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Great Spirit Australian Shepherds 
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Agility

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~: RUN FOR THE WIN :~
AKC & ASCA AGILITY


We Did It!!
Malila's First Agility Trial
Malila Q’d in BOTH runs and took 1st in BOTH runs!
NADAC @ the ZAP Agility Summer Trial, Sat. Aug. 8, 2015.
Judge: Karen Bell
So proud of my baby girl, Great Spirit's Wind Walker "Malila"
Thank You!! ZAP Zooming Agility Pup Club

 

The  Agility organizations: Who makes the rules, and how to contact them.
https://www.affordableagility.com/learning/the-organizations.htm

AKC Agility Beginner's Guide - http://www.akc.org/pdfs/events/agility/Agility_Brochure.pdf

AKC Agility -
http://www.akc.org/events/agility/ (AKC number or ILP number)

ASCA Agility - http://www.asca.org/programs/agility (registration or tracking number)

NADAC Agility - http://www.nadac.com/dogregform.htm (registration number)
NADAC AGILITY RULES (July 15, 2012) -  http://www.nadac.com/docs/Rules_for_NADAC_trials.htm


USASA Agility -
http://australianshepherds.org/resources#agility-obedience-rally-tracking:agility

Getting Started in Agility

Dogs can compete in agility at 18 mos. (For mature bone development). I took classes at 3 locations and found I really like the “chaining” learning method best. I am not very interested in learning “blind crosses” with my dog until the dog has reached basic mastery using the equipment. So, a class that you enjoy, and is a good fit for you and your dog can be a lot of fun.

You might start by attending an agility trial as a spectator. Agility has all people groups from the funky VW with a dog  to a serious player. For agility, a good foundation and good beginning step is a basic puppy obedience class at a training facility that teaches agility. The dog should have a good reliable sit/stay, come, focus & socialization around other competing dogs. There should be a good training facility in your area. By taking a class you can discover what is the most worthwhile equipment that you may like to own at home.

Sanctioned Events
Sanctioned Events - by states http://agilityevents.net/events/
Australian Shepherd Club of America - Event Calendar - https://www.asca.org/events/eventcalendar

SEATTLE AREA - Agility Clubs

Mud Pack Agility - is a Kitsap agility club that holds NADAC-ASCA agility trial each year. Muddy Paws Agility Club of Kitsap County was formed in 2003 by a growing number of agility enthusiasts.
http://mudpack.org/index.html


Rainer Agility Club (RAT) - RAT agility holds many trials in NADAC, USDAA, CPE, AND ASCA
Founded in 1989, RAT was the first agility club in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
http://ratagility.com/

Other Agility Clubs in the Seattle Area
 https://ratagility.com/links/

Agility Training Instructors List - SEATTLE AREA -
(Basic obedience, sit, stay and come commands are helpful pre-agility training.)

http://ratagility.com/training/

How To Enter an Agility Trial And Fill Out Entry Form "Premium"

How to Enter Your First Agility Trial
http://www.activedogsportstraining.com/files/How%20to%20enter.pdf

For New Handlers Filling Out Agility Forms
http://www.stlouisagility.org/pdfs/FillingOutEntryForms.pdf


RESOURCE
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RAT Links -
http://ratagility.com/links/
Clean Run -
http://cleanrun.com/

Agility Equipment Sources
AKC / ASCA / NADAC have slight variations in competition equipment requirements. I chose AKC with slats on my contact equipment.

Agility A-Go-G o Located in Sumner, WA  (pick-up or delivery) ASK if they have the metal jumps available? After looking on their website call them to order your purchases. I like their metal jumps, teeter, and A-Frame and dog walk, and metal base weaves with PVC poles. (You will have a choice of colors. The contact area is usually yellow.) http://agilityagogo.com/esales/catalog/index.php?osCsid=epkbtvf7hsbrevk7e3q3mcen94


Wonderpup Agility - Ebay

Wonder Pup Agility On Ebay, (ships to your home) I particularly like the agility tunnels.  The tunnels are well made of a thick material and come in a huge variety of custom colors. ht++p://stores.ebay.com/Wonderpups-Agility-Equipment/Dog-AgilityTunnels-/_i.html?_fsub=2

Tunnel Bag Cool Runners Tunnel Hugging Non Constricting Tunnel Bag Set - Sand bags keep tunnel securely in place.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NTA3AG4/ref=pd_luc_rh_sbs_04_04_t_ttl_lh?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Puppy - Wonderpup Agility - Ebay (ships to your home) Wonderpup also a sells a full size tire jump; and puppy agility “mini size”  beginner puppy - A-Frame, dog walk, and teeter.

h+tp://stores.ebay.com/Wonderpups-Agility-Equipment?_trksid=p2047675.l2568

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dog-Agility-Mini-Puppy-Dog-Walk-/260126322595


FitPAWS Kit Canine Dog Agility Gym - Amazon Puppy size adjustable jumps. Set comes with cones that are adjustable and jump bars for beginner puppy. Use indoors or outside.

http://www.amazon.com/FitPAWS-Kit-Canine-Dog-Agility/dp/B00TUL68PG/ref=lp_8320415011_1_1?srs=8320415011&ie=UTF8&qid=1461857206&sr=8-1

Agility Gear Tippy Board - Puppy Teeter - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Agility-Gear-Tippy-Board-Teeter/dp/B00BK75N22/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1461853790&sr=1-2&keywords=puppy+agility+equipment

Agility Gear Training Jump - (one Jump with two 30" Striped Bars) by Agility Gear - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Agility-Gear-Training-Jump-Striped/dp/B00FM25EL/ref=lp_7779697011_1_5?srs=7779697011&ie=UTF8&qid=1461854116&sr=8-5

Clean Run -
http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1444&ParentPage=hot

My Favorites: Clip and Go Weave Pole Guides 10 pack

Launch The Dog - Exclusive US distributor of DoggyJumps® by PolyJumps - Ships from UK $$$

http://www.launchthedog.com/product/4/contact-equipment
My Favorites: A-Frame, Dog Walk, polymer plastic maintenance free with bar or chain in a variety of colors. Adjustable to USDAA and AKC competition heights. Shipping time can take 2 months. (No longer available.)

Build It Yourself - Free Jump Design Plans from Camp Bandy Pet Resort http://www.campbandy.com/store/build.htm
My Favorites: Plans for PVC jumps and fittings can be located online by doing a Google search. One source is shown here.

BOOKS - Library or Amazon

Dog Agility Equipment Construction Instructions: YOU CAN! Build Better Training Obstacles for your Dog by Anne Embry

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Agility-Equipment-Construction-Instructions/dp/1450505147/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461854821&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Dog+Agility+Equipment+Construction+Instructions%3A+YOU+CAN!+Build+Better+Training+Obstacles+for+your+Dog+by+Anne+Embry

The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility by Laurie Leach
http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-Dog-Agility/dp/0793805465/ref=pd_sim_199_13?ie=UTF8&dpID=613DON6U-FL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR140%2C160_&refRID=0AEGKXHYG84732ZDJ5D9

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Great Spirit's Wind Walker "Malila"  Practice Run Through
                                         June 2015


                 Oh! Zana's Agility Blooper


Weave Pole Training


Fun Backyard Agility Practice

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