Questions tagged [agility]

About the agility sport, where the human and the pet manoeuvres quickly through a series of obstacles.

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How to start KaninHop / rabbit agility?

We have two rabbits in our garden. They are happy there, but we do not interact much with them besides feeding and talking. They are interested in us, and we in them :D, but there is no activity we ...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball - desperate owner

I own a female Rottweiler, about 2 years old. I've tried every kind of chewing toy. The only ones she can't destroy are the silicon made ones, but the silicon ball is too heavy for her and she gets ...
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Dog running to its leash during agility trials

My dog runs to where the leash runner will put his leash as soon as on the course and is headed in a direction where he sees it. This may be only after 5 or 6 obstacles. Most of the time he takes ...
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When entering an ASCA agility trial how do I know if I should enter Novice A or B?

I'm entering an ASCA agility trial for the first time, how do I know if I should enter Novice A or B? I am assuming that it is like AKC Novice A vs. Novice B, in that if the handler has ever titled a ...
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Dog agility training: what mistakes should be avoided to obtain only fast responses

I started to introduce me and my dog to the sport of agility some time ago. Helped with the book Agility Right From the start I clicked trained him to the tunnel, high jumps and we're progressing with ...
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Training contacts in agility

I'm very new to agility, I just started 'researching' about it, so this is a general question about contacts and how to train them. So contact means that at least one paw is in the yellow zone, right ...
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In dog agility, what is a stopped contact and what is a running contact?

In dog agility, what is a stopped contact and what is a running contact? Are there other types of contacts as well? Are the rules always the same no matter what venue you are competing in?
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If you want both a stopped and a running contact how do you train it?

If you want both a stopped and a running contact how do you train it? I have trained a stopped contact before and I have a dog who is small and training a running contact was not an issue because she ...
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How does the USDAA decide the heights of jumps?

For 2014, the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) added new jump heights to their dog courses. I think it is interesting that championship classes now have a different number of heights ...
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I train 2-on/2-off contacts, what exercises I can use to help keep them consistent?

I train a stopped 2-on/2-off contact what exercises I can use to help keep them consistent? By consistent I mean they should be within the criteria is the below. I think that other types of contact ...
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What is a good method for teaching weave poles?

I know there are several ways to teach weaves, but I would like to know what methods have people used that have created consistent independent performance. I would like to be able to send my dog to ...
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