Dog Agility is a dog sport for the whole family. We offer Agility classes on Thursday evenings 17:00 to 18:00 at van Kervel School sports field.

Dogs can learn agility from any age but they will only be allowed to jump full heights or take part in competition agility from 18 months of age. We always need to take health and safety into account.

Agility practice rules:

  1. All dogs must be on leash all the time unless instructed otherwise.
  2. All dogs must be up to date with their vaccinations.
  3. NO human or dog aggressive dogs will be allowed.
  4. Dogs must have a good recall (come when called)
  5. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult.
  6. Dogs must be in good general health. (no dogs with hip dysplasia will be allowed to jump)
  7. Every dog will be evaluated before accepted in a class.

What exactly is dog Agility?

While certain breeds seem to excel at agility, most notably Aussies and Border Collies, the sport can be enjoyed and done well by any dog. Even if you have no intention of ever competing, the benefits are many–two of the biggest being the intense mental and physical workout agility provides.

Bolstered confidence is another major plus. As your dog masters particular jumps and moves, and her focusing ability and athletic skills are honed, a more self-assured and nimble animal emerges. (You’ll notice her confidence permeating other areas of her life as well.)

Additionally, agility training strengthens the bond between dog and human. As you work and play together, you’ll learn to read one another on a unique and deeply satisfying level, communicating well beyond basic cues such as “sit,” “stay,” and “down.”

And perhaps the biggest reward? Agility training is just plain fun.

Our motto: No Fear, No Force, No Pain.

Force free science based behavior modification and training

Eden K9 Abilties

George van Huyssteen (DipCABT)
Practitioner Member CAPBT International
Garden Route, South Africa