Dog Agility

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The dog arena this year will have demonstrations from various canine competitions. And you even have an opportunity to teach YOUR old dog some new tricks with (FREE!) dog agility lessons! 

Dog Agility  12:00 – 3:00 on Friday, 10:00-4:00 on Saturday and 9:00 – 3:00 on Sunday

Agility is often referred to as a timed obstacle course for dogs. But it is very much a human sport since owners and trainers teach their pets both obstacle performance and directional skills to successfully negotiate each course as a competitive team. They will never run the same course twice, and handlers must plan strategically to master the course of the day. With a variety of games and classes, dog trainers are constantly challenged to learn new skills and teach them to their canine companions. The combination of strategy, speed, and great fun with the family pet makes agility an addictive sport to the many that compete on a regular basis.

Want to see what Agility is all about, and see if your dog has what it takes to compete? Join The Academy of Dog Training (  from Newark, DE, in the Dog Arena for Agility demonstrations and free mini lessons for beginners and more experienced agility dogs alike. Demonstrations and lessons will take place throughout the day Friday through Sunday.

Dog Agility Show ‘N Go:

Show ‘N Go are practice Agility Trials to help teams of handlers and their dogs prepare for real competition. No “Points” are awarded at a show n go. “Show ‘N Go” are just that – after you’ve done your time in the ring, you can leave.

Since there are no prizes or trophies awarded there is no reason to stick around (although at some Show ‘N Goes you can take a second turn if there is time at the end). Show ‘N Goes are held all over the country and are a great way to get your dog used to the trial environment and get an expert’s opinion on whether your training is up to par.

Debuting this year will be two new and exciting activities from The Academy of Dog Training , Dancing Dogs and Dog Tricks demonstrations. Demonstrations will be conducted throughout all three days and a detailed schedule will be posted at the Kids Corner.

12:00 – 3:00 on Friday, 10:00-4:00 on Saturday and 9:00 – 3:00 on Sunday.