Dog Parkour

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What is dog parkour?
Dog Parkour, also known as urban dog agility, is a method of exercising your dog using public structural components and park furniture. It combines elements of human and dog agility to create an accessible sport. Dogs are introduced to balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, and maneuvering different obstacles in their ordinary world. It originated in France during the late 1980s and became popular at the end of the 1990s and early 2000s through ads, documentaries, and films.

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What is the goal of dog parkour?
Dog Parkour helps dogs build confidence and overcome fears. It is a low impact yet challenging activity for any dog athlete. Even if are not interested in training your dog in agility, you can apply the principles on daily walks.

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How is dog parkour played?
Dog Parkour combines jogging, running, jumping, swinging, climbing, rolling, and vaulting to rapidly, efficiently, and safely complete an urban obstacle course. The goal is to sustain as much energy as possible without losing the race or getting injured.

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What breeds are best suited for this sport?
Pure and mixed breeds of all ages are eligible to participate in urban agility. Disabled dogs can also compete as long as they can do so cautiously.

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Is special equipment required?
Urban agility is limited only by imagination and can be practiced anywhere because no special equipment is required.

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Are there clubs or organizations?
Dog Parkour is becoming an accepted dog sport with competitions, events, and established teams worldwide, such as:

  • International Dog Parkour Association (IDPA)
  • CityLab Parkour for Dogs
  • Canine Parkour Club

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How do I get started?
Urban agility is a dog sport that can be practiced with other dogs or alone. Although practices occur in any location, they usually take place in urban spaces. Dog Parkour involves viewing surroundings in an entirely different way and reinventing the potential for navigating it by moving around its features in a unique method..

Disclaimer: We are NOT licensed vets. DO NOT try to diagnose or treat animals based off this or any other information you find on the internet.  If you pet is having any kind of medical issues, please seek professional treatment from a licensed vet who is trained and set up to handle such matters.

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