Dog Agility – the Sport and Equipment Review

Dog Agility is loosely modeled on equestrian jumping competition. The sport of Dog Agility is where the dog handler in a race against the clock is given a time period to direct a dog off-leash through an obstacle course.

The criteria for the original concept was it had to be fun, not endanger the dogs, and had to have a strong spectator appeal, because it was intended as entertainment between programs at the famous Crufts Dog Show in England held on 2-10-78. Agility became a big hit, and the sport developed a strong following from that point forwards.

At the entry level competition, courses contain few complicated tasks and call for less actual agility (by using smaller obstacles and lower jump heights) and focus more on the handling aspects of the game to allow a dog to display it can competently perform the tasks the equipment requires within a reasonable amount of time.

Dog Agility is fast and exciting. Training methods and skill development are continually evolving and enthusiasts are now found around the world.

Please feel free to leave a comment about your experiences on this subject or any other.

EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

The PetSafe Agility 3-foot Closed Tunnel will provide your dog with hours of fun. The kit comes with a detachable chute that can be a challenging obstacle for your dog to master. Your dog would have to learn to navigate the chute without the benefit of being able to see through to the other side.
Petsafe Agility 3' Closed TunnelEasy to assemble
Lightweight and portable
Detachable chute
Crafted of durable Ripstop™ fabric
Carrying case
Assembly and training guide
Training Level: Intermediate
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The PetSafe Agility 10-foot Open Tunnel is a great starter for dog agility training. Get your dog to master going through the tunnel straight and then change it up by adding a curve or two for more difficulty. The kit comes with a carrying case so you can bring your tunnel with you, or to store it in a folded position when not in use.

Petsafe Agility 10' Open Tunnel

Easy to assemble
Lightweight and portable
Crafted of durable Ripstop™ fabric
Carrying case
Assembly and training guide
Training Level: Beginner

CLICK HERE

Teach your dog to jump to new heights with this PetSafe Agility Bar Jump single bar hurdle. It has a simple design that will keep your dog safe, but is sturdy enough for regular use. The kit includes a carrying case for easy travel or to store while not in use.

Petsafe Agility Jump

Easy to assemble
Lightweight and portable
Crafted of durable, high-quality tubing
Carrying case included
Assembly and training guide
Training Level: Beginner

CLICK HERE

PetSafe Agility Weave Poles are one of the most enjoyable parts of an obstacle course for you and your dog. Test your dog’s agility, and speed. Mastering the agility poles will fill your dog with pride. Each kit comes with a total of 6 poles, sent 10 inches apart from one another.
Petsafe Agility Weave PolesEasy to assemble
Lightweight and portable
Made of durable, high-quality tubing
Carrying case included
Assembly and training guide
Training Level: Advanced

CLICK HERE

The PetSafe Agility Ring Jump is one of the most entertaining obstacles for both you and your dog. Because of the confined ring it will take great agility on your dog’s part to jump through. The ring is made of soft foam for when your dog hits it during a jump.

PetSafe Agility Ring Jump

Easy to assemble
Lightweight and portable
Ring Jumps are made of durable high-quality plastic tubing for safety
Carrying case included
Assembly and training guide
Training Level: Intermediate

CLICK HERE

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4 Responses to “Dog Agility – the Sport and Equipment Review”


  1. 1 caladohelena May 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Oh, my favorite sport … I just love your article.

    I am still hoping to have my agility track some day, since a very eager dog I already have.

  2. 2 callofthedog May 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    We are so glad it pleased you. We always say, dog people are the BEST!

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  4. 4 callofthedog July 10, 2008 at 6:56 am

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