A detailed article on how to train the "Out" directional for agility by agility instructor, competitor and blogger Agilitymach. The "Out" command is the most important distance cue in the sport.
Is winning the biggest achievement in canine sports? What is the most important benefit dog sports provide the human partner? This blog examines why winning isn't even close to everything.
An article about getting our first MACH (Masters Agility Championship) title through the American Kennel Club. Becoming a champion at anything is special, and sharing this with my incredibly talented dog only made the experience sweeter.
This is an explanation of the American Kennel Club's new Lifetime Achievement Awards. Learn the Kennel Club's alphabet soup for these new titles.
The exciting sport of dog agility can be played by everyone from the athlete to the handicapped. With proper training of the dog, a handler with disabilities can be competitive.
Negative emotions can plague overly competitive dog agility exhibitors. Learn what the best agility handlers understand about the true definition of "competitive."
Finding the right dog agility trainer can be a daunting task for a new agility enthusiast. This article will give the agility newbie seven fantastic tips on how to find the right agility trainer for them!!
Learn why feeding your dog the right emotion in the ring can make your agility team more successful. Are you feeding the right emotions?
What is dog agility? What are the rules, equipment, levels, and rules of etiquette? This is an all-around, general summary of dog agility for a newbie.
Jericho Photo by Kevin Devine, used with permission In the second article in "The Distance Series," we talked about the Out directional cue and its importance for the physically limited handler. I explained three ways to train an Out using pattern,...
Do you know the difference between goals and dreams? Knowing that difference can sharpen your mental game in dog agility and other canine sports. Learn about setting goals and the importance of dreams.
To show a dog properly requires much more than simply buying a pure-bred dog with papers. It requires discipline, dedication, and above all, patience. And not just a bit of expendable cash!
A dog's tail is used for more than just nonverbal communication. It's a balancing tool as well. This article uses pictures and text to show how active dogs use their tails to balance and turn.
An examination of the history of the MACH (Master Agility CHampion) bar will make you appreciate this unusual trophy even more. Also included are ideas for making MACH bars.
This op-ed piece examines whether or not the newer challenges in the sport of dog agility can be handled at large distances and if these challenges are excluding those with physical challenges.
Considered the "Last Great Race" on earth, the Iditarod takes place each March in the great state of Alaska. These amazing athletes are in their element as they retrace the historic Iditarod Trail.
Music can give an agility handler's mental game a boost. This article explains some of the science behind this theory and also recommends a few song ideas to add to your dog agility playlist.
Focusing on qualifying in dog agility can be detrimental to a handler's mental game. This article will teach you how to ignore the Q, increase your focus, and sharpen your mental control skills.
A motivational article to the championship teams attending the 2016 AKC Agility National Championships based on the song "Carry On" by Fun.
Who are the Champions of the annual AKC Agility National Championship? You may be surprised to find that blue ribbons aren't what it's all about.