Agility Training with Stuart and Ann Harmes

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We are now pleased to announce that our indoor school facilities are available for Private Hire- With a new sand and fibre surface, and a full set of Pollyjumps Aluminium contacts and adjustable jumps - contact us for further details and to book

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Stuart Harmes

Stuart is no stranger in Agility….and for many in the sport needs no introduction! He has competed for 20 years in the sport with a great degree of success! With his first dog Trelogan Trim and subsequently with the infamous Noggin the Nog and  his son Nog Bach, and more recently with his young dog Darleyfalls Tog. All dogs have gone to the very top of the sport, and have been to all major finals with great success! Stuart is known for his motivational style of handling both in the UK and abroad.

As a trainer, he has delivered seminars internationally, and has produced alongside fellow competitor Toni Dawkins, the internationally acclaimed training DVD Ultimate Contacts Stuart  is also a respected Championship level  judge.

Ann Harmes

Ann actually began training in Agility before Stuart with her first dog Mostly Moss… Having started their introduction to dog training in Obedience,Moss took them to the dizzy heights of Advanced and won the NCDL and Crufts Singles titles before his career was cut short by injury. Noggin the Nog was Anns second dog who needs no introduction!

But he was soon to be taken on by Stuart upon the arrival of our daughter Nia. Ann still competes regularly with Batman.

Ann became a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer in September 2016 through FitPAWS and University of Tennessee.

Both Stuart and Ann compliment each others handling and training styles, with Anns more technical and analytical approach,  and Stuarts’ motivational and positive handling strategies  providing a unique winning combination!

‘’Stuart Harmes is quite unique as a trainer, his motivational style both as a handler and  coach are so refreshing  it  has given  me and my dog so much confidence and I am amazed at what we have now  achieved since attending the training day’ thankyou!’

Ann has provided individualised training in the UK for the past 15 years, offering bespoke training days, seminars as far afield as South Africa,  specialising  in an individualised approach to training.

‘’I have been training with Ann Harmes at Camddwr for the last 5 years, her patience towards me as handler has helped me learn, and my confidence grow! Her attention to detail, and her problem solving ability  make her one of the best in my view’’

Camddwr Canine

Is situated in the most idyllic countryside set amongst rolling Clwydian hills and surrounded by the most amazing dog walking country.

Our Facilities:

We provide quality facilities, the most up to date  equipment including low contacts, rubber contact surfaces, training weaves wall and well…

We train on a 20X40m purpose built sand and fibre school with roof during the winter months and then on a larger immaculately kept flat grassed area during the Summer.  

1/1 Tuition

Ann specialises in a truly  individualised approach to training. This encompasses an analytical  approach to the  assessment of the dog and handler.   To ensure that each partnership identify key areas of strength and weakness, a ‘tool box’ approach utilising many different handling styles and systems  is used.  Problem solving is key to this  planned approach - setting achievable aims and actions for future work.

We are happy to take young dogs for Pre Agility foundation work at 9 months of age, Beginners are welcome once the dog has reached 12 months …competing dogs are taken from elementary level through to Advanced level.

Our control and key contact training methods are very effective and we only use tried and tested methods that we believe to be achievable for both dog and handler.  We believe in motivational training and handling and use a variety of re-enforcers and rewards such as toys treats target training and clicker work.

At Camddwr we promote only positive reward based training and no harsh handling or training methods are endorsed or accepted during any of our training sessions.

Lessons are generally 1 hour duration although we are most happy to discuss individual needs and will also train small groups by arrangement. Contact us on 01824 780522 or email for more infomation or to book a lesson.

Training Evenings

Stuart runs training evenings during the summer and these are very popular and based upon motivational work and handling skill and techniques. These are limited to small groups of handlers and dogs.

Training Events

Camddwr Canine will be hosting a programme of training events during the winter months, These will include some guest trainers and venues will vary according to the needs/size of the groups. More details will appear on the site shortly. If you would like more detail or would like to register your interest then please contact us.

Club Invitations

We are available to attend as guest trainers for clubs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Please contact us to discuss costs


Camddwr Canine is situated in the village of Llanarmon Yn Ial Postcode CH7 4QX
approximately 5 miles from Mold/Ruthin and 10 miles from Wrexham.
We can provide detailed directions to the farm when an appointment is made.