A sample of an agility course

AGILITY!

I began training and competing in the sport of dog agility in 1990
with my first competition dog "Ashley"
(she needed a job and this was a great one to give her! <G>).

I was privileged to be able to earn her first agility title, an "AD",  
in USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association) quite quickly. 

In doing so, we earned the very  FIRST agility title in Florida!!

At that same trial, we qualified for the USDAA Grand Prix Championship
and a few months later headed to Houston, TX. 

I'm so very proud of how well SHE did - I was the weakest link at that point in our showing! <G>  She truly LOVED this sport.




Agility is a team sport that you and your dog can do together.

This is a very athletic sport requiring your dog be not
only fit (ie: good weight) but also structurally sound.

It consists of an obstacle course that you direct your dog through. 

Beforehand, a  judge will set the course with a specific route.  
You will get to see it before running, but your dog will not! <G>

You are given a set amount of time in which to do it and faults can be incurred by not doing the obstacles or course correctly.

Both purebred and mixed breed dogs can compete (see organizations below).

Above you will see a "sample" of a course and the obstacles.



Different Agility Organizations

American Kennel Club - http://www.akc.org/

North American Dog Agility Council - http://www.nadac.com/

United States Dog Agility Association - http://www.usdaa.com/