Monistrol-sur-Loire: dogs at work on Sunday for the agility competition

A canine agility competition is offered on Sunday May 1 in Monistrol-sur-Loire, organized by the CEC du Velay (Canine Education Club of Velay), chaired by Mélanie Raymond. The dogs will compete from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

What is agility ? Agility is a discipline shared between a dog and a handler, often the owner of the same dog.

In an agility competition, the master dog couple will have to evolve on three courses defined by a judge. The courses consist of different obstacles: tunnel, hedges, footbridges, swings.

The competitors are divided into 4 categories in relation to the size of the dogs (A, B, C, D) which range from small dog to large dog, defining the height of the jumps. A dog in A will jump an obstacle of 30 cm while a dog in C jumps 60 cm.

The competitors are then divided into 3 categories in relation to the level of the dog pair, grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3. The grade 1 courses being easier than for the grade 3.

The judge of our competition will be Éric Adoux.

The Monistrolian club is progressing, since it now has 98 members, while there were only 35 in 2018.

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