Rainy Day Indoor Training

Rainy Day Indoor Training

Its raining, it’s pouring the wet day is boring We went to train and we slipped on a- frame and we couldn’t train agility anymore now… Ok, I know that’s pitiful.  Around here in Central Texas, you dare not complain about rain. You might not get any for quite a while then all your grass dies! So, what do you do? What … Read more…

Help with your USDAA entry form

Help with your USDAA entry form

Step ONE: Get Entry form To download the entry form,  I went to USDAA.com / Event Calendar / Scroll down to the month you want to enter then click on the local event you are looking for. After clicking the link, the following information is available: Dates | Club | Location | Closing Date | Second Closing Date | Event Secretary | Class Schedule | Judges Once … Read more…

Help for the Newbie

Help for the Newbie

I’m still very new to competitions and rules. I want to help you with things I found difficult, to find information faster. Questions such as: How to build agility equipment? What are the rules? What events are going on in your area? Hopefully I can lead you in the right direction and you won’t feel … Read more…

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

My journey in agility began over 25 years ago. I bought a book and set about training with simple tools in my home. My first dog Stacy, a Sheltie was a great student, but life intervened and I had to put that plan on hold. Stacy is long since gone and now I have Bandit … Read more…

Train your dog to sit

Train your dog to sit

Sit, Stay and come are some of the first things you will teach your dog. I wouldn’t put the training of one ahead of the other, meaning I think they are all of equal importance and can be trained in any order. Some people don’t want to teach sit because they may be showing their … Read more…

What is Agility?

What is Agility?

Dog Agility is the sport of dog and handler navigating a course with obstacles of varying shapes, sizes and challenges. The team is judged on accuracy & speed. Scores are compared and each group of dogs typically has a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner along with a “Q” or Qualification. Each organization has different … Read more…