Doing agility with your dog is good in so many ways. It increases your ability to communicate with your dog, helps them gain confidence, is great mental and physical exercise and it’s tons of fun. Every single client I recommend agility to ends up loving it and telling me how much their dogs enjoys it.

I’ve also seen agility really improve some behavior issues as well. Learning the agility equipment is a big confidence boost for dogs, so if you dog is shy or has some anxieties doing agility can help them overcome it. Even dog reactivity can be improved upon with the help of agility.

To fill you in on the wonders of dog agility I’ve invited on dog trainer and agility instructor Tracy Sklenar. Listen in and I think you’ll be looking to give this great dog sport a try.

In this episode

2:00  iTunes love

7:10  Exactly what is dog agility

12:18  How agility can help some behavior issues

14:19  What dogs are good for agility

21:41  What do dogs do in agility

31:20  How to make your own agility equipment

35:21  The dog agility community

37:28  Dog agility online

43:26  Weekly training tip

Links

Tracy’s website

Agility U – online dog agility

Clean Run – online agility magazine

United States Dog Agility

American Kennel Club

 

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