How does the registration for the “Austria’s Dog Days Cup” work If you want to take part in the tournament at the dog fair in St.pölten, you have to register up to one week before the start of the tournament.

How does the registration for the “Austria’s Dog Days Cup” work If you want to take part in the tournament at the dog fair in St.pölten, you have to register up to one week before the start of the tournament.

His explanation for the high proportion of women is simple: “Women just do more with dogs.”

12. How much does agility training cost?

In the

Dog sports arena

Christian Wöss single lessons (1 dog / 75 min) with a trainer cost 70 €. Those who only use the hall including the course pay 33 €. Tip: Subscription prices are cheaper.

13. How does the registration for the “Österreichs Hundetage Cup” work

If you want to take part in the tournament at the dog fair in St.pölten, you have to register up to one week before the start of the tournament. This runs similar to other dog sport events on the

“Dognow” platform

from. The dog owners must have a performance card, dogs must be older than 18 months. 205 teams are currently registered. As soon as dog owners have passed the companion dog test, you will receive a performance card. In these, the results, successes and failures (such as disqualifications) of the dog-human team of all tests and dog sports are documented.

“Austria’s Dog Days” – New Dog Fair

“Austria’s Dog Days” will take place in St. Pölten for the first time at the end of November. A fair that – in contrast to other pet fairs – is exclusively dedicated to the subject of dogs. “We are only concerned with dogs and dog sports. We are not a breed exhibition,” said organizer Jochen Auer, announcing his new trade fair concept.

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From barps to heated dog beds

In addition to shows by the Austrian rescue dog brigade and a demonstration by Lukas Pratschker and his dog Falco (winner of the German show “Das Supertalent”), visitors can expect many innovations on the subject of dogs.

News is giving away 5×2 tickets for the dog fair

From hand-made collars and ortophedic dog beds to magnetic mats for regeneration after dog sport, exhibitors can be found at the fair. The subject of nutrition is also very important. At the fair, dog lovers can find out about a grain-free diet, bar and self-cooked food for dogs in food quality.

Participate and win

Austria’s dog days – dog fair Dog sport

When: November 24th and 25th, 2018 Where: VAZ – St. Pölten Opening times: daily 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Prices: Adults € 12, dogs € 3 (Dog admission can be redeemed as a voucher at the fair)

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The Austrian Christian Wöss gave up his secure job at Asfinag four years ago in order to concentrate fully on his passion: Den

dog

esport agility.

In the meantime he has organized over 100 tournaments per year, is patron of the Austrian “Hundetage Cup” together with his colleague Stefan Zaleschak and has opened one of the most modern dog sports halls in Austria in Neuhofen an der Krems. In an interview he explains what is important in dog sports.

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1. Where does agility come from?

“The dog sport has developed from the English equestrian sport”, says agility trainer Christian Wöss.123helpme.me Agility is about the flawless completion of an obstacle course in a certain time. Both speed and precision are evaluated. The word “agility” has its origins in English and means “mobility” in German.

2. Dog sport – why actually?

Some dog owners ask themselves whether dog sport is absolutely necessary when they go for a walk every day anyway. Dog professional Wöss explains: “In the beginning there is

Education most important

. The basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘sit down’, ‘stand’ and ‘off’ have to be seated before you should even think about dog sport. ”

3. How much thinking is there in agility?

In agility, the dog has to function properly and do real mental work. “Unfortunately the basic obedience of dogs in Austria is severely neglected,” he knows. Many dog ​​owners simply lack common sense

Muzzle compulsory for listed dogs

he nevertheless sees it critically “Dog attacks are not allowed to happen, that is clear. But just because one dog handler fails, not all may be punished.” Again, basic dog obedience is the most important thing. He has to be trained before you can start agility.

© Christian Wöss Agility trainer Christian Wöss

4. For which breeds of dogs is agility suitable?

Basically, almost any dog ​​is suitable. Dog breeds that are particularly fond of running, such as the Border Collies, love exercise. Australian Shepherds, Shelties, Bommies and Terriers are often present at tournaments of the respective size class.

5. What does the dog owner have to bring?

The dog owner must have a desire to exercise and work with the dog. Because much more important than the breed is that dog and human are a well-coordinated team. “In agility, the dog mainly follows the body language of the dog owner. As soon as you make an uncontrolled movement or change your gaze, the dog also makes a mistake – everything is built on speed, ”says Wöss.

6. What age does a dog have to be for agility?

Experts agree that you should only introduce your four-legged friend to dog sports from the age of twelve months so that there are no growth disorders or orthopedic injuries. To participate in tournaments, dogs must be over 18 months old.

7. Is the hunting instinct an obstacle?

“The hunting instinct, such as a cocker spaniel has, is not an obstacle. Because this ‘instinct’ always means speed, one of the most important components in agility. The only restriction: the tunnel – one of the devices on the course – is only 60 cm high. Dogs have to pass through, of course.

8. What agility devices are there?

Of

Tunneling

* and

Seesaws

*, about

tires

* and

Slalom poles

* up to

Coordination manager

* everything is included. There is a large selection in specialist shops for practicing the small course in your own garden. But be careful: Those who train “agility” on their own can also lead dogs incorrectly. It is worth taking part in professional training in advance. At official tournaments in Austria, between 18 and 22 devices are set up per course. The route is 160 to 200 meters long on average.

A dog agility starter set * is available here

.

9. What are the main agility obstacles?

In agility training, dogs have to overcome all kinds of obstacles. With some of the so-called contact zone obstacles (seesaw, sloping wall and catwalk), you must also touch a marked contact zone at the beginning and end.

