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makers of YuMove and sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out
Certificates, for their Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
The 2016 Animal Health Company Classic Final will be held at The
Autumn Food & Country Fair on the East of England Showground on 9th
(Animal Health Co News)
of venue for the Isle of Man Agility Show due to water logging at the
There is a
waiting list for camping at Tunbridge Wells. Please contact the Show
Secretary if you wish to sell your camping pass.
Chipping Norton is looking for ring parties for their show in June.
Orchard will be issuing
refunds for their Bank Holiday Monday show at Thame which was
cancelled due to the weather.
The Adams show at Okehampton (15th-19th April) has been cancelled as
the ground is not in a good enough condition.
The WAO Committee has
announced the 2016 Wildcard competitors.
Redgates has negotiated an
additional field to use for both camping and an enlarged exercise
area at their show.
Adams Agility is offering refunds for the day that their show was
cancelled (28 March) due to the weather.
Help needed developing a new instructor
training course. Gemma Fisher has created a
Your thoughts would be welcome even if it's not something you feel would
benefit you personally.
The Kennel Club is opening
its doors to the public, offering free tours of it's new London headquarters
situated on Clarges Street, Mayfair, W1.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Sharon Marsh has agreed to
be a Team Wales sponsor in memory of her husband Tim Marsh who was an
enthusiastic Team Wales member.
The Crystal Vision Large Agility competition will run along side the
Adams Jumping Cup.
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?
the details and we will post them for you.
Dickson DT (Glos)
Elmtree Training & Education Centre (Middx)
Waverunners AG (W. Sussex)
Top Knot Agility (Northants)
A new national jumping competition for Large dogs
430mm at the withers
has been announced for 2016-2017. Hurdles will be set at
550mm; hence the name LOW 550.
News in a little more
depth from and about shows of every flavour of agility - KC, UKA and
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition
called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious
qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club
Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART
UK Agility has re-issued the rules and
regulations for the 2016 heats by competition along with the heats.
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
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
Events added in the last two weeks.
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
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.
SENIOR AGILITY LEAGUE
If you are 55 or over, you are
eligible to take part in the 2016 Senior Agility League. It's all a bit
Results of the 2015 SAL are now available
Congratulations to Jacky Orriss and the talented Oh Ted! for winning
the overall title for the third year. What an amazing partnership.
Height Jumping Cup
Richard Ascough gives us his thoughts on his day at Golden Valley.
Congratulations to the top four qualifiers.
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been desperately
seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't ask, you
might not get.
Can you help?
Kevin Dixon is looking for a t-shirt he saw at Crufts, with
the dog saying to the owner 'You've forgotten the course again,
haven't you?' and the owner is saying 'Stop staring at me, dog'.
The caravan is one of the most expensive purchases in agility
competitor's life. Dave Camble of Caravan Diagnostics, argues it's
worth the extra money to do regular checks to ensure comfort
and reliability, keep up the re-sale value and guarantee the safety
of you and your dogs.
This year marks
the 125th Anniversary of Crufts and the atmosphere at the NEC was as frenzied as
ever. We sent out our fearless reporters Penny Cockerill (Thursday) and David
Elliott (Saturday) to
watch, listen and report on the 'best dog show in world.'
Nerves at Crufts
Our third reporter Kaye Medcalf talks to top competitors on the last
day of the show about how they handle pre-competition stress.
Talented Golden Retriever Google may have been a star of stage
and screen and the classroom, but he was a unenthusiastic agility
dog until, at least, he moved to the Lake District and found his
Blair Cochrane has created a very
special therapy programme, combining his two passions - his love of
dog agility with his day job of helping autistic children.
European Agility Festival
Take that short trip from the Mainland to the island of Jersey
for a tasty show.
Interesting courses plus beautiful beaches, superb food and
fascinating attractions make for a great agility holiday. Megan
Burns reports on last year's show.
Agility Therapy Autism
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club.
Zeffrienne D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen
Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more than 250 suggestions for
agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the
delightful 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)
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.
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for
Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and
A new use for cookies.
Newly qualified KC and UKA 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.
Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-
Claire Hannaford (formerly Dell)
for a Thought
Joan Hart learned something at a recent show - not to jump to
conclusions. Watch and learn. Watch and learn.
Dogs In Need will be celebrating 25 years of a very special show in
It's not rocket science but 550mm is the height of hurdles in the
national Low 550 competition for dogs measuring 430mm at the
withers. What's your lucky number?
Ever wonder about how many agility shows there are each year? We've
analysed the Agilitynet Show Diary database - the way you do - and
here's what we came up with.
Irish Kennel Club
NFC / Training
** Not an omen but the sign of a healthy and buzzing agility
We've made it to 15,000
members! Welcome to the new people, We
hope you find the group interesting.
Thanks to our excellent administrators for their hard work and
perseverance and to all of you for making it so successful.
Flea Market Alert
A scam attempt had been caught sending email to people with adverts on
the Flea Market. Beware of an email from someone called Thomas with
slightly dodgy text.
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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!
Brillo International Bounce
The Brillo International Bounce
Final will use jumps set at 450mm for Medium dogs and 350mm for Small
Pet Insurance will be providing the winner from each category a
£400 voucher towards a ‘dog friendly’ break!
Animal Health Co Classic
All good things must come to an
end. A total of 50 dogs and
handlers from 10 qualifying heats across the country met in the Final at
Robin Hood Game & Country Fair, under the watchful eye of Rosie Pearon.
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.
Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
The Royal Canine®
Agility Challenge, which is open to Large Agility dogs Grades 1-3, will
use jumps set at 650mm in the Final.
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.
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.
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