Stratford Dog Agility is Victoria's newest Dog Agility Club, specializing in the sport of Dog Agility. This wonderful sport is the culmination of dog training at its finest, promoting positive based training methods that both you and your dog will find joyful.
Agility is a competitive sport where your dog is required to complete a course of jumps and obstacles cleanly in the fastest possible time. It is a partnership between handler and dog that takes skilled training to acquire. Essentially you are your dogs GPS and if you don't communicate clearly to the dog where you want him to go, you are going to struggle. At Stratford Dog Agility we will give you the skills to "talk" to your dog in a language he understands and he will love you for it.
Watch the Video Below to see how Agility is done by some of Australia's best handlers..... Our thanks to Katie & Kris Kisielnicki, Niki & Nic Drage and Cornelia Kluck for allowing us use of the footage below.
Never done Agility, but are keen to get involved........
We look forward to members from our local community joining the club and participating in agility. In order to do that, the dogs must pass an assessment test. See the 'Classes' page for details.
If you are concerned you do not have the necessary skills to pass the test, we are very excited to be able to offer the Focus on Fun Dog Training online course. The course is designed around all the skills needed that would make beginning agility enjoyable for both handler and dog. Susan Garret, One Mind Dogs, Melanie Miller, Silvia Trkman and Denise Fenzie have all influenced the course content. The upshot is that what is covered in the course is what all pet dog owners also want in their dogs.
The course uses positive reinforcement training methods, incorporating play, toy and food rewards and treating all training as games. This course is for the owner of any pet dog, whether you plan to take up agility or not and regardless of where you live.
For dogs that do not currently have the skills needed, this is the fastest way we can deliver the knowledge. We have run a pilot program and this method of training has proven to be very successful. Plus it is just plain fun. Click on the green button above for On-line Course Information.