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RESCUE US
The Rescue page is sponsored
by Akela WholePrey
Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.

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

SNIPPETS

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  • The IFCS team for 2019 in The Netherlands has now been selected.  (Show Snippets)
     

  • The KC has announced significants changes to Agility Regulations to grade progression and jump heights. (KC News)
     

  • South Devon has had to cancel their October limit show as the venue is undergoing urgent maintenance works. (Show Diary)
     

  • Overall results from the FCI WOrld Agility Championships in Sweden. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Agility's own Steve Croxford will take over the responsibilities of the KC Chairman Simon Luxmoor who has  resigned. (KC News)
     

  • The Kennel Club has announced another seven dogs and handlers who have been invited onto the Agility Team GB Development Programme. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The venue for the Beachside November show has been double booked so the show has been cancelled. (Show Diary)
     

  • Chipping Norton will not be holding their show in 2019. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Report from the sunny Welsh KC Champ show. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Burns Welsh Handler of the Year was crowned at the Pembrokeshire County Show. (Show Snippets)
     


AGILITYNET STUFF

Agilitynet FB
We now have more than 25,000 members! Over 19,000 of you are active, with around 1,200 posts a month and 43,000 reactions Thank you everyone for making this such a great, busy group

Measuring
It can be difficult to find an official KC Measurer if you are new to agility or have a new dog just starting out. A number of measuring sessions are now listed on the Events & Measuring page and/or the Show Diary. Now including measuring sessions for Scottish Shows thanks to Dawn Gilmour. Use the Qualifier filter and select Measuring.

Judge's A-List
The A-List is now on-line so anyone who judges at KC, UKA or independent shows can add and/or amend their entries themselves. There are more than 400 judges around the UK listed so plenty of choice.

Agilitynet Show Diary
Agilitynet has been listening to you again. We've had a request to add classes for Juniors to the Show Diary but will need the help of all the show organisers to identify shows with classes for kids.

In addition, thanks to the 4th Height Supporters Groups, we have a list of shows with LHO on the Show Diary.

Both these options can be accessed via the filter called Qualifiers on the Show Diary.

Senior Agility League
Over 55? Thus far more than 425 people have entered the 2018 League and more are joining ever day. It's free and fun.

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

SCHEDULES

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.

'Thank you from the whole of Active for allowing us to use Agilitynet. It was amazing. For the 2nd year on this service, we saw every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen Bartholomew

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WHAT'S NEW...

Agilitynet 20th Anniversary Amazing Prize Draw
No, we can't believe it either. Agilitynet was launched in 1998 as a 'hobby' website back in the days when we mixed up computers with calculators! To say thank you to the the agility community for two decades of your support, we have organised an amazing grand draw with 20 prizes - one for each year - donated by 20 different agility suppliers. It is free to everyone in the UK though you can enter only once. Anyone who enters is entitled to a 10% discount on all orders from X-tra Dog. So everyone's a winner. The deadline for entering is 31st October.

Can You Top This?

New records include:-

  1. The oldest handler to make a dog up to Champ
  2. Most consecutive places for litter-mates
  3. Youngest handlers to win a Champ ticket
  4. Highest place for a first run at a show
  5. Youngest person to win a class in the UK
  6. Litter mates winning the same class (FH and LHO)
  7. Most capped agility judge
  8. Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
  9. Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show

Longleat the Legend
For many people Longleat was and forever will be their all-time favourite agility show venue. In  those doing agility seemed come second to the social side. Shirley Elkins shares her memories of those days when one woke up to the roar of lions!

History of Agility
Want to read more about the good ole days and find out about when, where and how agility started?

More Numb3rs
There were 622 show licences issue by The Kennel Club in 2018 as compared to 89 in 1998. Just shows you how much Agility has grown over the last 20 years.

Charity News & Good Causes
Friends have set up a JustGiving page to help support the family of Jon Winney who has suffered a heart scare whilst training one of his dogs.

Ice & Snow - An Interview with Two Spitz Dogs
If dogs could talk, an interview with Ice and Snow might go something like this... ALFS co-organiser Mark Bunyan translates.

Pic fof the Litter
Elimination biscuits - what a great idea!

The Lenton Method®
The Canine Massage Guild will be making history when both Sparsholt and Winchester universities conduct the first ever, in-depth clinical trials on the efficacy of this clinical canine massage therapy.

