There are several different types of dog training that you may enjoy taking part in. These would include general dog training that will teach your dog some basic commands or you may enjoy going further into some agility dog training and taking part in some competitions.
Agility dog training as a sport that is recognized not only in the United States but all over the world. It is typically done with purebred dogs although mixed breeds are also welcome to take part in many different events as well. During the time that a dog is involved in an agility course, it is taken off leash and given commands by its owner to go through a series of obstacles. It is very similar to horse jumping competitions although one much smaller scale. There are several different organizations that you may become a part of an order to take part in these agility courses. Each of these organizations will have its own set of standards but it will also go along with any national standards that are currently available.
Agility dog training can take quite some time. It is not something that should be entered into by someone that has not already gone through some basic obedience courses in the first place. Because your dog will be introduced to some potentially stressful situations, it must completely trust its owner and be able to be obedient even when off leash. Once the agility dog training has progressed, the dog will find the training to be very enjoyable and it can be something that both you and your pet enjoy together. Because of the various features that go into an agility dog course, it may be necessary for you to find the comfort level of your dog and to work with any particular problems that they may be having with one or more of the obstacles.
Although it will take quite some time and persistence to get your dog through the agility dog training and to the point where it is ready for competition, it is well worth the effort. Not only will it help your dog to progress in its obedience, it will help the dog and its owner to grow together.