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Dog Agility

Dog Agility

Dog Agility will return next year now so all have a wonderful winter break and see you all again soon.

Dog Agility is so much fun for the owner as well as your dogs and it is so rewarding to see the bond develop between the owner and dog as you learn to navigate around the course of Agility equipment. It is great for the whole family and children also can take part or be the main trainer so long as an adult is present to watch.

Learning how to deal with each piece of equipment encourages your dog to pay attention to you and look to you for guidance because although they may think they know the best way round the course or just want to jump everything in sight actually it is you , the owner , who is guiding them around in the correct order. It is always a fun action packed hour session with a lot of laughs along the way. Everyone becomes so supportive of each other during the sessions and egging each other on to do well.

I have jumps, various tunnels, weave poles, a dog walk and an A frame so when all put together makes an interesting course. It takes time to learn how to safely send your dog over, through and around all the pieces of equipment and I have a loyalty card so that when you have filled all the stamps on the card you next visit is a free go.

It will be held in the very large garden which is enclosed safely with fencing so that you can be sure in the knowledge that your dog can be off lead when under control and have learnt all the equipment and will be totally safe. The address is at the bottom of this page.

Please contact me in order to book as I will have to have a limit on numbers of 8 per session in order to be able to have safe social distance allowances . I have gazebos in place so that should the weather be too hot or start to rain everyone can get under cover safely and also stand and watch the whole course when someone is having their turn around the course.

For now please only be one person per dog unless accompanying a child and would you mind bringing poo bags with you . I don’t use lots of treats but if your dog is food driven please bring a few treats in an closed treat pouch so that none can fall out on the ground and become a distraction for others.

I would also ask that you please monitor your dogs and if you feel you may have come into contact with anything such as Kennel Cough or sickness and diarohhea please miss a session out of respect for everyone. Obviously we all wish everyones’ dogs to be healthy and well at all times.

Should the weather on the day of your session look unfavourable please contact me to check the session is still running before turning up. I have everyones safety in mind and grass when wet is very slippy alright.

Agility Session Times

I will make more sessions available should demand for sessions become apparent.

Monday 3-4pm

Tuesday 6-7pm

Thursday 11-12pm

Sunday 3-4pm

The Sunday session may not run every weekend and all sessions are subject to fair weather.

Please try to bring the correct amount of money with you to pay at the time of the session and I will issue you with your loyalty card on your first visit.

Please come through the wooden gates at the top of the drive and there is plenty of space to park on hard standing. Please have your dog’s on leads until I have said they may be off lead. Many thanks and hope to see you soon .

Address

70-80 Port Road

New Duston

Northampton

NN5 6NL