is the epitome of exciting teamwork.
Thrilling to participants and spectators,
it blends desire, control, training and athletic ability into
a rip-roaring good time.
The object is for a handler to direct his or her dog over
a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake such
as knocking down a bar jump or missing a weave pole.
Dogs leap colourful hurdles, hustle through tunnels, take
a turn on the see-sew and hasten up and down ramps on courses
that resemble playgrounds and are never the same twice.
It doesn't matter if they are purebred or mixed-bred, large
or small, young or middle-aged.
Through agility training, dogs release their energy constructively
and learn how to be under control and in high spirits at the
Agility dogs and their owners are better
than best friends. They are partners.
Every dog owner can enjoy agility, too.
It doesn't matter if you are young or
old, quick or slow, graceful or clumsy. If you have a sense
of humour, or wish you could find the one you lost, a world
of fun awaits you.
Would you like to build a better bond
with your dog?
Make new friends?
Travel to new places?
Accept new challenges?
You can do it all through the sport
Best of all, you can set your own goals
and accomplish them on your own schedule.
Welcome to agility, a game so captivating
that a short demonstration spawned an international sport.
How much fun is agility?
Ask anyone who's tried it and you'll
get the same answer: Agility is the most fun you can have
with your dog.
Photo taken by:
Anne Dymock - Aussie Sport Dogs