In an Agility Trial, the German Pinscher demonstrates its ability to complete a complex obstacle course for the best times.
The dog/handler team runs the course off lead completing the obstacles in sequence as mapped out by the judge. Agility demonstrates reliable temperament and intense teamwork between the German Pinscher and his handler.
TEAMWORK AND FUN
Agility provides good basic training for search and rescue dogs, demonstrates good training and citizenship and has excellent spectator appeal. It is fun for the dog and the handler.
Some of the Obstacles used in agility include – A-Frame, Pause Table, Dog Walk, Open Tunnel, Seesaw, Closed Tunnel, Broad Jump, Panel Jump, Weave Poles, Double Bar Jump, Tire Jump or Window Jump as well as single and multiple Bar Jumps. German Pinschers excel in this sport due to their enthusiasm, athletic ability, and intelligence.
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Agility is one of the fastest-growing dog sports in the country—and for good reason. Learn more about how to get started on the AKC’s website.