Wakatipu Dog Agility Club
Established in 2008 and began regular training sessions in January 2009. We have a small, but dedicated, membership, who meet for training sessions every week. Some of our members are competitive while others are purely recreational. We all have one thing in common - the desire to enjoy an activity with our dogs that offers the dogs exercise, stimulation, fun, and socialisation
The Sport of Dog Agility
Involves dog and handler working as a team, with the handler guiding the dog around a course of varied obstacles in the quickest possible time. Obstacles typically include jumps, a narrow dog-walk (similar to a gymnastic beam), a 7-foot high A-frame, a tipping see-saw, a slalom of upright poles and tunnels. Agility provides both dog and handler with the opportunity to exercise physically and mentally.
Agility attracts a range of people for a variety of reasons. Some are looking simply to spend some quality time with their dogs, to build on their existing level of training and obedience and to strengthen the bond between pet and handler. Others are focused on competition and have a schedule of disciplined training revolving around the agility event calendar. Agility is one of the few sports where men and woman compete on equal terms, as do competitors of differing age or physical ability.