my dog do agility?
Baby steps in training
Basic Do's and
of the obstacles
Tips for each obstacle
What to Call Each Obstacle
dogs that are slow, scared, stubborn and crazy!
Entering a competition
Groups, discussion boards etc.
Agility is the most fun you can have with your
dog! It's a winning combination of accuracy and speed, but most of all,
TEAMWORK! If you have a special bond with your dog, then you have everything you
need to have fun in agility.
Amy got started...
was walking my dog, Dash, through my local park one day when I heard someone
calling “Jump, Jump, Tunnel” and then there was some applause. Curious, we
wandered over to an area with lots of people and dogs and a roped-off area of
grass containing a number of jumps, tunnels and some other interesting things
that looked like some type of playground equipment. “What is this?” I asked
a woman playing tug with her cute little poodle. “It’s dog agility!” She
went on to describe how people (handlers) direct their dogs over a course of
about 13-19 obstacles in the correct order. “Everyone, including the dogs,
looks like they are having such fun”, I exclaimed. Dash barked excitedly in
agreement. “Is this something Dash and I could do?” “Of course!” came
the reply. My new friend went on to describe how it takes training for both dog
and handler to learn to perform the obstacles correctly and safely but anyone
with a desire to have fun can enjoy dog agility. I looked around again and noted
that people and dogs of all ages, sizes and shapes were participating in the
sport. Dash and I smiled at each other as I vowed to find out more information.
Dog agility is just what Dash and I were looking for!