agility trends

European Open 2019 with two dogs: courses and handling have changed - An interview with Becky Schiltz

European Open 2019 with two dogs: courses and handling have changed - An interview with Becky Schiltz

Becky Schiltz from Luxembourg competed in European Open with both her shelties -and it’s already quite an accomplishment to be there with one dog! Even though she’s still very young, this was her 3rd European Open with Dizzy and first with her youngster Mii! Read about their journey to this point, Becky’s thoughts about consistency and find out what is Becky’s routine before each competition run!

Does an agility handler need to be in top condition?

Does an agility handler need to be in top condition?

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 - rodeo show atmosphere helps agility competitors exceed their limits

Avallon cup - rodeo show atmosphere helps agility competitors exceed their limits

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.