About Agility Nuts
Pen and Paul are agility enthusiasts who wish to encourage safe development, enjoyment and a high level of proficiency in the sport of dog agility.
The training is primarily run by Pen who is an Agility Club Approved Instructor. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT No. 1124) and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and so all training methods used are positive and reward based with emphasis on fun and enjoyment for both handler and dog. Pen is a member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors and obtained an MA Professional Practice in Canine Training, Agility & Sports Behaviour in 2014. She makes a point of keeping abreast with modern training techniques and attends local and national training seminars. She competes at Grade 7 with her Terveuren, Tribble.
Pen is assisted by her husband Paul, who also competes at Grade 7 with his Groenendael, Tiber. Both Pen and Paul have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2017 FMBB World Championships being held in Germany. This will be the 3rd World Championships for Paul & Tiber and the 2nd for Pen & Tribble, having previously competed in the Czech Repblic and France. Both Pen and Paul are accredited Kennel Club agility judges.
"We have several years' experience of competing in agility, judging and running shows. We wish to share our enthusiasm whether you are simply looking for a fun activity with your dog, wish to take part in agility competition or are already competing. We are dedicated to promoting the safe practice of dog agility and we encourage agility training for most breeds of dog."
Agility Nuts run a very popular winter and summer series of independent agility shows throughout the year. In September 2011 this was extended to our first Kennel Club licensed agility show which means that Agility Nuts now run 1 show every month of the year. In January 2013, Agility Nuts were granted Kennel Club Listed Status for agility training classes and agility shows and have added a second Agility Nuts Kennel Club Licensed show to the calendar.
Paul & Tiber competing at FMBB World Championships 2015