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Agilitynet's e-vents diary is a practical guide to events of interest to agility people including workshops, seminars and training days, charity demonstrations, practice shows and important meetings such as those for the KC Agility Liaison Council.

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May 2019
 
 

24  May

Measuring at Dog Vegas Onley (Warks)
Measuring including Intermediate will take place mid afternoon approx 2pm on all three days. The measurers will be a combination of Karen Hugo, Mick Brooks and Hazel Bew-Higgins. Books will be available at the show trailer which should be completed prior to your session. Remember dogs must be 15 months old prior to their first measure, and second measures must be at least a year and a day after your first. You can't have the same measurers.
Venue: The Polo Fields, Onley Grounds, Willoughby, Rugby,CV23 8AJ
Contact: Mick Brooks / Karen Hugo. No need to pre-book. Just add your details to the list at the show.
Contact No.: 07866 382365
Website: www.dogvegas.co.uk
EMail: info@dogvegas.co.uk




27  May


5th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Dog Show (Oxon)
SNDogs from Swindon will be holding a fun dog show so cCome along and bring your dog. Activities and booking in from 11.00am Fun Dog Show starts at 2.00pm. Eight categories, rosettes for winning dogs and a complimentary keyring for all entrants. Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Craft, Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, `Time out animals` and much more. Car Boot, Trade Stands, Food and Refreshments. Raffle. Parking Free. £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16`s Free (With paying adult.) Web: Site Lechlade Collectors Club or on Facebook
Venue: Langley Farm, Langley Lane, Clanfield, Bampton, West Oxfordshire,OX18 2RZ
Contact: Margaret Gruber, P.O. Box 387, Carterton, Oxon. OX18 9DL
Contact No.: 01993 843221
Website: Lechlade Collectors Club or FB
EMail: info@lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk




30  May


4th International Dog Health 3 Day Bi-Annual Workshop
This workshop event is for anyone involved in or passionate about dog health, from Breed Health Co-ordinators to vets, who wants to explore, learn, debate and connect, and importantly plan and take action collaboratively for the future health of all dogs. There are many impressive speakers presenting and opportunities for discussion, as well as connecting with other participants who are committed to making a difference for dogs.
Venue: De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windson, Berks,SL4 2JJ
Contact: Registration for the workshop and further information is available at https://doghealthworkshop2019.co.uk/
Website: https://doghealthworkshop2019.co.uk/
EMail: www.thekennelclub.org.uk



June 2019
 
 

1  June

Measuring at Dartford Agility Show (Essex)
A number of measurers will be available at the showground. Dogs must be at least 15 months old at the time of measure and registered with the kennel club. Intermediate measure will be an option.
Venue: Orsett Showground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Essex ,RM16 3EU
Contact: Colin Van-Chappell. You will be able to book a time at the secretary tent at the show.
EMail: colin.vanchappell@icloud.com




2  June


Measuring at Upanova Tigers Agility Show (Essex)
A number of measurers will be available at the showground. Dogs must be at least 15 months old at the time of measure and registered with the kennel club. Intermediate measure will be an option. Dogs must be at least 15 months old at the time of measure and registered with the kennel club. Intermediate measure will be an option.
Venue: Orsett Show Ground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Essex ,RM16 3EU
Contact: Colin Van-Chappell. You will be able to book a time at the secretary tent at the show.
EMail: colin.vanchappell@icloud.com




8  June


Craig Ogilvie Interactive Play at Dogs Play Centre (Essex)
Craig Ogilvie makes you the centre of your dog's world. He has spent a great deal of time training and testing working dogs in locations all across Europe. Cost: £40 for handler spot and £10 for spectators
Venue: Dogs Playcentre, Seven Saints Farm, Severals Lane Colchester, Essex,CO4 5JB
Contact: Julia sturgeon
EMail: Julia@severallsagilityschool.co.uk




9  June


ASU Summer Fair (Essex)
The Agricultural Science Unit are holding an event and fun dog show to raise funds for essential equipment that allows us to carry on doing the work within the community to teach the general public about animal welfare and where their food comes from.
Venue: Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex,CB11 4UH
Contact: x
Contact No.: x
EMail: x




11  June


KC Judging Seminar at Blackdown (Soms)
There will be a Judges Seminar will be held on Tuesday, 11th and Wednesday, 12th June at the Blackdown AS show. The cost is £95 for the 2 days. £25 to be refunded if you judge twice for Blackdown in 2020.
Venue: Buckland Farm, West Buckalnd, Wellington, Somerset,TA21 9LN
Contact: For further info and to book a place please email.
EMail: anthonybray3948@hotmail.co.uk.



KC Judges Seminar Course Design & Practical Judging
Two day seminar including KC publications, setting course of yur design using miniature equipment, practical judging experience and assessment. You must have successfully completed on-line assessment @ KC Academy before attending. Sight of certificate required. Cost: £95 including lunch and all refreshments, £25 rebate if you judge for Blackdown twice in 2020.
Venue: Blackdown Agility Show, West Buckland, Nr. Wellington, Soms ,TA21 9LN
Contact: Course lead Chris Huckle
EMail: anthonybray3948@hotmail.co.uk.




