Agility WOrkshops

We run a wide variety of Agility workshops throughout the year. Unless otherwise specified there is a maximum of six dogs and handlers on each workshop. Some workshops are suitable for young dogs but if you are in any doubt do check with your trainer.

All workshops are held at Coppice Gate Farm except where specified.

To book a workshop, please email Toni at SWATdogsUK@gmail.com. Once a place is confirmed you will be asked to pay by cash or by bank transfer.

Sunday 12th December

Jumping Fun!

12th December
G 1&2: 10:00 - 12:00 am FULL
Grades 3-5: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Run two different jumping courses to practice your skills without contacts to give you a breather! For each course you will walk it, run it, then have it explained to you. And then you get a chance to run it again.

Suitable for some young dogs. (FOR GRADE 1&2)

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £25 / Non-Members £30

Saturday 15th January

Sat Nav improvement session!

15th January
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A session to improve your ability to be your dog's satnav around a course. You will learn to give your correct commands at the correct time and to fully understand the difference between extension and collection. 

6 handlers max - no dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Front Cross Sequences

15th January
1:30 - 2:30 pm

A session to practice your front crosses on the move, ensuring your footwork, verbal cues and arms are correct and your dog understands it's criteria.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Foundation "Here" Commands

15th January
Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Looking at a command that is vital for today’s courses to allow you to pull dogs off obvious traps without losing any time and without having to complicate your body language. From foundations to proofing. 

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

sunday 16th january

Grade 1-3 Handling Workshop

16th January
1:00 - 3:00 pm FULL

These sessions cover all the basic handling techniques as well as weaves and contacts. You will have the chance to run a whole course before breaking it down in to smaller sequences to solve any issues you have.

Maximum six dogs per session.

Members £25 / Non-members £30

sunday 23rd january

Rear Crosses

23rd January
9:30 - 10:30 am FULL

From foundations to sequences. 

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-Members £20

Contacts

23rd January
11:00 am - 12:00 midday

Improve your dog's understanding of your contact criteria, build their consistency and speed. Suitable for stopped and running contact methods.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Motivation

23rd January
1:00 - 3:00 pm

A session full of sequences to encourage your dog to work away from you and create motivation. Dogs must be of a sound temperament to work in this session.

This is also an ideal workshop for beginner dogs to get used to working in a group environment. These motivation sessions are ideal to be used regularly and the dogs that benefit the most are those that repeat them on a regular basis.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 12 dogs

Members £18 / Non-members £23

saturday 29th january

Champ Handling

29th January
1:00 - 3:00 pm

A handling session based on a previous Championship Agility Course.

For G6 & G7 dogs only.
(Max 4 dogs)

Members £30 / Non-members £35

Walk and memorise the course (previously known as Course Walking)

29th January
3:30 - 4:30 pm

How to walk courses in the most effective way. This course has changed the way even experienced handlers walk a course making them more confident and successful in a few easy steps. Learn a variety of techniques that allow you to:

1. successfully walk a course so you feel confident you have made the right choices for your dog;

2. remember the course without relying on numbers as you run round, so you can fully commit to your handling;

3. remember and use all your cues including verbal, arms and footwork whilst under pressure.

Put these techniques into practise, and you will see an instant improvement. No dogs but you will still need to run!

10 handlers max - no dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

saturday 12th february

Steeplechase Handling

12th February
11:00 am - 12:00 midday FULL

Run a Steeplechase courses with no weaves or contacts. You will have the chance to run a whole course before breaking it down in to smaller sequences to solve any issues you have. A confidence building session for all young dogs or those who need greater distance handling experience.

Suitable for younger dogs who are doing long sequences.

Maximum 6 dogs per session.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Armageddon!

12th February
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Do your arms seem to have a mind of their own? Do you give your dog incorrect satnav info as your arms say the opposite to your verbal cue? Then this session is for you! Practice the correct techniques for all the basic movements (Front X, Blind X, Rear X, Pick ups, Pull throughs and Snakes) as well as increasing your understanding of how your arms help your dog with extension and collection

8 handlers max - no dogs.

