How Can Agility Training Benefit Both you and your Dog

How Can Agility Training Benefit Both you and your Dog

There are many ways in which Agility training is good for both dog and owner. Learn more in our article.
Training tips

This type of dog training involves teaching your dog how to navigate an obstacle course as you run alongside him or her. While many people assume that only certain dog breeds, such as Border Collies, excel at Agility, the truth is that any type of dog can participate in this fun activity. Here, how Agility training can benefit both you and your dog will be discussed.

Bonding

Spending quality time with your dog is the best way to develop a deep and lasting relationship. Teaching your dog new tricks in a fun and enthusiastic way will strengthen your connection while improving your ability to communicate with your pet.  

Exercise

During an Agility session, dog and owner must run through an obstacle course as quickly as possible without making any mistakes. The dog must run, jump, and turn, which provides a great workout for an active pup. Similarly, the owner runs alongside the dog to direct him or her where to go throughout the course. This high-paced activity is a definite calorie burner!

Mental Stimulation

Many dogs (and humans!) require a mental challenge in addition to physical exercise. The constant learning, thinking, and navigating involved in Agility training makes this activity the perfect way to exercise your dog’s brain. Additionally, humans must continually learn how to communicate in new ways with their dogs to achieve the most success!

Socialization

The main component of maintaining a healthy and balanced dog is socialization. Agility, as a part of dog training, is a great socialization activity because it requires dogs to try new and potentially scary things as they grow more advanced. For instance, running through a tunnel or over an A-frame can be frightening to dogs, but they are taught how to confront these fears safely. Dogs are also given an opportunity to socialize with new animals and humans during Agility classes and competitions.

Similarly, humans can socialize with like-minded individuals. Whether searching online forums for Agility advice or attending classes or competitions, Agility training is a great way to meet new people.  

Ultimately, Agility training is beneficial for both dogs and humans because it provides exercise, mental stimulation, socialization, and a chance for bonding. Regardless of your dog’s age, size, or breed, Agility can be great for you both!

Don’t forget to adjust your dog’s food accordingly the activity. Dog tracking system comes in handy as it allows you to track both more closely. You can already pre-order Actijoy system on our website to keep track of your dog’s activity, nutrition and changes in behavior in one step.

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Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In the case of emergency, always seek qualified health care from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy™ blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.



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