We genuinely believe that agility training can transform the relationship you have with your dog!
Dog agility is an addictive dog sport! in which a handler directs their dog around a course obstacles. An agility course usually has around 18-20 obstacles including jumps, tunnels, weave poles and contact equipment such as the dog walk, A-frame and see-saw.
In order to complete the course successfully, the dog and handler have to work and communicate in unison. The handler needs to give clear and consistent cues with positive rewards!
For those that would like to try their hand at competing, there are shows and competitions running across the UK, suitable for all levels of experience. However, lots of people like to take part to just enjoy a fantastic hobby working with their dog and giving their dog a chance to do something they love.
Benefits of Agility Apart from gaining a really great new skill, making new friends and having fun!
Agility exercises your dog in a way that will tire their body AND their mind: Dogs are amazingly intelligent and they will be at their happiest and most balanced, when their brains are given a workout too.
Agility will teach you to be better at all aspects of training with your dog: Agility training is all about building a common language between you and your dog, it teaches to use body language to communicate clearly, effectively and consistently. All of these skills are transferable to everyday situations!
Agility can help you to build a stronger bond: Through repeatedly doing something with your dog that they love, where they consistently receive positive rewards and have FUN, they will learn that YOU are where the fun is at! Your dog will be more attentive and responsive to you.