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Agility (Part 1)

What is Agility?

Agility is a dog sport, where the breed, size or background does not matter. The sport is based on the dog to get through an obstacle course includes: A-frame, Dog walk, Seesaw, Crossover, Tunnel, Collapsed tunnel, Double and triple jump, panel jump, jump, broad jump, tire jump, table, pause box, weave poles

Agility classes

There are two different classes, which are: 

Jump class: (Without contact fields obstacle, therefore balance beam, seesaw and A Barrier.) 

Agility class: (Here all the obstacles can be used) 
The track always looks different.

Agility categories

Then there is also size categories, which are: 

X-Small: Dogs under 28cm. 

Small: Under 35 cm.

Medium: Between 35-43 cm. 

Large: 43-50cm 

xLarge: 50cm and higher.

Agility policy

  • The dog must not demolish barriers (5 Faults) 

  • The dog may not stop or turn around in jumping distance of the jump or run past the obstacle. (Refusal) 

  • The dog must not sneak in on a racetrack before or after their turn, it will then be disqualified.

  • The handler of the dog is not allowed to bring rewards in their hand during the race, but the encouragement of voice and body language are allowed. 

  • If the dog does their business on the course they will be disqualified. 

  • If the dog take off, to greet another dog or person outside the court and don’t want to come back in a certain timeframe they are disqualified. (Out of the handlers control) 

  • The dog and the handler must never touch each other (5 errors, touch) if the handler grabs the dog they are disqualified. 
    On contact field obstacles, the A-obstacle, balance and seesaw there is an approximately 90 cm steam zone at the end of the obstacle called the contact fields. The dog must touch it with at least a portion of a paw. (5 errors per missed contact field.)

  • The dog must take the obstacles in the correct order and the correct direction, otherwise they are disqualified. 

Source: Wikipedia

With lots of love Missan and the pets 
Host of Border Collie

  • Edited by Niklas 2021-09-24, 14:17
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