One of the many fun dog sports to get involved in is agility training.
Your dog doesn’t even have to be a pure breed or have any papers to join in on the fun! Agility was developed in 1977 by Peter Meanwell.
It is not a hard sport to train for but does require patience and time just like any other training.
Agility consists of an obstacle course containing varied tunnels, jumps, twists and turns that the dog must complete faster than any other dog and with the least faults to win.
The dogs are divided into small groups that are based on experience and dog size so as to make it fair for all dogs involved.
The agility course is most often designed by the judge for the agility trial and handlers and their dogs do not know how the course is laid until they arrive at the show!
For this reason the best agility dogs have great speed, stamina and intelligence. They must be able to follow commands instantly and training must be complete before the show.
Although agility is for quick dogs, any dog can have just as much fun with it. Agility is a great way to strengthen the bond between dog and owner and have fun at the same time. It is also a great way to reinforce basic obedience commands and take them a step further.
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