A great 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!
For more information
see Show Diary
Let's Go Manor - 30-31 January
KST - 31 January
Kelluki - 31 January
Kelluki (Hoopers) - 6 February
Pachesham - 6 February
Dartmoor - 7 February
Scrambles - 7 February
Dashing Dogs - 13 February
UKA Valentine 13 February
OJAC - 13-14 February
Paws AC - Jersey - 13-14 February
M & M - 20 February
Kelluki - 20-21 February
Agility Ability - 21 February
Agility Antics - 21 February
Mid Cornwall - 21 February
Kelluki - 27 February
Stonebridge - 27 February
UKA Cool Runnings - 27 February
K9 Brats - 3 March
Barnstaple - 14 March
M & M - 20 March
UKA Cool Runnings - 20 March
KST - 28 March
Stardom - 28 March
Scunthorpe - 9-10 April
Scottish Border Collie Club - 18
Wallingford - 18-19 April
Lincoln - 23 April
Prestwood - 26 April
Shrewsbury - 1-2 May
Stardom - 2 May
Beachside - 2-9 May
Vyne - 3 May
Tunbridge Wells - 8-10 May
WAO - 13-16 May
Gleniffer - 29 May
Agiity Rocks - 29 May - 6 June
Oswestry & High Lane - 5-6 June
Thames - 12 June
Prestwick Park - 12-13 June
Sherborne Vale - 11 July
Dickson & Westlands - 10-11 July
Barnard Castle - 18 July
IMCA / PAWC - 12-26 August
Agility Rocks (Teejay) - 14-15
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.
Events added in the last two
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the Distance...without spilling your coffee
Hayley Laches' new book is aimed at people who are unable to run with their dogs
for whatever reasons, although it can also be used by anyone wishing to learn
new handling methods. Reviewed by Louise Raine.
Lockdowns and restrictions can make
you feel quite isolated, unable to see family or friends and, of
course, missing training and shows. Agility Together is a temporary
FB group, aimed at supporting agility people during these difficult
times with some friendly chat and a range of free informative talks
and activities, given by agility folk for agility folk.
Interactive events coming
Retired Agility Dogs Tribute
Meet some of the dogs that retired in 2020 - some of them before
their time due to corona virus restrictions - and always too soon for their loving handlers.
If you want to add your dog, please
has lost a number of its pioneers this month, some due to Corona virus and
others to natural causes.
Pollard, known for developing the first electronic timing system for
Agility and Flyball, died on 19th January after testing positive for Covid.
Nicholls (aka Scon’ed) has died, just 17 days after his wife of 56
Nicholls lost her long battle with lung disease on Christmas Day. She
was well known all over the North West for scriming at every show and
running the Wirral show with military precision.
He was also known for his miniature agility models.
Perry, one of the early agility competitors and a popular judge, died on 16th December.
Jacky Slater passed away on 30th December due to Covid. She will be
remembered for her red collies and for always being first to arrive at shows in
the morning. She was more than a friend to Deeanne Nash who was her Junior
handler for seven years.
Years Honours List
Check out who's made the NYHL this year despite Covid. Maybe we can
persuade them to do some boast posts. With thanks to
K9 Transport Solutions for their support.
Kate Thomson (17) is on track to raise £1,000 for Forever Agility,
after cutting her very very long hair on-line for charity.
- The Story So Far
Pip was a failed sheepdog but he found a good home with Mandy Colbourne on a
smallholding in Wales and started a new life doing agility.
Winston & Porter have won the
020/2021 Animal Supplements Business of the Year in the Corporate Live Wire
North England Prestige Awards!
Follow the link in
grey for more information...
for COVID compliant shows explained.
Chihuahuas are known for their tiny size and not their athletic
prowess. Naomi Hosker believes, however, that they
can succeed at agility the same as any other breed. She says they're are just
like any other dog, only smaller.
It's many people's favourite telly show but can they help Carol Mortimer fix
to Agility after Time Out
How can you be sure that your dog ready to go back to training or shows
after an enforced break such as lockdown or an extended holiday, an
injury or illness? Vet physio Zoe Hindle helps you decide.
Alternative 2020 DINAS
Di Poingdestre has attended every
Dogs in Need since it started, and out of all the shows that have been cancelled
in 2020, this one hurt the most. So she decided to do her own!
the 'Dis' Out of Disabled
Disabled G7 handler Julie Thomson and her
long-time trainer and friend Jacqui Wood talk to Agilitynet about the
highs and lows of competing on a mobility scooter.
P. Davis - The Man with a Mic
Freelance auctioneer, drayman at the
Stonehouse Brewery and commentator with a sense of humour, Nigel Davis tells the
story of how he became a commentator at Crufts.
more independence with your dog and start the next chapter of
your agility career.
If you are interested in distance handling, this article by Anni Telford and
Joanne Orrell is a 'must read.' It's the first of three articles to help you
Nominations for membership in the prestigious
Hall of Fame
& Private Trainers
clubs and training groups
starting up again, we'd like to update the lists. Please let us know if
all your club's details are up to date. New groups welcome.
Here at Agilitynet we are optimistic about shows in 2021
while at the same time, we continue to keep you up to date with show cancellations due to the pandemic.
But fingers crossed, there is
light at the end of the tunnel.
It's always a good time to
add your name to the Judges A-List or update your details. The shows will be
back and 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!
The Agilitynet Flea Market has
been open 24/7 through lockdown so you can buy or sell unwanted items. We've improved our security in our constant war against spammers.
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