FOUR PAWS, TWO FEET, ONE TEAM!
CAPITAL COMETS IS A NON PROFIT GROUP DEVOTED TO PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP THROUGH THE SPORT OF DOG AGILITY
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This area of the Capital Comets’ website is where you can find information about club governance, how to become a club member, our weekly practice sessions, as well suppliers of agility equipment.
This area of the Capital Comets’ website is for members-only, It includes meeting notices, meeting minutes, financial documents, membership documents, and access to the Capital Comets email list.
This area of the Capital Comets’ website is where you can find the results of recent trials. It also includes a link to Agility Rocks!, which is where you can learn about and enter upcoming trials.
Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently, the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.
In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed.
Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers.
DOG AGILITY COURSE MAP
This is a course map showing the layout of a dog agility course. Maps like this are commonly used by officials to communicate the course to dog handlers.
Crufts 2020 Agility Championship Final
We are experienced
Established in 1990
Capital Comets was the first dog club of its kind in Victoria, British Columbia. Originally it was involved in a variety of dog sports, including agility and flyball, but now concentrates exclusively on agility. Capital Comets is a member club of the Agility Association of Canada (AAC), and hosts AAC sanctioned trials several times a year. The club also holds fun trials, as well as hosts weekly practice sessions for members.
The club has over 50 human members who train with a wide variety of dog breeds
Club members enjoy providing demonstrations of agility at public events. Demonstrations are provided free of charge for charities and non profit organizations, and at a nominal cost for other organizations. Many club members and their dogs take part in an agility demonstration at the annual Saanich Fair.
All kinds of dogs, purebred and mixed breed, big and not so big, can be trained in agility and participate in trials. While the club itself does not offer classes, there are a number of excellent training establishments operating in the Victoria area that provide group and private training at beginner through to masters levels.
Every thing I know I learned from dogs.
– Nora Roberts (author)
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PO Box 157, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3