Dog Agility Trials

Attending an event such as a dog agility trial gives a good opportunity to practice focusing on fast moving targets, especially with the extremely quick and agile Border Collies and their related crosses.

Apart from the Border Collie-dominated large dog category, there are also small dog categories whose entrants encompass a much wider variety of breeds and characters.

Not all of the dogs get it quite right. Most of the mistakes involve the dog not jumping the fences in the right order, much to the frustration and exasperation of the owners, but sometimes their athletic ability lets them down too. The poor Pug below got the timing of this jump completely wrong!