Dog Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the U.S. It has been growing rapidly for the last several years. No wonder since it is great fun for the handler and the dog. It promotes teamwork and creates a strong bond between the dog and the handler.
In competition the dog must negotiate a series of obstacles within a certain time. Normally a large dog would have a bigger stride than a smaller dog, for this reason dogs compete against each other by height. It is a timed event, the teams with the fastest and “cleanest” (no errors) runs result in the best runs. That is why we say, “run clean, run fast.” Ultimately agility is a great game to play with one of man’s best friends.