The majority of training is held at our own premises just outside Shapwick on the Somerset Levels with occasional training days in Devon and Cornwall. SWAT has both a floodlit outdoor arena and two indoor arenas with full sets of competition standard equipment.
Beginner dogs and handlers start their agility journey at SWAT by completing our Agility Foundations course. Dogs must pass this 6 week course to move on to our beginner groups which successful partnerships will be invited to join. Some people prefer to do 121 sessions which we can also cater for.
We have over 15 groups a week at SWAT ranging from beginners all the way up to our Competitive groups at Grade 7. Not everyone wants to compete, or can compete due to injuries, dogs age etc and we fully understand that, We therefore have some groups which are aimed at non competing dogs.
All SWAT trainers teach the same methods so that when you are starting out, you get complete comsistency.
This is why SWAT has become such a successful competitive club, without losing its club ethos.