Peruvian Inca Orchid Club of the United States
Running a dog in an agility trial is the ultimate game for you and your dog
and is one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators.
In an agility trial, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues
from the handler through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other objects.
It's an activity that strengthens the bond between dog and handler and provides fun and exercise for
both, which might explain why it's so enjoyable to watch and has become the fastest growing
dog sport in the U.S.!
Agility trials are one of the many types of American Kennel Club® events in which AKC-registered
dogs can compete. These events, which draw nearly two million entries annually, include conformation
dog shows, agility trials, obedience trials, field tests, lure coursing, hunting tests, herding tests,
tracking, and coonhound and earthdog events.
For further information on AKC participation in Agility, please visit the AKC link listed here.AKC AGILITY INFORMATION
AKC Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm, a successful stepping stone from
the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and
handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar
to rally-style auto racing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be
very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.
A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Scoring is not as rigorous as
traditional obedience. Communication between handler and dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is
not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler. The main objective of
rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of
other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions.
To be eligible to compete in AKC Rally trials, a dog must be:
For further information please visit the AKC Rally Events listed here.AKC Rally Events