Agility

A pretty awesome sport that involves a human handler who guides a dog around a set course. The aim for the dog to not make any mistakes, like knocking a bar down or doing the wrong obstacle, as quickly as possible. 

It is very challenging and requires a high level of fitness and good relationship between dog and handler. 

Obstacles that are used in Australian Agility include

Tunnel

Jumps- set to specific heights based on how tall the dog is at the top of the shoulder blades

Tyre- set to specific heights based on how tall the dog is at the top of the shoulder blades

Long Jump- set to specific height and distance based on how tall the dog is at the top of the shoulder blades

Spread hurdle - set to specific height and distance based on how tall the dog is at the top of the shoulder blades

Weavers

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Dog walk

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Dr Jaime Jackson