Columbia Basin Dog Training Club - Richland, WA and Surrounding Area


AGILITY

In Agility, dogs and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock.

Agility is a sport that appeals to all dog lovers, and has great spectator appeal. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork.

In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles, laid out by an agility judge using a design of his or her own choosing on a roughly 100 by 100-foot area. Numbers indicate the order in which the dog must complete the obstacles.

All classes offer increasing levels of difficulty to earn Novice, Open, Excellent, and Master titles.

After completing both an Excellent Standard title and an Excellent Jumpers title, handler and dog teams can compete for the MACH - faster than the speed of sound! (Master Agility Championship title.)

For more information on Agility, visit:
http://www.akc.org/events/agility/index.cfm