Running a dog in an agility trial is the ultimate game for you and your dog and is one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators. In an agility trial, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other objects. It's an activity that strengthens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun and exercise for both, which might explain why it's so enjoyable to watch and has become the fastest-growing dog sport in the U.S.
A complete outline of the history, venues, equipment, training and resources on Agility is here on the RMBCC website. This is a great resource for getting started in Agility.
Here's a link for dog training in the Colorado Region: http://www.coloradofrat.com/Misc/Locations.htm
Blue Springs n' Katydid, http://www.bskddogtraining.com/
Diane Dubose, DDsaussies@aol.com
Denver Dog Sports, http://denverdogsports.com/instructors/
To learn more about agility events in our area, join Colorado Agility at:
A Bearded Collie was one of the winning dogs at the 2011 AKC Agility Invitational — go to http://www.akc.org/events/agility/invitational/2011/video.cfm and click on 20" winner!
For more information, please contact our Agility Chair, Helen O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org