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  • Country Shows Agility is looking for a journalist and a show steward to join their team. (Job Search)

  • There's been a change of Leadership at IMCA / PAWC UK Team as Richard Partridge steps down.  (Show Snippets)

  • The Crooked Oak show organisers have extended their September show by one day. (Show Diary)

  • The Dog Vegas show at Oakridge on 12 March has been cancelled. (Show Diary)

  • The KC has announced the squad for the 2016 Agility Team GB. (Show Snippets)

  • The Dog Vegas show on 7th February has been cancelled. (Show Diary)

  • Dog Vegas 2 Day show at Bishop Burton has overnight rooms and limited camping available. (Show Diary)

  • S.A.S show entries are now closed. (Show Diary)

  • The KC Liaison Agility Council area reps for the next term have been announced. (Show Snippets)

  • Lune Valley has been granted Championship status for all three sizes. (Show Snippets)


There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it

The Animal Health Co Classic
All good things must come to an end. A total of 50 dogs and handlers from across 10 qualifying heats had earned the right to compete in the Final at Robin Hood Game & Country Fair.

Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
The 4th Height Jumping Cup, sponsored by Fitzpatrick Referrals, is continuing for a further year in support of the introduction of a 4th height in Kennel Club tests.

Royal Canin® Agility Challenge
Judge Paul Moore's report on the  Final which took place on Sunday, 27th September 2015 at the Malvern Autumn Show. Well done Nick and Rush.

Skinners Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a huge audience.

Burns Welsh Handler of the Year
Pembrokeshire by the Pond would not be the same without the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition. Open to all handlers who live in or were born in Wales, it took place over two days. And what a contest it was - sun, sea, sand and mud!

Brillo International Bounce
After 14 heats, the 2015 Final  was held as part of Golden Valley DTC Agility weekend. Judged by Mandy Melville-Love, it was a great success and the winners went away with generous holiday voucher, thanks to Agria Pet Insurance. Wow!

Adams Qualifiers
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.


Training News
URGENT. Paws for Success and KATS Agility are looking for a new dog training venue near Fleet, Hants.

Charity News
Well done to everyone who donated, ate cake and bought raffle tickets at the Dog Vegas coffee morning in aid of McMillan. The total raised was £630.00!

It was another great fundraising day at Southdowns show for Agility Wheels. Not only have they reached their target but have enough for some upgrades so they can also refurbish Pauline Angus' current wheelchair.

Training Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar? Email the details and we will post them for you.

  • North Downs ACE (Surrey)
  • Jump 'n Touch (W. Sussex)
  • Nicola Wildman - Wild Paws (Lancs)
  • Warehill AG (Beds)
  • HATS (Gtr London)
  • Tenterden (Kent)


Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!


Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey


Sorry but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS

Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


If you have won out of a class or moved up a level at a Kennel Club or UK Agility show in 2015, you can now apply for an Agilitynet Winning Out Certificate by using this on-line application. You will have until 21st December to send us your details if you want to appear on the New Year’s Honours List and receive a certificate in February 2016.

Please let all your agility friends and any club members who might be eligible know especially the newbies. We don’t want to miss anyone out.


Job Search
Country Shows Agility has opportunities for a budding journalist and a show steward on their team for 2016 and beyond.

In Memory
John Leslie, competitor, instructor and judge as well as co-founder of Agilitynet.com and an Administrator on Agilitynet FB, has lost his four year battle with cancer. He was a true gentleman and a great role model and ambassador for Agility.

Thanks to your amazing support, we've raised more than £2,700 via JustGiving for St. Joseph's Hospice in John's name.

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Latest judges to join:-

  • Nick Chettle - updated

  • Jo Edwards - updated

  • Sue Choux Kipke - updated

  • Angelo 'Doc' Docherty - updated

  • Steph Matthews

  • Sarah Tuck

  • Charlotte-Louise Yeaman

  • Sam Clarke

  • Tayla Butler

  • Steve Hoddinott

  • Bill Chaffe

Rainbow Bridge
Ann Smith's GSD Georgie was loyal and had the ability to make her laugh. She did Agiity,  Obediene and a little bit of 'dirty dancing' (HTM)

Paws for A Thought
Are some people losing sight of what dog agility is really about?


The Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews The Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.

Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.

Back on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of it's healing warmth.


Kennel Club Dog Jumping Research
Chris Garrett helped with some research into dog jump heights done at the Royal Vet College earlier this year. The analysis is on-going but, in the meantime, she explains the methodology behind the study.

For the past year, Jody Molesworth's 'red thing' Reeba  has made her want to cry and hide away with embarrassment at Agility and other events, but today she couldn't have been more proud of her and her abilities!

Selena Bray on Pregnancy & Agility
Notes from one of our top agility competitors on what it was like competing while pregnant and as a new parent.

An Insurance Warning
If you have caging in your car or van or make any alteration such as sticker paw prints, you will definitely want to read this.

Mad Moment of Valgray
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let alone a Large one, but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy (formerly Chocky).

Turmeric for Dogs
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden paste is taking the agility community by storm.

Mark Leybourne
With the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for the first time this year.

Joanne Harker
Not only is Joanne addicted to agility but she's started collecting doodles (poodle crosses). Now she is standing for NE area rep and has taken the time to reflect on how agility has changed her life.


How can we help you find that elusive item you been desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky


Canine Vision
Understanding how and what your dogs see could make a visible difference to your agility. For instance, did you know that dogs are red-green colour blind?

Do Medical Conditions Influence Dog Behaviour?
To what extent do medical conditions influence the behaviour of the domestic dogs? asks Sarah Gardner in her university dissertation. Thank you to everyone who completed her questionnaire which enabled this work.

Tenth Pole Syndrome
If you dog keeps popping out of the 10th pole of the weaves, here is an article which you might find helpful, from American agility guru Linda Mecklenburg.

Communicating with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language? Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with this article by behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.


There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.

List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own. If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one up. They're good fun.

Senior Agility League
There are now 490 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it, golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!) The 2015 League will once again be sponsored by Bowerland Holiday Cottages. It closes on 21 December so submit your points asap.

UKA Gun Dog Agility League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have been published. Congratulations to the winners!

Scottish Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short legs but they can still shift. The STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g. Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league last year.

Agility Terrier League
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.

Schnauzer & Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer running, she decided to set up a new one.


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