The sport of Dog Agility started in New Zealand in the late 1980s. It has become a popular sport with people of all ages and is a great way to interact with your dog, have fun, exercise and teach control skills to your dog.
Agility classes at WDTA are held every Wednesday night (weather permitting) at the Otaika Sports Reserve starting at 6pm.
Beginner agility classes do not runover the winter months (June through to August) as weather and ground conditions make training difficult. You may be asked to go onto a waiting list until the next agility beginners group is ready to start.
In order to start Agility having some training basic handling skills and off-lead control of your dog is important. The aim of the agility beginners programme is to create a good foundation of focus and movement in an exciting environment. We strongly recommend that owners and their dogs have completed a Pet Dog Manners or Canine Good Citizen programme (or similar training course) before starting agility training.
our beginners classes you will learn how to teach your
jumping skills, negotiate both types of tunnels used in
competition, a long jump and a hoop jump. You will also
handling skills specific to agility as well as
skills to help make you and your dog a great team. Many
skills and tricks you will be able to practice at home
little or no gear. It is important to practice at home
week so that you and your dog can progress to the next