Agility Team

Dog agility is a sport in which a handler gives commands that direct a dog, off-leash, through an obstacle course.  Accuracy as well as speed is important - the dog must complete the course in proper order and in proper form.  The handler cannot touch the dog.  The dog is guided through the obstacles using only voice commands and body signals.  The obstacle courses can be simple or complicated and consist of obstacles including the A-frame, dogwalk, teeter totter, jumps, tunnels, tables, and weave poles. 

The Moonwater Dog Agility Team is comprised of a maximum of ten kids,  Junior Handlers.  They train about three to four times per month and compete in local dog agility competitions sanctioned by NADAC and ASCA. Training is led by Judy Pedery-Edwards, owner of Moonwater Aussies and an award-winning agility competitor.

Visit the Dog Show Teams page for information regarding enrollment.

Visit the Agility Photo Gallery page to view pictures of practice session and competitions.

May 1, 2009 - Intra-team competition, Skydance Ranch, Oceanside
July 10-12, 2009 - Wags For Wishes, a NADAC agility trial, Otay Ranch Town Center, Chula Vista
August 22-23, 2009 - Back-To-School Bash, a NADAC agility trial, Skydance Ranch, Oceanside
March 13-14, 2010 - Australian Shepherd Club of San Diego County ASCA agility trial, Dehesa
& more throughout 2011 and 2012!

Handler Spotlight
Angelina and Toots (Moonwater's Hey What's Cookin Toots). Angelina and Toots have been members of the Monwater Show and Agility Teams since the beginning and after 2 years in the program, Angelina has become an outstanding agility handler!
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