Dog agility is a dog spot 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. There are several Associations that govern Agility Trials. For more information you can Google "Dog Agility".
Barn Hunt is a titling event to most closely mimic what farm dogs were originally bred to do: hunt vermin around their homes, farms, and barns. At each level, the dog must find the correct number of rats that are hidden in tubes amongst the hay bales, ignore the empty and bedding filled tubes, execute a climb (put all four feet on a hay bale), and go through a tunnel that is straight in the novice level and has turns in the higher levels. For more info contact
Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay. There are two governing bodies which are the North American Flyball Association and the United Flyball League International.
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Racing is perhaps the most exciting of all the terrier trial events. There are two types of races: flat and hurdles. At JRTCA sanctioned trials, the track must be minimum of 150 feet long, and is a straight course with a starting box, at one end and with a foam barrier with a 9" by 9" hole at the other end. A lure is pulled along by a Lure machine. For Terrier and catcher safety; all sanctioned trials require that the Terriers be muzzled. The first dog to cross the finish line (behind the foam barrier at the entry to the catch pen) is the winner. All the dogs wear colored fabric collars used to determine the order of finish.