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Agility Update!

by Melissa R. on December 4, 2014

Emme and I headed to another AKC Agility trial this past weekend for just a day. We have not had any practice since our last trial about a month ago as Old Man Winter has blown in with quite the fury. We had a good 16″ of snow on the ground in just a couple […]


I can’t even believe it – how did my cute little puppy turn into a full-fledged two-year-old DOG? I remember thinking I couldn’t WAIT for her to be older….two seemed like a good age. And so far, it is. TRAINING: We continue our Agility training, and have been to a number of competitions this year. […]


If you are thinking about getting a dog for the first time, you may want to ask yourself this question first. Do you want a puppy or adult dog? There are many options out there when getting a new family member – you don’t have to start off with a puppy. Who might not want […]


May Agility Trial Recap

by Melissa R. on June 8, 2010

Melissa and Mocca’s agility trials continue. Although some trials go better than others, they always enjoy their day together.


Dog Agility: December Trial

by Melissa R. on December 31, 2009

Learn from experience! Melissa shares what she learned at her most recent dog agility trial with Mocca. Most importantly, they’re enjoying their time together.


Dog agility enthusiast describes the experience of their first outdoor dog agility trial. Read about her strategy and outcome!


Trials and tribulations of a typical dog agility competition. Experienced in agility? You’ll relate to this story and are encouraged to comment with your experience! New to agility? Get a good feel for how agility trials work.

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Expecting to have a great day at agility competition, this dog owner tells a different tale. Her dog woke with a limp, which was soon diagnosed as Lyme Disease.


Dog agility enthusiast describes the trials & tribulations of dog agility trials. Lessons she learned to increase their score.


Agility Competition Day 2

by Melissa R. on September 14, 2009

After our trouble with the A-Frame on Saturday, I was doubly worried about it. Added onto the fact that the course was tough, and a trap laid by the A-Frame, I wasn’t very confident we were going to make it through this one. There was a Tunnel entrance right next to the A-Frame entrance – a lovely trap. So off we went to run this one…All in all it went great!


Agility Competition Day 1

by Melissa R. on September 12, 2009

Whew! What a weekend! This was the first time we competed on both days of a competition. So both Saturday & Sunday were all agility for us. This was also the first time we competed in the “Open” class, and were quite nervous about it. The novice courses were really easy for us, and we […]


Agility Lingo

by Melissa R. on September 5, 2009

Here are a few terms to remember that you might hear quite often at an agility trial. Q: Qualified: Qualifying is what is most important when competing. In order to get up to the next level of competition, you have to Qualify a certain amount of times. We had to Qualify in three different courses, […]


Can My Dog Do Agility, Too?

by Melissa R. on September 2, 2009

What dogs can do agility? ANY DOG! I have seen all sorts of dogs doing agility: big dogs, little dogs, slow dogs, fast dogs, old dogs, young dogs…And the same for the people running with their pet. I’ve seen 5 year old kids running dogs, and 70 year old adults running dogs, and absolutely everything […]