The home of Wendy Clay and Agility Champion Racingredd Brussell scout
On this site you can find out more about Wendy Clay and her 8 dogs. Plus find information about her dog training classes in the Peterborough, Wisbech and Sutterton, weekly dog agility lessons and workshops on various dog activity's including agility and active balance with herself and guest trainers.
Thank you Wendy for such a brill training course today. As always good
fun and learnt loads. Really pleased with Jess.
The new venue is fab and a big THANKYOU for making it so Jess (beagle)proof I really appreciate it...........Gill & Tess
Great day training with Wendy ..waffle and treacle loved being out with
their new coats on .. We have a lot of homework to do .. And little
pancake did some balancing and greeting lol but once again my dogs made
me smile xx.......Tiena
(taken from Wikipedia)
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, Astro Turf, 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.
All breeds and sizes of dogs can compete in competitions.
There many organisations governing Agility shows in the UK for example Kennel Club, BAA and UKA.