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Johann's agility trial checklist!

Updated on March 19, 2013

What do I take to an agility trial?

Lots of people ask me what gear I take to an agility trial.

If you are new to agility, you may not know what you need when you attend your first agility trial.

So we put together this great checklist to make sure you are well prepared and have everything you need for your first, or many, trials to come!


For the dog!

  • Travel crate
  • Crate cover
  • Crate pads
  • Travel collar with tags, leash, and slip lead
  • Water and bowl
  • Poo bags
  • Brush, nail clippers and file
  • Toys
  • Clicker
  • The best dog treats I can find!
  • Cool coat or warm coat
  • Extra kibble

Trial gear!

  • Shade tent
  • Tarp, stakes, bungee cords, hammer, spring clamps, duck tape
  • Shade panels
  • Fan and generator
  • Video camera, and digital camera
  • Blankets, towels, wash cloths
  • First aid kit
  • Ground cover/mat
  • Garbage bag
  • Chair
  • Spray water bottle

It's one of the oldest jokes in agility!

Don't forget your dog!

Cool stuff for cool dogs!

Be sure and visit my website - - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!

We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog!

Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!

Great agility vids!

For my Mum!

  • Cooler, food, water, soft drinks, snacks, ice packs
  • Sunscreen, aspirin, watch with stopwatch, tissues, money, cell phone and MP3 player
  • Event papers, height card
  • Pen and pencil, notepad
  • Rule books
  • Map to site
  • Extra clothes, rain pants and jacket.

Give me some woofs!

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    • JohannDog profile imageAUTHOR

      Johann The Dog 

      9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      [in reply to Ella and Dermott ] Hi Ella and Dermott! So glad you stopped by.

      You've probably red that sometimes Gracie has a bit of trouble with motivation. Here's what we do. Mum keeps a close eye on what Gracie's interests are, a certain toy, or a certain food or treat. When she's super focused on that reward, Mum will work with her in agility or tricks, but the minute she becomes disinterested Mum stops the game, until Gracie is completely focused again.

      Gracie is very food motivated. Generally she will work/play for her kibble, but on special times to really get her going, Mum will bring out cheddar cheese, I will do just about anything for cheese too! So test out different safe foods for dogs, test out different toys, and see what really motivates Dermott. What what he likes, what gets his blood going, and use that. I could be a toy, treats, or something you do or a sound you make. (Mum swears I run faster when she play growls at me :)

      Have fun!!!

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      9 years ago

      First of all, we constantly read your blog and love Gracie and Johann, and second of all, I often find it hard to motivate Dermott (you know so he's raring to go!!) do you have any tips? He isn't a great toy kinda dog, we are teaching him to tug, everynow and again he like's a ball, but we mostly use food and when you say the 'best dog treats I can find'


      Lots of hugs and Licks, Ella and Dermott. xxxx


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