SUITABILITY

 

Our classes are suitable for people who have dogs 12 months and over and who have never done agility before, or those who have agility trained dogs and would like to continue their training to achieve success in competition.

 

However, you should be able to do this list of things with young or old dogs before training with us 

 

Temperament  (most important) 

Dogs must be able to mix with people and other dogs without causing a problem

 

Attention

Your dog should respond to name and offer eye contact

 

Recall

Dog will come when called 

 

Handling

You should be able to touch, stroke, physically lift and manoeuvre your dog 

 

Health and Fitness 

At Paddywack we always consider the dogs safety. If your dog is overweight or a very large breed, they may not be suitable for agility training.

  

Other desirable skills (these will be worked on in class)

 

Stay/Wait

Dog can be left in sit, stand or down position untill released

 

Sit/drop

Dog sits or drops on command

 

Play drive

Dog will play with handler and toy around agility equipment without getting on obstacles

 

Food drive

Dog takes food when offered

 

Retrieve

Dog will bring back a toy

(not necessarily deliver to hand)

 

Targeting

Dog can be sent to a target on the ground

 

Directional commands

Dog will move to left or right on command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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