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What kind of sport to do with a dog, sports

Beautiful, healthy, athletic … dogs! Sport is useful to people, and if you engage in active sports with your favorite dog, then it is doubly useful. So, what kinds of sports you can do with your pet.

Canicross

The rules in this sport are extremely simple, because he painfully resembles the usual jogging with a dog beloved by many of us in our free time. In caniros, a specific distance is determined that a dog and a person must overcome – in a pair, or rather, in a friendly team. Moreover, they run on equal terms: the owner should not be ahead of his dog, should not drag him along with him – this is strictly monitored by the judges who are standing along the running line.
A man with a dog in canyros is connected by one rope, which is attached to the belt.
Agility
Agility translated from English means: speed, agility, agility. In fact, this is also a race. The races are fun and interesting, and they are so exciting that they quickly managed to conquer almost the whole of Europe, as well as South America, the USA and Canada. This sport is becoming popular in Russia, even though it has just appeared here. For dog lovers, this is both an opportunity to spend time actively, which is useful for themselves and for the pet, and a hobby that allows them to learn how to train. In agility, the dog has to overcome an obstacle course. The owner of the dog at the same time leads the process. Agility excellently defines the dog’s abilities and dexterity, as the goal of the game is to teach the animal how to walk a difficult distance. The game perfectly contributes to the dog’s accustoming to life in society, educates and, of course, favorably affects the physical health of the animal.
A variety of dogs, including even mongrel dogs, are allowed to participate in these sporting events. There are no boundaries for the dimensions of a four-legged participant in the competition, because obstacles are set individually.
Sled Racing
Only at the beginning of the last century, dog sledding entered a number of sports disciplines. Although this method of transportation – with the help of dogs harnessed to a cart – is very ancient (the oldest dog sledges found in Eastern Siberia, known to us, date back 4 thousand years ago).
How did this kind of racing come about? Well, of course, in the most natural way. People tend to compare the strength and speed of their vehicles. Gold miners in Alaska were no exception. And since they used exclusively dog ​​sledding, such an interesting type of competition arose.
That is why, as a rule, dogs of certain breeds participate in races: Alaskan and Siberian husky, Malamutes, Chukchi sledding, and also all kinds of crossbreeds of dogs from these breeds.
Sledding is a fairly common sport. He will probably even be on the Olympic list.
Skijoring
This is a sport for the winter season. The dog and the athlete overcome the required distance, moreover, they are fastened with a special tow rope. Competition – for speed. (By the way, in our country this type of competition has long been known as towing a skier.)
Not every dog ​​wants to participate in such competitions, but only one with a passion for running is in the blood. In addition, hard training and training will be required.
The summer version of such a sport, used simultaneously and for the purpose of year-round training of sled dogs for winter competitions, is bikejoring or dry-land. As the name implies, a person moves on a bicycle, otherwise everything is just like skitjoring.
In these types of competitions can participate dogs of various breeds, including purebred. As a rule, the best achievements are achieved by Dobermans, boxers, Giant Schnauzers and German Shepherds.
Flyball
Flyball is a kind of Frisbee, only with a dog. An exciting outdoor game in which the owner of the dog throws a flying saucer, and the dog needs to quickly catch it and return it to the owner. The distance that the disc rushes is about 5 meters. In this game, dogs who are not averse to frolic can prove themselves to be real acrobats!
Dogs of any size take part here, and sometimes a small dog can easily win a serious level competition. In competitions, the most unusual or, for example, the most spectacular jump can be encouraged.
The flyble allows you to feel the joy of movement, excitement, just have fun, and all this – together with your four-legged friend. By the way, this type of competition is acceptable even for people with disabilities who can participate, like everyone else.
Whitpooling
This sport is for heavyweights because it is built on carrying heavy loads. In it, as in heavy sports for people, there are various weight categories. As a rule, dogs with increased endurance, strength and assertiveness participate in such competitions.

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