Sometimes it is hard to find a trainer who is the right fit for you and your dog.
At KB Agility we are committed to training dogs the correct way! Reward based, kind and fun!
We use food and toys to reward the dogs in training so make sure you bring your dogs favourite toy and LOTS of food (more than you think you will need – we can get through a lot of learning in the sessions)
You can find more detailed information about us by clicking here to visit our About Section.
You will start with a 30 minute taster session where you will meet our trainers, see our venue and we will chat through your dogs previous levels of training. We will have a go at a couple of training games and we will advise you what we would suggest for your training going forwards.
If you are completely new to agility then you will either start with our 6 week pre-agility programme or our 4 week foundation programme.
We have a separate programme for puppies and we only take on puppy clients who are destined for an agility career. We don’t offer general puppy training.
If your more advanced in your training then you will be offered our regular training sessions which are booked in 4 week blocks.
We do have an ad hoc booking website where people who are not able to book 4 week blocks can book sessions for the next calendar week. These sessions are only bookable via the booking website and have limited times available.
We also have extra online training available that works alongside your in person sessions to supercharge your knowledge and dog training skills.
- Geek Club! Our Monthly Membership Programme
- Zoom Tailored Training Consultations
- Zoom Webinars and Seminars
- Online Courses.
- Online Resources.
Where do we train?
We train primarily in our secure outdoor arena which is conveniently located between Matlock and Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Our arena has a fantastic well draining sand surface which means we can train all year round in most weathers without compromising your dogs safety (no slipping on wet grass!)
Are we right for you?
If your wanting to learn agility safely from the ground up with the emphasis on fun and understanding then yes!!
We never rush dogs onto kit, we build strong foundations that will last your entire agility career. We progress each dog at their own rate which is entirely unique to them.
What we don’t do:
If you looking for somewhere to let your dog run wild and act like they are at a play park then we aren’t for you! (There are other places that will let you do that)
We want to set your dog up for successful training from the start and for them to love agility as much as the handlers do! To do that we need to teach them in a kind, ethical and fun way.
We are passionate about agility, dog training and dog behaviour and we specialise in agility foundation training. If your looking for a new hobby where you and your dog build a fantastic, fun relationship and work as a team then we are for you!
Do you have to take it to competition level?
No! Although a lot of our students do compete there is no pressure to take it to the competition ring. We train a mix of students, some just come for fun to enjoy time with their dog with no desire at all to go to a competition.
We train the dogs in exactly the same way whether they will enter the competition ring or not.
We go at the pace which is right and safe for your individual dog. We teach strong foundations using fun games along with knowledge on how to understand your dog as a whole.
Agility for ‘fun’ still needs to be taught in a safe way regardless of the handlers personal goals and we will not compromise the safety or wellbeing of a dog for human gain.
We will however teach you how to have the best time creating a fun new hobby with your best four legged friend!
Why do you train One to One and not groups?
Not every dog is suited to group learning. Some dogs may not like other dogs, some dogs may LOVE other dogs and would find having them there while learning a big distraction!
Agility by it’s nature increases arousal in dogs and all dogs find it easier to learn new skills without the added distractions of other dogs.
When you are learning a new skill you want to focus on your dog and the learning without the added worry of your dog running up to another dog and wasting your time (and money) with the trainer!
Our training is bespoke to the individual needs of the dog and client, each session is focused on what you need at that moment in time. You can’t always get this level of service when you are in a group setting.
With one to one training your skills will progress much quicker.
Do you do any group sessions?
Yes! When our students are at a stage where they can incorporate their training around other dogs we run small group workshops.
These workshops are typically once a month and we match the dogs in the group for whatever stage they are at in their training.
If you feel we are the right fit for you and your dog and you’d like to book a taster session then click the button below for more information!