Degility

degility

.What is degility?
Degility has existed for a few years as a sort of agility. The creatively designed courses are absent of sports equipment, making them more of an invitation to activity and adventure. The courses are also suitable for dogs not as fit or active as they were once.

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Video of Degility with Rosalie Fuerbringer

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What is the history of the sport?
As a mix between parkour, agility, and fitness, degility was created in Germany by the Brakhage family who worked with timid or disabled dogs. The obstacles were revised from standard agility devices to accommodate the full range of impaired dogs, taking into account their ages and abilities.

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How is it played?
It teaches dogs to focus and be alert while enhancing trust and concentration. Degility is not as much about the speed of completing a course as it is supporting your dog through diverse, always evolving, obstacles. By concentrating on mindfulness, balance, and thoughtfulness, your dog has the opportunity to excel despite any physical or mental limitations.

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What is the goal?
From the start, a positive reinforcement based foundation has been used to secure the protection of the dog and handler. The goal of degility is to build confidence in hesitant or disabled dogs and an incredible bond between the handler and dog. Fun, confidence, communication, trust, and versatility all contribute to the goals of the sport.

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Are there organized events, clubs, or organizations I can attend?
Currently, most degility events take place in Germany and throughout various regions in Europe. As the sport becomes more prosperous, clubs, organizations, and events in the United States and other countries will become available.

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How do I get started?
Finding information in English about this game is somewhat challenging. However, with the help of online translator tools, you can learn plenty about the degility game that promotes building trust, body awareness, and teamwork between the dog and their handler.
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