Service & Therapy Dogs > Agility with your SD?


Barked: Tue Aug 27, '13 9:53am PST 
Not to be a wet blanket, but I would be concerned about doing agility or any other high-drive, trained activity with dogs who are required on a daily basis to suppress their drives and tend to business of being a service dog or a therapy dog. Playing is one thing, and is great to relieve tension and promote fitness, but a training program like agility that requires to dog to display a high level of drive to complete a course under time limitations, is entirely different. I have gone to a lot of effort training my Therapy Dog to ignore outside distractions and enticements so she can concentrate on being calm and friendly to all who approach her.
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