I have a Yorkshire Terrier, and he’s tiny! I want to do agility with him, and I was curious if there was a club or organization specifically for small dogs. I’ve seen miniature equipment and it looks like a lot of fun!
Little Dog in Littlerock, CA
There certainly is! TDAA- teacup dog agility association- is the agility organization solution to the big personalities in small dogs (under 17”)! Seeing a TDAA course may make you say ‘ooh, cute!’ but the competition is anything but! TDAA equipment is designed for little agility dogs, and in response to your demand, Affordable Agility is now carrying its’ own line of TDAA competition and practice equipment.
“The purpose of the Teacup Dogs Agility Association is to provide a competitive venue for dogs of small stature without regard to breed or pedigree.” (Bud Houston, a founder of TDAA) Every small dog has their day, and now thanks to Affordable Agility, every small dog can have their equipment! Our equipment is suited for your teacup dog, and meets TDAA equipment requirements. Smaller obstacles means your dog will be using equipment that’s ‘just right’ for them. Our equipment may look cute and cuddly, but like your dog, it’s made of tougher stuff! Obstacles are built to last and give your big dog in a small body an obstacle built with them in mind.
Small dogs need to have a course and equipment that allows them to showcase their skills. With a full sized course, there’s distance between obstacles for general safety, making tiny dogs’ course times slower, and handling less of a challenge. On a TDAA course, obstacles are closer together, which is perfect for little dogs and smaller spaces! There’s an element of speed and handlers’ challenges on TDAA courses that your teacup won’t find in other venues.
TDAA is a great choice for small dogs. You wouldn’t use improperly sized equipment for yourself. Don’t do it with your agility partner! Your teacup deserves equipment made with them in mind! Miniature equipment for miniature dogs is a must-have. It’s just right for you and your dog, We’re sure you’ll find all our equipment is right for your dog, and for you. If you want something you don’t see, let us know. We’re happy to do custom work!
When you play in TDAA, you’re doing what’s best for your tiny agility dog. It’s not about daunting obstacles, it’s about fun! Your dog will be safer, more confident on course, and you’ll both enjoy your agility experience more.