UK Agility International was created specifically to provide agility competitors with a unique setting in which safety and fun for every dog is a key priority. Above all, the organisation aims to promote the growth of agility and raise performance standards by encouraging training in a competitive arena using reward-based training methods. This helps to improve dog and handler relationships and also helps create a friendly and relaxed environment for dogs, handlers, family and spectators.
Since its inception UKI has grown from strength to strength and now has over 14,000 registered Members, with around 1000 more joining each year. There are hundreds of days of competition available throughout the year, with all shows offering 11 jump heights and 4 levels, enabling competitors to compete against dogs of similar size and ability. The Select Option is designed for the new dog, dog recovering from injury, older dog, or breeds that may find their Regular height too challenging. Veteran classes are also available for older dogs and Nursery classes for the young or less experienced. Progression through the levels, both in International(Agility, Jumping, Games) and Speedstakes is achieved through a points-based system so every clear round is rewarded, encouraging consistency in each discipline.