Dog Agility Training

Agility training and competition is exciting and extremely rewarding. Imagine working side-by-side with your dog as you race through a series of obstacles. Your dog will gain confidence from the shared experience and the shared success and will love the time spent working closely with you.

If your dog is hyperactive, agility training can be a helpful way to burn off excess energy and teach him to focus and follow commands. Agility training is also a great possibility to consider if your dog has anxious behaviors. Many dog owners engage in agility not for competition but for the positive benefits and pleasure the sport can provide. And that means, you don’t have to have a purebred at the end of the leash to enjoy the wonderful world of agility.

Certified dog trainer Mariah Hinds will show you how agility can enhance your relationship with your dog while it also provides mental stimulation and exercise – for both of you. Mariah’s goal is to ensure your dog performs to his true potential in the competition ring. Her private training sessions provide you with an opportunity to get instant personalized feedback.

The American Kennel Club defines agility this way:

Designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Dogs and handlers must negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don’t have to compete to enjoy agility. Taking an agility class offers many other benefits. But many people start the sport just for fun, only to get bitten by the agility bug and become lifelong competitors!

Mariah, who also offers professional group dog training classes in Fort Mill and the surrounding area, approaches agility training with the clear understanding that your dog wants to succeed. He wants to please you and earn your praise. Through private agility training, she will help your dog experience the joy of success. That positive experience will put his feet firmly him on the path to excellent behavior.

After assessing your unique situation, Mariah, a Rock Hill dog trainer who specializes in training that revolves around positive reinforcement, will create a training plan customized to your goals. She’ll show you the steps that you and your canine partner will need to follow in order to reach your goals and she’ll help you develop the communication skills that will allow you to work together like a polished team.

Mariah’s innovative approach to training offers you added convenience, too, by offering online private training sessions via Skype.

The AKC reports that agility is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the USA! Maybe that’s because, as they explain, “Agility is a sport that appeals to all dog lovers – from young people to senior citizens. It has great spectator appeal. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock.”

If you think your dog might benefit from agility training, schedule your private training session with renowned Fort Mill dog trainer Mariah Hinds, who also offers other group classes ranging from dog agility training to rally obedience training and therapy dog training.

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