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  • Ana

    Hello Michael; we would like to take agility classes. Looks our dog is good at, but I don´t know which “level” take.
    We arrived from Spain two months ago and our dog still disoriented. Could be great if we can go and meet you one day.

  • Michael

    The sport of Dog Agility has grown over the past decade to become an international sporting event. In the past ten years the training of agility dog has evolved faster than in the previous twenty years. What was the style fifteen years ago when I started looks nothing like what you see today at agility trials. Today agility dogs and their handlers are running faster and on more difficult courses than even a few years ago.

    The reason I am mentioning this is because one of the most important decisions you will have to make is who you decide to train with. Be sure to ask questions like: Our you currently showing a dog and in what venue and at what level. How many years have they been teaching agility and how many dogs of their own have reached Master/Excellent level. Have them identify some of their clients that are currently showing dogs and in what venue and at what level they are showing in. It has been my experience in this sport that there have been many “one dog wonders” and that there are many great dog handlers that are not good teachers.

    Most importantly if you don’t understand what your instructor is telling you. You can pretty much bet that your dog won’t understand it either. Find yourself another instructor.