The status of agility as a sport has strengthened, which can be seen in course profiles and speed. Of course, speed in agility means the dog’s speed, and there are people who can compensate their lack of speed with dog training, but it is certainly beneficial to be able to run, turn and accelerate fast. But does an agility handler need to be in top condition?
Avallon Cup is a 4-day event held yearly in Avallon in Burgundy, France. It’s unlike any other high level agility competition. In 2018, there were 4 competition fields, 1500 competitors from 23 countries and 12 of Europe's top judges. Read what the owner of the event, Fabrice Laligant, thinks about the changes in dog agility and what we should be aware of, based on his observations during Avallon Cup 2018.