The Best Dog Agility Resources
Agility is one of the most popular dog sports in the world. Dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes can be trained in this sport. Since it’s one of the more complicated dog sports, it requires a lot of training to accomplish correctly. It also takes a lot of trust between dogs and their owners to be able to do it right. A dog has to trust their owner as they are taken through courses where they can become injured if they do not follow instructions. As they get more experienced, dogs become more confident in both themselves and their owner, bonding them together closely. It’s also a great way to bond because the dogs will feel that the agility training is more like play than work, meaning they spend a lot of their time “playing” with their owner. However, it’s important that dog owners know how to do it properly because it can be a negative experience for both parties if it’s not done right.
- Dog Owner's Guide: Agility: Briefly discusses dog agility.
- Agility Information: Describes various agility jumps and other equipment.
- United States Dog Agility Association: Homepage for the USDAA, an organization that supports dog agility trials.
- Agility Equipment List: Alphabetical list of places that supply people with agility training equipment.
- Dog Agility Calendar: Has various calendars of dog agility events.
- Dog Agility Organizations: Listing of different dog agility organizations and their purpose.
- Agility Organizations: Extensive list of different agility organizations; also has Canadian and overseas listings.
- Agility Explained: Explains different jumps and other things on agility courses.
- Agility Training Tips: Offers tips on dog agility training.
- Introduction To Agility: Provides a good introduction to agility training for dogs.
- The First Show: Explains what to expect during someone’s first dog agility show.
- AgilityNet Mag: Online magazine with different sections placed online.
- DogOnItAgility: Official page for a large agility club based in Florida.
- AKC Page: Official agility section from the American Kennel Club.
- Building A Course: Explains how to properly build an agility course.
- Good Dog Agility Club: Homepage for the Good Dog Agility Club, a club in Arizona.
- JAGDogs: Homepage for the JAG Dog Agility Club, which is based in New Jersey.
- AgilityEvents: The largest site for agility event listings.
- CarsonAgility: One of the largest dog agility equipment providers in the country.
- CleanRun: The nation’s largest dog agility publication.
- The 3 Dogs: Homepage for three well known agility dogs, Murphy, Marley, and Kidd.
- BAAD: Homepage for the Bend Agility Action Dogs club.
- Teacups Dogs Agility Association: Association promoting the support of small dogs in agility competitions.
- Dog Agility Ribbons: Explains what different dog agility ribbons mean and why they get awarded.
- Dog Agility Resources: A list of links to many places that discuss dog agility.
These links should help people to begin training their dog to run agility courses.