Agility
Agility is a sport for everyone so get "Ready, Set" and "Hup", "Tunnel", "Weave", "Teeter" and more with your giant.  To get started in agility you need a basic foundation in obedience with your giant to sit, down, come, and stay as control is very important. Any giant that has the training needed to pass its Canine Good Citizen Test is ready to start agility.   Agility is a fast moving high drive sport well suited for the Giant's natural power and athleticism.  Giants train quickly in agility when positive methods are applied and the dog is worked motivationally in prey and food drives.   Giants attack the agility course with so much gusto they are immediate crowd pleasers even when things do not go as planned.  Mistakes in running a giant are never subtle, you haven't seen a jump crashed until a Giant misjudges a jump.  Who knew PVC could fly that far??   Agility competition is geared for all dog and handler teams young and old and the major organizations AKC, NADAC, USDAA and more have classes and levels of competition geared from novice to expert level teams.   The best part of agility training is the intense bond between dog and owner that develops as you train and work together to navigate the various course patterns and obstacles. By Rebecca Letson  
Ch. Ingebar's Benson CDX NJP CGC TT or "Benson" owned by Rebecca Letson.

For more information on Agility you can visit these sites.

American Kennel Club (AKC)

The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)

United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA)

 

All photos are of Ch. Ingebar's Benson CDX NJP CGC TT or "Benson" owned by Rebecca Letson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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