- Agility is a sport that began in the late 1970s, where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course while racing for both time and accuracy.
- Dogs run off leash and handlers must use their voice and body language to guide the dogs to the correct obstacles. Food and toys are not allowed in the agility ring.
- There are a number of agility organizations, such as AKC, USDAA, NADAC, etc., that use different equipment and have their own set of rules.
- A completed run that passes the minimum defined standards for time, faults, points, etc., is referred to as a qualifying run and in some cases earns credit towards agility titles. A qualifying run is also referred to as a leg. A clean run or clear round is one with no faults.
- Tollers love the chase, complexity and teamwork in agility. They are quick to learn and known for their power and speed on the course.