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Start your dog off right in agility classes from certified professional trainers who actively compete in agility,  taught with real, competition-grade, safe equipment!



Riot jump wave 2013How 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!

General Class Information

  • PRE-REQUISITEYour dog MUST have completed a set of group dog classes prior to registering in Agility Foundations
  • InstructorDove Cresswell & Julia Schwark
  • Class SizeMax 6 in Foundations
    Max 5 in all other Agility levels
  • Class Length6 x 1 hour classes
  • Cost$150 + GST
  • Age Requirementsat least 6 months old
  • Breeds/SizeDogs of all breeds/sizes are welcome
  • Class rulesDogs must be under control at all times.
  • Junior HandlersHandlers aged 10 and up are welcome! (Parent or guardian MUST be present for all classes for those under 14 years old)
  • GuestsOnly one handler per dog please.
    Human spectators are welcome, but no spectator dogs.
  • Class Location6976 Palm Ave, Burnaby.
    Map link to our location: https://goo.gl/maps/dVgVI
If you would like to cancel or refund a class, we need to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the first class.
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Dogs MUST have completed a group class (anywhere) prior to registering for this class.
If your dog has not taken group classes anywhere before, we suggest you register in a less active class, such as Rally Obedience Novice 1, 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!
Once your dog has taken a group dog class, and developed the ability to focus on only you and can work around distractions you are ready to take Agility Foundations!
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 class environment.
Please note that Nosework classes, or class sets shorter than 4 classes will not fulfill the prerequisite.


If your dog is reactive, and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously worked with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog's reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog and preventing dog-dog interactions in a group setting.
Need a trainer for this? Let us know! We are happy to help!

Step 1

Agility Foundations

  • For first time agility dog and handlers - or any one who wishes to work on their foundations skills
    Please note there is a pre-requisite for this class.
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Wednesdays @ 3:00-4:00pm
    Dates: Apr 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
    Instructor: Dove Cresswell
  • Saturdays @ 2:45-3:45pm
    Dates: Apr 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
    Instructor: Julia Schwark

Step 2

Starters 1

  • For students who have completed Foundations
  • Classes in Progress:

Step 3

Starters 2

  • Instructor: Dove Cresswell
  • For students who have completed Starters 1
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Sundays @ 1:10-2:10pm
    Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
  • Sundays @ 5:00-6:00pm
    Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
  • Tuesdays @ 8:15-9:15pm
    Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15

Step 4

Starters 3

  • Instructor: Dove Cresswell
  • For students who have completed Starters 2
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Sundays @ 2:15-3:15pm
    Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3

Step 5

Starters 4

  • For students who have completed Starters 3
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Tuesdays @ 4:45-5:45pm
    Dates: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15

What is after Starters 4?

Once you have completed Foundations and Starters 1-4 you are now able to take our "Advanced" level classes! You can join any of our many Advanced sessions! After you have taken Advanced lessons for a while, when you are ready to move up into Masters classes your instructor will let you know.

Step 6+


  • For students who have completed Starters 4, and are continuing their Agility Training
    Instructor: Dove Cresswell
  • Classes in Progress
  • Wednesdays @ 5:00-6:00pm
    Dates: Apr 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Wednesdays @ 6:15-7:15pm
    Dates: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
  • Tuesdays @ 6:00-7:00pm - FULL
    Dates: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
  • Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:00pm - FULL
    Dates: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
  • Sundays @ 3:30-4:45pm - FULL
    Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3


  • For students who are training more challenging sequences and competing. Invite Only
    Instructor: Dove Cresswell
  • Classes in Progress
  • Wednesdays @ 7:15-8:15pm
    Dates: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
  • Wednesdays @ 8:15-9:15pm
    Dates: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Krista & Colt

" I really enjoyed my classes at DogWorks. Dove is the best agility instructor I have had to date and I have had a few over the years. I highly recommend her when people ask."

-- Krista & Colt
Anna & Maya

"Maya enjoyed herself so much so, that she had the zoomies while practicing tunnels with other dogs around in class! We hope to continue agility classes at Dog Works and consistently use the tools that we learned with Maya. We’ve seen a vast improvement with her reactivity and are thrilled that the training efforts we put into working with Maya is paying off! A big thank you to the Dog Works team, although we live in Vancouver your training insights are definitely worth the drive into Burnaby! We highly recommend Dog Works and cannot say enough good things about them!"

-- Anna & Maya
Julia Schwark, BA, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge

Julia Schwark, BA, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge


Dog Sport Instructor

Dove Cresswell, CPDT-KA, ATDI

Dove Cresswell, CPDT-KA, ATDI

Owner & Instructor

Dog Sport Instructor