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Dog agility is a sport in which a handler is given a set amount of time which to direct a dog off-leash through an obstacle course. Originally loosely modeled on equestrian stadium jumpers competitions, the sport has evolved its own additional obstacles, scoring systems and performance ideals.

Agility made its debut as an entertainment for spectators at the Crufts Dog Show in 1979; it has since become the most rapidly growing dog sport in England, Western Europe and North America. Spectators continue today to get caught up watching the dog and handler's enthusiasm in their athletic race against the clock.

In competition, the obstacles are arranged in various course configurations, always unique from trial to trial, that offer levels of challenges appropriate to the class and experience level of the dogs competing. The handler must direct their dog around the course in the sequence that has been predetermined by the judge. At the entry levels of competitions, courses contain few complications and are more of a test to prove the dog can competently perform the equipment within a reasonable amount of time. As the dog and handler earn their way into successively higher levels, the courses increase in complexity and begin to require split second timing and coordination between the handler and dog in order to accomplish the course within the 'Standard Course Time' (SCT) established by the judge.

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Curly-Coated Retriever Agility Video

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U-AG2 Softmaple Frolic In The Wind RN, NAJ, NF, OJC, TN-O, NCC, NAC, TG-N


The obstacles used in agility have been designed with both safety and spectator appeal in mind. All jumps have easily displaceable bars so that the dog should not experience injury should he misjudge and take down a jump bar. All obstacles that the dog must physically scale have 'contact' zones painted on the equipment; the contact zones enforce safe training techniques since handlers know that dogs will be faulted unless one or more feet are in the contact zones when ascending/descending these contact obstacles. All contact equipment surfaces are roughened for good traction in both dry and wet weather.

Although agility training is best started with a young adult dog, some agility training can be appropriate for young puppies; this includes tunnel work, jumps lower than elbow height, and basic control training. Contact equipment work (i.e. A-frames, Dog Walks, and See-saws) should be delayed and/or kept very low until the puppy has developed the necessary physical coordination to negotiate a plank suspended above the ground.

Serious jumping and weaving work should be put off entirely until the puppy is much older. Puppy agility NEVER physically stresses little puppy bones. Puppies are so eager to learn and so happy to please. They really pick things up quickly. But the key to a successful training session is to keep the lessons SHORT and POSITIVE

 


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Agility Titles AKC


Home of the First Curly AKC NA, OA and AX.
Home of the First curly USDAA AD.

Novice Agility (AKC NA)
Karakul Blazing Autumn
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen
Fariway's Softmaple Finnheir
Beltane's Bodacious Blue Co-bred

Open Agility (AKC OA)
Karakul Blazing Autumn
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen

Agility Excellent (AKC AX)
Karakul Blazing Autumn

agil3 Novice Agility Jumper (AKC NAJ)
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen
Fairway SoftMaple Finnheir
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind Beltane's Bodacious Blue
Co-bred

Novice Agility Preferred (AKC NAP)
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen
Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver to Flyway

Open Agility Jumper (AKC OAJ)
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen

Open Agility Preferred (AKC OAP)
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen

Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred (AKC OJP)
Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen

Novice FAST (AKC NF)
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind
Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir

Novice FAST Preferred(AKC NF)
Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver at Flyway

AKC Novice Agility Preferred (NAP)
Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir
Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver at Flyway

AKC Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP)
Fairway's Softmaple Finnheir

USDAA Agility Dog (USDAA AD)
Karakul Blazing Autumn

UKC UAGI
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Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

UKC UAG2
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

Agility Dog of Canada (ADC)
Soft Maple Wind on Water
Softcast Sweet Rosemarie

Advanced Agility Dog of Canada (AADC)
Softcast Sweet Rosemarie

Starters Games Dog of Canada (SGDC)
Softcast Sweet Rosemarie

Advanced Games Dog of Canada (AGDC)
Softcast Sweet Rosemarie

Master's Agility Dog of Canada (MADC)
Softcast Sweet Rosemarie

NADAC Novice Jumpers NJC
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

NADAC Novice Tunnelers TN-N
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver at Flyway 

NADAC Novice Touch N Go TG-N
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind
Softmaple's Stand and Be Liver at Flyway

NADAC Open level Tunnelers TN-O
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

NADAC Novice Regular (NAC)
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

NADAC her Novice Chances title (NCC)
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

NADAC Open Jumpers (OJC)
Softmaple Frolic In The Wind

Agility Dog of Canada VAADC
Soft Maple Wind on Water

Agility Dog of Canada VMGDC
Soft Maple Wind on Water

 

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