Dog Agility is a sport which is fun for both the dog and the handler. Agility involves a handler directing their dog through a series of obstacles on a course in a set amount of time. Dogs race through tunnels, bound over jumps and negotiate weave poles at lightning speed. It’s a race to complete the course within a set amount of time with penalties being incurred for faults such as knocking over the jumps.
Dogs need to have basic obedience training and be 12 months of age to undertake any of the high obstacles or jumps. We allow dogs under 12 months of age to participate in foundation classes and on ground work.
Your dog needs to have basic obedience to be able to participate in Agility as off lead work is required. Your dog needs to be able to complete a sit stay, have a relatively strong recall (come when called) and must be able to be handled by an instructor.
Not much. You need to have some type of motivator food or toys or both should do the trick. You also need to make sure that your dog have a flat collar. Correction collars cannot be used for Agility. Our instructors will take you through the equipment in more detail in your foundation class.
Agility is a great sport for you to participate in with your dog but it is also fast paced and action packed. To ensure the safety of you, your dog, our members and the public there are a set of guidelines that must be adhered to. Please click on this link to view our Agility guidelines.