Agility Foundation Course – Home Based

  • This is a 6 week course looking at all the foundations for super successful potential agility dogs
  • No special agility equipment is required as the whole course can be completed with everyday household items such as a dog bowl, dog bed, a small bin or cone and a step
  • This course is useful for those just starting out and those who have already started their agility training
  • It is a 6 week course delivered via private facebook group
  • It is suitable for dogs of any age, from puppies to older dogs as all activities are low impact

beef as a puppy
Foundations can be taught from a young age
  • As there is a lot of content on the course which you may not complete in the 6 weeks you will have access to the course for 6 months so you can study at your own pace
  • The cost of the course is £20. You can claim a refund of £5 when you sign up to our face to face beginners agility classes with BABA dogs
  • Please send an email to bristolandbathagility@hotmail.com with agility foundation in the title and I can send details of how to sign up

Course Content

Lesson 1
  • Value for handler/ recall
  • Value for drive arm/ hand touch / handler focus
  • Toy play/ tugging – explanation of when to use food versus toys to encourage different behaviours
Lesson 2
  • Forward focus drive to object (toy or bowl)
  • Proprioceptive awareness exercises – foot target contact foundations
  • Boundary work/ wait foundations
Lesson 3
  • Teaching wing wraps
  • Teaching directional commands left and right
Lesson 4
  • Tricks for agility – for co-ordination, flexibility and balance
Lesson 5
  • Handler movement -front crosses and blind crosses
  • Shadow handling with the dog
Lesson 6
  • Putting the bits together!