Posts Tagged“agility tips”

So Long, Chute!

Hasta La Vista Chute The chute is a classic piece of agility repertoire. The original reason for this obstacle was to test the competitive dog’s ability to confidently run into and through a dark, claustrophobic and snaggy tunnel. (Therefore it has unquestionably been the “terrier’s choice” obstacle!) As the sport of agility has grown, so has the accuracy and speed for competitive dogs– and consequently,…

The Release Cue: Hidden Connections in Training

I named my dog after my favorite musician, Miles Davis. Miles Davis made music that is experimental, bold, and highly varied in style. He always produced interesting tones in the notes he played, but his self-proclaimed focus and what many believe to be his true genius was his attention to the spaces between the notes. Miles Davis made some of…

Agility Fun Match Etiquette & Tips

An agility or obedience “fun match” is a simulated competition. Usually fun matches are held in big venues that also hold real competitions, and are judged by people who are serious competitors and/or official judges. These practice events offer a safe relaxed environment for people and their dogs to practice their skills in a busy competition-like environment with competition-like courses,…