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Dog Agility: From Basic Training to Competitive Sport

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Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Dog agility is an exciting sport that requires both the dog and its handler to work together to navigate a course filled with obstacles. It's a sport that has been around for decades and has grown in popularity worldwide. From basic training to competitive sport, the Dog Agility course will cover everything you need to know about this exciting activity. Whether you're a seasoned dog trainer or new to the sport, Dog Agilitycourse is designed to help you and your dog become skilled and confident in agility training. With a focus on understanding dogs' behaviour, physical training, and obstacle training, learners will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the sport of dog agility.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of dog agility, including course design and competition rules
  • Develop skills in basic physical training for dogs
  • Learn about obstacle training, including contact obstacles, tunnels, and jumps
  • Understand the importance of flatwork and how it relates to agility training
  • Develop skills in agility and health, including injury prevention and nutrition
  • Learn about the world of competitive dog agility, including how to prepare for and compete in events


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of dog agility. Starting with an introduction to the sport, learners will then move on to important topics such as understanding dogs' behaviour and communication, physical training, and obstacle training. Learners will also explore the importance of flatwork and course design, as well as agility and health. Finally, the course will cover the world of competitive dog agility, including what to expect at events and how to prepare for them.

Who is this course for?

  • Dog owners looking to train their dogs in agility
  • Professional dog trainers looking to expand their skill set
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in dog agility training or competition
  • Anyone interested in the sport of dog agility and looking to improve their knowledge and skills

Career path

  • Dog Trainer: £17,000 - £25,000 per year
  • Canine Behaviourist: £18,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Agility Instructor: £18,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Professional Handler: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Competition Judge: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Dog Agility Business Owner: £30,000 - £60,000+ per year

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - £9.99

Receive a digital copy of your certificate as a PDF file for only £9.99.

Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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