Agility WOrkshops

We run a wide variety of Agility workshops throughout the year. Unless otherwise specified there is a maximum of six dogs and handlers on each workshop. Some workshops are suitable for young dogs but if you are in any doubt do check with your trainer.

All workshops are held at Coppice Gate Farm except where specified.

To book a workshop, please email Toni at [email protected]. Once a place is confirmed you will be asked to pay by cash or by bank transfer.

tight turns

23 January
10:00 - 12:00 am

Improve your dog’s turns by building their understanding of your criteria, when using body language or verbal cues. This session will increase the tightness and also the speed of your dog’s wing wraps and 180° turns even when they are accelerating into the turn.

Suitable for some young dogs

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

motivation

23 January
1:00 - 3:00 pm

A session full of sequences to encourage your dog to work away from you and create motivation. Dogs must be of a sound temperament to work in this session.

Suitable for some young dogs.

This is also an ideal workshop for beginner dogs to get used to working in a group environment. These motivation sessions are ideal to be used regularly and the dogs that benefit the most are those that repeat them on a regular basis.

Maximum 12 dogs

Members £14 / Non-members £18

Advanced Tunnels

30 January
9:30 - 11:30 am

This session aims to build on the skills we teach in our usual Tunnel workshops, including 

  • Acute off ends,
  • Blind entrances, 
  • Tunnel to tunnel maintaining speed and commitment, 
  • Rear crossing
  • and much more!

This session is not suitable for dogs who struggle with their tunnel commitment.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

Experienced Wing Wraps

30 January
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Proof your wing wrap / turn commands. Does your dog fully understand its basics? Test its knowledge and listening ability.

Members £10 / Non-Members £15

Contacts

FULL

30 January
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Improve your dog's understanding of your contact criteria, build their consistency and speed. Suitable for stopped and running contact methods.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

COURSE Walking

7 February
9:30 - 10:30 am

How to walk courses in the most effective way. This course has changed the way even experienced handlers walk a course making them more confident and successful in a few easy steps. Learn a variety of techniques that allow you to:

  1. successfully walk a course so you feel confident you have made the right choices for your dog
  2. remember the course without relying on numbers as you run round, so you can fully commit to your handling
  3. remember and use all your cues including verbal, arms and footwork whilst under pressure

Put these techniques into practise, and you will see an instant improvement. No dogs but you will still need to run!

10 handlers max - no dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

Foundation Ketchkas

7 February
11:00 - 12:00 am

Learn the foundations and practice on simple sequences. Dogs need to have confident wing wraps.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

Jumping Fun! Grade 1 - 3

7 February
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Run two different jumping courses to practice your skills without contacts to give you a breather! For each course you will walk it, run it, then have it explained to you. And then you get a chance to run it again.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

Footwork Frenzy

FULL

27 February
9:30 - 11:30 am

Do you struggle to execute turns and handling manoeuvres smoothly? Are you always playing catch up with your dog or feeling that you are about to fall over?

Then this session is for you!

We will look at the footwork involved in all types of turns, including front crosses, ketchkas, pivots, pick-ups, blinds and pull throughs without the complication of a dog. You will get plenty of opportunity to practice them to start the process of establishing them in your own muscle memory. This will result in more effortless handling, smoother runs and faster times on course, whilst enabling you to focus more on your dog in training and less on what your own feet are doing!

10 handlers max - no dogs

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

Seesaw Games

27 February
12:00 - 1:00 pm

To introduce and / or increase confidence on the seesaw.

Suitable for some young dogs, and for both stopped and running contacts.

Members £10 / Non-Members £15

Layering

FULL

27 February
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Looking at making the most of your dog’s independence so that you are able to cut corners in order to get to specific handling points on a course. We will practice a variety of sequences that include layering as well as discuss when and how it should be used to its best advantage.

Members £15 / Non-Members £20

Foundation "Here" Commands

28 February
9:30 - 11:30 am

Looking at a command that is vital for today’s courses to allow you to pull dogs off obvious traps without losing any time. From foundations to proofing. 

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

Snakes

28 February
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Improve your dog’s understanding of a snakeline so that you can handle it confidently whatever your position. Improve speed and accuracy in this common sequence, especially as the distances are now greater between the 3 elements.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

weaves

28 February
2:00 - 3:00 pm

A session focussing on weaves and designed to improve the weave performance of any level of dog. Speed your weaves up, proof them, work on entries - its all included! If you have a specific weave problem we can also cater for you.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

Obstacle Discrimination

13 March
10:00 - 12:00 am

Obstacle discrimination is becoming more common in all grades of agility as judges lean more and more towards European style courses. Includes weaves, tunnels and contacts.
Handlers need to be confident that their dog understands their commands (verbal or body language) and can accurately complete the correct obstacle at speed as directed - a dog that hesitates does not understand the information he is being given.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £20 / Non-members £25

motivation

13 March
1:00 - 3:00 pm

A session full of sequences to encourage your dog to work away from you and create motivation. Dogs must be of a sound temperament to work in this session.

Suitable for some young dogs.

This is also an ideal workshop for beginner dogs to get used to working in a group environment. These motivation sessions are ideal to be used regularly and the dogs that benefit the most are those that repeat them on a regular basis.

Maximum 12 dogs

Members £14 / Non-members £18

Contacts

14 March
9:30 - 10:30 am

Improve your dog's understanding of your contact criteria, build their consistency and speed. Suitable for stopped and running contact methods.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-members £15

Rear Crosses

14 March
11:00 - 12:00 am

From foundations to sequences. 

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-Members £15

Front Crosses

14 March
1:00 - 2:00 pm

From foundations to sequences. 

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £10 / Non-Members £15

Timing & Commitment

FULL

14 March
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Improve your confidence to give commands early, build up your dog’s commitment point to a jump so you can move away to another obstacle and avoid poles being knocked. A whole session of ‘Show and Go’ games.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £10 / Non-members £15

Advanced "Here" Commands

20 March
10:00 - 12:00 am

This session is suitable for dogs who have a basic understanding of the command already as we will be looking at sequences that involve avoiding obstacles but require you to keep moving, so that the dog has to stay fully committed to its line.

Members £20 / Non-Members £25

Jumping Fun! Grade 4 - 7

20 March
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Run two different jumping courses to practice your skills without contacts to give you a breather! For each course you will walk it, run it, then have it explained to you. And then you get a chance to run it again.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £20 / Non-Members £25