Covid-19 update - with social distancing and common sense we can offer a minimal risk at BUDS, so we are now open with some slight adjustments for everyone's safety. Risk Assessment available upon request.

Puppy Classes between 6.00pm - 7.00pm, on Mondays 

 

Agility classes from short taster courses to competition level

 

We pride ourselves on making everyone welcome in our classes. We work with you and your dog to ensure you fully understand the exercises, whatever level you are aiming for. If you would like to compete we will fully support you as a Club. If you are just having fun with your dog - that's great and is what agility is all about. 

Taster Courses run in April and September for 4 consecutive weeks.

Starters agility classes are for handlers moving on from taster courses and anyone joining us who has some experience of agility training.

Currently available on Saturday mornings.

Our Competition Class is for dogs and handlers who are competent on all pieces of equipment and are able to compete. This Class is on Saturday mornings.

 

We also offer one-to-one sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ £20 an hour, please contact us for more information or to book your place.

Good for every level from complete novice to competitor or you are welcome to use the equipment without instruction* if you just need to practice by yourself.

 

Other stuff to know..............

For agility a basic level of obedience is needed before beginning classes.

A wait and recall will really help you get the most out of your classes.

 

Don't expect your dog to just want to do agility for you because you want them to.

We offer lots of strategies to encourage your dog to want to work with you. 

Tasty treats, chaser toys and lots of praise for getting things right and definitely no harsh words or handling is accepted as this causes nervousness, fear and possibly even aggression :( 

We use kind, reward based training at BUDS and we can also demonstrate the benefits of using a clicker to communicate with your dog. However, clickers are not for every dog and we will adapt our methods to suit each individual.

AGILITY CLASSES

Running from Mondays to Thursdays from April to October. 

November, December and March, Saturdays only.

January & February classes will not be running.

From complete beginner to competition level, we have classes to suit all abilities.

Contact us for our next 4 week Taster Course - £20.00 for 4 weeks, teaching basic level. Puppies over 6 months, (no jumping involved) just lots of fun for everyone :) 

One-to-one training available all year

PUPPY LIFE SKILLS

A course of 4 weeks teaching owners the important stuff on how to live in harmony with their canine friend.

 

Lots of games and tricks to learn to keep puppy focused and homework to practice over each week.

Next course starts on Monday 9th November at 6.30pm, forms are at the top of the page.

Click here for further information 

"Training your puppy should be fun for everyone"

WHAT DO I NEED?

A sense of humour....

Working with dogs can be frustrating which can cause negative association for your dog. Don't be scared to make a fool of yourself, we've all been there!

Give them a reason....
With a minimal attention span, its hard sometimes to get puppies to respond to training and stay focused.

 

Using tasty morsels will certainly help, toys and praise too. 

Enthusiasm is key for training a puppy, keep sessions short

What is Hoopers?

Gail is currently training to teach the new dog activity that is sweeping the Nation.

 

Great fun can be had with this sport as in the lower levels everything is placed on the ground, tunnels are short and wide and barrels are wrapped for sharp turns around an obstacle course.

Register your interest now, classes will start in September :)

 

"Dogs love hoopers, its great fun for all dogs and owners"

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