When it comes to dog agility training, this is actually viewed by many dog trainers to be one of the most difficult training options. Still, it remains one of the most fun. This is because trainers view this training option is a sport for both the dogs and their owners.
What comprises dog agility training?
There is actually a main event that contains many different courses that your dog is made to run or complete. For each course, there are obstacles set, with 26 obstacles as the average. Your pet should cover all of these obstacles as fast as it can.
What are these obstacles?
In general, there are two various types of courses that come with dog agility training: jumping courses and agility courses. For the jumping courses, there are obstacles set that your dog would have to jump over, of course. Aside from this distance, you dog should also weave his way through a straight line of poles. For the agility courses, your dog is made to touch contact points laid all over the set obstacles with their mere paws. This may sound easy to accomplish, but this really requires much dog agility training.
When should your dog start agility training?
It is recommended for dogs to start official training in a club only when they reach one year in terms of age. However, you can start training when your dog reaches six weeks already. Just go with the simple obstacles so that you dog would not do anything dangerous. Remember that this is just the preparation stage so do not overwork your dog just yet.