These sports are currently all taken as group workshops once or twice a month , April – September.
Flyball is a fast a furious sport for dogs who enjoy ball-chasing! The dogs tackle a set of four hurdles, hit the Flyball box to release the ball, and then bring it back down the hurdles where the next team member prepares their dog. This sports creates enthusiasm, speed, independence and a thirst for fun! Next Workshop is 2nd April at 11am – book online!
Tricks and Stunts
Learn how dogs on TV and film are trained to perform their amazing stunts! Have lots of fun teaching your dog to do a large variety of tricks and stunts, and in the process learn how to tighten up your handling mechanics to get the most out of your dog!
Rally – O
If you would like to start in competitive obedience, then Rally – O is the new dynamic obedience competition which is finding more and more favour in the UK. This is mostly due to its revitalised configuration, and can be enjoyed by many dogs from early starts.
Scentwork covers several different sports – from scent discernment in ‘hides’ to tracking and man-trailing. All of these scentwork sports use your dog’s favoured sense – their smell. As an added bonus, dogs which are regularly scenting with you, are in general less likely to have a drive to go off hunting by themselves!
For those who would like to give agility a go without committing to group sessions we often run ‘Have a Go’ Workshops throughout the season (April – October). These will introduce your dog to the equipment and you to the principles of agility. We also do a lot of Parkour Training in our Dog Walking Club.
Hoopers is a new sport, which combines flowing nimbleness with speed using hoops, tunnels and barrels. As it does not have any impaction on joints, it is suitable for all dogs, including those young and old, unlike Agility.
The Club field has specialised equipment for all the above dog sports, allowing us to train to high standards.
How We Train
Most of our early focus for any sport is on confidence, engagement and drive. We want the dogs to have fun, as we can re-direct enthusiasm to almost anything!
We also need the dogs to listen to us in an over-arousing environment, so our input is extremely important to the partnership.