Have you got an unruly dog who needs to go back to basics? Or a well-behaved dog who'd like to learn some new tricks? We’ve got expert tips and videos to help with your training sessions.
Doing agility training with your dog or puppy
Dog agility is a fast, competitive sport where your dog navigates a course of hoops, ramps, hurdles and other obstacles as quickly as possible. It’s great fun for you and your dog, and it’ll keep you both fit, too!
What makes a great agility dog?
There are two traits to look for when it comes to dog agility training: drive and biddability. If your dog has high drive, they’ll be fast, intensely focused on you and won’t get distracted as easily. Biddability is a measure of how easy-to-teach and patient your dog is when it comes to learning.
You can train a puppy, adult dog or a mature dog to do agility. With their background as sheepdogs, Border Collies tend to excel at this sort of thing, but if your dog has the right qualities, it doesn’t matter what breed your dog is. With the right stuff they’ll be running rings around the competition in no time!