Don't just take our word for it. See what some of the SWAT members and people who train with SWAT have to say about us.
Otto (KC Grade 4)
My first training session with SWAT in 2016, I was shy, timid and lacked confidence. Over the years SWAT has helped me build confidence and overcome a lot of my anxiety. I have gone from having my mum standing with me in sessions to then competing at Crufts.
Thankyou Toni and SWAT for the continued support and patience. (Megan Selway)
Mak (KC Grade 7)
I've trained Mak at SWAT from when he was a puppy. To be honest I never even considered going elsewhere. From great foundation training he has progressed through the grades and now competes in Champ classes. (Janice Rayment)
My 13 year old daughter attended a 6 week obedience group at SWAT. Both hander and dog came on leaps and bounds. Teaching them both how to carry out basic command's and dog life skills in a safe environment. Thank you SWAT. (Carly Lazowski)
Taz (KC Grade 6)
I've been at SWAT since about 2014. I have 3 dogs which all train at the club. The results I have achieved because of the trainers at SWAT are phenomenal and I cannot recommend their training, knowledge and support enough.
(Jo Woolford aka JoWo)
They make you very welcome, the groups are a laugh! Toni makes you feel prepared for competition because the group/1.2.1's sessions make you feel capable to tackle a course! I have made lots of friends and connections outside of my normal friendship groups. I love training my Sid. (Will Sims-Bilboe)
I travel over 80 miles each way to train agility with SWAT, and for very good reason. The support and encouragement I've had from Toni and everyone else at SWAT has always been exceptional and I wouldn't want to be a member of any other club now. (Sara Seymour)
Keytos (KC Grade 1)
I found SWAT when looking for a local agility club to train my Mini Schnauzer who doesn’t like being told what to do!! With a bright and quick little dog partnered with an older lady, Toni had her work cut out! Everyone is very encouraging, supportive and friendly, I’m now totally hooked on agility! SWAT is one of the best clubs in the country. (Lesley Harris)
Enzo and I stumbled across SWAT in Jan 2020. Toni's "Reliable Recall" workshop had us hooked from the start and gave us an unexpected path into agility. Lizzie has made the sessions thoroughly enjoyable and exciting. Agility sessions at SWAT are now the highlight of both our weeks! (Lauren Goodall)
I travel a long way to train Bella with SWAT. Among many very good reasons are the excellent teaching, the efficiency with which everything operates, the cheerful acceptance that although I am getting on in years I am still capable of having a go and learning new skills. The individual attention given to us couldn’t be bettered. (Louise Hopes)
Farley was 7 years old with a replacement knee when we started at SWAT. We were made welcome from day 1. He gets so excited when we head off and completes the agility course with enthusiasm although with low jumps and at half the speed! He recently damaged his other knee, chasing a deer, and has had amazing support from the SWAT family. He may never be a show champion but all SWAT dogs are treated as champions irrespective of their level! Same applies to their humans too!! (Carolyn Fitzpatrick)
Bailey (KC Grade 2)
I’ve trained at SWAT since 2017 with our rescue collie Bailey and I have never looked back. They supported us throughout his rehabilitation to develop muscle in his back end after he didn’t have the greatest start in life and now he is competing! Best decision I ever made for him and myself was to join SWAT. Friendly, fun and addictive! (Amy Fournier)
William (13 yrs old) has been training with SWAT for about 8 years. William benefits from clear concise guidance and that's what he gets. SWAT trainers adapt their teaching style for each client. William was always a quiet shy boy made worse by his severe stutter. However with the kind guidance and love of agility through SWAT he is a completely different boy. An integral member of the club, loving group sessions as well as his 1:1's. Had huge success, competing at Crufts three times and even representing Great Britain at the Junior European Championships in 2018. But the best thing is the love and joy he gets from training and competing with his dog, supported by everyone at SWAT. (Rachel Bilboe)
Shevi (retired KC Grade 3)
Shevi is now thirteen and a half years old and we have been training with SWAT since she was a youngster. Shevi and I travelled a HUGE learning curve and eventually got the hang of the agility lark. We were very proud to be awarded Kye’s shield for ‘partnership with potential’ and then in 2015, when Shevi was 9 years old, we won up from Grade 1 to Grade 2 to Grade 3 (and nearly to Grade 4!). Her final accolade was to win the Grade 4 to 7 (!) jumping class at the SWAT Christmas show in 2018. We have had very many happy years at SWAT and have worn our colours with pride. We continue to have weekly sessions with Toni, just to keep our legs and brains working! (Pam Hillier)