Dogs Of Greater Tulsa Agility Group

 

At DOGTAG (Dogs Of Greater Tulsa Agility Group) we have been active in dog agility since the first AKC Agility Nationals held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 1995. We have been training, competing and instructing ever since.

In our training we emphasize solid and consistant foundation skills. Did we mention solid and consistant? Our classes are based on proven methods of training. These same methods have enabled us to qualify for the AKC Nationals since 2001. In 2008, with our training methods, our Border Collie Bee landed in the top 20% of the 20" division, not too shabby for an old lady dog of 10 years. Representing DOGTAG in 2013 will be Dannie. This will be Dannie's first time at nationals. Dannie will run in the 16" division and will be four years old.

Our handling system is a clear and defined system of how we teach you to run your dog. This system is simple and clear with no contradictions.

The two goals of our sytem are to:

  1. Teach you to get around the course as quickly as you can while still gaining the best performance from your dog.
  2. To teach you how to get your dog to take the tightest and most direct path possible.

Our system has 3 basic rules:

  1. Always keep your eye on your dog.
  2. Use the arm and leg nearest to your dog to direct it.
  3. Face the way the dog is going until it is fully committed to an obstacle.

Sounds too simple, I know, but hey, there it is.

For safety and consistency we teach a controlled exit from all contact obstacles, a targeted two on two off with a release word. We have had dogs go their entire career and have never been faulted by a judge for their A-frame or dogwalk contacts.

Listed below are links to our dog's biographies. Take a few moments to get to know our them, their successes, and our short comings in their training them. Each of our dogs have taught us some very specific lessons, lessons that we attempt to pass on to our students.

"We don't always get the dog we want but we do get the dog we need"

Sirius Agility Foundation Skills

Amber

amber

Shadrach

Bee

Bee

Q

Q

Dannie Crane

Dannie