Agility originated in the late seventies. Its diversity and dynamics helped it to find many followers and it currenty belongs among the most popular dog races worldwide. In agility, dog handlers have to follow a track and overcome obstacles in the right order as quickly as they can. There are 3 possible types of obstacles in agility:
1. jump obstacles: high jump, long jump, wall, jump-through circle and viaduct
2. zone obstacles: beam, A, swing and table
3. run-through obstacles: tunnel and slalom
In order to make the race as fair as possible, dogs are divided into groups according to the height of their withers. There are thus 3 categories: Small - up to 34.99cm, Medium - from 35 to 42.99cm and Large - 43cm and more. Subsequently, each of these categories has its own height of obstacles.
Agility is a non-contact sport. Dogs follow the track without collars, dog handlers guide their dogs toward the obstacles using only movements which their dogs have to know and understand very well. Speed at which the team finishes the parkur is not the only factor being assessed. Flawlessness is assessed as well. That is why a dog needs to be fast, controllable as well as willing to run and well connected with its owner. These four features are the very reason why Aneta has chosen the race Border Collie. At present, she has four active dogs with which she devotes herself entirely to this beautiful, dynamic sport.
It is perfectly understandable that her dogs need to be in excellent condition so that they can deliver the best performance while competing, concentrate fully on commands and consequently carry them out. That is why Aneta chose the food Fitmin Medium Performance as the basis. It provides enough energy for both muscular activity and cerebration. She also pays close attention to arthral and kinetic systems which are a subject to strain during jumps and spins. Due to this, she also adds dietary supplement Fitmin Klouby (joints).
At first sight, agility might seem to be thoroughly about speed. However, perfect balance between the 'drive' and control of the dog is of the same importance. That is why motivation and rewards are necessary. Various toys, balls are as essential as tidbits. Aneta is fairly satisfied with medium-soft natural meat snack - Fitmin For Live Well done Chicken and Duck Jerky. These are very tasty and do not crumble.
Connection of dynamics and teamwork between dog and man is what Aneta likes most about agility. Her dogs are mainly her friends, and their interconnection is quite obvious. She spends a lot of time training them, attending dog competitions or just enjoying common leisure time. Life with dogs is Aneta's life philosophy. As she herself says: "I have dogs because I need them to make me complete. They make me smile and I try to make them happy in return."