Training & Classes

Agility classes are held on Thursday nights from 6pm at Melville Park, Hamilton. We offer 5 levels of classes from complete beginner right through to experienced competitors, for dogs of all sizes. Dogs may start training in our Foundation class from 15 months of age.

Terms run for 10 weeks at a time – generally in-line with the school terms where possible. Dogs need to have a good recall, and be OK working in a highly excitable environment with other dogs in close proximity.

Plesae note that to ensure we have adequate instructors for classes, we do not accept late enrolments. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.


2019 Term Dates:

Term 1: 24 January – 28 March
Term 2: 18 April – 20 June
Term 3: 11 July – 12 September
Term 4: 3 October – 5 December
Break up night: 12 December

Class Pricing:

All trainees must be members. The $30 membership fee is built into the class cost for Foundation class, and not payable until the following year:

Foundation Class – $70/term

Basics Class – $40/term

Skills Class – $40/term

Development Class – $40/term

Competiton Class – $40/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 tricks and 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 reccomend that dogs have mastered some basic level of obedience before beginning agility classes. We can highly reccomend 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

    Equipment knowledge is increased, 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 start competing 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 our Training Coordinator for more information.