Agility is a fun, rewarding and addictive activity to undertake with your dog. It creates a unique bond and translates into an improved relationship in all aspects of your life with your best friend. We started agility in 2016 and have never looked back.
Woofits Agility hopes to inspire, motivate and coach you to the same levels of success and enjoyment that we have experienced through this amazing sport.
What we offer at Woofits Agility
New Starters or Foundation Agility
If you have never trained your dog in agility before then we offer 6 week New Starters or 6 week Foundation Agility courses.
Lessons are in small groups, so your dog will be able to make rapid progress and your agility journey can get off to the best possible start. We bring our years of experience, knowledge and expertise to ensure that our classes are fun, rewarding and safe. Dogs should have a good standard of recall and be well socialised; these are group lessons and safety is top priority.
Foundation agility is for younger dogs and the focus is on building the skills that they will need in the future. Foundation classes will use jump wings, some very low hurdles and tunnels. Basic 'contact' work will be explored but full contacts and weaves must wait until the dog is older - safety and age appropriate learning are of paramount importance.
In both classes the core skills needed to succeed will be taught: impulse control; start line waits; the ability to focus around other dogs; having fun with the handler; working for toy and treat rewards; body awareness; paw placement and balance skills. We put a big focus on drive and we aim to create highly motivated agility dogs that have all the skills needed to progress to competitions in the furture.
Lessons are 1 hour in length and take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Larches Farm, Thornbury. Following on from your New Starters or Foundation group you will then be placed into a regular class to continue chasing your agility dreams.
If the weather allows then we train outdoors in our large grass arena and for the colder and wetter evenings we use the barn.
Our New Starters or Foundation programme costs £65 for 6 weeks instruction.
Mondays at 6pm - Full
Tuesdays at 6pm - Full
Tuesdays at 7pm - Full
Tuesdays at 8pm - Full
* Spaces are periodically announced via our Facebook and Instagram accounts *
This group is aimed at dog and handler partnerships who are either aiming for competitions or who are already competing.
In these classes you will be shown advanced handling techniques, course walking skills, practise scenarios that will crop up in the show arena as well as perfecting the parts of your dog's performance that will enable you to achieve your goals.
If weather allows then we train in our large grass arena and for the colder and wetter evenings we use the barn.
Small group classes at £10.50 per hour, payable by monthly subs.
Monday 7pm G1-3 - 1 space available. Please email or call to discuss if this class could be right for you.
1:2:1s at £30 per hour or £18 for 30 minutes.
The main training facility is a 30m x 50m grass arena. We also have a 10m x 28m barn with an astroturf surface, which we use in poor weather and throughout the darker months.
Equipment by Doggy Jumps and Galican, antislip Tunnels by Agiflex and Naylors.
Meet the Woofits Agility team
Ian is an experienced competition handler, a UK Agility Judge and a Kennel Club Agility Judge.
Brecon is Ian's eldest dog and is UK Agility Grade 'Champion' and Kennel Club Grade 7 - the highest grades a dog can reach in agility. She has had great success in major KC competitions, including placing in Championship Finals and being invited to try out for Team GB, making it through to the final stages in 2023.
This year Ian has started to bring on his young dog, Zennor. She is a super little dog and will be making her debut in the ring in the autumn of 2023.
Kerri is an experienced competition handler, UK Agility and Kennel Club Judge. She started agility training in 2016 and has brought on several dogs through Beginners and Novice grades. Dart arrived as a puppy in the autumn of 2020 and Kerri has been developing Dart's skills over the last couple of years - in their first season together Dart made numerous grade progressions, won the SWAG and Circular Knockout Challenge at the UK Grand Finals, took 3rd place in KCIAF Teams and made the final at the British Agility Championships. Kerri took Dart all the way to Grade 7 in just over a year and is now continuing his career at Championship level.