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Training at ADC

The Basics

We welcome dogs of all breeds and abilities to train with us if 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. 

Our training approach uses positive reinforcement methods to reward and stimulate your dog’s efforts when displaying the correct behaviour. Our valued Instructors happily guide you through the course using this training method allowing for fun and knowledge filled training sessions for you and your dog.

 

Training doesn’t just end when the bell rings on your club training session. We recommend practising at home, even if you don’t have a tremendous amount of space. Home training can be completed in an area big enough to house one or two jumps or some weave poles. Our Club Instructors are happy to advise essential 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 before the start of their training session to check-in and help set up equipment. Check-in closes 5 minutes before the start of class. Latecomers may not be able to join their training session that night.

Session Times

ADC holds Split Training sessions for our Junior and Senior classes. This concept was adopted as part of our CovidSafe Plan; however, after being well received has been adopted as a permanent fixture.

 

The exact times are subject to change, so we ask that members keep an eye on their Email and ADC Social Media pages for any updates.

Session 1
Junior Classes

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 2
Senior Classes

Pink | Blue | Red

Check In - 7:30 to 7:55pm

Class - 8:00 to 9:30pm

Pack Away - 9:30 to 9:50pm

Join Us

2021 saw ADC debuting a new way to welcome new members by offering a four (4) week Agility taster course known as ‘Intro to Agility. This course is tailored for inexperienced handlers who wish to try out Agility for the first time.

 

ADC also took this opportunity to review and update how we welcome experienced handlers into the ADC ranks.

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I am brand new to agility

Experienced Agility Handlers

I have done agility before

Please consider: 

  • 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, including CovidSafe procedures.

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

  • Memberships fees cannot be refunded due to a 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 may consider investigating and joining an Obedience club before joining ADC.