An obstacle course is used for the competitive dog activity known as canine agility. Dogs are taught to jump, navigate through tunnels, and move through different walkways in a certain order.
The dogs are led by their handlers at every turn (often their owners). Effective communication between the dog and handler is essential for this sport.
A dog and handler team performs a choreographed musical number called Canine Freestyle. This hobby is essentially dancing with a dog, as it sounds. As suggested by the name, nearly anything is allowed in canine freestyle.
Generally, anything goes until it endangers the dog or handler. The dog usually performs twists and turns, weaves between the handler's legs, walks backward, jumps, and moves in time with the handler.
Purebred dogs are displayed in dog shows and judged for conformance to their particular breed standards during conformation, a competitive dog sport.
A purebred dog group like the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club determines the ideal traits of each breed, and they are displayed in conformation trials, often known as dog shows.
Dog/handler teams compete in disc-throwing activities like distance/accuracy catches and freestyle routines during disc dog contests.
The term "disc" is frequently used because "Frisbee" is a flying disc that has its own trademarked brand name.
Dock jumping, sometimes known as dock diving, is a sport in which canines attempt to leap a significant distance or height into a body of water.
Dock leaping is a water-based version of the human long jump or high jump. High-energy dogs that enjoy the water, like Labrador Retrievers, are the finest breeds for this sport.
Teams of four dogs compete in a form of relay race known as flyball. One dog from each team sprints and jumps over obstacles on a course as it approaches the "flyball box."
The flyball box releases a tennis ball after the dog steps on a panel. The dog then returns the ball to its handler after crossing the hurdles.