Agility is a fun sport for you and your dog.
It is a great way to exercise your dog , yourself and to provide your dog with the stimulation that learning something new provides. They will build on their confidence as they learn to traverse new equipment and you perform new moves. As a result they will become a much happier dog.
We have a number of experienced coaches who will help you to train your dog to traverse a wide range of different obstacles, and then link them together into sequences and courses.
We are a social group who enjoys hanging out together, at club and at events as well as other social gatherings.
We hold agility training classes in Upper Hutt on WEDNESDAY evenings.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Do Agility with your dog
So you want to do agility?
Wednesday training: How to get to Club at Moehau Park
Moehau Park is accessed via Moehau Grove which is off Holdsworth Ave.
Please dive slowly.
Do nt park in the Grove
Car park is on gravel just past the club building.
Agility results & Training notes
We have available to Club members the following patches:-
Clear round patches - 25,50,75,100.
If you think you might qualify see Jane Aukett
Useful Links for agility
Foundation Agility Class plan
Dogs can graduate from this class at the end of term if;
Can run with your dog off lead in a circle for 30 seconds.
can call and send dog thru flexi-tunnel
can run along ramp and reward at the end on the ground
Can lead-out 5m and call dog off lead
Can run dog around a circle of jumps and a line of jumps
Each class follows the same pattern for the entire term .
1. The class sets out the exercises
2. A very short introduction making essential comments only
3. Training on the exercises for 15 minutes. Generally there are 4 or 5 exercises. They spread themselves out around them and rotate as they want. That is 3 minutes training time on each exercise. The trainer watches and assists if necessary or asked. Callout ―Rotate if you see people not doing so.
4. Instruction Time. Raise any points you noted while they were training Training on self control (stay, lead out, recall), tricks, clicker etc Show them how to do the ―new things‖ that are being introduced this week.
5. Training on the exercises for 15 minutes. More training time, including the new things. Again they spread themselves out around them and rotate as they want.
6. A game or a sequence to wrap the session up with. (5-10 minutes)
All training is on lead unless your instructor gives you permission to be off lead,
Keep a good 3-4m space between dogs most of the time,
If dog to dog issues arise, everyone must WALK AWAY from each other until you are far enough away that your dog is calm.
If a dog gets loose the instructor will say, ―HOLD YOUR DOG‖. Everyone must stop training and hold their dogs until the loose dog in under control.
The class members are responsible for setting up the equipment and putting it away.
Ramps and tunnels are ONEWAY only obstacles
General Advice to provide
Focus – get your dog to focus before you start training
What is a reward? Something your dog wants enough to try it again! Bring great treats for your dog. A toy can be used as a reward. Rewards provide information to your dog that they are doing the right thing.
- 2016 -
Pawblacks in Australia
Dyson Agility Training, July at RDA
Dyson Beasley training Weekend Feb 20/21
2016 TOP DOGS, March agility event
Midi: Charlotte Rundgren/Blaze
Maxi: Anna Workman/Phantim
Small: Nevenka Paterson/Tai and Jane Aukett/Holly.
- 2015 -
End of year prize-giving, 2015
(based on the AC website Year to date league)
There have been many people at this club who have progressed this year, from people who have just started competing and having started collecting clear rounds, to people who have sped their dogs up and gained wins instead of clear rounds, to people who have performed on the National stage. Well done to you all and good luck for next year. Not everyone can gain a club award but here are the ones who have!
Starters = Chico
Junior Agility handler. The criteria for this are:-
Winner is: Margaret Lilley
Most improved dog.
This goes to a dog that is starting out in agility, and to a handler who experiences some issues along the way, perhaps the dog eats grass, or runs away, or flies off contacts in competition, maybe it cant weave in the ring but can do awesome weaves at home. This is the case of many dogs!! And this year there were many contenders at Club for the most improved award.
However, In this case the dog and handler then went to our nationals event and won not once, but twice getting into the finals. They had a great run in the finals but before that had to overcome the stress of being locked in the car and being rescued by the Tokoroa Volunteer firebrigade = Wayne and Cash.
Overall Top Dog.
This goes to a dog and handler combination that regularly performs well at events, gaining a whopping 254 points, (placing them 3rd overall in NZ) who has regularly won Maxi group in NALA and who went to our national event and won the TOP MAXI dog prize for most points over the four days. = Ali and Peter de wit
The Club Team comprising Debbie Shute/Jess, Karen de Wit/Finn and Peter de Wit/Quick won the Interclub cup at the NZDAC, Gore, October 2014.
Angela Denton/Tikka won TOP MAXI at NZDAC. (Photo above shows Tikka in action)
Karen & Peter de Wit were in the winning INTERZONE TEAM!! (Picture above)
Thanks to instructors: Nevenka, Kathryn, Anne, Jane and Darren.
Handlers - did you meet the aims for this term?
Aims for this term.
- Leadouts – to be able to walk dog into a ring off lead, get dog to wait and leadout to jump 2.
- contacts – dog consistent when handler one jump away
- Weave – dog can get 5/5 different angled weave entries. Handler can leave dog in weave
- Jumping – handler can cue jumps
early enough so dog turns in the jump not on the ground
Anton Jewiss and Zeba won the Novice Cup for club members at our March agility event.
Above: Pete and Ali, Jane and Holly, Wayne and Cash.
Below: Margaret and Rider, Rosemary and Chico, Anne and Fergus, Kim and Billie