Jumping Thru Hoops!

Malakee over the A-frame

Weavin' weavin', weavin'!

In agility, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course. The course has jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles. Agility strengthens the bond between dogs and handlers, it is extremely fun, and it provides vigorous exercise for both!

The AKC offers two types of agility classes. The first is the Standard Class which includes obstacles such as the dog walk, the A-frame, and seesaw. The second is Jumpers with Weaves. This class only has jumps, tunnels and weave poles. Both classes offer increasing levels of difficulty to earn Novice, Open, Excellent and Master titles.

After completing both an Excellent Standard title and Excellent Jumpers title, a dog and handler team can compete for the MACH (Master Agility Champion title)!

For more info - go to these sites:

United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)      www.usdaa.com

Dogs on Course in North America (DOCNA)           www.docna.com

AKC Agility  

Clean Run