FIVE WAYS YOU CAN HELP MAKE TRAINING FUN FOR EVERYONE
- THERE’S NO AGILITY TRAINING WITHOUT EQUIPMENT.
- Everyone is to help set-up and pack-up equipment.
- No training or use of obstacles is to occur in any class until all exercises, including the necessary equipment, have been set up.
- If you are unfamiliar with how to assemble the equipment or with what is required ask one of the Committee what you can do to help.
- Advanced class please divide into groups and obtain the training exercise/s for the night when you arrive at the grounds. Ideally groups will have varying levels of experience and be of similar heights. Each group will set up the exercise they have and commence on that exercise before rotating to the other exercises at timed intervals. Please remain with your original group.
FOLLOW COURSE SEQUENCE.
- Not only will this prevent collisions, but it will also allow you and your dog to learn the skill that the sequence is designed to teach.
WAIT YOUR TURN AND ASK IF YOU’RE NOT SURE.
- A person may be finished the exercise, but may want to correct a mistake so it’s best to check before you begin with your dog.
- Similarly, people standing near the training exercise may be watching how others handle the exercise or may be waiting to try the exercise for themselves so again it’s best to ask if you’re not sure of their intentions.
MINIMISE WAITING TIME.
- If others are waiting to attempt the exercise and you are having difficulty with the sequence or an obstacle, take a break and come back to it later so others can have a turn.
CONTRIBUTE TO MAKING TRAINING FUN FOR EVERYONE.
- Our dogs love agility and are excited at training. They are off lead and chasing after rewards. Be mindful that this excitement doesn’t interfere with others’ training.
For our more experienced, longer term members please say hello to our new friends and be mindful of helping those new to our Club if you see they are having difficulties with something