- Agility is a sport that began in the late 1970s, where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course while racing for both time and accuracy.
- Dogs run off-leash and handlers must use their voice and body language to guide the dogs to the correct obstacles. Food and toys are not allowed in the agility ring.
- There are a number of agility organizations, such as AKC, USDAA, NADAC, etc., that use different equipment and have their own set of rules.
- Common agility obstacles include jumps, weave poles, the A-frame, tunnels, the dog walk, and the teeter.
- A completed run that passes the minimum defined standards for time, faults, points, etc., is referred to as a qualifying run and in some cases earns credit towards agility titles. A qualifying run is also referred to as a leg. A clean run or clear round is one with no faults.
- Tollers love the chase, complexity, and teamwork in agility. They are quick to learn and known for their power and speed on the course.
Application to hold an Agility Trial