Dog Agility Training

Dog owners sometimes need a little more Dog Agility Training Information before they start Dog Training.

To begin, dog Agility Training is where dogs showcase and improve on their Agility and Speed Training.

Handlers will direct their dog through a series of Dog Agility Training Obstacles without being able to touch their dog. Their dog must complete each obstacle with 100% accuracy and at their best possible speed.

The dog that comes out with the most points wins the competition and even in some cases earns an Dog Obedience and Agility Training title. Dogs are often so well trained that they do not need to be fed food or given toys as an incentive to complete the course.

Handlers are only able to give voice and hand commands, but dogs will pick up body language long before their owners say a word.

To find out more dog agility training information, be sure to Visit Your Veterinarian and talk about safety and whether you need to invest in a Dog First Aid Kit.

Before a competition judges will lay out a complex course for various dogs to compete in. This course is about 100 by 100 foot in size and is typically located outside on grass. However there are indoor competitions, which are held on rubber mats.

It is due to the complexity of the course that handlers are required to observe the course layout long before the competitions start. Dogs will not be able to complete such a difficult course on their own and it is this important stage where handlers need to find the best route to guide their dog through.

Dog owners will often take a much different direction to the course than their fellow companion and can take quite a long time to figure out the best navigation. Handlers also need to figure out how to position themselves while they are barking out commands to their dogs so that they do not end up in the dog's way.

Dog agility training information about penalties can greatly depend on the organization running the competition. The scoring and penalty system can vary greatly.

Typically there are the following faults:

  • Time fault: Going over the stated amount of time to complete the course.
  • Missed contact: A contact obstacle is an obstacle a dog can merely touch and not use, some dogs completely forget to touch it during the competition.
  • Knocked bar: When dogs are jumping, they can sometimes can tip or knock over the bar when going over.
  • Weave pole fault: Weave pole is a tricky obstacle in itself. Dogs never move this way naturally and it makes sense that they can sometimes enter the obstacle on the right side instead of their left (dogs must start the pole on the dog's left side with no exceptions). They can sometimes miss the poles, or start to back weave trying to hit the miss pole.
  • Off Course: Basically each agility course is numbered in a certain way and must be completed in order; dogs who either skip or fail to complete the correctly number course are given a penalty.

The following are some other articles about Obedience Training and Dog agility training information you should read.

Dog Obedience

Dog Obedience Training

Agility Obedience Training

Agility Training For Dogs

Agility Training Guide

Agility Training Your Dog

Border Collie Agility Training

Training Border Collies In Agility

Canine Agility Training

Dog Agility Training Help

Dog Agility Training Tip

Dog Agility Training Tips

Dog Agility Training

Dog Training For Agility

Puppy Agility Training

Training Your Dog For Agility

Training Your Dog

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