Training and Progression

Regular training takes place on a Thursday evening.

Foundation Training

If a dog or handler is new to agility we offer a six week "foundation course" to familiarise you and your dog with the various types of equipment.  This is normally followed by a short "post foundation" course before letting you loose in the first session of our weekly training.


Foundation courses are charged at £35.00 for the six week, one hour sessions.  If handlers are not existing members of Dartmoor DTC they are required to join to keep our insurance valid.


These classes (when available) normally run alongside the First Training Session at 19.30 to 20.30 hours at the far end of the arena.

First Training Session 19.30 to 20.30 hours.

Dogs and their handlers must be able to complete a very simple course or sequence of equipment prior to joining this session.  The Class is aimed at pre-competition and Grade 1, 2 and 3 dogs (and handlers). 


This session is limited to one dog per handler although if you are training two dogs at this level of ability it is permitted to change over dogs half way through the session.

Second Training Session 20.30 to 21.30 hours

This session is aimed at more experienced Grade 4 - 7 (with a couple of Large Grade 3) dogs and handlers who are competing regularly.  


Special Training Sessions

Special two hour training sessions, for all levels of ability, are arranged throughout the year.  These can be at the Grange Equestrian Centre or an appropriate venue elsewhere.  We use both Club Trainers and external agility trainers for these sessions.  Costs of these special sessions vary depending upon the venue and trainers expenses.


Practice at home for a better partnership
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So you are thinking of taking up agility with your new dog or have just commenced a foundation class and started your own and your dogs training - take a look at the above article which has been compiled by Christine Bennett for new handlers in this sport.   Dartmoor DTC Trainers agreed that the previous document on this page was in need of updating and we are extremely grateful to Christine for taking the time to expand upon and completely update this article.

Christine has recently gained an Approved Agility Club Instructor award.

Contact Address

Mrs Ann Hampshire


Dartmoor Dog Training Club

West Brushford Farm




EX18 7SJ


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Merton 2018 Photo's


We have a few photographs of Members and their dogs at the Merton Show 2018.  We have to thank David Wilson for taking the photo's.  Click here to view.

Guide to Surviving your first agility show:


Kim Lawer and Cornwall Agility Club have produced a very detailed and comprehensive document for anyone entering their first show. It would be impossible to improve upon this document and with their permission i have made it available to download here.  

Guide to surviving your first agility show
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Are You Aware of Alabama Rot Disease It can be fatal to your dog. A confirmed case occurred in Cullompton recently. The dog concerned had been walked at Kilerton and Ashclyst woods.

Click here for more details.

Kennel Club Guidlines for owners and handlers with dogs taking part in canine activites.  Click below

KC Guidlines
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How to perform CPR on your dog:

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Is your dog microchipped?

If NO click here 

Are You Aware

of the ammendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act.  Click here for the details - it effects us all.

Kennel Club Issues:

Check out the latest KC Issues here.

Minutes of Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting 17th January 2019 see here.