Dog Agility Training
Dog agility is one of those activities that keeps you fit and
makes you feel good picking up those trophies at the end of each
Dog agility training is somewhat harder than other training
options, but I find it the most fun. It comprises of a main event, of which
there are lots of different courses for your dog to run. In the courses there
is a set number of obstacles. 26 is the average. Your dog has to complete the
course without getting any faults in the quickest time to win. Sounds easy?
There are certain obstacles included in the course which
need much training to master. There are two different types of courses, there
are jumping and there are agility courses. Jumping courses are exactly what it
sounds like... they are courses full of obstacles which your dog is to jump
over. Things like jumps (two stands which face each other that hold a pole, the
pole stand is around 4ft high) which your dog has to clear without knocking the
pole down. There are weaves (the weave is a straight line of poles. They can be
6,8,or 12 poles in length, your dog must weave through this) which your dog
must not come out of before the end. In agility courses there are contact
points on obstacles which your dog must touch with their paws. This requires a
lot of dog agility training.
To run your dog in a show you must be
registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and be part of an agility club.
The members of these clubs meet up once or twice a week and train together,
they set up practice courses, or just do certain obstacles their dog needs
Dog agility training is not allowed in a club before your
dog is one year old. Most agility enthusiasts have some equipment at home so
they can start their dog from as young as six weeks, of course the poles from
the jumps lay on the ground, and they dont make their dog do anything
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North American Dog Agility Council, Inc.
The purpose of a NADAC agility trial is to demonstrate the
ability of a dog and its handler to work as a smoothly functioning team. With
separate class divisions for Veterans and Junior Handlers and a variety of
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