Agility

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed.

Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers.

Handler directing a Rottweiler over an obstacle.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

ALL FAST – COMBINED

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In Run Level Armband Callname Breed Handler

8″:

M 8103 Lexi Cairn Terrier Carolyn Tolson

O 8105 Phoenix Papillon Donna Chester

M 8102 Dealer Pemb. Corgi Cheryl Mallonee

O 8101 X Lightning Cairn Terrier Michael Chester

12”

MP 12201 James Sheltie Ariana Engleman

TIME CHANGE TIME CHANGE

M 8201 Tait Sheltie Valorie Walker

M 12101 Teddy Cocker Tricia Mulligan

M 12102 Freedom Min. American Sabrina Willis

M 12106 Tyra Banks Xolo Patricia Engleman

NB 12501 Kyx Poodle (Min) Anne Burns

16″

NB 16502 Zephyr Sheltie Heidi Vania

NP 16402 Denali All-American Laurie Wilson

O 16101 Bl!nk Border Collie Julie Schrecengost

O 16102 Kangee Min. American Karen Ricks

O 16105 Leo Sheltie Terry Williamson

NP 16401 Duke All-American Dawn Baptist

NB 16702 Cas Eng. Springer Katie Peterson

NP 16803 Kilo All-American Judy Griffin

O 16503 Snap Sheltie Heidi Vania

20″

NP 20201 Bumble Great Dane Tabitha Plambeck

MP 20203 Gabriel Bernese Beverley Labani

MP 20204 Bering Golden Coleen Averill

NP 20403 Bacchus All-American Roxanne Gibson

NP 20202 Apple Great Dane Tabitha Plambeck

NP 20401 Ishani Leonberger Magali Philip

NP 20603 Bimmer Vizsla Stephanie Horton

NP 20206 Loki All-American Katie Peterson

NP 20801 Audacious Great Dane Tabitha Plambeck

TIME CHANGE TIME CHANGE

M 20109 Dragon Golden Mike Mildbrand

E 20103 Tigger Golden Karyn DeCino

M 20107 Wynn Border Collie Michaela Krohn

M 20104 Skylar Golden Bill Smith

M 20105 Roo Aussie Noelle Brassard

E 20111 Koy Chesapeake BR Lynda L. Barber-

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E 20112 Frank Min. American Robin Cope

O 20106 Jeep Golden Cindy Mildbrand

M 20301 Togo Border Collie Charles Schuetze

NB 20102 Ely Border Collie Shonda Oderkirk

NB 20120 Grizzly All-American Lindsey King

NB 20503 Sunny Aussie Karen Ricks

O 20116 Granite Golden Chris Degernes

O 20117 Jett Aussie Mary Manners

M 20113 Guppy Golden Cindy Mildbrand

NB 20504 Nikon Vizsla Stephanie Horton

M 20114 Me-La Border Collie Michaela Krohn

24″

NB 24502 Arya Tervuren Kathy Howse

O 24701 Kyle Doberman Robert Olson

M 24102 Thumper Golden Robert DeCino

NB 24302 Nelchina Chesapeake BR Lynda L. Barber-

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