Agility – Training Program Description

Up Front Dog Center offers programs for Pet Obedience, Competition Obedience, Rally, Agility, K9 Nose Work, and Tracking. Which one you follow is based on your interests.

Dog agility involves having your dog run an obstacle course of ramps, jumps, tunnels, and weavepoles.  Your dog will need to learn how to perform the obstacles safely with speed, and you will need to learn how to direct them around the course. Positive training methods (treats, toys, and praise) are used to encourage your dog to experience new situations. The course is always different, which really makes it fun and challenging. This is a great bonding experience as you and your dog work together to conquer the course!

Competition agility is fun sport for all breeds.  Watch this happy poodle zoom through a Masters course.

We strive to find the balance between your dog’s play drive and his willingness to work with you – and your ability to engage your dog in a positive manner. Remember, positive training is crucial in agility.

Dog Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in existence today …and with good reason. As an activity that people can enjoy with their companion dogs, agility training provides exercise, team building, advanced off leash training, and most of all, LOTS OF FUN!

As per the American Kennel Club website:  Even if you don’t recognize it by name, you have probably seen an agility competition. Designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don’t have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. But many people start the sport just for fun, only to get bitten by the agility bug and become lifelong competitors! Our facility is conveniently located whether you are coming from South Jersey, Central Jersey or North Jersey. We are even convenient if you live in Pennsylvania.

Note: If your dog has not yet done obedience or has specific obedience issues (such as not coming when you call), we recommend starting with our obedience classes.

Click here for our Agility program Class Descriptions.

Click here for the Class Schedule.

Click here for the AKC web site Agility page.