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If your goal is to enter the show ring, exercise your dog or increase your dog's confidence, join Blairwood Canine's Phyllis Biedron, who has been voted one of the best agility instructors by the readers of "Chicagoland Tails."

Agility is one of the fastest growing canine sports, relying on teamwork between the dog and handler. While racing the clock, the handler directs the dog through a series of obstacles, which have been adapted from equestrian events, military K-9 and search and rescue training equipment. Agility started in 1978 at Crufts in England, and Ken Tatsch introduced the sport in the United States in 1985.