2017 Dogs New Zealand Agility Committee Vision

One of the key things that this AC wanted to deliver was a really clear vision for the path they wanted to take this AC and the agility sport on over the next 2 years. Itís the basis for a lot of our decision making as each time we make a decision we have to decide if it does support our vision. Over our last 3 meetings we have worked towards our vision, and the final outcome is something all the committee in attendance not only supported, but believed it was something we could work on delivering


2017 Dogs New Zealand Agility Committee Vision

World Class Sport

Supporting and Inspiring Clubs

Promoting Individual Potential


What does this mean?

World Class sport

  • Handlers and dogs training and competing at a world standard on the world stage

Supporting and Inspiring Clubs

  • Standardised Gear
  • Supportive and well trained trainers
  • Formal mentoring approach for new Handlers
  • Developing Dog Clubs in schools and Dog Agility Holiday programmes (recognizing we want to attract new young members, not just children of existing members)

Promoting Individual Potential

  • Recognising everyone has different goals and different abilities
  • Providing the infrastructure and support that drives handlers and dogs to be part of the sport

As an example in supporting the vision and what it means we are soon going to be asking for interested people to form a sub committee to work at building dog clubs in schools and how we do it. As an AC we still have a lot of work to do in building the platform to implement our vision as it is easy to say, its our behavior that demonstrates our support for it.