Agility is a sport for almost all breeds of dogs which keeps them active throughout their lives. Agility is a very active sport. There are several types of equipment, these are: Jumps, Tyres, Weaves, Tunnels, Dog Walks, A-Frames, See-Saws, Long Jumps and Tables. The animation at the bottom of the page shows a dog doing the weaves. This can be one of the hardest pieces of equipment to learn.
You may have seen dogs doing Agility on the T.V on such programmes as Crufts.
To see examples of Dogs doing agility please look at our Photo Gallery.
Dogs can compete in two different types of courses, Jumping and Agility. These two types are described below:
- Jumping: This is a course comprised of jumps, tunnels, weaves, but it can also include tyres and tunnels.
- Agility: These courses use the same equipment as jumping plus the big multicoloured contact equipment such as the A-Frame, See-Saw and Dog Walk. The aim of this equipment is to get the dog to touch the yellow section (the contact) at the start and the end of the equipment. A dog gets 5 faults if they miss them.
B.A.T.S offer a beginners course for dogs and handlers to train in. To join this course please Click here