dog agility


On the Word ‘No’….

When training my dogs, I very, very rarely tell them ‘No’.  This especially goes for training dog sports.  I focus on showing and telling them what they are doing right.  If they get it wrong, then I simply try to communicate what I want them to do rather than focusing on what I don’t want […]


VALOR

Upcoming VALOR Events (held monthly): All participants must attend the briefing! VALOR trials will resume in September, 2016! Back to night trials!!! May 14, 2016; Briefing at 6:30 PM; All 4 classes available: Standard, Jumpers, Perfect 50, Snooker The premium for each event is linked to the date above. Contact us to sign up for our […]


Training Facility

Cowtown Dog Sports is located in Hudson Oaks, Texas – about 20 minutes west of downtown Fort Worth.  Parking is on the north side of the facility.  The area is surrounded by wildlife.  Students have spotted deer, foxes, possums, rabbits, and raccoons in the areas around the training facility. Classes are held both indoors and […]


Dog Agility Classes

The Basic Dog Obedience class at our facility is a prerequisite for Agility classes. After taking the Basic Obedience class, students typically progress into Foundation for Agility 1.  Please contact us for more information. FAQ: What is Dog Agility? Our dog agility classes are designed to build teamwork between the dog and handler while presenting them with challenges […]


Welcome to Cowtown Dog Sports!

Cowtown Dog Sports offers agility, obedience, and rally dog training classes in a fun, positive environment located only 20 minutes west of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  Our primary goal is to help you and your dog work together as a team while preparing you for competition, however, we also welcome those who want to play for […]


Awesome! You Get To Learn Something New!

I admit don’t know much about how the public school system works currently, but I can tell you that when I was in school, it was BAD to be wrong about something.  You were a failure.  You were stupid.  When it happened in front of the rest of the class, you were ashamed. The end […]


Want Success? Practice!

Many of us have always heard that practice makes perfect.  This is true with dog training as well!  Whether you are preparing for competition or teaching your dog not to jump on guests, you must work with your dog on the skills that you want him to learn if you want to train them successfully. […]


Why Are You Doing Agility?

At a recent trial, I saw many people I hadn’t seen in awhile.  Bully has had some shoulder issues and between that and me starting a business, we haven’t been trialing very much for the past couple of years.  It was great to see people and their dogs again and catch up.  I noticed a trend though that […]


Asking Our Dogs To “Dare Greatly”

If you haven’t read Brene Brown’s book “Daring Greatly”, I highly recommend it.  It talks about the power of letting our true selves shine in the face of emotions that might be uncomfortable for us and the personal rewards that come from doing that.  The name of the book comes from the famous quote by […]


Advanced Drill Set 1

This past weekend, I watched a 5 jump sequence in a Masters JWW course designed by Linda S. Robertson throw team after team.  This sequence was a long straight-away that lead into the end of a C shaped tunnel.  The catch was that you had to do a 180 deg turn and wrap a jump before […]