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Agility: Beginners’ Intake – Applications Closed

Thanks to those who applied for a place on the Beginners’ Intake in January. We will contact you in due course about the planned induction and assessment session.

This will be held at our training venue at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. The directions can be found on our website: Agility Directions

We cannot accommodate any further applications for this intake; if you would like to be informed about future beginners’ intakes please subscribe to our Agility Beginners Email Alert Service.




Agility: New Beginners’ Intake

Applications Open

We have opened applications for dogs who are new to Agility or very inexperienced. If you have a dog with competition experience, we have spaces available immediately – please see enquiry for an experienced dog.

An induction and assessment session for the next intake is planned for Tuesday 9th January 2018 (TBC). It will be followed by a beginners’ course: places will be offered on the course depending on the outcome of the assessment.

This will be held at our training venue at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. The directions can be found on our website: Agility Directions

The training time for Class 1 is the middle session 7.40pm – 8.30pm. Please be aware that Class 5 also train in this session – the arena is divided by a plastic mesh fence.

No previous experience is necessary; but it is advisable that your dog has a sit and wait and a good recall. Your dog must have ongoing annual vaccination and be at least 12 calendar months of age at the time of the intake. Please also ensure that your dog is physically fit enough to do Agility – consult your vet if you need advice about this.

Please refer to the Agility Training page of our website for frequently asked questions.

Please fill in the form linked below to apply for a space in the new Agility intake. The closing date for applications is 12th December 2017.

Agility Intake Enquiry Form


Agility: Places Available for Experienced Dogs

We have places available immediately for dogs who have Competition experience. Dogs must be experienced on all Agility equipment.

We train at an indoor venue in Old Warden, Bedfordshire (3 miles west of Biggleswade).

Dogs must have ongoing annual vaccination and have a good recall. Please be aware that we run two classes concurrently per session – the arena is divided by a plastic mesh fence.

Dogs and handlers will be assessed by Instructors and placed in the appropriate class for their level.

To enquire about Agility training for an experienced dog, please fill in the Enquiry Form on our website.

For more details about Agility training at Letchworth DTC, please refer to our website.

Agility Training

There will be news of a future intake of dogs new to Agility in the near future. Please subscribe to our Email Alert Service to be notified when our new beginners’ intake opens.


Agility: Block Payment

The block payment for this term is £30.00. There will be no half-term break. The last training date, the Christmas Party, will be on 12th December.

Paying by block payment works out cheaper than paying weekly. It also secures your dog’s place for the term. There are a large number of people who have registered their interest in Agility training; we need to know the numbers of current attendees in order to be able to plan ahead in order to accommodate new people. For this reason paying weekly will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances by prior arrangement.

Agility: Chiltern Inter Club Match

Sunday 12th November 2017

at Mount Pleasant Equine Centre

Letchworth vs. BATS vs. Milton Keynes vs. Wellingborough

Organised by BATS.

All proceeds donated to charity, Keech Cottage Hospice. Please bring a raffle prize on the day.

Closing date for entries 21st October 2017. Please hand your entry form to your Club Co-ordinator. The Committee have decided to subsidise Match entries for Letchworth Members. If you have already paid, Sandra will refund you.

Show opens at 8.00am – please arrive between 8.00am and 8.30am to help set up the equipment. Judging starts at 9.00am. Ring cards should be collected on the day.

InterClub Match Schedule 2017

About an Agility Match

An Agility Match is a small scale show, where the entry is limited to the members of the participating clubs – in this case Letchworth, BATS, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough.

As with Kennel Club shows, dogs must be registered with the Kennel Club, although we accept pet names on the entry forms. A dog that holds an Agility Certificate is not eligible for a Match.

There will be two rings: Agility and Jumping. Classes are organised by grade, there being several classes for which each dog is eligible.

Dogs are awarded points for each result in their class; the winning club is the one with the highest points tally.

Wellingborough are the current holders of the Inter Club shield.

Agility: Noise During Training

Please could everyone endeavour to keep dog barking to a minimum during training. We understand that it is difficult to stop a dog barking while it is being worked, but we would appreciate if you could prevent your dog from barking while waiting your turn. It is difficult for people to hear instructions from their Instructor over dogs barking.

We have some water spray bottles available to assist with controlling barking. You can also distract your dog by physically turning its head away from the source of the excitement (usually another dog working) using treats or a (silent) toy.