10. How widespread is agility in Austria?

The agility scene is very strong in this country. “Every weekend in Austria there are 2 to 3 tournaments,” says dog professional Wöss. There were 250 starters from Austria for the qualifications of the World Championship. The oldest participant is 75 years old.

11. How many women do agility?

Around 80-90 percent of local agility athletes are women. “At my seminars, which usually consist of twelve people, there is usually only one man present,” says Wöss. His explanation for the high proportion of women is simple: “Women just do more with dogs.”

12. How much does agility training cost?

In the

Dog sports arena

Christian Wöss single lessons (1 dog / 75 min) with a trainer cost 70 €. Those who only use the hall and the course pay 33 €. Tip: Subscription prices are cheaper.

13. How does the registration for the “Österreichs Hundetage Cup” work

If you want to take part in the tournament at the dog fair in St.pölten, you have to register up to one week before the start of the tournament. This runs similar to other dog sport events on the

“Dognow” platform

from. The dog owners must have a performance card, dogs must be older than 18 months. 205 teams are currently registered. As soon as dog owners have passed the companion dog test, you will receive a performance card. In these, the results, successes and failures (such as disqualifications) of the dog-human team from all tests and dog sports are documented.

“Austria’s Dog Days” – New Dog Fair

“Austria’s Dog Days” will take place in St. Pölten for the first time at the end of November. A fair that – in contrast to other pet fairs – is exclusively dedicated to the subject of dogs. “We are only concerned with dogs and dog sports. We are not a breed exhibition,” said organizer Jochen Auer, announcing his new trade fair concept.

© 2018 Getty Images

From barps to heated dog beds

In addition to shows by the Austrian rescue dog brigade and a demonstration by Lukas Pratschker and his dog Falco (winner of the German show “Das Supertalent”), visitors can look forward to many innovations on the subject of dogs.

News is giving away 5×2 tickets for the dog fair

From hand-made collars and ortophedic dog beds to magnetic mats for regeneration after dog sport, exhibitors can be found at the fair. The subject of nutrition is also very important. At the fair, dog lovers can find out about a grain-free diet, bar and self-cooked food for dogs in food quality.

Participate and win

Austria’s dog days – dog fair Dog sport

When: November 24th and 25th, 2018 Where: VAZ – St. Pölten Opening times: daily 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Prices: Adults € 12, dogs € 3 (Dog admission can be redeemed as a voucher at the fair)

© provided

This form has already expired.

* The links marked with an asterisk (*) are so-called affiliate links. If you click on such an affiliate link and shop via this link, we will receive a commission from the online shop or provider concerned. The price does not change for you.

Read news for 1 month now for free! * * The test ends automatically.

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The Austrian Christian Wöss gave up his secure job at Asfinag four years ago in order to concentrate fully on his passion: Den

dog

esport agility.

In the meantime he has organized over 100 tournaments per year, is patron of the Austrian “Hundetage Cup” together with his colleague Stefan Zaleschak and has opened one of the most modern dog sports halls in Austria in Neuhofen an der Krems. In an interview he explains what is important in dog sports.

© AFP or licensors

1. Where does agility come from?

“The dog sport has developed from the English equestrian sport”, says agility trainer Christian Wöss. Agility is about the flawless completion of an obstacle course in a certain time. Both speed and precision are evaluated. The word “agility” has its origins in English and means “mobility” in German.

2. Dog sport – why actually?

Some dog owners ask themselves whether dog sport is absolutely necessary when they go for a walk every day anyway. Dog professional Wöss explains: “In the beginning there is

Education most important

. The basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘sit down’, ‘stand’ and ‘off’ have to be seated before you should even think about dog sport. ”

3. How much thinking is there in agility?

In agility, the dog has to function properly and do real mental work. “Unfortunately the basic obedience of dogs in Austria is severely neglected,” he knows. Many dog ​​owners simply lack common sense

Muzzle compulsory for listed dogs

he nevertheless sees it critically “Dog attacks are not allowed to happen, that is clear. But just because one dog handler fails, not all may be punished.” Again, basic dog obedience is the most important thing. He has to be trained before you can start agility.

© Christian Wöss Agility trainer Christian Wöss

4. For which breeds of dogs is agility suitable?

Basically, almost any dog ​​is suitable. Dog breeds that are particularly fond of running, such as the Border Collies, love exercise. Australian Shepherds, Shelties, Bommies and Terriers are often present at tournaments of the respective size class.

5. What does the dog owner have to bring?

The dog owner must have a desire to exercise and work with the dog. Because much more important than the breed is that dog and human are a well-coordinated team. “In agility, the dog mainly follows the body language of the dog owner. As soon as you make an uncontrolled movement or change your gaze, the dog also makes a mistake – everything is built on speed, ”says Wöss.

6. What age does a dog have to be for agility?

Experts agree that you should only introduce your four-legged friend to dog sports from the age of twelve months so that there are no growth disorders or orthopedic injuries. To participate in tournaments, dogs must be over 18 months old.

7. Is the hunting instinct an obstacle?

“The hunting instinct, such as a cocker spaniel has, is not an obstacle. Because this ‘instinct’ always means speed, one of the most important components in agility. The only restriction: the tunnel – one of the devices on the course – is only 60 cm high. Dogs have to pass through, of course.

8. What agility devices are there?

Of

Tunneling

* and

Seesaws

*, about

tires

* and

Slalom poles

* up to

Coordination manager

* everything is included. There is a large selection in specialist shops for practicing the small course in your own garden. But be careful: Those who train “agility” on their own can also lead dogs incorrectly. It is worth taking part in professional training in advance. At official tournaments in Austria, between 18 and 22 devices are set up per course. The route is 160 to 200 meters long on average.