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Written by Brian Adam   
Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:43

We hope you'll join us right here at Pet Country Estate throughout the new year, for what's sure to be a dog-gone great time!  Here are the initial dates for our upcoming 2019 Agility Association of Canada (AAC) competitions: May 3-5, June 14-16, July 20-21, Sept. 7-8 and October 5-6, 2019.  Premiums will be available for download in the spring on RU Ready Agility's website HERE.  

Think you'd like to try Agility with your dog?  We encourage you to talk to those who LOVE the sport as much as we do. For more info, call Kennel Supervisor Pattie Page at (705) 431-1010, or contact Liz Gordon.

At only $135 +HST, you won't believe how much stronger your BOND will be in just 6-short weeks! First introduced in England in 1978, AGILITY has been gaining in popularity ever since.  At its' essense, it demonstrates a dog’s willingness to work with a handler - and their ability to communicate as the team.  Together, you navigate obstacles while racing against the clock.  Many find dog agility to be extremely fun, habit forming and great exercise.

The course mimics the hunt for prey that a dog would experience in the wild; it includes climbing slopes, walking briskly and jumping logs, weaving through thick brush and under bushes. Westminster Kennel Club now offers agility trials as part of their annual Dog Show.

Available for any pedigree or mix breed dog of any size, Agility only one limitation: your canine partner must be physically fit for the sport. Dogs younger than 18 months should be checked to make sure they’ve finished growing, to prevent injury.  Show classes are divided by jump heights in order to make the competition as equal as possible between the different sizes of dogs. The shoulder height of the dog is used to set the minimum jump height.  We do recommend basic obedience classes be taken (also available at Pet Country) before proceeding to Agility. In group agility classes, the dogs will need to work with their person, and not be too distracted by other dogs.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:01

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