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 and pay by the Friday before the class begins. If your enrolment remains unpaid at that time, it will be removed. Late enrolments will only be accepted if the instructors agree. Thank you for your support with this.

 

 


2021 Term Dates:

Term 1: 28 January – 1 April
Term 2: 22 April – 24 June
Term 3: 15  July – 23 September
Term 4: 7 October – 9 December
Break up night: 16 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/ term ($50 for the class + $50 family membership)

Foundation Class (Term 4) – $60 ($50 for the class + $10 membership)

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 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Everybody must rejoin as a member in Term 1. Even if you joined the club last October, you must rejoin at the start of the year. Nobody is a current 2021 club member UNLESS they have already rejoined and paid fees for this year. Thank you. 

  • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Everybody must rejoin as a member in Term 1. Even if you joined the club last October, you must rejoin at the start of the year. Nobody is a current 2021 club member UNLESS they have already rejoined and paid fees for this year. Thank you. 

  • 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

    PLEASE NOTE: Everybody must rejoin as a member in Term 1. Even if you joined the club last October, you must rejoin at the start of the year. Nobody is a current 2021 club member UNLESS they have already rejoined and paid fees for this year. Thank you. 

  • Class 5: Competition

    Our top class for competing dogs. Exercises are complex and dogs and handlers with advanced skills work in this class.

    PLEASE NOTE: Everybody must rejoin as a member in Term 1. Even if you joined the club last October, you must rejoin at the start of the year. Nobody is a current 2021 club member UNLESS they have already rejoined and paid fees for this year. Thank you. 

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.