How old does a dog have to be to enjoy an Agility Class safely?
It has to be at least 1 year old.
Can children take part in the Agility Class?
Yes, so long as they are able to physically control the dog, and carry out the necessary tasks to make this safe and enjoyable for them and their dog.
I have a small dog; can I take part in an Agility Class?
Yes of course, we just have to make a few adjustments to the equipment, and the smaller dog can also enjoy Agility.
My dog is not friendly with other dogs can I still bring it to an Agility Class?
So long as we are aware of your dog's nature before starting any of our classes, we can usually accommodate you and your dog.
My dog does not like other people; can I still come to Agility Classes?
We would have to assess this sort of problem; the difficulty with this problem is when you are in the early stages of training your dog to use the equipment. Without a doubt, you are going to need someone else to hold the lead for you. E.g. When you need your dog to go through the tunnel, you would go to the end of the tunnel, and the instructor will hold the dog at the beginning of the tunnel, when you call the dog through the tunnel, the instructor lets go of the lead, and you retrieve your dog at the end of the tunnel. This can be dangerous for the instructor, if the dog is particularly nasty with people. (The tunnel is also a piece of equipment that is almost impossible to conquer with an inexperienced dog, without some assistance from an instructor).
I have done some Agility with my dog before, we are quite confident with Agility
equipment, which class should I come to?
That is no problem at all, pop along to the Intermediate class.
I compete in Agility regularly and would like to use a different area, with different
equipment & distractions, could I come to one of MBF's Agility Classes?
Yes just pop along to our Advanced class, the equipment is already set out; we are there to assist should you need us.
Is the Agility Class held indoors or outdoors?
The class is held outside on a grassed area. If the weather is not going to oblige, we will call the class off for safety reasons.