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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Agility Dog Training—An Exciting New Experience For You And Your Dog

By Anton Hout, author of The Guide to Aussie Training & Care

Agility dog training is all about building a bond between dog and owner. This section focuses on all aspects of the training, with a particular focus on positive training methods. You'll also find information about using video to better learn about the ins and outs of training and how to help your dog conquer the agility courses.

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The experts will tell you that agility training for dogs has many benefits, chief among them improving your ability to communicate with your dog. Not only will this strengthen the bond you share, it can help to improve your skills at dog training on every level, not just agility. You'll find that the skills you learn in agility training can be applied to teaching standard commands or participating in other activities such as playing Frisbee or fetch.

Not only does agility provide good physical exercise for both you and your dog, it also helps to stimulate your dog's mental skills by requiring him to listen and obey commands as well as work his way through the course. This is extremely important as a dog that lacks mental stimulation is likely to become bored and that boredom is what breeds bad behavior. So the skills your pet picks up in agility dog training can have a positive effect on his overall behavior.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with doing agility dog training with owner.

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Time spent with your dog using positive training methods will help develop better communication and a deeper bond.

Agility Training For Dogs Needs To Be Positive

Positivity is an important element of agility training for dogs, which is why you'll find a page here that focuses on positive dog training. You want to get the most out of your dog and that comes from working properly and ensuring that you are communicating effectively. This will lead to a closer bond between the two of you, which is the ultimate goal of any dog training.

Of course, learning to handle agility dog training can be a challenge, but it may be easier to learn by watching rather than reading. This is where the idea of dog agility video comes in. There are many resources available online that allow you to pick up all the skills you need for working with your dog on agility courses, including free videos on sites like YouTube. We'll give you an idea of the best places to look to get all of the visual guidance you could possibly need.

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The important thing to remember as you navigate the world of agility training for dogs is that it should always be a fun experience for both you and your dog. The second it begins feeling like a chore or tedious, that's when you know it's not working. It should never be an effort, it should always be something that you and your dog look forward to and that feels rewarding for both of you. The more fun your dog has, the more he'll want to keep at it… it's that simple.

Moving Forward With Agility Dog Training

Keeping a positive outlook in your agility dog training is the key to success. That's why learning as much as you can about it is so important. So hit the books, check out those videos and enroll in classes so that you and your dog can have the best experience possible. Even if you never actually enter an agility competition, you'll still be able to get plenty out of the experience.

Check out the pages here and find out how to take the positive approach to agility training for dogs and make it something that you and your best friend both look forward to every time you tackle a course. icon

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