Canine Agility is a very popular and still growing dog sport. While opportunities abound for competitive performance where you may earn titles for your dog in agility, it is basically a positively fun activity for you and your dog – and great exercise, too. Agility builds confidence, coordination, relationship, and training skills with your canine companion.
Claudia currently runs agility with her companion dogs; Husky/Aussie X Sally and Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy. Her first agility dog was her veteran Husky, Maggie, who started life as a lost dog in Germany. Claudia rescued Maggie and began her training while still living in Germany. A pre-requisite for entering agility in Germany requires each dog pass an obedience test which includes heeling, stay, and recall. When Claudia moved to the USA and started The Better Companion, it wasn’t long before she added agility classes to her curriculum.
To be eligible for
The Better Companion Agility Classes dogs must be:
•6 months of age or older
•Current on rabies and Parvo /distemper vaccination,
•Dewormed or negative fecal sample (the latter done at the veterinary clinic)
any time within 3 months prior to start of class
•Free of any health problems that would increase the risk of injuries to
the dog while participating at the agility class (e.g. chronic joint
disease or impaired vision)
•Graduates of prerequisite classes for the level they are registering.