Dog Agility

Standish Dog Agility is for pet dogs and their owners. I use positive training methods to ensure dogs are keen to work and owners enjoy themselves. Agility classes are a fun and sociable activity that provide physical and mental stimulation for both dog and owner.

In order to join the classes your dog must have completed a course of classes with Jo at Standish Dog Trainer previously,  have an excellent recall, be dog friendly and people friendly.

Agility classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Friday afternoons at Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish, WN6 0PP.

I do ask that your dog is 18 months old before taking part in agility.  If your dog has an injury or is a little out of shape I may ask you to get a vet check before allowing your dog to take part in high impact exercise. This is for the safety and long term health of your dog.

Anyone that owns a dog can take part in agility. Handlers should be aged over 8 years as they are to be in control of a dog that will be working off lead and need to understand how to be responsible. There is no upper age limit for handlers!

Our training venue is an indoor equestrian arena, so we can continue training in a dry, well lit environment regardless of the season. We are based in Standish, just off junction 27 of the M6.

How it works:

Pre-Agility Course – We currently have a waiting list for Pre-Agility.

Pre-agility is my foundation course and is an absolute must for those wanting to go on to learn agility with their dog. There are a number of exercises that work on relationship building, body awareness, focus work, targeting, balance and control.

Once you have completed Pre-Agility you and your dog will be invited to join the agility club. In agility club, I will teach you and your dog how to negotiate more complex pieces of agility equipment including tunnels, jumps, dog walks, a-frames, weaves and more. As you and your dog learn, the sequences and courses that are designed for you will become more exciting, challenging and faster!

Standish Dog Agility is run in terms of 5 weeks. Each term costs either £75 or £85 depending on whether it is at peak time, and each term  is payable in advance of the course starting.  Payment are made by BACS or PayPal.


Due to the high energy nature of this sport we do not invite dogs that are fearful, aggressive or reactive to other dogs to join in.

To be added to the agility waiting list please contact Jo.