Agility is the ultimate game to play with your dog. First introduced in 1978 at the Crufts Dog Show in London, England, it is a sport that has exploded in popularity in recent years.

Agility requires a combination of balance, speed, strength and coordination for your dog. Great effort should be taken in training so that your dog is always safe and has a good experience. Done properly, your dog will love climbing obstacles, wiggling through weave poles, jumping over poles and diving through tunnels.

Most dogs learn the obstacles quite easily. Most dog owners find working with their dogs becomes one of the best parts of their day! Together, they find that their bond becomes closer than either expected.

           
  Agility Instruction at My Dog Training Center is done at all levels. We offer a Beginner course that is designed to introduce obstacles in a safe and fun manner so that you and your dog both enjoy learning.
     

Because there is so much more to agility than merely running over the obstacles, owners will also learn how to direct their dog though the course. At the initial levels, most of the work is done on leash, while those skills necessary to move to working off leash are taught.

As you and your dog progress through the levels, more advanced skills and obstacles are introduced. Because we have different levels, anyone can begin or continue their agility training here in our climate controlled setting on our regulation equipment.


     
For the more advanced student, or the “go getter” beginner, we offer ring rentals as well. If you would like to come out and practice on your own schedule, that’s just fine by us. If possible, you may be able to use a course already set up, saving valuable training time or just make up your own with the equipment. (We just ask that you work with safety in mind. Please do not ask your dog to do more than s/he is capable.)

Also, My Dog Training Center, LLC offers weekly group practice, “Run-Thrus”. Nested courses provide a challenge for handlers at all levels, and a separate crating area provides a safe working environment. For a nominal fee, you can have unlimited runs with your dog. The cost is $5.00 for unlimited runs.
       
      Great Links to Visit:
     


American Kennel Club
United States Dog Agility Association, Inc.Canine Performance Events, Inc.

Dogs on Course in North AmericaUnited Kennel ClubTeacup Dogs Agility Association

North American Dog Agility CouncilAustralian Shepherd Club of America (not just for Aussies)

     
     



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