What is Agility?
Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. The handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.In an agility competition, dogs are directed around a course. They are judged and the fastest round with no errors wins!! There are more than 40 clubs all over NZ who run regular agility training classes, and a number of agility competitions.Agility is an active sport, and a very social weekend activity for many people in NZ.