Paws For Agility

Dog Sports Information


March 25, 2010

Often the most successful dogs at agility competitions are those within herding breeds.  Dogs like Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Cattle Dogs, and Border Collies tend to dominate Frisbee, agility, and obstacle course competitions.  These dogs are not only renowned for their quick feet, but their intelligence.  These above four listed dog breeds have been proven to be some of the most intelligent breeds in the canine world.  Dog agility training tends to begin once the dog is about 1-2 years old, though it can start earlier.  Simple practices like running through tubes, jumping over hurdles, and running with the owner are early lessons, while a more advanced lesson would be using a seesaw.

Dog agility training is a great activity for owners of all ages, and anyone with patience and dedication can do it.  Dogs also love the attention, the exercise, and spending time with their owners.


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