is one of the fastest growing canine sports. It consists of a team, the
dog and the handler. The object of the sport is to navigate through a series
of obstacles in a specific sequence completing the task with both speed
Agility uses obstacles such as an A-frame, dog walk, teeter or see-saw, tunnels, jumps, weave poles and pause table which test the dogs natural abilities in climbing, jumping and flexibility while it enhances their balance, confidence, trust and willingness to perform for you.
At Excellence In Motion, our emphasis in training agility is through positive motivation and teamwork. Our instructors will teach you to work with you dog through all the obstacles and help you learn the different handling techniques to help you continue to move to higher levels of competition or self improvement.
Although many agility teams goal is to compete and they find a certain amount of addiction to the sport, agility is not only about competing. Agility is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog and have a great time doing it! It is also a wonderful way to get exercise for both you and your dog. Dogs have a lot of energy that needs to be burned off in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally. We find that dogs that do agility tend to "stay younger" longer.
It is never too early nor too late for you or your dog to start agility. Excellence In Motion teaches handlers of every age from 7 years to 70 years old. And, their team mates from puppies to senior dogs. Dogs that compete in agility come in every size, shape and color, from mix breed to pure breds from miniature mutts to Great Danes. While some breeds are naturals at agility, any type of dog can learn and compete in agility with training.
If you would
like to visit our training facility to see what agility is all about,
just give us a call or email us. We love to share our sport.