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Chobham Agility Course
Agility is a relatively young sport which started in England in 1978. It has been the fastest growing and most popular dog sport and it has changed the lives of thousands of dogs and their owners forever. Here is finally a sport where dogs are allowed to chase their masters playfully round an assault course, where they can jump over hurdles, climb ramps, play hide and seek in the tunnels, balance on the see-saw, bend through the weaving poles and all this at great speed.

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The great thing about agility is that dogs and people of all shapes and sizes can take part either as a hobby for them and their dogs, or go on to competition agility and compete at National and International Shows in this country and abroad.

Agility then is a kind of show jumping for dogs, where handlers and dogs attempt to negotiate obstacles in the correct numbered order and without faults. In competition the rounds are timed and the fastest dog with the least faults wins.


An agility course consists of between 10 – 20 obstacles. There are many different types of competition available, catering for all levels, from Beginners to Advanced.

Many people, who see the agility equipment or watch other dogs compete for the first time, think that their own dog would never be able to do something like this.


Others watch and think “Easy!” Come and find out! It is important for the beginner handler to know, that the equipment is adjustable and training starts off with low jumps, planks etc. at ground level, so that handlers and dogs can gain confidence and most importantly enjoy themselves.


Agility is so much more than just a way of tackling an assault course! By training a dog to do agility, the handler will form a very special bond with his dog, as they learn together.Many dogs with behaviour problems benefit greatly from this activity.


It is also a brilliant outlet for the dog which has boundless energy.

Equally it can help a very shy dog gain confidence and create a different outlook on life.


Many people especially in the winter take part in agility as a way of exercising their dogs on a daily basis.
Agility combines physical exercise with mental stimulation. Similar benefits also apply to the handlers.
Agility is a great way of relieving stress and forgetting the troubles of work and life for an hour or two, meeting like-minded people and making friends.
It is no wonder that agility has become the fastest growing dog sport in the world. The last 10 years has seen Dog Agility World Championships hosted each year by a different country with more than 30 Nations taking part. Dogs from as far away as Japan, Russia, Croatia, Argentina, South Korea all happily competing against each other in what must be one of the most colourful and electric dog events in the world.
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With this popularity as such it is no wonder that dogs all over the world are asking themselves:

“Why has it taken humans so long to invent this sport?”

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