Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dog Agility

Dog agility is a great activity for those of you who have a dog who is very energetic. What is it? In a nutshell, it's an obstacle course for dogs. It has items like tunnels for dogs to race through, they will weave through poles, jump up on a table. The best thing is that it makes them more obedient and is a great way to focus their energy. I had taken Cosmo, quite a few years ago. Cosmo was a Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix. He was on the overweight side but the activity was great for him. He loved being around all the other dogs, and they made sure that he wasn't aggressive towards other animals. It's based on speed and precision. That season, we wound up in 9th out of 10th place but considering I slipped and fell down, that wasn't too bad. Also, for me it was more about having fun than being in first place. The memories I had of that were priceless.

If you have a dog, whose boundless energy drives you batty, you may want to give this activity a try. Here is a link to the official association:

US Dog Agility

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