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Calusa Dog Agility Club

Location: Multiple Facilities
Time: Full Day Event

The Calusa Dog Agility Club was formed in 2010.  We held our first AKC-sanctioned agility event on November 12, 2010 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, Palmetto, Florida.  Since that time, we have continued to sponsor several trials between June and September every year.

The Calusa Dog Agility Club is a not-for-profit organization serving the Southwest Florida area to provide opportunities for competition in the sport of dog agility and to help dog lovers in our community find training in agility, obedience, rally, and other dog performance activities.  Other objectives of our club are to promote and publicize dog sports, provide learning opportunities for competitors to develop skills, share knowledge regarding training and handling methods, and to promote the humane treatment of dogs.Our goal is to fill the gaps for competitive opportunities in dog sports in Southwest Florida where there is an interest and a need.

 

Calusa Dog Agility Club  AKC Agility Trial:  July 21-23 & August 25-27 & September 8-10,2017

Judges:  TBD

Locaton:  Turner Agri-Civic Center

2250 N.E. Roan Street

Arcadia, FL  34266

 


Agility, the fastest growing canine sport, allows dogs to demonstrate their nimble nature and versatility by maneuvering a challengng course of obstacles, including tunnels, weave poles, jumps and see-saws while following the lead of their handler. All dogs can compete, from a timy Chihuahua to a giant Irish Wolfhound. Dogs of all sizes run the same course with adjustments in the expected time and jump height. As a prerequisite to competing, both dog and handler will train to develop conditioning and coordination as a team. Agility produces a deep bond between the dog and handler. Agility originated in England in 1978 and was designed to be the half-time entertainment at the Crufts Dog Show. The AKC held its first agility trial in 1994 with 2,000 entries in that year. Agility is a fan favorite from a spectator point of view. Anyone looking to give their dog a constructive outlet, to form a stronger bond with their pet and play together in the process, can train to participate in this sport.


 

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