again in the future.

    Carrie Cooksley
    Great workshop!

    We took our 11 month old Border collie Bandit and he loved it! Equally we really enjoyed it too! Emma and her team were great, really patient and very helpful with lots of tips. We can’t wait to start in the new year! We loved his action shot over the jumps!

    Thank you for having us!

    Me and the team love hosting the agility events so it's rewarding to hear you all enjoyed it! Look forward to seeing Bandit progress on his agility training journey with us.

    Marcia Aislabie
    Great intro to Agility

    Having never done any agility training before with my dog Buzz, this taster session was great to see how he would take to it before committing to a course.

    Emma and her team were very welcoming, friendly and informative of putting us on track of what is required to stimulate Buzz

    Will definitely be looking to start a course with him shortly 🐾🐾

    Thanks ADW 👍