GOSPORT AGILITY CLUB - Our club only uses approved, and accredited Instructors.
Gosport Agility Club provides agility training in a friendly and fun environment and is designed to help you and your dog have fun with each other, thus enhancing your relationship with your dog. Agility also improves fitness and wellbeing, as well as developing a bond between yourself and your dog.
Dog agility is all about Teamwork, your dog will learn to look to you for instruction and this focus carries you through when you are out and about walking with him/her.
Our agility training takes place in our private field in Alverstoke, Gosport, with a safely fenced off arena. Agility sessions are delivered by our Approved Agility Instructors, who have been teaching and competing for many years with their own dogs in agility and have won many awards.
All tuition is undertaken with reward based training, and no harsh handling, verbal or otherwise is tolerated. We cater for different breeds and sizes of dogs with our trainers understanding the capabilities and needs of the different breeds of dog.
We are immensely proud and lucky that our Gosport Agility Club as an approved and accredited trainer - Mark our trainer takes a natural interest from his own training and develops that through investing his own time and money in various training courses and seminars, which helps him learn and continue to deliver agility training in a safe, progressive and fun manner, which all our Club Members/owners benefit from.
It is important that you choose the right club and Agility Instructors and Why avoid the untrained instructors? - Some people are unfortunately of the opinion that they know how to do agility and therefore they can teach. It can be very damaging to the dog if taught incorrectly and can even cause the handler to lose interest and feel inadequate.
What does a trained and approved instructor bring to the party?
Firstly, the instructor is aware of which equipment to use, what standard the equipment needs to be and how to teach that equipment in a controlled, safe and fun manner and in the correct sequence of learning. Agility training begins long before you even start to use the equipment you see at the likes of Crufts.
The ultimate qualification, at present, is attending and passing the annually held KC accredited Agility Club instructor's qualification.
Instructors/trainers who take the time to invest in proper training also tend to have more interest in the welfare
and behaviour of dogs, with many also attending behavioural/communication courses such as those offered by the
Institute Of Modern Dog Training (IMDT) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
Our Agility club also offers 1-2-1 agility sessions with our Approved Instructor Mark, Monthly league events take place with an annual award presentation. Workshops are offered on a regular basis to enhance your agility performance. We have Summer fun show and our Christmas agility show get together is another great way of meeting each other and your dogs.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our dog agility classes, please contact us. You may also visit our dog agility Facebook page by clicking here.
Our Gosport Agility Club has Beginners, Novice and Advance classes.
Free public car parking.
September - March - Saturday classes only.
Late March - September - agility classes are held twice a week starting at 6.30 pm (an additional evening may be available).
For owners who don't wish to sign up for a course, but would like to come along and have some practice fun agility sessions - these will also be available on some Saturdays throughout the year.
Please view our calendar for dates, times and information.
We also offer 1-1 agility training.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our dog agility classes please contact us. You may also visit our dog agility Facebook page by clicking here.
Ros Freeman Dog Training Agility Dog Club was asked to put on an agility display for the Mayor of Gosport, Lyn Hook, before she leaves office. We would like to say a big thank you to Councillor Lynn Hook for joining us for a fabulous day. Lynn had a front row seat - and reported that she thoroughly enjoyed watching all the dogs and their owners. Thank you Lyn.- and thank you for all your hard work throughout the year for Gosport.
Our owners and their dogs gave an impressive display of tunnels, jumps, weave poles, A-frame - and Dog walk to the Mayor, and the public. We were very fortunate that The News -Portsmouth covered this event with some fabulous pictures and editorial. Thank you to The News.
We are very lucky to have brilliant responsible dog owners - working and having fun with their dogs.
Thank you all for joining us and for all your hard work.
Thank you to Margaret our Agility Instructor, Mark our pre-agility Instructor for all their enthusiasm and encouragement.
We at Ros Freeman Dog Training are so very proud to offer such great opportunities and facilities for all of our owners.
Please see photos from the event below - Ros & Danny, Ros Freeman Dog Training