Agility Dog Dictionary
A-frame — a long slinky-like pipe that is fun to run through.
AKC — an agility organization that also has beauty contests, though
no one knows why.
Chute — what your human says when you take the “long slinky-like
pipe that is fun to run through” once too often.
COME! — go immediately to your human as soon as you’re finished with
the next three obstacles.
Contact — what your human says to get you to start your engine and
take to the skies.
Damnit — a dog title similar to Dr. for humans, or MACH for some
dogs: e.g., Dr. Smith, MACH Fifi, and Damnit Rex.
Quiet! — means you should cheer on the dog running the course. In
the spirit of good sportsmanship, cheer louder for those dogs you
don’t particularly like, but cheer loudest of all for the dogs that
live with you.
STAY! — an agility command that means wait until your human turns
her back on you, and then quickly take the first few obstacles while
she tries to catch up.
Table — one of the few shady spots on the course.
Teeter — a long slinky-like pipe that is fun to run through.
Touch — what your human says to get you to jump over the yellow zone
on contact obstacles.
Triple — a long slinky-like pipe that is fun to run through.
Tunnel — a long slinky-like pipe that you run through anytime you
don’t know which obstacle your human wants you to take. Can also be
taken because you prefer it to the obstacle your human wants you to
USDAA — a government organization that employs people with really
good noses. Their job is to decide if meat should be eaten or rolled