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We have training for all stages ... from the dogs and handlers who have never even seen agility, to those gearing up for National and World competition.

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Our instructors are actively competing at an International level in the agilty, and keep up to date on recent developments in training and handling methodologies from around the world.

We do not subscribe to a cookie cutter approach to training, but believe that every dog/handler team is unique, and must be given the tools to find their own solutions.

Above all, we believe that training should be a positive experience, and the primary focus of any training should be fun, for both dog and handler.

Below you will see the different types of training we can offer. Or contact us to let us know where your interests and needs are. That'll help us plan and schedule new offerings.

Dog Day-Train

Why send your dog to an overcrowded dog daycare, when you can have your dog trained by our professional staff for as little as $30 per day (less for multi day and multi dog discounts!)

An alternative to Dog Daycare, if you sign up for a Dog Day Train you will drop your dog off in the morning and pick your dog up after work. During the day our staff will work on your dog's issues (can be everything from basic manners to building a better performance on a piece of agility equipment). Your dog can also get treadmill time if their issue is a need to tone up, lose some extra pounds, and/or work on rehabbing an injury.

Contact us for more information or to sign your dog up for a Day Train day today!

Private Lessons

Cant get to classes on the day they are offered? Want a little extra help with the thing that are being taught in class? Dog need a little extra help in something that is NOT being taught in class? Privates could be the answer

Private lessons are one on one... you and the trainer (and your dog :-)) From loose leash walking, to focus issues, to fine tuning specific agility skills, private lessons can be a great way to work through any issues that are specific to you and your dog that might be difficult to address in a class setting.

Cost: Club member - $35/half hour; Student - $40/half hour; NON Student - $45/half hour

Contact us for more information or to sign your dog up for a Private today!

Dogsport Training Classes

We offer training at our training hall year round and cater to all experience levels.

If you register for more than one class (no matter which classes they are) in the same set and in a single purchase order, the price is discounted as follows.

  • second class - $10
  • additional classes - $15 each

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES ARE NON REFUNDABLE, AS THE SYSTEM WILL ONLY ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF DOGS IN A CLASS, AND IF YOU REGISTER YOU ARE MAKING THAT SPOT UNAVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY ANYONE ELSE! Please be sure you can commit to the class before registering.

Below are the courses currently on offer.
The ones with purple hotlinks have open spots available for purchase.

Agility 101A Equipment - 3 wk

$100   (3 week class - 1 hour per week)    Time to get busy with Equipment! Introduction to Table, Tire, Teeter - bang game, ½ Height Dogwalk, Low Frame, Jumps (Backside/Switch/Tight), Weave Guides, Angled Tunnels. Handling Concepts: Timing, Showing Path, Finish Cues, Start Lines, Lead Out and Release, Parallel Path, Sequencing. Pre-requisite: Foundation B

Agility 101C Crosses - 3 wk

$100   (3 week class - 1 hour per week)    Continuing to work on equipment skills while fine tuning basic crosses: Handling Concepts: Back Cross on Tunnel, Counter Rotation, Deceleration, Discriminations, Pull to backside, Measuring Dogs, 4' - 8' Tunnel/Jump Gamble. Pre-requisite: Agility 101B

Agility Distance - 3 Wk

$100   (3 week class - 1 hour per week)    Ability to work a dog from a distance will determine success in the game of Gamblers. But distance skills are also essential to be able to get into better position on any type of course. Whether sending a dog on, layering obstacles to find a shorter path, or just working lateral distance, this class will look at how to improve your dog's ability to offer equipment independently at speed. For dogs who are sequencing equipment and comfortable on contacts, tunnels, and jumps

Outdoor Agility Workshops

Dynamo Dogsports is now offering a variety of Outdoor Agility Workshops in Edmonton.

Take advantage of these to get some experience and training at the Dynamo Training Field. Larger spaces, more speed, and a change to train in the same space that the Dynamo Dogsport Agility Trials are held.

Click here for more info.

Contact us for any questions.

On-line Training

Our On-line Training Area is an interactive discussion forum. It's a great way to get expert coaching and feedback about the practice that you are doing on your own with your dog.

Click here to visit the training area.

Access will be offered in the form of 8 week passes.  Instructors will upload new courses and/or exercises there every 2 weeks, and may also post videos to show the exercise or drill with a dog.   There will be two specific forums (a pass will provide access to BOTH forums):

  1. Foundation - Intermediate Skills/Equipment
  2. Advanced Skills - Handling Options

Auditors will have:

  • Access to all videos, clarification/instruction, course work/maps and any other uploads in both forums
  • Access to the discussion threads in both forums in order to read feedback given to working spot participants, to ask general questions regarding the course materials, or ask general clarification questions regarding threads or feedback in the discussion forums.
  • Price for an 8 week pass (Auditing) $60 CAD

In order to obtain specific feedback related to a dog or situation, a WORKING spot is required so that video may be uploaded for clarification of the issue.

Working Spot participants will have:

  • Access to all videos, clarification/instruction, course work/maps and any other uploads in both forums
  • Access to the discussion threads in both forums in order to read feedback and ask general questions AND post question specific to a particular dog/issue
  • Ability to post video links of participant dog/exercise/drill in order to get personalized feedback specific to a particular dog/issue
  • Feedback from instructors on video uploads.
  • Price for an 8 week pass (Working) $125 CAD

Notes:
A Working Spot video upload must first be posted on YouTube. Then post the  link to the  forum. Max 5 minutes of video upload, per 2 weeks, per working dog participant  Working spots are limited to one dog/one handler

These are introductory prices, as this is a new offering for Dynamo Dogsports, and the first students will help us work out any potential issues in our system. Hope you can join us!


What people have said
about our training:

"I learned options and possibilities for my dog
- not just one way to do things!"

"Great instruction! Organized and encouraging.
When is the next class?"

"Wonderfully knowledgeable and supportive
way of dealing with both handlers and dogs! We will definately be back for more."

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4 weeks ago

Reminder no classes tonight or tomorrow (Thursday or Friday) ... See MoreSee Less

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Shoot, I was all ready to go!

I wasn't "physically" ready.... But mentally...100%

This explains why nobody's here....but me.

dogsport.org/dynamodogs/calendar/ always a good idea to double check the class calendar

2 months ago

New classses for Aug/Sep are now posted on our dogsport.org site for registration. Starting the week of Aug 17, the next seet wil include Beginner Barn Hunt, All level Flyball, and a Titling Trick Training class, along with out regular slate of Foundation and Agility classes of ALL levels. Come join the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

New classses for Aug/Sep are now posted on our dogsport.org site for registration.  Starting the week of Aug 17, the next seet wil include Beginner Barn Hunt, All level Flyball, and a Titling Trick Training class, along with out regular slate of Foundation and Agility classes of ALL levels.  Come join the fun!

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Does anyone know what class is running now at the trial today?

2 months ago

This young Bernese is settling in to the daytrain socialization play time really well, on her first day at Dynamo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love watching pups at play

Her name is Holly, and she had a fun day! Passed out as soon as she got home.

What a beauty

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