Is My Training For You?

Sometimes it is hard to find a trainer who is the right fit for you and your dog.

I teach students who either currently compete, would like to compete or those who love to learn and would like to train their dogs in the same way as those competing.

I do advise exercises to do in-between your training sessions at home. Agility training does require some homework, this can easily be done a few minuets each day in your garden.

Dogs are off lead when training with me, so they do need to have a reliable recall and the ability to work with the handler when off lead. If you haven’t got a solid recall with your dog yet, I would recommend training this before commencing agility training.

I am committed to training dogs the correct way! Reward based, kind and fun!

My training uses food and toys to reward the dogs during 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 will start with a 30 minute taster session where you will meet me and we will chat through your dogs previous levels of training. We will have a go at a couple of training games and I will advise you what I would suggest for your training going forwards. The programme I suggest will be based on your dogs previous training.

I have extra online training available that works alongside your in person sessions to supercharge your knowledge and dog training skills:

  • Zoom Tailored Training Consultations
  • Zoom Webinars and Seminars
  • Online Courses.
  • Online Resources.

Where does training take place?

I use a number of venues for my training, these are located in the Amber Valley areas of Derbyshire.

Am I right for you?

If your wanting to learn competition agility safely and properly from the ground up with the emphasis on fun and understanding then yes!!

I never rush dogs onto kit, I build strong foundations that will last your entire agility career. I progress each dog at their own rate which is entirely unique to them.

What I don’t do:

If you looking for somewhere to let your dog run wild and act like they are at a play park then my training isn’t for you! (There are other places that will let you do that) Agility training requires consistency, kindness and homework.

I 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.

I am passionate about agility, dog training and dog behaviour and I 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!

One to One V’s Group Training

I teach both one to one and group training sessions but 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!

My 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.

With one to one training your skills will progress much quicker than in a group, however there are benefits to both types of training sessions.

If you feel I am 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!

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