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Dog Agility is a sport where the handler
directs the dog through a timed obstacle course that includes tunnels,
teeters, tables, jumps, weave poles, and ramps. But agility is actually
much, much more... It is about learning to communicate and connect
with your dog; it is about becoming a team while having fun. Agility
provides a constructive outlet for your dog's energy. It builds
confidence, develops self control, and refines off-leash obedience
Patience, play and laughter are essential when starting agility
as everyting is new to the dog. Time and practice pay off, as the
dog learns to negotiate the equipment and respond to the handler's
direction. Mistakes happen, but that is part of the learning process.
Play and rewards keep the experience light and fun.
In agility, it is up to the handler to communicate and direct the
dog. Through training, the handler becomes familiar with their dog's
behavior and learns to anticipate and trust the dog's performance.
Knowing your dog is key to developing strategies and running the
Agility is also about friends. Friends who help you put up your
canopy; hold your dog while you run to the restroom; laugh with
you when crazy things happen in the ring; cheer you on; and console
you when things go astray.
So, if you are looking for a good time with your dog, try agility.
Plain and simple - it's just FUN!!