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NEWS HOUND

What's new in the agility world?
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  • If the forecast weather is right this weekend, precautionary procedures will be implemented at the Agility Vision 3-day show. (Show News)
     
  • Calling all UK agility judges... expect an email from us updating your judging details. (Judges A-List)
     
  • The Naylor Agility Challenge kicked off at the North Somerset show. (Naylor Challenge)
     
  • The KC has announced the Team that will be representing GB at the Senior Open Agility World Championships this year in Belgium.  (Show News)
     
  • The SKC apologies for the increase in parking charges at the Royal Highland Showground. (Show News)
     
  • Evolution Agility Shows has been granted KC Listed Status. (Clubs & Show Organisers)
     
  • Tom Flynn is now a Champ judge. (Judges A-List)
     
  • Congratulations to Helen Postle and Vesper, winners of the 2024 Belgian Shepherd Dog World Championships.
     
  • All profits from the Agility Ability KC show on 22nd June will toward getting Demi Wright to the JOAWC in Belgium. (Show Diary)
     
  • The Scrambles show is full and not accepting any more entries. Please don't turn up on the day. (Show Diary)
     
  • Synergy Agility Group has released news of a new KC show for Easter 2025. (Show News)



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RESCUE ME
Can you give a dog like me a new start?

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

Frankie, the little Spaniel who spent all day being crated and muzzled, has settled into his new home and is really enjoying his new life. He has certainly landed on his four paws! Gill Olke


SCHEDULES

'I really love Agilitynet for listing all the shows in one place -it's so helpful, especially as a newbie.' Kristina Dunnng.

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 if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.


UPCOMING E-VENTS
& MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.


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FEATURES

Judges A-List
There's been a lot of talk about judges and courses over the past year. That's why we're updating our list of UK judges to make it easier for show organisers to find the right judge for the right class. If anyone is retiring from judging please let me know, too.

Naylor Agility Challenge
Country Shows Agility has teamed up with Naylor Tunnels to continue this popular competition for G1-4 handlers, now in its 15th year.

Your Pack Holiday
If you've ever gone on holiday with more that two or more dogs, you'll know how hard it was to find a truly multi-dog welcoming cottage. If so, you'll want to read Gail Adam's guide to what to look for when booking.

Thinking Aloud
Do you know the cost of pursuing your favourite hobby? Margaret Lindgren did some calculations.

SWAT Team Sprint
The new SWAT Team Sprint 2024 has got off to a Flying start with the first two heats at Wessex and Wallingford shows which were a huge success.

The Real Rules of Agility Revisited
Now that the agility season has begun, in case you missed it during Covid, here's a look behind the KC Rules and Regs. Have you got any to add?

In Memory
Shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Kathrin Tasker after a long and debilitating illness. She has left a long standing legacy. Tributes from Debbie Palmer and Hege Hurdwell.

Senior Open Agility World Championships
When Jackie Gardner first heard of the new FCI Senior Open Agility Championships, she knew  instantly that she wanted to be involved. And now she is Team Manager and is putting together a team of over 55s to represent GB.

Dan ShawDan Shaw on Being a Groom at Crufts
Linda Gore talks to popular trainer and competitor Dan Shaw about his duties as a groom backstage at Crufts 2024 for not one friend/handler but three.

Agility Hall of Fame
Though there were several outstanding candidates for the Agility Hall of Fame in 2023, Dave Ray was the 'People's Choice.' The 2023 canine inductee was serial winner Alan Bray's Tatty (Sirensong Tantrums N Tiaras at Upanova.) Thank you to Naylor Tunnels and Norton for their support. Photo of Mary Ray: Linda Gore

Brags & Anti-Brags

  1. Who is putting on the most KC shows in one month in 2024? You tell us...
     
  2. The March Go-Go Hoopers show filled up and closed within a minute of the schedule being posted on Agility Plaza. Is this a record?

Ag.Ch. Dogs
Who has made up the most Agility Champs and in what year were the most Agility Champions were crowned. Thank you Jean Tuck for your unswerving help in keep this page up to date.


SPECIALS

Dave Ray - The Great Innovator
Next time you step up to the line, think of Dave Ray, one of the pioneers of our sport and a real agility legend. He was known as Mr Olympia for many years. And that's why Steve Croxford and Michael McCartney have nominated him for the Agility Hall of Fame.

Thinking Aloud
Muses of a KC judge. The pressure for a judge to turn out safe, flowing, challenging but grade appropriate courses that are fun to run is all too real.

Agility is Poetry in Motion
Freezing Your Mutts Off, an original and appropriate verse from the lovely Sue Howis, anticipating the next T&A show. If you have a story or poem you'd like to share, email Agilitynet.

Eva the lurcher has shoulder instability and receives regular massage to manage her conditionShoulder Injury in the Agility Dog
Is your dog suffering in silence? Shoulder injuries are especially common in agility dogs, but they can be difficult to identify. Canine massage therapist Karen Young offers one therapeutic solution to help them get back on course.

A Trainers Guide...
How to prepared your beginners for their first agility competition. Thank you to Joanna Loomes and the Wellingborough instructors for sharing their ideas.


AGILITYNET STUFF

Find a Club, Private Trainer or Show Organiser
A lot has happened these past few years. Is your entry up to date? Free listings for private trainers, show organisers and venues for hire, too. Get in touch.

Senior Agility League 2024
So far this year, 240 dogs have claimed points in the Senior Agility League. If you are 55+ years or over, you can join in with the 2024 League.

Show Diary
There are more than 500 agility and hoopers 2024 and 2025 shows in 2024 and 2025 - large and small, KC, A4A listed on the Agilitynet Show Diary. Show secretaries and organisers, be sure to let everyone know your dates.

Rescue Page
There are some smashing dogs looking for active homes on the Agilitynet Rescue page. We can accept any dog that would benefit from an active home including rescues, private adoptions and foreign rescue dogs.  It's another free service for the agility community.

Flea Market
Bungalow in Leicestershire, set in four acres, with large garden available. Would definitely suit an agility person.

Winning Out Certificates
Thank you  to our lovely sponsors - Portland Country Living, Allsorts 4 Dogs and Agility World who make this possible as well as David Elliott for his work on the database and Jan Kewley and Martin Skeet for creating our new logo and artwork for the certificate.

Agilitynet FB
Thirteen years ago, we decided to get on board with the spread of social media, and the rest is history! Now, we are heading to an incredible 29,000 members - 20,000 of whom are active and an incredible number of posts replies and reactions. Thank you to each and every one of you for being part of something so positive, for supporting admins in all the ways you do, and for making this group all that it is.

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