Jodie has been training in agility for more than ten years with three dogs, and currently competes at Grade 7, the highest level in the UK. She frequently takes part in Championship events and was part of the agility team that won 1st place at Crufts 2018.
Agility is a fast-paced, thrilling activity that combines skilful dog training and fitness. It is fun and ever-evolving, with new handling techniques and training methods constantly arising.
Whether you just want to do agility for the fun of it or you plan to become Crufts champions, the personalised feedback and teaching we provide will support you on your journey.
Agility classes take place at the Hamworthy Club at Canford Magna, BH21 3AP.
Class times are:
Tuesdays 11:30-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:30-15:30 and 16:30-17:30
Fridays 11:30-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:30-15:30
6 week course
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. Agility is quite intense, so puppies under a year old can't do jumps, full sized contact equipment or weaves. However, there is plenty that they can do as foundation work in classes for when they are old enough. Similarly, as dogs get older, the strain on their joints may cause issues, so with veteran dogs, Hoopers may be a better option.
Q. Is there progression?
A. Yes, there are many agility competitions around the country, and Crazelpup Competition Club members will travel to shows together. There are seven grades to progress through, with courses becoming increasingly complex.
Q. Are there weekend classes?
A. Unfortunately not, as Jodie will be competing in agility shows herself over the weekends.