Fit as Fido: 8 Canine Sports to Try with Your Dog

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Agility
Agility is probably the most popular of canine sports. Dogs learn to navigate obstacle courses with jumps, elevated walks, A frames, ... more 
Photo by: Puppy on a Roomba (with Sirius Pet Images)
Agility
Agility is probably the most popular of canine sports. Dogs learn to navigate obstacle courses with jumps, elevated walks, A frames, tunnels, teeter totters and and weave poles. In competition, dogs compete against others at their ability level and height. As they progress, they can earn titles.
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Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:27 AM EDT

Canine sports such as agility, noseworks, and flyball are excellent ways to keep you and your dog active, teach your dog confidence and control, and solidify your bond with your pet. They can be a great family activity, and children in particular often gain a lot of confidence and control themselves by training their dog for a sport. Classes for canine sports are offered in most cities, although some, like herding and treibball, can be a bit harder to find. While many canine sports appear difficult, most actually are not that hard to learn. Best of all, in most sports, any breed or mixed breed can take part! Click through for 8 canine sports to try with your dog! -By Carleen Coulter

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