Agility – Burnaby

Start your dog off right in Agility classes from certified professional trainers who actively compete in agility; taught with real competition equipment; and in a large, clean facility with pro indoor agility foam traction flooring for your dog’s safety!

We teach all levels of agility: Agility Foundations, Starters, Advanced and Masters levels!

If you have already started agility and wish to join our higher level classes, please email us!  We’d be happy to have you join DogWorks.
 

How do I start Agility?

If you want to get started in Agility, our Agility Foundations is THE place to start!

In Agility Foundations the dogs will learn things like tunnels,  jumps, the table, wobble board, tire jump, A-Frame and Dog-Walk, and many other foundation skills required to advance in agility, from the ground up.  We will focus on fun, safe, and proper training on agility equipment to maximize your dog’s enthusiasm, confidence and understanding of agility, as well as correct and motivating dog handling by the owners. 

It is all about FUN though!  Learning will be through positive reinforcement, and games.   Whether you just want to take a fun, active class with your dog, or if you are keen to start your future agility competitor, all are welcome in Foundations Class.

After successful completion of Agility Foundations, you and your pup will be ready to move into Starters 1! In Starters 1 we continue building upon those foundation skills and add the start of weave pole training too!

As you advance through class levels we continue adding more skills and building upon the ones learnt in Agility Foundations. All while having a ton of FUN!

Dog Sport Class Flow Chart

1. Dogs must be at least 8 months old.

2. Dogs MUST have completed an in person group class (anywhere) prior to registering for this class.
If your dog has not taken group classes anywhere before, we recommend you register in a less active class, such as Rally Obedience Novice 1, Tricks, or Good Manners Class to fulfill the pre-requisite and to work on your dog’s focus in a group setting and develop a good teamwork relationship with your dog!

This is a very stimulating and active class and can be exciting and distracting for dogs, so ensure that you and your dog are successful and have fun at our Agility Foundations program, we need your dog to have participated in a group class previously to learn how to work with you in a busy class environment.
Please note: if you attended fewer than 4 group classes this does not fulfill the prerequisite, as fewer than 4 classes is not considered completing a set of group classes.  
 Nosework/ Tracking classes are not considered group classes. 

My dog has good obedience already, do I still need the pre-req?

While we can appreciate some people have done a good job training their dog at home, participating in a group class is a different skill for your dog and has nothing to do with how many tricks your dog can do in your living room. The pre-requisite is required for all dogs, and is in place to set your dog up for success so you can get the most out of our Agility training program!

Agility Foundations

$230 +gst
  • 6 x 1 hour classes
  • Up to 6 dogs per class
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the Get Notified of Future Classes button below.

Agility Starters
1, 2, 3, 4

$199 +gst
  • 6 x 1 hour classes
  • Only 5 dogs per class!
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • Prerequisite: Completion of DogWorks Agility Foundations
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the Get Notified of Future Classes button below.

Agility Advanced and Agility Advanced+

$199 +gst
  • 6 x 1 hour classes
  • Only 5 dogs per class!
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the Get Notified of Future Classes button below.

Masters Agility

$199 +gst
  • 6 x 1 hour classes
  • Only 5 dogs per class!
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • Classes on Wednesdays.
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the Get Notified of Future Classes button below.

The notification list is currently closed for Agility Foundations classes, due to the list currently being too long. 

We will reopen the list when the wait has shortened. We will remove this message once it has been reopened. 

If you have already taken Agility classes and are looking for a higher level Agility class, please e-mail us. 

Additional Class Information

Nervous Dogs:

If your dog is nervous or shy around other people, other dogs, or in new environments, and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, this may not the right class for your dog. Agility classes are very high energy and exciting and may be overwhelming for nervous dogs. We want you AND your dog to have FUN in agility training, so for nervous dogs we recommend private agility lessons to help boost your dogs confidence and get the most out of your training time! Go to our Contact Us page to reach out to us for private agility training!

Reactive and/or Barking Dogs:

If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, this is unfortunately not the right class for your dog. Agility classes are very high energy and running/barking/jumping dogs are likely to trigger reactive dogs and/or cause them unnecessary stress in group classes. We recommend private agility training instead. Go to our Contact Us page to reach out to us for private agility training! If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) or if your dog barks when running or excited, we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs.
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Instructors

DogWorks Training Inc. 2020