Agility Services

Agility

The climbing obstacles are also known as contact obstacles. These obstacles are usually made of wood and include the Dog walk, A-Frame, and Teeter. The dogs negotiate each obstacle by climbing over them and they must touch the yellow paint known as the contact zone at the ends of each board, which is a built in safety feature for the dogs. The teeter, or seesaw, is a moveable contact board.

Weave Poles are a series of upright poles that the dog weaves in and out, between them all. The number of poles can vary.

The two types of tunnels can be found on an agility course are pipe, or rigid tunnels and the chute, or collapsed tunnel.

The Pause Table is a place to stop and take a break from the action. The top is a 3' x 3' square that sits on a stand that is adjusted to the various jump heights. The dogs pause on this table for a count of 5 seconds before proceeding on to the next obstacle.

Freestyle

Musical Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of musical freestyle is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and intricate movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music. Heelwork-to-Music incorporates traditional dog obedience and the art of dressage with the inclusion of musical interpretation, dance elements, and costuming with an emphasis on non-standard obedience movements.