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Dog Agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler's controls are limited to voice,movement and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order they must be completed. There can be jumps, tubes, as well as contact obstacles like the A frame, See-Saw and Dog Walk.

Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not comp;lete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling stategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers.

There are very few Beagles that compete in agility because of the obedience and focus that it requires, however it is possible.