& Private Trainers
training starts up again, we'd like to update the list of
clubs on Agilitynet. Please let us know if your club is listed and, if so, are
all the details up to date. New groups welcome.
Agilitynet continue to keep the agility community up to
date with news of show cancellations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have
decided to list virtual shows that have schedules until agility shows are back.
We are also optimistically adding 2021 show dates when available. Yes, there is
light at the end of the tunnel.
Pic of the LItter
With there being
no agility for now, Becky Salisbury's dogs have take up a new sport.
Training & Education Newsaining
Stacy Weeks at Control Precision Flow is providing online elite
sports training for the dog sport handler.
World leaders in the design and manufacture of crash-proof animal transport
MIMsafe UK is offering dog enthusiasts a
unique and simple opportunity to top up your income during the Covid-19 crisis
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Risk assessment for dog
training clubs Government guidance England from 1st June 2020 from the KC
With no sign of lockdown
restrictions decreasing, all UKA shows up to 4th September have now been
Processing has now completed all online refunds for the shows that have been
cancelled due to COVID-19.
The KC Charitable
Trust has announced its intention to re-open its fund to support small
canine rescues which are suffering genuine financial hardship as a result of
British Agility has
announced its Online Agility shows with a cash prize provided by sponsor
Sean Cameron Photographic.
UKA is launching a series
of Home Video Shows with their first show scheduled to run 5th - 8th June.
Sadly Scottish Kennel Club
will not be holding a Scottish Agility Dog of the Year Competition in 2020.
Every single KC show
in Scotland has now been cancelled apart from one at Christmas. (Show
The KC Agility Teams
competition for G1-7 is coming back!
There will be a new KC Novice competition for G3-5
The KC is strongly recommending that clubs and
societies cancel forthcoming events until the end of September.
Insight into Professional Dog Agility Photography
Chris Tarling of Yellow Hound
Photography agreed to share some of his professional tips for taking action
shots of your dog in the ring. It's more challenging than you think...
The First Intermediate Classes
Agility history was made
in January 2020 when the first Intermediate classes were run
at the Wilmslow and Derbyshire
Real Rules of Agility
by Judith Faulkner
from an equestrian posting, the old
KC rules and regs will never be the same to you.
Junior Handler Stories
They're a great bunch of kids and our next generation so we've made up a
new section by and for them.
Up until now, we've concentrated on training at home but
during this difficult time, what has
happened to our clubs and training groups? Since lockdown, Barkaway Agility
has made an effort to stay in touch with each and every member on a regular
advice. Members say that they are part of a community, not just a club.
KC Online Dog
The Kennel Club has launched a
virtual dog show to help get us through lockdown which has attracted more than
11,000 entries already. Best 'At Home Agility' will be judged on Tuesday, 28th
April. Information about how to enter is available on the
in an Agility Household
Elsie Bradley (9) tells us how agility is helping her
in this difficult time. She's
getting through lockdown with her rescue dog Daisy and by training her Mum!
to Self Isolate at a Show
Be a scrimer!
Home Alone without Agility Equipment?
Home alone? Repair, refurbish and/or make your own agility equipment so
you can practice at home in this difficult time of social distancing and self
isolation. With tips from Mike Jackson and Di Whiting.
Agility Picture Gallery
A week in the life
of the Agility community - social distancing, self-isolating and generally
keeping dog and human occupied. Thanks to everyone who shared their favourite
images. Stay safe.
Diary of a Self-Isolater
Penny Heal admits to being in the self-isolating age
category and, like all of us, is having difficulty adapting to a way of life
with none of her usual activities. She's found it harder than she thought it
would be and did not have the heart to continue.
Put aside your cares for a
moment. Other than the current current crisis, what are the
important issues of what, when, how and why of dog agility.
to do during lockdown
We asked for your
suggestions on how to survive these troubled times without training or shows. It
isn't going to be easy but our houses will never be cleaner nor our gardens
greener. Hope this light-hearted list will cheer you up in these dark
Starter Writes Again
Welcome back to Sally Jones, an ex-agility addict who
still canít quite kick the habit after 31 years.
For instance, looking at her campervan parked on
the drive, she hatched a cunning plan.
Still the best way to reach agility people!
The Flea Market is open for you to buy and / or sell your
pre-loved items all year round. It's free and talks direct to the dog
people you want to reach for as long as it takes!
Even though most
shows for the next few months have been cancelled, this is a good time to
add your name to the Judges A-List or update your details. The shows will be
back and then show organisers will need you.
Agilitynet FB has reached an
impressive 27,000+ members. Welcome to all new members. And thank you to the
dedicated Admin who have kept it growing.
The Agilitynet Shop
Since so many agility people now do Hoopers
with their oldies, we've added a new section for equipment and accessories to
The Shop called... Hoopers!
It's always a
good season to buy or sell your van, caravan and camping equipment etc. on the
new, easier to use Flea Market. We've improved our security in
our constant war against spammers. There's more to browse and even some puppies
under age of six months. And it is still free for individuals to use.