Update: From 11th May we will be offering 1-1s and small groups of up to 3 dogs
What is dog agility?
Agility is an obstacle course for dogs made up of many separate challenges. Faults are awarded for knocked poles, missed contacts and failed weave entries. The winner is the fastest dog with the least faults and most dogs love it!
Can any dog do agility?
As long as your dog is fit and healthy there is no reason to think they won't enjoy it. Timid dogs often gain more confidence by taking part and rescue dogs can form strong bonds with their new owners if they are having fun together.
Is it easy to train?
As with any dog training discipline it takes a long time and much dedication to train successfully with your dog. If you watch agility on youtube the handlers make it look so easy. Many months (possibly years) of time and hard work have been put into the partnership.
How do I start?
At BUDS we promote motivational, reward based training using toys, treats and lots of praise. We teach skills to handlers in a fun, relaxing and friendly environment to lead their dog effectively around the courses.
Helping owners to teach their new family member some basic manners and skills in a fun and enjoyable way.
Classes are held all year, May to September outside at the field, October to April classes are held indoors.
We offer training on a one dog/handler to one instructor for anyone who would prefer not being part of a class.
These are also available if you would like to see if your dog would like agility or you need specific training advice.
Please call us to discuss your requirements, we are not behaviourists but if you just need some support and direction we are happy to help.