Agility Music Updated
If you were compiling an agility playlist of music to train by which tracks would you choose? New suggestions include:-

  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Image courtesy of Kim BlundellAgility Ear Worms
Try getting these tunes out of your head. Do do do do do do do do do... Thanks to Viv Fenwick, now I can't get that tune out of my head!

PAWC 2018 - Where Anything Is Possible
Nigel Perry has a degenerative disc disease and is classed as disabled, so it wasn't surprising that his agility journey  didn't get off to a great start. He persevered, however, and this year he was asked to be a member of Team UK at the IMCA / PAWC 2018.

EOJ 2018
There was only one word for the European Open Junior Agility Championships in The Netherlands on 13th - 15th July and that was EXTREME.



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SPECIALS

Bereavement
For many of us in the dog agility world, our lives revolve around our dogs and we can be devastated by their loss. Agility competitor and pet bereavement counsellor Emma-Jane LaRoche writes about this sad and difficult time and how to deal with it.

Jody and Ralphie enjoying cuddles in a beautiful poppy field. Jody's Agility Journey
After reading Jody Brigden's story about her love for her dogs and agility, Sally Perks - also 13 years old - realised she wasn't alone.

Chip on the beachA Chip Off the Eastern Block
In 2015 Mary McKie felt she was ready for her next agility dog. She decided that she would look for rescue – maybe six months to a year old. As she lives in South West Scotland, she ruled out dogs from the 'South' as too far away, so how did she end up with a wee dog from Croatia?

Going Vegan or Vegetarian
In 2016 Cat Clark was admitted to hospital with sepsis. When she returned home, she was left with Chronic Fatigue. Her doctors told her they couldn’t help her, so after some research, she decided to remove both dairy and meat from her diet. Sounds completely crazy and impossible, doesn't it, but it worked!

First Agility Classes
It's not uncommon to hear of 'poor practice' at places which offer Beginners Agility classes. Rather than just complain about it, top trainer and competitor Selena Bray decided to do something to help improve the methods used to train agility newbies by writing this article.

Footwork - Best Foot Forward
Top agility handler and full time trainer Shaun Hunt has put together a training programme so you can increase your foot speed and co-ordination and improve your overall handling ability.

QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'run for fun' 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!

Agria Brillo Bounce
Golden Valley DTC hosted the Agria Brillo Bounce heat at the Top Barn show, judged by Nick Chettle in the continuing good weather while Steph Ayres judges the heat at Just Dogs Live. The good weather continued for Rugby and judge Alan Mitchell.

Agility Challenge 2018
All the heats have been finished and the qualifiers meet at at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 30th September 2018 under the watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Martin Tait. Bring it on!

Animal Health Co Classic
We join the AHC heats for news of the latest qualifiers for this competition which open to dogs of all sizes. Not long until the Final on Saturday, 24 November 2018, kindly judged by Championship Agility Judge Jackie Gardner.

CSJ Highland Agility Stakes
Fiercely fought heats throughout the year culminated on 2nd July with the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes finals, held at Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace. All the results and some comments from Scotland's favourite 'tartan trouser' Champ judge.

LOW 550 Scotland
What a great report on the LOW 550 Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2018 at the Prestwick show from Judge Sara Hawkswell. Congratulations to the winners.

The Agility Club Starters Challenge
Everything you wanted to know about this popular G1-2 competition except who has qualified so far.

LEAGUES

Agility League for Spitz (ALFS)
After 10 years of dedicated work, Kim Bailey has decided to retire from administering Opal's Spitz League, so Mark Bunyan and Danielle Walker have decided to set up a new league for Spitz breeds and their crosses in its place.

REVIEWS

Touchango Toys - The Ringo
Touchango K9 has launched a range of toys that they make themselves. Lisa Jordan reviews the Ringo, a durable ball on bungee handle which she uses with her collie Amp. 

Photizo® Vetcare
Chris Garrett has used Photizo Light Therapy on her dogs and on herself for a while now, and she agreed enthusiastically to review the Photizo® Vetcare devise, a non-invasive alternative therapy tool for wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and pain relief.

Fun with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive, super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility training, Flyball and other dog sports.

DOGGO Parcours
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.

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