Agility what is it?
Agility is a canine sport where a handler directs their dog over a timed obstacle course. Obstacles include jumps, tunnels,
tire jump, see-saw (teeter totter), dog walk, a-frame and weave poles. The dog and handler must work as a team using voice commands and signals, off leash and without a collar.
Do we offer training classes?
AIM does not offer training classes. Our education
committee does organize seminars on a regular basis but we do not offer
any form of agility training. There are several trainers in the Manitoba
region offering agility classes. For more information on some of the
groups offering training please see the resources
Can my dog compete?
Any breed of dog, including mixed-breeds, can participate and compete - no pedigrees required. All you need are: basic team work, a certain physical ability and a will to have fun. The best way to know is to try it. Dogs are required to be 18 months of age to enter a trial but training can start earlier. Older dogs can still learn agility and compete; itís not too late to start training today. By completing an agility course to defined performance standards, you and your dog can earn qualifying scores towards agility titles.
See our resources page for useful links to information on agility.