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  Dog Agility | The Kennel Club
Agility is a comparatively new form of dog competition, where the animal's fitness and the handler's ability to train and direct the dog over and through certain obstacles are tested.
Agility can become a real addiction.  It’s fun, friendly and keeps you and your dog in tip-top shape.  Here are the stories of just a couple of the thousands of people all over the UK addicted to Agility.
Agility Shows are run against the clock to ensure that handlers do not take their dogs round the course at a walking pace in the hope of ensuring a clear round.
www.thekennelclub.org.uk /activities/agility.html   (468 words)

  
  Agility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agility, one of the ilities, is the quality of being quick-moving and nimble.
Agility in business is often defined as the ability of a firm to sense and respond to business opportunities in order to stay innovative and competitive in a turbulent and quickly changing business environment.
Dog agility is a sport for dogs in which they must be quick-moving and nimble.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agility   (197 words)

  
 Dog agility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in an accurate race against the clock.
Agility field left side: A competition agility field showing (clockwise from lower left) a tunnel, the dogwalk, the judge standing in front of a winged jump, two additional winged jumps, dog executing the teeter-totter with his handler guiding, and the tire jump.
In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles, laid out by an agility judge in a design of his own choosing on a roughly 100 by 100 foot (30 by 30 m) area, with numbers indicating the order in which the dog must complete the obstacles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dog_agility   (4726 words)

  
 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi in Agility
In an agility competitions, the dog is asked to negotiate a course of twelve to twenty obstacles in a pre specified order.
Agility jumps can be all shapes and sizes, from barrels to brush boxes to rail fences.
Agility dogs are trained to step on these contact zones for safety reasons: to prevent them from leaping to the ground from great heights.
www.pembrokecorgi.org /Perf_agilityintro.html   (1682 words)

  
 Agility Part I
Agility somewhat resembles equine show jumping where the dog takes the place of the horse, and the handler replaces the rider.
Agility began about 20 years ago and is currently experiencing the greatest participation growth of all dog sports throughout the world.
Agility is a sport in which the dog must take responsibility for his actions.
www.wou.edu /las/physci/arc/articles/agility1.htm   (1641 words)

  
 'Agility...A Beardie Sport'
Agility Association of Canada (AAC) rule books may be obtained in either English of French by contacting Elizabeth Nielsen, P0 Box 44, Richmond, Ontario KOA 2Z0, at a cost of $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.
Agility com-petitions are similar in structure to Obedience trials, in that there is a progression from the beginning level dog phase to the more experienced level.
Agility features a broad jump, which is similar to an obedience broad jump, however the boards are between 4" and 8" high.
bccc.pair.com /agilitya.htm   (3470 words)

  
 American Kennel Club - What is Agility?
Agility is a sport that appeals to young people and to senior citizens.
Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations.
Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the United States and is the fastest growing event at the AKC.
www.akc.org /events/agility/what_is_agility.cfm   (388 words)

  
 Agility
Agility trials are open to all registerable breeds except that a specialty club may opt to hold an agility trial for its breed only.
The purpose of an AKC Agility Trial is to give owners the chance to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work with its handler under a variety of conditions.
Agility is fun for dogs of all sizes, from the small Yorkshire Terrier to the giant Irish Wolfhound.
www.bcnj.org /FAQ/Agility.htm   (3460 words)

  
 JRTCA Jack Russell Terrier Trials - Agility Division
Agility is a trial event in which dogs traverse a maze of obstacles and compete for speed and accuracy.
Agility High Score Champion and Reserve to be awarded to the high terrier and runner-up with the best combined score of Agility I and Agility II.
Again, by competing in Agility I and Agility II at the same trial you are eligable for the Champion and Reserve.
www.terrier.com /trial/agility.php3   (1697 words)

  
 What is Agility?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agility training strengthens the bond between dog and handler, and provides fun and exercise for both.
Agility in Canada - Agility roots were planted in Canada by our own Art Newman, of North Gower, Ontario, in 1988, with the founding of the Agility Dog Association of Canada (Now called the Agility Association of Canada - AAC).
Agility clubs are now firmly established in all major centres in Canada, and many smaller outlying areas.
www.adsc-agility.com /news.html   (1818 words)

