When you teach your dog to do the dog walk, teeter, and A-Frame in agility, it is very important that she touch the "Contact Zone," that big colored area at the beginning and end of the obstacle. This is a rule that was created for safety, so your dog won't fall if she gets too excited about her run.
There are lots of ways to teach your dog to step in the contact zone. This woman has set up a ramp for her dog, and is clicking every time the dog's foot touches the contact zone that she has marked off. She is probably giving the dog his reward off-camera.
Don't forget: you always need to give a reward every time you click! Can you set up a little ramp for your dog in the yard? Tell us how it goes in the comment section!
We've seen dogs and cats, now we've got a turtle! I see a new fable in the works - The Tortoise and The Border Collie!
Weave Poles really show off the "agility" of dog agility. This slow motion video demonstrates just how impressive this obstacle is.
Since I posted cat agility, I figured I should find an Agility video with an actual dog. This boy won the Young Kennel Club agility championship at Crufts in 2008. He's younger than most of the other winners I found. Crufts is the biggest dog show in England, so that's a pretty big deal.