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Agility
WARNING! Agility can be addicting for dogs and their owners! Can it be TOO much fun?!
 See for yourself!

Agility is the most popular and fastest growing dog sport today. It is a great sport, whether you are looking for a fun hobby to enjoy with your dog, an energy outlet, increasing confidence and trust in a shy, fearful or nervous dog, if your interested in challenging or improving your training or handling skills, or even competition. Agility could be for you!

If your dog likes to run, jump, climb and just plain have fun... or would benefit from confidence building exercises, or obedience in a stimulating environment, agility would be great for your dog!

New Beginner Group Agility classes start every spring. 
Class size is limited. Reserve your spot now.
Private agility classes are also available during weekdays. Call for times.
315-280-0107
 Agility is essentially an obstacle course race for dogs. A course is set with the intention of challenging a dog/handler team to negotiate the obstacles in a particular order, correctly, and as fast as possible. Every course is different.  
  The dogs compete in different classes according to their height. There are also different classes based on degree of difficulty, depending on the dog and handlers experience and skill level. There are also junior classes for childen.
There are many venues in which to compete:
4-H, 
AKC (American Kennel Club)
USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association)
CPE (Canine Performance Events)
UKC (United Kennel Club)
TDAA (Teacup Dogs Agility Association)
as well as many others. Different venues have different rules, and sometimes different equipment.

"Pedigree indicates what the animal should be; 
Conformation indicates what the animal appears to be; 
But, Performance indicates what the animal actually is." 
- author unknown
Very few dog sports offer or require the teamwork and bond necessary in agility. The training, motivation and timing required to negotiate an always changing obstacle course at the highest possible speed, accurately, is a challenge in communication, reading  and using body language and intent. Both the dog reading you and you reading the dog. And doing this at MACH speed? Wow!
Once you have tried it and experienced this type of communication and relationship... (warning) you might be hooked!
  Agility also offers another unique ability to help build confidence in shy and nervous dogs. It does all this in addition to burning excess energy. 
  Excess energy can be a real detriment to sensitive dogs in the way of the dog having this excess vented in the form of anxiety.
  You can see a direct result and improvement in a dogs anxiety by draining energy efectively. Agility burns both mental and physical energy at the same time.
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James building confidence.
Vegas practicing self control.
Just plain having fun!
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