Dog Agility Beginners Course (for all ages and abilities)

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  • Description
  • Courses give your energetic dog a job and keep them active, thinking, and busy! 

    Spend an hour a week with your dog mastering agility, improving obedience, and strengthening your bond.

    Browse Dates + Join July’s 6pm Class

     

    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’re looking for something fun to do together regularly to keep your dogs physically and mentally stimulated?

     

    Agility helps dogs and owners enjoy an active life together

    Courses will give you a great insight into the dog sport agility and help master the basics skills.

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

     

     

    How they work

    £99 for a 4-week course of 60-minute classes + 1 free x 45-minute Individual Training Session (Worth £40 when booked as a standalone session)

    Your initial confirmation email will include a coupon code you can redeem on the Anglian Dog Works’ online booking system to book the 121 at no additional cost.


    • When you book, you can expect welcome emails with all the details you need before the day. Here at Anglian Dog Works, we love the community around us and would love for you to connect. You will be invited to join our private Facebook Group where we add introductory posts and share any photos/videos from sessions..
    • You will meet each week at the venue in Balsham near Cambridge with the Training Team and like-minded handlers to learn new agility skills by being guided through steps of progressive exercises.
    • For example: Teaching dogs to sit-stay at the start line & confidently run straight and curved tunnels. Learning to take jumps in a line and ‘fans’ without ducking under or swerving around the outside. Turn left and right when given a directional cue. Run independently down a line of jumps and improve recall. Plus, teaching you agility handling moves such as ‘pull-throughs’, ‘serpentines’ and ‘front crosses’.

    • Each week of the course has a theme, so if you miss a session of your block, you won't find yourself behind the rest of the group when you return.
    • The 121 included in your package can be used to focus on your training goals: anything from general obedience, puppy training to agility, gundog work or content from the classes.
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“…Each session is very well organized, with exercises clearly explained and the emphasis is on your dog enjoying it all! We are learning so much…” Debbie, Course Attendee
    • After training, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to train your dog. You will receive clear instructions and the steps on how to continue your independent practice for dog agility training, at home, between classes.
    • When you complete the block of classes you will be invited to Agility Club sessions, exclusively for course graduates and those that come to agility 121s. These pay-as-you-go 1-hour group classes are tailored to the individuals who sign up and are designed to help our experienced dogs continue to progress.

     

    All ages, breeds, and experience levels are welcome

    All ages and 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 courses are suited for all experience levels, even if you have done little or no training before.

    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 to start with and progressively advance your dogs’ skill and confidence by building independence, so they work at a distance from you responding to your cues (giving you a head start!).

     

    As group sessions have a limited number of spaces, if you want to book, please click the button below to reserve your place in the class.


    Browse Dates + Join May's 5.30pm Class Browse Dates + Join July’s 6pm Class

  • Where is training located?
  • Training is held in the countryside near Balsham, ten miles from Cambridge and easily accessible from the A11.

    Our outdoor training centre benefits from over an acre of private grassland with access to a toilet.

    The full address and directions to the training field are sent out with booking confirmation emails.

     

    Photo: At the top of Anglian Dog Works Training Ground for Dog training near Cambridge

    A PICTURE OF THE TOP ANGLIAN DOG WORKS TRAINING FIELD IN BALSHAM

     

    Photo: Bottom training field at Anglian Dog Works Training Ground for Dog training near Cambridge
    A PICTURE OF THE BOTTOM TRAINING FIELD: This rural and safe location is semi-enclosed, but neither area is completely secure.
  • Do we train in all weather?
  • Yes, we do train in all weather.
     
    In the event that the Met Office releases a weather warning, it will be reviewed if conditions are safe enough to train in.
     

    In warmer weather, PetPlans guidance will be referred to in reviewing if conditions are safe enough to train in with precautions. Click here to read Anglian Dog Works advice for keeping cool in class. 

     
    If conditions are deemed unsafe by your trainer we may hold a remote session using Zoom instead of an in-person meeting. 
  • Re-fur a friend
  • Recommend Anglian Dog Works to a friend and when they get in touch ask them to mention you and you will both receive £5 off training or in the shop
     
    Lend a Paw and get a treat! 
  • 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.


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    Our puppy loved it

    We look our 7 month old poochon, Rupert, to a taster session and he loved it. We knew Rupert was good at basic commands and had bridles of energy so had fancied trying agility with him. This was the only group we found that catered to all ages and sizes. I was a little anxious that people might think we were a bit ambitious as Rupert is a small toy breed but we were made very welcome and Emma and the team were really positive about how he was doing. The class was really well structured and covered both tunnel and jumps as well as obedience elements. Rupert had a great time and so did we. Thank you

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give such lovely feedback; we love hosting these events and it's really rewarding to hear you and Rupert enjoyed it too. We hope to see you again in the future

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    S.M.
    Fabulous and fun

    Emma is amazing! Very knowledgeable and patient! Elsie loves agility training. Can’t wait for silver!

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    Nicola Scott
    Agility bronze class

    Emma was very welcoming and informative. No question was ever any trouble. The class was fun, clearly instructed and my dog absolutely loved it. Got so exited when we pulled up for our session. Highly recommended for any breed. Will definitely be continuing classes in the future.

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    Sabrina Melvin
    Fantastic training

    Have loved every session with Emma. She’s really knowledgeable and patient! Sessions are fun and friendly. Myself and Elsie love 💕 the sessions