Experienced Handlers

Joining ADC as an experienced handler

If you have trained a dog in agility in the past or are currently training your dog elsewhere and are considering joining ADC, we welcome you to attend one of our assessment nights.

Our assessment nights are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and will run you and each dog you would like to train at ADC through a simple skills test to determine where you're both at in your agility journey. 

We're expecting our intakes to fill quickly, and there may not always be room in a class for you to begin training your dog immediately. If this is the case, your dog will be waitlisted for the course, and when space becomes available, we will place you in a class.


2022 Assessment Night Dates

Assessments have currently been suspended and will return in 2022.

How it Works

Assessments Nights are capped at ten (10) people due to class and volunteer capacity. Before attending an Assessment, you must complete an Assessment Registration Form available on the link above. Any person not registered will be unable to conduct an assessment on the night.


On the night of the assessment, please arrive at 8:15 pm for an 8:30 pm start. You will be required to sign in at the office before getting your dog out of the car. Failure to check-in before 8:30 pm and the assessment will not be completed.


Things to bring:


  • Dogs removable lead (no tags attached to the collar if running with it on).

  • Reward system, either food or tug toys, for example.

  • Water for you and your pup.


After completing the assessment, you will be placed in an appropriate class. You might not be informed on the night. Still, you will receive notification before your first training night via email with links to membership applications and other essential documentation required before joining us on your first Thursday night.