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Agility

The sport of dog agility has exploded in popularity. It consists of a dog and handler team negotiating an obstacle course in a specified amount of time (maybe you've even seen it on TV). Obstacles can include jumps, tunnels (closed and open), weave poles, a-frames, dog-walks, teeter-totters, broad jumps, and other interesting pieces of equipment depending on the venue. The runs are judged for faults or errors. Placements often go by fastest "clean" run (i.e. unfaulted). There are five "major" agility organizations, with others springing up around the country and for different target audiences (for example: teacup agility for very small dogs).

Agility training can be a fun and rewarding way to spend time with your dog. It can build confidence in a dog, while providing mental and physical exercise, and help strengthen the owner-dog bond. It is also a great way to make new friends and get some exercise. ICDOC often has agility classes for all levels of experience from just beginning to advanced and competition classes.

ICDOC agility classes

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Agility Organizations



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