We run about 15 classes a week over 6 sessions. We organise classes according to ability and the size of the dog so that everyone in a group is of roughly the same standard and jumping the same height. We occasionally have more than one jump height in a class but this is rare. Classes have a maximum of 7 dogs to one instructor. If you would like to join please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.


a dog taking a breath during agility training BEGINNERS

We never mix beginners into groups with trained dogs. All beginners need to complete a beginners course where everyone is starting from scratch, learning together and experiencing the same problems. If you want to start a beginners course you need to complete the application form which you can find below.

While you are waiting for a course to start you can attend our monthly agility foundation workshops or if you want to try agility before committing to a course we run taster sessions a few times a year, see diary page for dates.

If you would like to see what we do you are welcome to come any time and watch a class but please do not bring your dog with you.
A dog jumping during a dog show CLASS TIMES

Monday evenings are run solely by Ian and are for beginners and non-competitive handlers.

Daytime classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings (10.30-1.30) and are run by Eleanor. They cover the full range from Beginners, fun classes all the way up to top level competition.

Tuesday evenings are run by Sophie and are for competing dogs.

Tuesday afternoons Sophie runs two classes and teaches some 121.

Thursday evenings are run by Eleanor or Sophie, and are for novice dogs.
a border collie looking at his owner PRIVATE LESSONS

If you feel you need a bit more intensive training or some help with a specific issue, you can book a 121 session with Eleanor or Sophie. Theses are usually in the daytime although in the Summer when we move outside evening slots are sometimes available.
Email: sbalchinagility@gmail.com

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