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What Is Your Favorite Dog Sport and Why?

Please list why it is your favorite.

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I knew that would MRL's answer!

My favorite dog sport is the one that makes my dog happy!

I've only had 1 class in Agility and 1 class in Nose Work but I plan to continue both. I love seeing Kaiser's confidence come out in Agility when he really gets it. And he gets to run around

I like Nose Work because it uses the dog's brain and natural sense of smell. It's great for reactive dogs or dogs that can't run and jump.

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I just saw an add on craigslist, someone is selling agility equipment and I would love to do agility with Sinister, so I emailed them because I want it!

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I just started training Mauser in schutzhund. From what little I've seen it does agility along with tracking. We have been training a couple of months now and his confidence level has increased along with a tighter bond between him and I. The the goal is sch3 rating but it's fun just to get out and work with my dog.

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I just saw an add on craigslist, someone is selling agility equipment and I would love to do agility with Sinister, so I emailed them because I want it!
Lucky!

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I love to watch a good cattle dog work cattle / sheep. To see them work it out on their own is so cool to witness.

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No surprise here- agility! It is a confidence booster; it physically and mentally stimulates my dog and me; it is technical with many, many things to learn; it is both challenging and fun; it is competitive; and it builds my bond with my dog unlike anything else I've ever done. I altogether love it and am hooked! Not to mention my dog is good at it and seems to very much enjoy it.

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I love seeing Kaiser's confidence come out in Agility when he really gets it.
I was told this would happen when I started agility, and I didn't think it would. Yes, agility absolutely will build confidence in a dog! It's awesome to see!

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My favorite dog sport is Schutzhund....I really appreciate the tradition and how intertwined it is with what a GSD is/should be.

Herding is something I aspire to, but owning sheep is a stretch at present (although I have plans).....I really appreciate the heritage and where the GSD comes from.

Not a sport, but something I would aspire to as well is SAR. To me, this is the most noble level of training for the most exceptional dog....and handler/trainer.

I started back in 1997 in Agility, and although its been years....I love it, the dogs love it...what is not to love about agility????? I miss it, and plan on getting Indy involved after we have achieved some SchH objectives.


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