How do I get my dog involved in agility?
Teach him to crawl through tunnels, jump over hurdles and through tires. Help him weave through poles. Walk your dog over the teeter board and dogwalk and have him pause for a predetermined amount of time on the pause box. Take your time and start off slow.
Can any dog learn agility?
Your dog doesn’t have to be an elite athlete like Tex to learn and benefit from agility skills. Agility training welcomes dogs of all sizes, ages, and levels. The basics are surprisingly straightforward and incredibly fun. Read on for expert tips on how to train your dog—yes, yours!
At what age can dogs start agility training?
You can start agility flatwork and tunnel training with a puppy as young as 8 weeks old. However, until your dog can complete a full course he should be at least 12-18 months of age. Agility is a high-impact sport.
Can I teach my dog agility at home?
Tips to Get Started
To get a taste of the sport at home, you can start training simple foundation skills and working with home-made obstacles like a large open box for a tunnel, or a hula hoop for a tire jump. There are also plenty of books and videos that walk you through training.
Do dogs enjoy agility training?
The quick answer is that: Yes! Agility is very good for dogs. As long as you are teaching your dog patiently and with lots of rewards, he will benefit a lot from agility training.