  
 Agility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In short, Agility is a sport in which a dog runs through a timed obstacle course under the guidance of the handler.
Where it Began - The idea of agility was born in 1977 when Crufts Dog Show needed something to fill up spare time in the main arena between the end of the obedience championships and the start of the group breed judging.
Judges are dedicated agility enthusiasts who spend upwards of 8 hours at a given trial carefully scrutinizing each competitive team as they maneuver their way through the maze of obstacles.
www.richmonddogtraining.com /agility.htm   (1704 words)

  
 Canine Activities: Agility
A well- trained agility dog learns to respond instantly to commands directing him to perform specific obstacles (when obstacles are placed immediately adjacent to one another) as well as commands causing him to run faster/slower, turn left/right and veer away from/closer to his handler.
At the highest levels of agility competition, it is possible to see dogs that are able to perform these commands and maneuvers instantly and accurately even when working at full speed several yards away from their (much slower) handlers.
Because agility is a fairly new type of dog competition, it is not unusual for a veterinarian to be unaware of the requirements for agility.
www.k9web.com /dog-faqs/activities/agility.html   (1920 words)

  
 Basset Hound Club of America
Dog agility is a sport in which a handler is given a set amount of time in which to direct a dog off-leash through an obstacle course.
Trials which are based on the original international rules and specifications call for the highest level of agility from the dogs both in terms of speed and the physical ability to perform the obstacles.
Agility trials are a sport and all participants should be guided by the principles of good sportsmanship both in and outside the trial course.
www.basset-bhca.org /Activities/Agility1.htm   (590 words)

  
 Agility: an Exciting Dog Sport - PetPlace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agility is a relatively new dog sport, first introduced at the Crufts Dog Show in England in 1979.
The challenges of each agility configuration are appropriate to the size and experience level of the competing dogs.
Agility trials welcome both purebred and mixed-breed dogs (trials sanctioned by the American Kennel Club are restricted to AKC-registered breeds only).
www.petplace.com /article.aspx?id=475   (758 words)

  
 Westie Agility
Agility was invented in England in 1979, and is now the fastest growing dog sport in North America, England and Europe.
Agility is entertaining to watch, and one of the most challenging activities for you and your dog.
Agility equipment is designed to be appealing to the eye, but also safe for the dogs.
www.westieclubamerica.com /activities/agility.html   (525 words)

  
 Jack Russell Terrier: Trial: Agility
Agility is an event in which dogs traverse a maze of obstacles and compete for speed and accuracy.
Agility is a trial event in which dogs traverse a maze of obstacles and compete for speed and accuracy.
All terriers must be at least one year of age and older to compete in JRTCA Agility or practice on any equipment.
www.therealjackrussell.com /trial/agility.php   (809 words)

  
 Attributes - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft
Agility Equivalence Points is a notable formula for calculating the contribution of agility.
Agility is the only primary statistic to affect physical ranged attack power (bows, guns, throwing weapons) for all classes capable of using them.
Agility will increase the chance to score a critical strike with both physical ranged and melee damage for all classes.
www.wowwiki.com /Agility   (2198 words)

  
 Muzzelvelocity.com Flyball Club Toronto, Agility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dog agility is a sport in which a handler is given a set amount of time in which to direct a dog off-leash through an obstacle course.
In Canada, there are several national organizations for agility (the Agility Association of Canada, the Canadian Kennel Club, and the North American Dog Agility Council) which sanction tests or trials held by local dog training clubs.
Agility Titles can vary from organization to organization, but they all have beginners through to Masters levels, which gives the dog and handler goals to shoot for in their Agility careers.
www.muzzelvelocity.com /agility   (640 words)

  
 Dog Owner's Guide: Agility
Agility is the latest dog activity to gain recognition by both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club.
It's no accident that the obstacles in a dog agility course are reminiscent of jumps and barriers on a horse-jumping course -- the dog sport was born in England to provide entertainment during breaking in horse-jumping competitions.
Agility scores reflect speed and accuracy; the judges add fault points to the score for each obstacle that is not taken cleanly.
www.canismajor.com /dog/agility.html   (935 words)

  
 Agility - The RuneScape Wiki - The RuneScape fansite that anyone can edit!
It is helpful in nearly all agility courses to take Food in case you fall, and Energy potions or Super energy potions made using the Herblore skill, allowing you to maintain a running pace continually around the courses, thus gaining experience faster.
The Agility pyramid is located in the Kharidian Desert and is available for players with a minimum of level 30 Agility.
When training Agility, it may be beneficial to wear a bracelet of regeneration, which doubles the natural rate of hitpoints recovery.
runescape.wikia.com /wiki/Agility   (3337 words)

