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Agility, the choice of a dog and a puppy

The success of the competition always depends on a number of important factors. In cynological sports, in particular Agility One of the most important steps is the correct selection of the puppy.

Agility - overcoming of various obstacles by dogs without errors, development of their understanding and dexterity, mutual understanding with the owner.

The success of the competition always depends on a number of important factors. In cynological sports, in particular agility, one of the most important steps is the correct selection of the puppy.

With or without documents?

Choosing a specific breed, it is necessary to solveThe question of the quality (class) of the dog. If an athlete acquires a pedigree dog with pedigree documents, he needs to determine whether the dog is simply healthy and beautiful, or a permanent participant in the exhibitions.

Beginners dog breeders when buying any dog,Which has pedigree documents, often make the mistake of hoping that they will acquire the future "star" of exhibitions. As a result, they often become frustrated when, after examination of the dog in the exhibition ring, it turns out that it does not meet the standards of the breed of dogs. This circumstance does not indicate in any way that the breeder deceived them.

The sportsman was sold a full-fledged, healthyA dog designed just for the house, but not a high class breeding dog. The fact that a puppy is just a pet, and not a favorite of exhibitions, should in no way be reflected in his future life and health. Simply, this means that it does not fully meet the stringent requirements of the ex-terrier ideal of the breed standard.

Puppy can grow a little higher or lower than growth,Required by the standard, he may have some slight drawback of the exterior, preventing him from occupying the first places at the exhibitions, but absolutely will not affect the state of health. This absolutely does not prevent him from becoming a coveted and beloved pet, with which the athlete in the future will have all the opportunities to do an accessible kind of cynological sport and succeed in agility.

Where to buy a puppy?

It is best to buy a puppy from a breeder orOwner of a nursery specializing in the breed chosen by the athlete. The specialist will help you choose a puppy, give you the necessary advice on how to keep it and bring it up. Having seen the puppy's parents, it is easier for an athlete to imagine what his pet can grow, what kind of dog he can expect in the future.

Lovers of each breed are united by their clubDog breeding or section at the club. Representatives of these organizations will provide information about breeders who have puppies for sale, explain the rules of joining the club.

Dogs with a strongNervous system, boldness, moderate malice and rigid controllability, mobile, physically developed and healthy, properly anatomically composed. Such dogs after the passage of appropriate training and training will be of invaluable assistance to athletes in achieving high results.

Features of the future professional

The most important is the ability to train(The original educational, and in the future and the special). Ability to train - quality congenital, received by the puppy from ancestors. But a naturally capable dog needs to acquire the necessary experience of using these abilities, experience is acquired as a result of systematic preparation. In addition to innate abilities, the dog needs an innate passion for active movement, the so-called "drive".

Methodically correct, competently and effectivelyThe applied training program develops the dog's desire and ability to work. Improper preparation can significantly weaken these valuable qualities or turn a dog into a creature completely ignoring its owner.

Dog's longing for a long timeTo work requires from her great endurance (a kanicross using an athlete's bicycle or trolley, horse-drawn sleigh rides), mindfulness and increased coordination of movements (agility). In addition, a sports dog must have the courage to overcome obstacles and restraint in various positions (when starting in the race for different distances, performing various exercises for training, in exercises to detain the "offender").

A positive result of training a sports dogIs the level of her skill - an adequate response to a rapid change in the conditions of the environment, a clear implementation of the corrective commands of the athlete, an indifferent attitude to extraneous stimuli.

To fully characterize the possibility of using the dog in sports and dog competition three components: the type of behavior, activity and hardness of character.

Type of behavior

To determine the type of dog behavior, you canUse the following method (according to VN Zubko, 1985). The athlete puts the dog and moves away from it to a distance of approximately 40-50 meters. A group of strangers (2-4 people) line up between the dog and the athlete.

After holding for 10-15 seconds, the athlete beckonsThe dog. The dog passes 10-15 meters from the place of packing in the direction of the athlete, at this moment the coach or his assistant, being at a distance of 20-25 m from the trajectory of the dog, produces a shot from the starting pistol. A group of people after a shot at a walking pace goes towards the dog, people try to talk to her and draw her attention. They do not threaten the dog, at the same time observe its reaction (whether the dog is timid, restrained, suspicious or benevolent). The check is considered finished after the dog approaches the athlete.


A dog can be tested for activity onBasis of the "detention" exercise. The athlete with the dog go to the starting position. Then the athlete sits the dog, holding it by the collar. From the shelter, located at a distance of up to 30 meters, the "offender" comes out and heads towards the athlete. During the movement, the "offender" attracts the attention of the dog (swings, stomps, screams, etc.)

The athlete at the same time firmly holds the dog forCollar and directs its attention to the "offender", encouraging an active manifestation of aggression. After half way, the "offender" turns and runs away in the opposite direction. After 1-2 seconds the athlete sends the dog to detention, and he remains at the starting position.

The dog must follow the "violator" at high speed without reducing it, and then demonstrate a strong grip on the sleeve and with all the forces prevent the escape of the "offender".

After 15-20 seconds from the moment of sending the dog, the athlete runs up to the dog and leads her away.

"Exam" is considered delivered if the dog does not move away from the "offender", restraining his movements and stopping attempts to escape.

Hardness of character

The test can be carried out according to the following procedure. The dog is sent for the detention of the escaping "intruder". When the distance from the dog to the escaping "offender" reaches 15-20 meters, at the signal of the trainer, the "offender" stops abruptly, turns to face the dog, high and vigorously flaps the hand in which he holds the stick, then goes to the "frontal" attack on the dog , Holding the other arm, protected by a special sleeve, in front of him at the chest level.

"Intruder" tries vigorously to drive away the dogpush. The dog must, without reducing speed, actively attack the "offender", while demonstrating a powerful grip on the special sleeve. After 5-10 seconds from the beginning of the grasp the athlete at the command of the coach removes the dog from the "offender". During the fight, the dog must chasten the actions of the "offender" and stop his attempts to escape, not to run away.

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