Dog Agility Maybe It’s My Fault

Dog agility is a dream that never ends.  Once you hit one goal there is always another to achieve. Sometimes that goal can be as simple as mastering one jump sequence handling skill. Or it could be as complex as being able to run a course without your dog leaving the field. No matter what the goal, it is never easy though we are not ones to dwell on the road blocks. We do not wallow in the hard times […]

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Some Great Angled Approaches For Dog Agility

A very interesting video to watch and see what is possible with your dog’s entries into and onto all equipment. It is always amazing to see dogs take weaves from difficult angles proving the dog knows the entry point. And there is no arguing that the tunnels can and should be able to be entered at all angles as well. But what about the collapsed chute and the contact obstacles?  Should these be attempted at any angle? There is a […]

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Using A Platform To Build Confidence and Body Awareness

A really neat crossover exercise from the obedience/freestyle world is the use of what is called a Platform. It gives the dog a specific place to keep their feet while performing different commands much like a “place” holder. The platform allows you specific control of your dog’s position, work on body awareness and build confidence.   In this video Pam demonstrates how to start teaching your dog how to change body positions on the platform. This is super for contacts […]

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The TDAA Course That Earns This Team a Title

TDAA is such fun for both small dog and handler alike as you negotiate a perfectly sized down agility course. Siren is on the larger side as a Mixed breed and she does a super job in TDAA as seen in this run. Not only that, but with this beautiful run, Siren earns not her first TACH or even her second, but her TACH3! Her handler Kelly has done a fantastic job teaching Siren how to run dog agility and […]

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Dixie the Chihuahua Earning Her UACH Title

Dixie is one happy little Chihuahua on course in this video earning her UKC United Agility Champion title. If that wasn’t enough, she course through these fun and challenging UKC obstacles and pulls a perfect 200. And how about those obstacles?  They have a flower box jump, hoop tunnel, pause box, swing plank and sway bridge. If you will notice there is also a distance line around the weaves and most likely around the pause box. This adds significant difficulty […]

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Ron Heller and Danni Are Dog Agility Poetry in Motion

For anyone actively involved in the AKC Agility competitions, Ron Heller and his beautiful black Lab need no intro. These two are beyond amazing to watch on the course and are the living definition of teamwork. Some claim that dog agility requires speed and agility from dog and handler, Ron and Danni crush that notion. While some have the luxury of deciding whether or not practice distance handling this team had no choice. Instead they became the poster child for […]

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Recent Videos

  • This Dog Agility Team Lights Up This Course

    This Dog Agility Team Lights Up This Course

    This is a super run by Jenni and her Border Collie, Loox, which earned them a second in their class. Nice distance work that flows real nice and shows great control on both dog and handler’s side of the team. There is just a small mix up at the tire obstacle where Loox is uncertain as to where to go, but quickly gets on track. There are some handling movements that you don’t see too often and it really works […]

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  • No Doubt This Dog Agility Course is Tough

    No Doubt This Dog Agility Course is Tough

    These are some nice runs, no doubt, and this teams received firsts and seconds so you know they hit the mark. This handler is a phenomenal trainer and handler and is no stranger to the winners circle either. Watching these runs in this indoor horse arena is painful to me because I know how hard that is to do. And apparently this isn’t an uncommon thing in some areas especially where it gets to cold to run outside. I know […]

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  • This Fearful Shelter Dog Transforms in Minutes to Joyful

    This Fearful Shelter Dog Transforms in Minutes to Joyful

    Sometimes we come across a video that maybe isn’t directly related to dog agility, but is a moving and powerful story of our partners the dog. This is one of those videos that really touched our hearts because so many agility dogs have come from someone taking a chance on a rescue dog. This dog would be overlooked at a shelter due to it’s fearful and recluse behavior and maybe to it’s death. Watch how in under five minutes this […]

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  • Beautiful Dog Agility Handling With Tandem and Jaakko Turns

