Training

Before beginning agility training your dog should have a good understanding of basic obedience commands, such as "sit", "wait", "stay" and "recall".

 

We use only positive reinforcement training methods and to facilitate this you would need to bring to class your dog's favourite toy (also bring a tug toy if possible), and some small tasty food treats.

 

 

Sunday Classes (trained by Lisa)

  • Beginner dogs/handlers                13:15 - 14:15
  • Experienced dogs/handlers           14:20 - 15:20

 

Venue:

Misty Blue Farm,

Kirk Merrington,

Nr Spennymoor,

Co Durham,

DL16 7HU.

 

NB: When training please do not walk around the site without the permission of a Misty Blue Farm member of staff.  This is a working equestrian centre and boarding kennels.  All dogs must be on a lead when not training.

 

Important Information

  • ensure that your dog is wearing a flat collar without any loose name tags hanging for the safety of your dog when using equipment
  • please wear suitable footwear, particularly when training outdoors as the field can sometimes be slippery under foot if it has been raining
  • bring plenty of water for your dog (and yourself!) to drink
  • if it is your first session ensure that you bring with you everything on the checklist that you will have received prior to the session
  • classes are sometimes cancelled due to weather conditions and agility competitions
  • 6 week beginner classes are not always run over 6 consecutive weeks