Long Distance Learning
Finding a local trainer can be tough! I assume you’ve already checked googility.com. They have great resources for finding trainers/training centers.
I would recomment getting a few agility books and seeing if any particular style or author appeals to you. If something works, do it! If you don’t care for that idea, don’t do it. The same goes for agility blogs – I like to keep up with a wide variety so that I have options.
Build up a practice course for yourself – with Affordable Agility equipment, you can get a full course for you and your dog, even if you have limited space! If you have any friends who also enjoy being active with their dogs, consider pooling resources to get equipment and rent rings to practice. If there’s no agility club, maybe you can make one!
Finally, I would watch agility as much as I could! Crufts has hours of agility trial footage you can watch online (in fact, I’ve embedded a video here) that can help you see how the pros do it.
Hope this helps! Anybody else have tips for self-studying agility?