The clock is ticking as your dog dives into the closed tunnel. He emerges into the sunlight and races full tilt toward a series of jumps, which he clears with ease, before tackling the teeter and crossing the finish line in record time. Sound like fun? This is agility, a competitive sport designed to test a person's training and dog handling skills over a timed obstacle course. Fortunately, learning to train for agility has never been easier with The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility - a step-by-step introduction to the sport. With years of training and competitive experience, author Laurie Leach offers detailed and easy-to-follow instructions on topics such as laying the foundation for agility training, how to train for the sport, and what you need to know to compete in real trials. With The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility at your finger tips, you will have everything you need to succeed with your dog in this challenging yet ultimately rewarding sport. This guide also includes: step by step instructions for learning each obstacle, tips on handling training challenges, guidelines for entering agility trials, information on how to build your own agility equipment, and more than 100 colorful and instructional photos.