Members £25 / Non-members £30

sunday 13th february

Best Line Grade 5 - 7

13th February
10:00 am - 12:00 midday

These sessions allow you to try different ways of handling certain sequences, and time them to see which is the best route for you and your dog. Therefore these sessions are suited to dogs who can do all the basic handling manoeuvres relevant to their grade, as we will not be spending time teaching the basics. (Handling sessions do consider the best line but also focus on HOW to do each manoeuvre.)

Members £25 / Non-members £30

Best Line Grade 3 & 4

13th February
1:00 - 3:00 pm

These sessions allow you to try different ways of handling certain sequences, and time them to see which is the best route for you and your dog. Therefore these sessions are suited to dogs who can do all the basic handling manoeuvres relevant to their grade, as we will not be spending time teaching the basics. (Handling sessions do consider the best line but also focus on HOW to do each manoeuvre.)

Members £25 / Non-members £30

saturday 19th february

INDEPENDENt Weaves

19th February
9:30 - 10:30 am

Do you need to get ahead of your dog in the weaves? Maybe do a blind turn or a front cross at the end of them? Then this session is for you. Gain distance on your dog knowing they will complete the weaves without you. Dogs must be able to weave on both sides confidently.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Weave Entries

19th February
11:00 am - 12:00 midday

A session to practice entries of all types to improve your dog’s confidence.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Ready Steady Go! (previously called Startline Sequencing)

19th February
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Get the confidence to start your run the best and right way. We will consider various common starts and look at the best handler position considering the cues needed to include foot placement, verbals, hips and arms.

We will also look at when a wait is not necessary, how to use a running start to your best advantage, and exactly where your dog should start to gain the best line.

Dogs should already have a sound “Wait”.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £25 / Non-members £30

sunday 20th february

Weaves

20th February
9:30 - 10:30 am FULL

A session focussing on weaves and designed to improve the weave performance of any level of dog. Speed your weaves up, proof them, work on entries - its all included! If you have a specific weave problem we can also cater for you.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Contacts

20th February
11:00 am - 12:00 midday

Improve your dog's understanding of your contact criteria, build their consistency and speed. Suitable for stopped and running contact methods.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Jumping Fun! Grade 1 & 2

20th February
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Run two different jumping courses to practice your skills without contacts to give you a breather! For each course you will walk it, run it, then have it explained to you. And then you get a chance to run it again.

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £25 / Non-Members £30

saturday 12th march

Layering

12th March
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Looking at making the most of your dog’s independence so that you are able to cut corners in order to get to specific handling points on a course. We will practice a variety of sequences that include layering as well as discuss when and how it should be used to its best advantage.

Members £15 / Non-Members £20

Advanced Weaves

12th March
1:30 - 2:30 pm

A session focussing on weaves for dogs that can already weave consistently. We will focus on more difficult entries, crossing to the other side and other distractions while the dog maintains momentum. If you have a specific weave problem we can also cater for you.

Members £15 / Non-members £20

Pick up Sequencing

12th March
3:00 - 4:00 pm

A session to practice "Pick ups" of all types within sequences to ensure you use the correct footwork, arms and verbal cues when on the run. This session is suitable for dogs who understand a basic pick up and out round.

Maximum 6 dogs

Members £15 / Non-members £20

sunday 20th march

Tunnels

20th March
10:00 am - 12:00 midday

This session concentrates on the tunnel but in a variety of ways. We will look at sending on to it, acute angle entries and exits as well as rear crossing the tunnel. We will also look at the use of a tunnel as part of a snake line. At the end we will put all of these skills into sequences to proof the learning. Suitable for all grades of dogs - many of the exercises are found in both G1 and Champ classes!

Suitable for some young dogs.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £25 / Non-members £30

Tunnel Traps

20th March
1:00 3:00 pm

Avoiding those ever so inviting tunnel entrances and maintaining focus and speed towards the correct obstacle. Plus getting more confident and independent tunnel drive when needed.

Maximum 8 dogs

Members £25 / Non-members £30