Fun Dog Agility Coaching Diploma – £385


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Fun Dog Agility Coaching Diploma


Dog agility is a popular and fun sport in which a handler directs a dog through a series of obstacles as accurately as possible in a race against the clock. Dogs run off lead, being guided only by the voice commands and body signals of their handler. This requires training and great co-ordination between handler and dog.

Dog Agility has many benefits. Some of these include:

  • Burning off energy and reducing boredom, which will lead to a reduction in destructive behaviours around the home and even address some forms of aggression
  • An increase in self esteem for nervous and anxious dogs
  • An improved bond between you and your dog which will lead to a better all round relationship
  • Better health and fitness for both you and your dog
  • Much needed exercise which is a basic need of EVERY dog
  • Fun for both you and your dog
  • Plus, increased fitness, flexibility and stamina for owners.
  • What better way to get in shape?!

Dog agility coaching has become one of the most popular activities for dog owners. With many groups boasting waiting lists of up to six months to join, there is certainly a demand for classes.

One of the best things about becoming a fun agility trainer is that you can fit your classes around other commitments, and choose exactly how many you wish to run.

Dog agility coaching is performed at both a fun level, and also at serious competition level. The aim of this online fun dog agility course is to equip you, the student, with the knowledge and understanding required to set up and run your own potentially very profitable fun dog agility classes. Many units include practical challenges so you can really get to grips with the obstacles. Previous and current students have found this incredibly beneficial, both for understanding what it takes to teach dog agility, and for improving their relationship and bond with their own dog. The knowledge gained in this course will equip you to then progress to further studies to participate or teach at competition level if you so wish.


We are, at present, the only college in the UK offering a qualification in Fun Dog Agility.


Unit Breakdown:

  • UNIT ONE – Introduction to Agility
  • UNIT TWO – Essential Health and Nutrition for Agility Dogs
  • UNIT THREE – Teaching the Basics
  • UNIT FOUR – Using a Clicker
  • UNIT FIVE – The Go-Throughs – with practical challenge
  • UNIT SIX – The Go-Ups – with practical challenge
  • UNIT SEVEN – The Jumps – with practical challenge
  • UNIT EIGHT – The Pause – with practical challenge
  • UNIT NINE – The Poles – with practical challenge
  • UNIT TEN – Sequencing and Completing a Course
  • UNIT ELEVEN – Running a Class
  • UNIT TWELVE – Laws, Insurance, Waivers and the Essentials of Running Your Business


Who Is This Fun Dog Agility Coaching Course For?


This online dog agility course is for anyone wishing to set up and run their own fun dog agility classes within their local community. It is not just a course teaching you how to run the obstacles yourself. The aim of the course is to teach students how to actually coach dog agility classes, and includes information about setting up and running a business.

Please note that due to the practical elements of this online dog agility course, you will need to be a dog owner or know someone with a dog you can borrow!


How Long Will It Take Me To Complete This Dog Agility Coaching Course?


This really depends upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies, as well as how easily and quickly you grasp the learning concepts. We recommend that students fully digest and understand the agility course content before submitting their question paper. We encourage students to do their own additional reading and research to reinforce what they have learned. Each unit comes with a question paper which should be completed and returned to the college by email. You should allow between one and two hours to complete each paper.

The approximate length of time required to complete this dog agility coaching course is 240 hours. This dog agility course does involve some practical challenges which you can complete in your own time at home.

There is a two year time period in which you can complete this dog agility course.


Enrolment Requirements


GCSE level education or equivalent, and a good standard of English language. This online dog agility course is open to anyone with an interest in learning about how to run fun dog agility classes. You do not need any previous canine experience to enrol, and you do not need to be a member of any organisations, clubs or governing bodies.

Completion of this course will allow you to use the letters BCCSDip.FDAg after your name.


How Do I Enrol on the Fun Dog Agility Coaching Course?


You can enrol on the Fun Dog Agility Coaching course in two ways: by payment in full or via instalments. For more on instalment payments, click here.

If you are from an organisation and wish to enrol a member of staff, please contact us for our BACS details.

By enrolling on this course through the website, you agree to our Terms Of Enrolment

Additional information


In Full, First Instalment


  1. Heather Scrooby

    I am really enjoying every moment of this course. The minute I receive my new unit, I drop everything else and can not leave it alone until I have absorbed everything I can! I definitely feel that my dog and I have already started bonding more by doing the practical challenges. I can only imagine what great things the rest of the course is going to do for us, but especially for her.” Heather, South Africa

  2. Nicola Cantrill

    I have owned dogs for many years; I have trained them in basic obedience and even the odd trick. I have even bred dogs so you could find yourself asking what I don’t know about dogs. This course has shown me there’s so much more! There have been training methods which I’ve not known, heard of or tried. I had never heard of classical or operant conditioning till this course, now I love gabbling on about it and passing my knowledge onto others!

  3. Roman

    Life is all about learning. The beauty of it is that once in a while, you learn something that is really useful, and this wonderful course is a great example of that. The knowledge that was provided is so useful and inspiring that it has fuelled the fire and jump-started my motivation to really go out there and turn my dream into a reality. Roman, Dog Agility Diploma Graduate, Israel.

  4. John C

    I have enjoyed the course and have gained by doing it, so I will recommend it to others! It was nice to do a truly functional course that delivered exactly what it promised! John

  5. Nicki Binks

    I’ve learnt so much about our canine pals and especially my own dog through working with you on the two courses, it’s been really enjoyable all the way through. Joe and I have especially benefitted from the training challenges and we have definitely grown together as a team. He loves agility and it’s amazing the difference in him. I remember when I had only had him a few weeks, I walked him down to the sailing club when there was a small event going on and he was very nervous and uncomfortable even on the fringes of the activity whereas now when we go to a show he strides about as if he owns the place!” Nicki, Fun Dog Agility Course Graduate, Thetford, Norfolk

  6. Jenny M

    I feel that I am learning more about Titan with each new obstacle and that he is not has daft as he makes himself out to be! I love how excited he gets when he realizes it is time to do some agility work and I do generally feel the bond between Titan and myself is getting stronger by the session.” Nikki, Powys

  7. Carolyn Burry

    I just thought I would give you another update on where I am up to with my Fun Dog Agility classes. I would not have been able to make such a success of my classes if I had not done the Fun Dog Agility Coaching Diploma, as I would not have known where to start! I have used the techniques I was taught in each of the practical units to teach other dogs who have never done agility before, and they have all picked it up really quickly. The A-Frame is still a pain to put together, so that hasn’t changed! I am really enjoying taking the classes, though.

    If you would like to view my Facebook page and have a look at the venue and videos of some of the Beginners doing agility, the link is:

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