Dog and handler negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock.
WHAT IS AGILITY?
"Even if you don't recognize it by name, you have probably seen an agility competition. Designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don't have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. But many people start the sport just for fun, only to get bitten by the agility bug and become lifelong competitors!" — AKC
Introduction to flatwork (working on Agility principles on the ground) and equipment that is modified to suit the beginner level. No walk-ins without express instructor permission.
Building flow and confidence. Dogs should be comfortable with regulation equipment.
For dogs competing at the AKC Excellent level. Rotating emphasis on contacts, weaves, and jumps. Incorporates flatwork as needed to improve flow.