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Train with us

The Basics

We welcome dogs of all breeds and abilities to train with us, provided that they are fit, healthy and over the age of 9 months. Our classes are divided by skill level and require dogs to demonstrate their skill set to move up to the next level. 

All of our training uses positive reinforcement methods to reward dogs for performing the correct behaviour. Our experienced instructors are happy to guide you in using this method of training, which ensures that training sessions are fun for both dog and handler. Your training shouldn't stop at club sessions alone however - we recommend practicing at home, even if you don't have a big backyard. Training can be done in spaces that are big enough to accomodate a couple of jumps or some weave poles. Our Instructors are happy to provide advice on basic equipment and flatwork exercises to help you get the most out of your training

We train on Thursday nights at the Castle Hill Showgrounds Dog Rings. 

We ask that members arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of their training session to check in and help set up equipment. Check in closes 5 minutes prior to the start of class. Latecomers may not be able to join their training session that night.

Session Times

Due to covid restrictions, we are currently running split training sessions to ensure we comply with social distancing guidelines and space requirements. 

These training times are subject to change. We ask that members keep an eye on their email inbox and the Members Facebook Group for the most up to date information.

Session 1

Beginners | Green | Yellow | Purple

Check In - 6:00 to 6:25pm

Class - 6:30 to 7:30pm

Pack Away - 7:30 to 8:00pm

Intro to Agility

(Dependent on monthly intake dates)

Check In - 6:00 to 6:35pm

Class - 6:45 to 7:30pm

Pack Away - 7:30 to 8:00pm

Session 3

Pink | Blue | Red

Check In - 7:30 to 7:55pm

Class - 8:00 to 9:00pm

Pack Away - 9:00 to 9:30pm

Join Us

In 2021 we have changed the way we welcome new members to the club, creating an Introduction to Agility course for people who are trying agility for the first time, and new requirements for our more experienced handlers.

Introduction to Agility

I am brand new to agility

Experienced Agility Handlers

I have done agility before

Please note: 

  • The completion of our membership form does not guarantee that your membership application will be approved.

  • Successful applicants will be required to comply with the club rules and policies, which may include CovidSafe procedures.

  • Applicants should review our membership and ongoing training/membership costs prior to submitting a membership application form.

  • Memberships fees cannot be refunded due to change of mind.

  • ADC utilises positive reinforcement training using reward based methods (treats/toys etc).

  • Not all dogs are ready to begin agility training - applicants are encourages to join their local obedience club prior to joining ADC.