Dog Agility is the most popular Dog Sport in the UK and it has many advantages for both Dogs and Owners alike.
Agility combines skill, training and requires great human- dog communication. Its fun to do and its fun for people to watch. It is not very often that people don’t stop and watch as they walk past the agility field. Kids especially love it.
In competition, a handler directs thier dog through a sequence of obstacles–such as tunnels, jumps, weave poles, and A-Frame. The handler is not allowed to touch the dog or the equipment. Voice and hand signals are used to direct the dog around the course as quickly as possible with as few mistakes as possible. Competitions are held for dogs (and handlers) of all levels, ages and sizes. You don’t have to compete you can just do it for fun. Lots of people go cycling or running but do not enter competitions.
Agility has great benfits for both the dog and their human!