    Beautiful Dog Agility Handling With Tandem and Jaakko Turns

    These are some amazing combinations to watch being run by this team because they make it look so darn easy. The exercises are showcasing the Tandem and Jaakko turn if your eye is trained to know what those are. Otherwise it is just pure beautiful handling by a team that has obviously put in long hours of practice. Watching teams like this is such an inspiration as it proves what is possible with your dog an amazing animal. And no […]

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  • Beware! Cuteness Overload with Henry the Agility Goat

    Beware! Cuteness Overload with Henry the Agility Goat

    From time to time we come across another animal making a valet attempt and doing dog agility and succeeding. Well, Henry may not be doing distance work and he is still being lured, but darn it he is crazy adorable! And while it is slightly unfair because goats by nature are fearless, daring and agile I don’t think the dogs need to worry just yet. It is just plain fun to see the creativity of others teaching animals and showing […]

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  • What Happens When We Over Think a Course

    What Happens When We Over Think a Course

    What a great video showing the handling of the trickiest part of one of a 2014 AKC National Agility Championship finals run. I won’t blow the fun of trying to figure out where this tricky spot is because I too was really surprised by it. Suffice it to say, sometimes it is the easiest parts of a run that get us because we focus too hard on what we think will be the hardest for our team. I really love […]

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  • The Benefits of Dog Agility are Endless

    The Benefits of Dog Agility are Endless

    Everyone starts dog agility for different reasons and along the way find out there are even more benefits to the sport. Emily Hurt did a super job of putting together her journey with dog agility that helped her lose 60 pounds in a year. What better way to reach that goal then doing something as awesome as dog agility and with your best friend. Not only that, Emily and her Border Collie are an amazing team as well as they […]

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  • Ada The Super Sonic Miniature Schnauzer

    Ada The Super Sonic Miniature Schnauzer

    It is easy to see how this team made it to the 2014 Finnish Agility Championships when you watch this video. What is so awesome is that Ada is a Miniature Schnauzer, proving once again that dog agility is for every breed. Ada is fast, focused and a real tough competitor and with Simo at the wheel this team is plain awesome. Now we are not saying that teams with breeds more inclined to team work are any less impressive. […]

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  • Dog Agility Handling Comparison Using Dartfish

    Dog Agility Handling Comparison Using Dartfish

    What a great training tool this would be by showing the same sequence and how timely cues make a difference. It would also be great in showing how totally different handling makes a difference for individuals. In order to get an accurate read though, you could not keep running the same line continuously. The dog will memorize the run and will become better because they are anticipating not necessarily getting better direction. This quick video shows how this dog, Maisie, […]

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  • Agility Dogs Taught Us How Intelligent Dogs Are

    Agility Dogs Taught Us How Intelligent Dogs Are

    Many of you may have never met Chaser and her owner John Pilley, but they are an amazing duo. This video tells their story in such a beautiful way and for many of us points out truths we already knew. We don’t need science to tell us our pets are as intelligent as we choice to accept, not make. It is us that need to find a way into their world and then teach them how to communicate in ours. […]

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  • Dog Agility Maybe It’s My Fault

    Dog Agility Maybe It’s My Fault

    Dog agility is a dream that never ends.  Once you hit one goal there is always another to achieve. Sometimes that goal can be as simple as mastering one jump sequence handling skill. Or it could be as complex as being able to run a course without your dog leaving the field. No matter what the goal, it is never easy though we are not ones to dwell on the road blocks. We do not wallow in the hard times […]

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  • There’s Dog Hair In Everything I Do, Yup.

    There’s Dog Hair In Everything I Do, Yup.

    Hahaha!  How many of you can totally relate to this music video about dog hair being everywhere? And how many more of you have marital strife because of dog hair in the food and on the black suits? And still those that have signage to the effect, “If you don’t like dog hair everywhere, we don’t like you?” It really is a fact that you have to come to grips with, especially if you have a dog with an under […]

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