John competed at the World Championship Agility Open in 2011 and 2012 representing the Republic of Ireland.
All our instructors have experience in competing in both Championship and Open agility competitions and have a weight of experience under their belts but most of all our agility classes are fun.
BEGINNERS - Agility for fun
For dogs and owners who have always wanted to give it a try. Agility training is suitable for all types of dog.
This course introduces the dog to the agility equipment and eventually they become comfortable working on all the pieces.
Note: A basic level of control of your dog is advised before undertaking agility training.
if you would like to give it a try phone John 086 730 1001 or email:
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED - Agility for fun and competition
For dogs and handlers who have been trained to use obstacles at beginner standard and wish to move on to a standard where they can then enter agility competitions.
Intermediate/Advanced agility will focus on dog handling, using the equipment to the best of their advantage and course walking (stewarding at competitions is an option)
Note: It is important that dogs are fit before undertaking agility training.
AGILITY CLASS TIMES: (NO NEED TO BOOK JUST TURN UP AND PAY AS YOU GO)
Saturdays 10.00am to 12.00pm
Sundays 11.00am to 1.00pm
Improvers /Advanced/ Competiton Agility
Fridays 7.00pm to 9.00pm (May to Sept)
Saturdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Sundays 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Agility classes = €20 per class (2 hour session)
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AGILITY SUMMER CAMP 2013.............. details to follow shortly
In 2012 Dublin Dog Training held an Easter and Summer camp for juniors. seven of these juniors went forward to join the Irish Junior Agility squad. Here they are below. All but two of this team had done agility before last summer. Seven of the eight juniors were trained by John Ward and one member of the team was trained by Liam O'Brien (Carlow)
The Irish junior Agility Team 2013 from left to right; Lauren Minnion with Jesie & Juno, Caitlin Owens (flag bearer) John Ward (Manager), Claire Hughes & Bengi, Jade & Bailey, Aoife Archbold & Oscar, Rachel Kyne & Billy, Tara & Gypsy and in front row Paul Hannon with Jess & Darcy
From left to right; Claire Hughes & Bengi, Rachel Kyne & Billy, Lauren Minion & Jessie , Aoife Archbold & Oscar. Our over 12 team who entered the Open Junior Agility championship in the Uk competing against 16 other teams in February 2013 and were placed second.
Below is a newspaper clipping showing John's dog 'Smokey' who took Top Agility Dog Award in 1998.
Presented by the Irish Kennel Club.