Training & Classes

Agility classes are held on Thursday nights from 6pm at Melville Park, Hamilton. We offer 5 levels of classes for all handlers from complete beginner right through to experienced competitors and for dogs of all sizes. Dogs may start training in our Foundation class from 15 months of age. They need to have a good recall, and be OK working in a highly excitable environment with other dogs nearby.

Terms run for 10 weeks.

Please enrol early as we don’t usually accept late enrolments.

 

 


2020 Term Dates:

Term 1: 23 January – 26 March
Term 2: 16 April – 18 June (cancelled)
Term 3: 9  July – 10 September
Term 4: 1 October – 3 December
Break up night: 10 December

Class Pricing:

All trainees must be members. New members in the Foundation class choose individual or family membership.

Foundation Class (Terms 1, 2 and 3) – $90/term ($50 for the class + $40 for individual membership) or $100 for the class + family membership)

Foundation Class (Term 4) – $50/term

Basics Class – $50/term

Skills Class – $50/term

Development Class – $50/term

Competition Class – $50/term

  • Class 1: Foundation

    This is our entry level class. Dogs must be at least 15 months old. Basic agility control is taught in the early weeks through games, before moving onto some elementary equipment. A big objective of Foundation class is for dogs and handlers to start forming a strong bond as a team.

    We recommend that dogs have mastered some basic level of obedience before beginning agility classes. We can highly recommend our neighbours at Hamilton Dog Obedience Club who are specialists in teaching these skills. You can find them at www.hdoc.org.nz

  • Class 2: Basics

    Increasing equipment knowledge, teaching jumping skills, and introducing contact equipment. Handlers will learn a range of handling skills.

  • Class 3: Skills

    Improving handling skills and confidence on equipment. By the time dogs leave the Skills class, they will be in a position to start entering agility competitions.

  • Class 4: Development

    The first of two levels for our competition dogs - building strong handling skills to help dogs and handlers to successfully compete in agility competitions.

  • Class 5: Competition

    Our top class for competing dogs. Our senior level and champion dogs train in this class.

If you’d like to see what it’s all about, please feel free to pop down and watch any of our classes training.

If you are interested in training with WAG or would like some more information please email us for more information.