Dog agility training
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Among my favorite activities is dog agility, it keeps you fit and makes you feel great picking up those trophies at the end of each competition.
Teaching your dog agility
Dog agility training is somewhat more difficult than other training alternatives, but I find it the most enjoyable. Firstly if you haven’t become aware of dog agility it is a sport for canines and owners. It is exceptionally popular in the UK and now there are reports of it occurring in the USA and down under in Australia. It consists of a main event, of which there are lots of different courses for your dog to run. In the courses there is a set number of challenges. 26 is the average. Your dog has to complete the course without getting any faults in the quickest time to win. Sounds simple? Reconsider.
There are particular obstacles consisted of in the course which need much training to master. There are 2 different kinds of courses, there are leaping and there are agility courses. Jumping courses are precisely what it says on the box, they are courses filled with barriers which your dog is to jump over, things like dives (2 stands which face each other that hold a pole, the pole stand is around 4ft high) which your dog has to clear without knocking the pole down, there are weaves (the weave is a straight line of poles. They can be 6,8, or 12 poles in length, your dog needs to weave through this) which your dog should not come out of before the end. In agility courses there are contact points on barriers which your dog must touch with their paws. This needs a lot of dog agility training.
To run your dog in a show you should be registered with the Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) (or the AKC, the American Kennel Club if you are from the U.S.A.) and become part of an agility club. The members of these clubs meet up one or two times a week and train together, they established practice courses, or simply do specific obstacles their dog needs practicing on.
Dog agility training is not allowed a club prior to your dog is one year old. The majority of agility lovers have some equipment in your home so they can start their dog from as young as 6 weeks, of course the poles from the jumps lay on the ground, and they don’t make their dog do anything harmful. There are business such as Jax that make challenges and also training obstacles.
A lot of dog agility training must be done before you enter your first program. Your dog should be able to run a full course.
Forgive me for making dog agility seem like hard grueling work, not the enjoyable it really is. It is magnificent. Individuals, the environment, the fun! The dog agility training is just what you need to endure to arrive!
Expert: Elise Paffrath
Bio: Elise Paffrath began her dog agility career in the early 1970s.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso