What is agility?
- Agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs their dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy
- The agility course consists of a series of obstacles from jumps, tunnels, weave poles and contacts.
Who can do agility?
In terms of dogs - Your dog should be 18 months old to officially compete, to ensure that their bones are developed.
You can start agility foundation training from a pup.
What are the obstacles on an agility course?
The following are a list of the agility obstacles you and your dog can learn.
- Jumps – Which are small fences that your dog needs to jump over. These can be changed to a suitable height for your dog.
- Tunnels – This is for your dog to run through and make their way from one end to the other
- Weave Poles –These consist of vertical poles which are spaced out from one another through which your dog must ‘weave’, threading themselves through, note - your dog must enter on their left shoulder.
- Tyre/hoop Jump – This is for your dog to jump through. Height can be set to suit your dog’s size etc.
- A-Frame – This is a tall A-shaped frame consisting of 2 steep ramps that have coloured contacts and each end which your dog must climb and descend touching these contacts either side.
- See-saw – Your dog must walk from one end of the see-saw to the other whilst ensuring to touch the ‘contact points’ at either end.
- Dog Walk – This is another high raised obstacles that your dog must cross.
- Long Jump- This is the same as the jump. Your dog must jump over a certain length of jump depending on your dogs size etc.
- Wall Jump- This is also the same as your standard jumps just that the jump itself looks and is designed as a wall.
What do I need to bring for class?
- A lead & collar for your dog.
- Yummy treats or their favourite toy, something to motivate your dog.
- Poop Bags
- Water, for yourself & your dog.
- Good footwear for yourself to run in.
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