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    Default Agility Club Melbourne?

    Hi All,

    Can anyone recommend a good Agility club in Melbourne? Preferably Northern Suburbs but any suggestions are welcomed.


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    Just look it up in Google.
    'Dog clubs in North Melbourne'
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    Thanks Aussiemyf but I was hoping somebody could recommend one... after attending 3 obedience clubs before finding one that didn't make my dog worse, I want to choose carefully...

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    Agility Dog Club of Victoria <i>Agility Dog Club of Victoria Inc.</i>

    Ziggy and I are members and love it Everyone is really nice and some really good trainers too. It is not in the Northern Suburbs though. Training is in Altona North but it is very easy to get to via the old Geelong Road or Citylink (I live in Carlton and it takes me 20 minutes to get there). They have a waiting list and Ziggy and I had to wait about 6 months before we were able to start. I have no idea whether that is still the case or not. Just drop them an email.

    Another obedience club that was recommended to me is the one in Keilor (Keilor Obedience Dog Training Centre) But I am not sure if they do agility.

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    Friends from my Ob club have just started their own Agility club. They just had a trial on the 8th of May & 400 entries !!!

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    Thank you for the links guys.

    What is everyone's opinions on age on starting agility? I've been told 12 months and 9 months before.

    Ash is 9 months now. I'd really like to get into agility (and it helps with his confidence as we have tried a few very basic things at obedience) but I'd rather wait until he is ready then to risk long term damage.

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    From what I understand, Agility is great from any age, but don't allow the dog to do any of the jumping exercises until their growth plates are grown out & their bones are fully formed. This is around 18 months of age.

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    What GSD said.

    But when you start in an agility club you wont be doing jumps, A-frames etc. at the beginning. ADCV and also BAD (the one from GSD) start off with foundation classes. Our foundation classes did not have any jumps and stuff in them. We are now promoted to class 2 and have low jumps and the A-frame and dog walk at a much lower height to work with (I put up some agility pics in another thread and you can see that Ziggy can pretty much walk over the jump). You will only have everything at full height from class 3 onwards. And believe me, it will take some time to get there

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    For jumping and weaving, 6 months minimum for small and medium breeds and 12 months for large. They have to be physically mature.
    If your dog isn't quite this old, they will teach you tunnels, send away, sit, wait, lowered A-frame etc.
    Im getting back into it this weekend, im excited.
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    Thank you for all the help. I think we might wait a few more months and the go along to visit a few to see what thy're like.

    Have fun this weekend aussiemyf7!

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