Some of our goals in our Backyard Agility series are:
· Introduce your dog to new obstacles in a safe and fun manner. Some obstacles can be scary for some dogs at first, and learning new things safely can help build your dog’s confidence.
· Help you communicate better with your dog. Dogs are masters at reading our body language, and agility is a great way for you to learn how to communicate with your dog by simply changing how you move.
· Exercise! Agility can obviously be physically tiring for your dog, but it’s also great mental exercise. Weaving through poles is not a natural behavior to a dog, so learning to do that can really work your dog’s brain.
If you’re interested in learning a little about agility without the more formal rules and regulations of competitive agility, this is the series for you!
Here is a fun video of Backyard Agility: http://youtu.be/scsYpSP-6iA
Also, we are hosting the Agility area at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse’s Dog Fest on Sun, June 8th from 10a-4p at Angell Park in Sun Prairie. We’d love to see you there!Happy Training!