What is AKC Agility?
It is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the USA!
•Agility is a sport that appeals to all
dog lovers - from young people to
senior citizens. It has great spectator
appeal. Agility is designed to
demonstrate a dog's willingness to
work with its handler in a variety of
situations. It is an athletic event that
requires conditioning, concentration,
training and teamwork. Dog and
handlers negotiate an obstacle course
racing against the clock.
•The AKC offers three types of agility
classes. The first, Standard Class,
includes contact objects such as the
dog walk, the A-frame, and seesaw.
Each of the contact obstacles has a
"safety zone" painted on the object and the dog must place at least one paw in that
area to complete the obstacle. The second is Jumpers with Weaves. It has only
jumps, tunnels and weaves poles with no contact objects to slow the pace. The third
is FAST, which stands for Fifteen and Send Time. This class is designed to test
handler and dog teams' strategy skill, accuracy, speed and distance handling.
Courtesy of AKC - read more about agility at
WRKC offers various agility classes throughout the year. Check our most
recent class flyer or contact Training Director Ilene Havitz
TresShelties@charter.net or 715-423-9745