Fastest Growing Dog Sport
| October 31st, 2011

History of Dog Agility

AgilityThe sport of Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the world. It was not too long ago that the idea of Dog Agility was born. In 1978 at the Crufts Dog Show in London, John Varley, was given the task for coming up with the entertainment for the audience between the obedience and confirmation competitions. Varley along with dog trainer Peter Meanwell presented a jumping-style course similar to something of the equestrian world. Obstacles include ones used today such as the A-Frame, tunnel combination, the Hoop, weave poles, dog walk and collapsible tunnels. It was a huge success and in 1980 The Kennel Club became the first organization to recognize agility as an official sport. In 1986 this exciting sport was introduced to the United States, under the title of the U.S Dog Agility Association.

Zoom Room Agility

At Zoom Room we teach your dogs three different levels of Agility. The beginning on leash training of the obstacles to a off-leash fast paced courses. All breeds and sizes can do agility! Agility is also a fantastic way to bond with your dog. Not only is it physically stimulating but it is also mentally stimulating.

Agility Starter Kit

Your probably wondering what you need to get started? Zoom Room recommends trying our agility leather leashes during your classes. These leashes come in all sizes and because they are leather they last forever. We also recommend trying our delicious selection of natural treats to motivate your dog during training.


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