Agility Classes

Weavepoles

TADPOLES

Classes run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday nights. (Bookings Essential)

Contact:- Intake every 8 weeks. To book complete this Booking form if you are have any enquiries in please email Club Secretary (info@toadsagility.org.au) Please do not send payment for new memberships. This is due for payment during introduction night

Cost:- $40 for 8 weeks (Payable on intake/introduction night) Refund Policy

Duration:– Until graduation to Beginners Class.

Requirements:- Dogs must be at least 10 mths of age. Once you have registered (Registration/Booking Form) the Booking officer will contact you with a start date. Do not bring your dog to this 1st class. This night will be about completing your membership application and orientating you to various aspects of the class including equipment set up, rationale for training methods and a breakdown of many of the exercises that will be taught.

Information – The instructors have identified some basic skills that are required prior to moving onto the Beginners class and these will be discussed with you at your first class. The amount of time spent in the class will be influenced by your dog’s age, existing skill set, your willingness to participate in the training exercises and when the next Beginners class is scheduled to start. Equipment and training exercises used in this class will be age appropriate. The training will be looking to develop a confident dog that has a strong relationship with their handler through the use of reward based training.

BEGINNERS

Classes run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday nights.

Cost:- $90.00 (payment due on week before the start new class) for new participants. $5 per week or $40 for the 8 week block for repeat participants.  Refund Policy

Duration:- Course runs for 8 weeks. Participants will be eligible to graduate to the Novice Class once they have achieved the pre-requisite skills required.

Requirements:- To enrol in this course your dog must be older than 12 months and have obtained the pre-requisite skills in Tadpoles class.

Information:- The 8 week Beginner Course will introduce additional obstacles and expand on the handling techniques you will have already started to develop during your time in Tadpoles.

NOVICE

Classes run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday nights.

Cost:- $80.00 (payment due on week before the start new class) for new participants. $5 per week or $40 for the 8 week block for repeat participants.  Refund Policy

Duration:- Course runs for 8 weeks. Participants will be eligible to graduate to the Advanced Class once they have achieved the pre-requisite skills required.

Requirements:- Dogs 12 months and older who have graduated from the Beginners class (or similar).

Information:- For those of you who are bitten by the agility bug there is the option to undertake the 8 week Novice Course after the Beginners Course. This course will introduce the remainder of the obstacles and focus on developing handling skills whilst sequencing obstacles.

ADVANCED

Participants should aim to arrive in time to assist with set-up at approximately 7:45 p.m. Participants are also expected to assist with equipment pack up.

Cost:- $5.00 per class

Duration:- Ongoing

Requirements:- This class is for those who have completed the Beginners & Novice  courses or for people who are already competing in Agility and whose dogs are able to successfully complete 8 weave poles and full height contact obstacles. Ideally dogs will also be happy working on either side of the handler and have been exposed to all/most of the standard Agility obstacles.

Information:- This class will reinforce behaviours already learnt and teach advanced handling skills.

Townsville Outdoor Agility Dog Sports conducts training at Heatley Park, located on the corner of Fulham Road and Lindemann Avenue. TOADS uses the grounds and clubhouse at the invitation of Canine Obedience Club of Townsville.

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Enquiries

If you have any questions about membership or Training Classes and would like to contact some one about joining our club, please feel free to email with your enquiry at our CONTACT US page.

All classes require participants to be a member of TOADS before attending. Single TOADS membership is $30 whilst family membership is $40.

As per our insurance policy and on advice of the body we are affiliated with- Agility Dog Association of Australia (ADAA)- Townsville Outdoor Agility Dog Sports (TOADS) cannot knowingly allow membership to restricted dog breeds or dogs that have been declared dangerous.

If you wish to join TOADS our membership form will contain the following clause:

I declare that none of the dogs currently registered in my name with TOADS are (in full or part) an:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Argentine Fighting Dog
  • Brazilian Fighting DogAnd / or any other breed which may be deemed as a restricted dog.
  • Nor are any of them individual dogs(s) which have be deemed as dangerous dogs as defined in the Companion Animal Act 1988 (NSW) and/or defined in any other State, Territory or the Commonwealth of Australia equivalent Act.