Agility is a dog sport in which the handler directs a dog through an obstacle course focusing on accuracy in performing the obstacles in the least amount of time possible. The course is determined by the judge and can be on surfaces such as dirt, artificial turf, special matting, or grass. Handlers use their voice, movement and hand signals to guide the dog around the course. Food and toys are not allowed on the course. The athleticism of the pointer make them the perfect partner for this canine sport. There are several agility venues in the United States each having their own specific rules and regulations. While most of the equipment is standard, some venues have special equipment that they use in addition to the standard equipment. Below is a list of some US venues and their websites.