Shows Agility is looking for a journalist and a show steward to join
There's been a change
of Leadership at IMCA / PAWC UK Team as Richard Partridge steps down.
Crooked Oak show organisers have extended their September show by one
The Dog Vegas show at Oakridge on 12 March has been
has announced the squad for the 2016 Agility Team GB.
The Dog Vegas show on 7th
February has been cancelled.
Dog Vegas 2 Day show at Bishop
Burton has overnight rooms and limited camping available.
S.A.S show entries are now
The KC Liaison Agility Council area reps for the
next term have been announced.
Valley has been granted Championship status for all three sizes.
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
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.
The Animal Health Co Classic
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
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.
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
Welsh Handler of the Year
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
was - sun, sea, sand and mud!
Brillo International Bounce
as part of Golden Valley DTC Agility weekend.
After 14 heats, the 2015 Final
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!
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.
URGENT. Paws for
Success and KATS Agility are looking for a new dog training venue near
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!
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.
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.
Downs ACE (Surrey)
- Jump 'n
Touch (W. Sussex)
Wildman - Wild Paws (Lancs)
- HATS (Gtr
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.
WINNING OUT CERTIFICATES
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
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.
Agility has opportunities for a budding journalist and a show
steward on their team for 2016 and beyond.
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
for St. Joseph's Hospice in John's name.
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
Latest judges to join:-
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?
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
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews
this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
kindly reviewed the
iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie
and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky
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
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.
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.
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Gun Dog Agility League
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
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.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB 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.
Agility Terrier League
& 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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