Competition Classes Grade 4 -7

Competition Classes - Overview and Aims

Class training at SmartPawsIn these classes the handlers all work together to look at different ways of running the course.

Through discussion and practice we will look at the fastest line for the dog to take and the best handling techniques to try. We understand that not all dogs and handlers can run the same way, Which is why we look at various styles to find out what works best for you.

We will also work of Championship and International courses, de-constructing the courses into small easy sections to work on specific problem areas. then reconstructing the course.



Primarily focused on 6 / 7 courses. Typically the course will be broken down into sequences before putting the whole course together.


On Tuesday's we hold 2 competition classes.

Up to Grade 6

For experienced dogs and handlers with younger dogs working through the grades. These sessions generally focus on breakout groups concentrating on sequences.

Weimaraner on dog walk at SmartPaws AgiltyUp to Grade 5

Our main focus in this class is on handling techniques and proofing contacts and weaves.


Our top competition class. In this class our focus is on international type courses designed to challenge some of the top dogs in the UK. Working together in a challenging but friendly group, class mates help and advise each other on the best way to handle sequences.

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