Agility equipment & accessories in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Agility equipment: versatile features for animal athletes
Going for walkies on the leash and occasionally doing some retrieval with a stick? Boring. With the usual leisurely walk, some dogs are quickly underwhelmed. Especially if your animal partner is one of the more active and agile breeds or is particularly playful and intelligent, you should try to get their energy on the right track with dog sports equipment. Agility training is a good way to engage the dog mentally and physically. At the same time, you will also be active yourself. Dog sport is not only fun for four-legged and two-legged friends, it also strengthens your bond – no matter whether you are privately at a dog park or in a professional competition.
What is agility and for which dogs is it suitable?
Agility is a popular and widely spread type of dog sport worldwide: the dog crosses an obstacle course with various agility equipment within a time limit and with a set sequence. In doing so, he follows the commands of his master, who communicates only with voice commands and body language. Overcoming the agility devices is not about the physical performance of the dog, but rather the cooperation between dog and owner as a team. The intelligence and obedience of the dog count. In principle, this dog sport is suitable for every breed, although very large dogs are rarely found in competitions. Particularly talented dogs are herding dogs, but regardless of the format and breed agility is a fun sport that is suitable for dogs who like to move. Breeds such as Border Collies are particularly ideal for dog sports because they need physical and mental fitness to be permanently balanced.
What agility equipment is there?
A typical agility course consists of hurdles for high and long jumps with a loosely positioned crossbar. There are also obstacles that the dog needs to cross, such as tables, see-saws or slanting walls, tunnels and loosely suspended tires. The running of the dog through slalom rods is particularly challenging. In addition, there are contact zone obstacles that must be touched by the dog with the paw at marked points. If you want to build your own obstacle course in the home garden, on a dog field or on the dog sports grounds you will find a selection of transportable agility equipment and agility devices for indoors and outdoors from our range of providers such as Trixie, Hunter. Discover hurdles, tunnels, rods, see-saws and much more in our online shop.