  
 Agility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agility is a relatively new sport with AKC, but has been popular in other countries for many years.
Our Agility titles are all from AKC which is the venue that we prefer to compete in, and all we can do, to fit in our training and competitions in other dog sports.
Agility consists of running your dog through a series of obstacles with the objective of performing each obstacle correctly, and completing the course in the allotted time.
www.zianet.com /poquito/Agility.htm   (574 words)

  
 Finnish Agility WWW Pages
Agility has come to Finland in 1986 by Rolf Lundell and the first official competition was in year 1989 and the popularity is growing all the time.
There are obstacles in agility such as hurdles or jumps, wall (bridge, closed jump), weave poles, open tunnel, closed tunnel, tire jump, dog-walk, A-frame, see-saw (teeter), table and long jump.
Agility is suitable for all kinds of dogs and different breeds.
www.finagility.com /english.html   (748 words)

  
 The Sport of Agility - Goleta Valley Dog Club
Agility is a sport in which a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by overcoming different obstacles.
Success in agility requires proper training, as it is a game of physical skill, control, patience and, most of all, teamwork between handler and dog.
Agility is a race against the clock, but accuracy is the first requirement.
www.goletavalleydogclub.org /agility.htm   (293 words)

  
 Agility Explainations
It is a sport that finds dog and handler teams leaving the agility course celebrating, whether they have qualified in their run or not.
Agility courses are created with obstacles the dog must perform correctly.
The successful completion of Agility courses under the regulations of the sanctioning body results in Agility titles for the owner.
www.agilityability.com /agility_explained.htm   (719 words)

  
 Agility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agility is a relatively new fun and competition sport for dogs and their owners.
Agility is fun for the dog and the handler alike.
Almost from the start the dog is off leash in what can be very exciting conditions, therefore, it is necessary to have some verbal control before you start.
www.caninecollege.com /agility.htm   (200 words)

  
 Agility Dog Training with Peter Lewis
We talked Agility until 1 AM and agreed to do a training video on the subject some time in the future.
For those readers that have no idea what Agility is, the best way to describe it is to compare it with a steeplechase for horses.
I have only seen one Agility trial here in the states, but I was told that it was fairly typical of the level of competition across the country.
www.leerburg.com /agility.htm   (1180 words)

  
 Agility: Fun Way to an Obedient Dog
And, on the agility course, your dog views you as his leader in a sort of dance-style partnership.
I have found agility classes to be the canine equivalent.
My own agility experience began back in 1989, just three years after agility was first performed in the U.S. Back then, I would drive two hours to practice with a small group of agility pioneers in a backyard.
pages.prodigy.net /k9shrink/page31.html   (761 words)

  
 ICAT - About Catagility
Cat agility is a sport in which a handler directs or lures a cat through an obstacle course as quickly as possible.
Dog agility was originally loosely modeled on equestrian stadium jumpers competitions when it debuted as spectator entertainment 25 years ago, at the 1979 Crufts Dog Show in London.
Your agility cat should be interested in agility, love running, jumping and climbing, and generally be interactive with the people, cats and objects in its environment.
www.catagility.com /about/cat_agility.html   (884 words)

  
 The Agile 100 - - CIO Magazine Aug 15,2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agility was a specific part of the core strategy of 85 percent of the Agile 100 organizations, which represent 18 major private-sector industries, nonprofits and government agencies.
"Agility is in our governance, our project management, our vendor management and in the ways we set up funding," says Marilyn Delmont, CIO of the city of Chandler, Ariz., which was one of three municipalities honored.
But 23 percent managed to create and maintain agility with decreased IT budgets, and another 17 percent with flat funding, thereby demonstrating that agility can't be bought; it has to be earned.
www.cio.com /archive/081504/overview.html   (1795 words)

  
 Agility - ::Sal's Realm of RuneScape::
Agility is one of the most helpful skills known to Members, as having a higher level will allow you to run longer distances.
Agility can be a fun skill to train, and it comes in very useful throughout the game.
The Agility Pyramid, located in the Kharidian Desert is another good place to train your Agility, while trying to reach an artifact that you can trade in for a reward.
runescape.salmoneus.net /agility.html   (2298 words)

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