How Dogs and Cats Teach Youngsters

Oh, My, Goodness, this is the cutest video every of a Golden Retriever helping a puppy learn to negotiate the steps. You can’t help but start coaxing the puppy as well and then being so happy when he starts to get the idea. And then there is the cat.  What more can I say, but, “Yup, that is the way it goes!” If you have owned both, you know there is a definite difference on how their minds work. Be […]

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This Dog Agility Steeplechase is Super Smooth and Fast

This is a super steeplechase run at the USDAA Regionals by this team that earned them a well deserved first place. Love the way the handler keeps her dog in high gear by keeping in front of her super fast dog as much as possible. When she is able to do it, you can see the dog literally power out of the landings in efforts to catch up. Catching up is no problem for the dog, proving the great handling […]

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Dog Agility Is a Ride What You Do With It Is Your Call

No one can tell you what to do with your dog agility ride, it is a choice you have to make for yourself. You can either wallow in defeat and get down on yourself or your dog with every mistake, OR OR, you can “Enjoy the Ride” with every twist and turn, every mountain pass and valley trail. You know there will be hard times, times when you wonder what you got yourself into, but stay the course. You know […]

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River the Kooikerhondje Earning Two Q’s

Liz Barshack and River do an amazing job running these courses at the Tailwaggers USDAA Trial in West Palm Beach, CA It really shows the talent and versatility of the Kooiker Dog in the agility field as well as the joy they have competing. River is completely locked on to Liz making her job of guiding him through the course easier and fun to watch. What a great feeling that is when you earn a first Q with your dog […]

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Reav’s Premiere at The VDH German Championships

Sometimes we forget that we are all human and prone to mistakes in all areas of our lives including dog agility. We start comparing ours and our dog’s ability to teams that are far more advanced using their highlight real and not the backstage real. Tobias Wüst is a superior trainer and competitor, but he knows it happens from time to time and isn’t afraid to share those moments, because that is exactly what they are, moments. The first run […]

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Gene and His Awesome Belgian Malinois

Does your “I can’t” really means “I don’t want.”  This team dispels so many “impossibilities with their amazing run. Like, “My dog Can’t do a start line stay.”  Or, “My dog Can’t learn distance handling.” and “My dog Has to use my body to run a course. Gene and his amazing dog have a phenomenal clean, fast run with no excuses only brilliant training. At one point you can see her double check with Gene before entering the tunnel, then […]

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  • Whatever a Schapendoes Is It Is Adorable!

    Whatever a Schapendoes Is It Is Adorable!

    We have no idea what a Schapendoes is except absolutely adorable and talented at dog agility, or at least Rover is. A short, but extremely fun video of this team working some agility equipment with great style and finesse. Rover may get your attention with is sweet face and beautiful hair, but he will keep your attention with his ability. The music used in this video is absolutely perfect as well and brings a smile to your face just listening […]

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  • Dog Agility Zoomies Dalmatian Style

    Dog Agility Zoomies Dalmatian Style

    Here is some fun Dalmatian style as this beautiful and talented Dalmatian, Indy, shows her love for the weaves. The team as a really nice start on this course until the first tunnel when Indy decides that is time for comic relief. So she heads on back to the tunnel for a few more rounds and decides those weaves need to be run again and again. It is definitely a new style of zoomies as they usually take on more […]

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  • Though He Be Small, Duncan, Is One Mighty Agility Dog

    Though He Be Small, Duncan, Is One Mighty Agility Dog

    Angie and her Toy Fox Terrier, Duncan, show what it takes to win at the finals at the AKC Invitational. Duncan is a fierce little dog making small work of the big dog agility course and equipment. He has an amazing running dog walk and complete control of the teeter with no signs of hesitation. Angie does a super job of keeping Duncan moving forward and on the correct obstacles so he can reach top speed. Getting to this level […]

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  • This Toy Fox Terrier Isn’t Afraid of Dog Agility Just the A-Frame

    This Toy Fox Terrier Isn’t Afraid of Dog Agility Just the A-Frame

    This Toy Fox Terrier may be small, but he is ready to take on the big dog equipment at this CPE trial. He soars over the jumps, flies across the dog walk and takes full charge of the teeter, however the a-frame gives him a little trouble. And who couldn’t understand his dilemma as he crests the peak and his little frame simply slides on the slick surface. He finally gets the courage up to slide from cross bar to […]

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  • Check Out The Pure Drive on This Agility German Shepherd

    Check Out The Pure Drive on This Agility German Shepherd

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  • How Dogs and Cats Teach Youngsters

    How Dogs and Cats Teach Youngsters

    Oh, My, Goodness, this is the cutest video every of a Golden Retriever helping a puppy learn to negotiate the steps. You can’t help but start coaxing the puppy as well and then being so happy when he starts to get the idea. And then there is the cat.  What more can I say, but, “Yup, that is the way it goes!” If you have owned both, you know there is a definite difference on how their minds work. Be […]

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  • What Solid Foundation Dog Agility Work Gets You

    What Solid Foundation Dog Agility Work Gets You

    While this is a demonstration of building drive through the tunnel and striding and take off points for puppies, these are all essential lessons for all ages of agility dogs getting started with these obstacles. The more time that is spent on foundation work such as this, the better the dogs will be when height and distraction is added. It is also a super example of the uses of both play and food drive and how they both really help […]

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  • Mary Mary Quite Contray, How Does Your Puppy Learn

    Mary Mary Quite Contray, How Does Your Puppy Learn

    For those of you just starting into dog agility or any dog training, this is a super video explaining how dogs learn. It would be great if we could just show our dogs once, what it is we want and have them do it every time we ask. But it isn’t that simple, nor is it that hard.  Find a strong motivator, break things down into simple steps, do lots of repetitions on each step and then be consistent. Wise […]

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  • What Our Agility Dogs Do to Keep Us Humble

    What Our Agility Dogs Do to Keep Us Humble

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  • This Dog Agility Steeplechase is Super Smooth and Fast

    This Dog Agility Steeplechase is Super Smooth and Fast

    This is a super steeplechase run at the USDAA Regionals by this team that earned them a well deserved first place. Love the way the handler keeps her dog in high gear by keeping in front of her super fast dog as much as possible. When she is able to do it, you can see the dog literally power out of the landings in efforts to catch up. Catching up is no problem for the dog, proving the great handling […]

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  • What is Drop Zone Teeter Training in Dog Agility

    What is Drop Zone Teeter Training in Dog Agility

    Many people use the “bang game” to acclimate their dogs to the sounds of a falling teeter/seesaw and that is super. Others teach their dogs to be aggressive with the down contacts, especially the smaller dogs, to speed runs up, but not on a loose board. Drop Zone Teeter training is an exercise that looks a bit scary and dangerous especially for larger dogs. Understanding the bang game one is left to wonder if it is possible to take the […]

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  • This German Shepherd Pup is All Legs

    This German Shepherd Pup is All Legs

    Wiley is just a pup but boy does he have the confidence of a seasoned competitor on the dog agility equipment. He is very comfortable in his skin, even with those long legs that he has to keep track of and are evidence of how huge he will be. He still has a lot of time before he should be doing any jumping or full height equipment and with his confidence that is just a formality. The jump you see […]

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