5 Calming Signals Every Dog Owner Should Know

First of all you have to realize as you are watching this video that it was filmed as a training video for evaluating therapy dogs. The kids involved are family members and the dogs had no intentions on biting them, however, it proves an important point. People especially kids are ignorant of calming signals in dogs and it is your responsibility to know the ones your dogs give. Especially when out and about in life, at trials or practices you […]

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Dog Agility Has a New Challenge the “Holmberg Double”

Thanks to the Norwegian judge Peter Holmberg, dog agility has taken another leap in difficulty. I am pretty sure you won’t see this combination at the lower levels or at least I hope not for awhile. It is a very daunting challenge that warrants plenty of practice at home so you know how to handle it. Thing is, there are so many ways to handle it that you need to be completely comfortable with any of them. So here is […]

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Le is Lightning on Legs in Dog Agility

Silvia Trkman is always a treat to watch in competition and this 2007 WC run with La is no exception. Le, a Pyrenean Shepherd, is one of the quickest dogs around, but that sometimes comes at a cost. You will see a bar go down at the start of this otherwise phenomenal run that makes your heart sink. Silvia has her work cut out for her trying to stay caught up with Le as she never slows down. It is […]

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MČRM Youth Dog Agility in Píšťany 2014

It is because of the time, dedication and many hours of training and practice involved in this level of competition that we are blown away by teams like this. I am not sure how old this handler is, but she is awesome and you know she has what it takes to go all the way! Her dog, a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is equally talented and amazingly fast in these runs. They have some heart breaking mistakes, but not […]

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This Basset Flies Through Dog Agility

Cheryl Strelbicki-Cieslinski is a well deserved proud handler of the fastest Basset we have ever seen in dog agility. You may think, “Yeah, how fast could a Basset be, really?” If so, then sit back and get blown away. Xena starts in high gear and doesn’t shut down even for a second, well except for the table. Seriously, check out that a-frame performance! Xena flies over the apex every bit as graceful as any Border Collie! And when you see […]

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Sudden Onset Zoomies Tibetan Terrier Style

Cassie is a riot as SOZ sets in and she takes off around the agility field full of joy, enthusiasm and speed. Love the presentation on the top of the A-frame as Cassie to show off or to scope the grounds for Pop, not real sure at that point which it is. Cassie then checks back in with Mom after her gallivant with a glean in her eye, ready to take off again if the need presses. At the end […]

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