12  June


Agility Instructor 3 Day Course (Berks)
This three day course will give you the foundation to teach your own agility classes. Agility is one of the fastest growing dog sports and a great addition to your dog training business. The course will cover topics such as Agility as a sport, rules and regulations, class plans, how to teach the different equipment, different handling techniques, how to build motivation in dog and handler, problem solving in class, how to design agility courses for different levels (understanding grades 1– 7). Practical teaching throughout. You can bring your own dog.
Venue: Ryslip Kennels, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire,RG42 5NL
Contact: Ida Welch at The Canine Club, Ascot, Berkshire. Click on the weblink to book online.
Contact No.: 07557 792 963
Website: https://www.thecanineclub.co.uk/agility-instructor-course
EMail: ida@thecanineclub.co.uk




14  June


Mel Doyle Training at Dogs Play Centre ((Essex)
Young dog spot x 1. Four a group for two hours at 12.30pm to 2.30pm Cost: £37.50
Venue: Dogs Play Centre, Seven Saints Farm, Severals Lane Colchester, Essex ,CO4 5JB
Contact: Julia Sturgeon
EMail: Julia@severallsagilityschool.co.uk




15  June


Pre & Post Event K9 Massage for Agility & Sport (Hants)
In this fascinating and information packed one day workshop we teach you how to: Apply a Full Pre Event Full Body Massage to enhance your dogs performance, improve Range of Motion (ROM) and reduce the likelihood of injury and fatigue. Apply a Full Post Event Cool Down Massage to help move the metabolic by products of exercise through the system to reduce stiffness and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Understand how muscle works to enable the dog to produce movement. Spot when a Training Problem may be a Physical Problem. Cost: £90
Venue: Rookesbury Village Hall, Newtown, Fareham, Hampshire,PO17 6LE
Contact: Darren Worsfold at Hampshire K9 Massage Therapy
Contact No.: 07909 902244
Website: www.k9-massagetherapy.com
EMail: info@k9-massagetherapy.co.uk




16  June


Team GB Fun Dog Show (Staffs)
Raising funds for Hannah Thorpe and Emilia Bowers to go to the European Junior Championships. Lots of activities for you and your dog and much more including a Cricket match! And the bar is open.
Venue: Wedgewood Cricket Club, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent, Staffs,ST12 9FD
Contact: For more details, please ring Lotta Bowers
Contact No.: 07480 117037




23  June


Whirlwind Agility Fun Dog Show (Bucks)
Raising £1,500 for Team GB competitor Emilia Bowers and her dog Ting to travel to Switzerland to compete in the European Championships in July 2019. This should be a great day out with lots of activities for you and your dog. Registration opens 10am. First class starts 11am.
Venue: Whirlwind Agility Field, Stoke Poges Road, Stoke Poges, Slough,SL2 4EL
Contact: Lotta Bowers
Contact No.: 07480 or 07989 418021
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/175401376411724/



July 2019
 
 

3  July

Clear Q 2 Day Skills Camp (Glos)
Day 1: Short sequences focusing on specific handling manoeuvres, pushing their understanding and execution. Day 2: Run 3 courses to test skills, then breaking each down to reward equipment skills and handling execution. Dog and Handler requirements: A good understanding of the handling system and good level of execution. Dog must be able to confidently do all pieces of equipment. Camping is a available at all venues and is included in the price of £200 per camp. Camping is a available at all venues and is included in the price of £200 per camp.
Venue: Lechlade K9, Willow Tree Farm, Downington, Fairford Road, Lechlade, Glos ,GL73DL
Contact: For more info visit web site or PM Joanne Tristram
Contact No.: ..
Website: http://clearq.co.uk/supplementary-camps/
EMail: ..




6  July


YKC East of England Activity Weekend (Cambs)
The YKC will have a dog activity weekend for members to attend. We’ll have lots of activities for members to try out including Agility, Handling, Obedience and Heelwork to Music and our brand new Crossbreed Competition to qualify for Crufts 2020! You can come along just for the day or camp and stay the weekend. There will also be a mini social programme throughout the day. Cost of training and social activities is £35 per member per day. Both day and weekend places are available. If the member is under 18 years of age, one accompanying parent / guardian must also attend
Venue: East of England Showground, Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambs ,PE2 6XE
Contact: YKC, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 020 7518 1030
Website: https://www.ykc.org.uk/content/for-members/ykc-training-events/06-jul-2019-east-of-england-activity-
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk



YKC East of England Activity Weekend (Cambs)
At the East of England Championship Show, Peterborough, the YKC will have a dog activity weekend for YKC members to attend. There will be lots of activities for members to try out including Agility, Handling, Obedience and Heelwork to Music and our brand new Crossbreed Competition to qualify for Crufts. The weekend is open for all Young Kennel Club members and the cost of training and social activities is £35 per member per day.
Venue: East of England Showground, Oundle Road, Peterborough ,PE2 6XE
Contact: Places on a first come first serve basis. For more information or to book a place, contact YKC.
Contact No.: 0207 518 1030
Website: https://www.ykc.org.uk
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk




8  July


International Course Day for Handlers and Judges (Worcs)
This six hour day will use different courses with designs taken from this years EO & FCI judges. The goal of these days is for handlers to run and train on international courses, for judges to assess and learn from international course design as well as apply and improve judging skills needed. A further goal of these days is to bring competitors and judges together to bridge the gap between the two and create a more positive agility community with judges and competitors looking to improve themselves and our sport. Maximum of 12 dogs Cost for judges is £40 for the day.
Venue: Hartley Hounds, Showborough, Worces.,WR8 9LA
Contact: Please contact Greg Derrett or Lee Gibson to reserve your spot as a judge or handler.
Website: www.globaljudgingprogram.com




11  July


Agility Liaison Council Meeting (London)
Proposals for inclusion on the agenda for the next Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting should reach the Agility Liaison Council Secretary by 12 April. Each eligible society or an individual may submit items for the agenda, through a Council Representative. Proposals must be concise and, if an amendment or an additional regulation is proposed, the regulation number must be given. All submissions must be signed by the society/individual and the representative.
Venue: The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London,W1W1J 8AB
Contact: All items for inclusion on the agenda should be sent to Working Dog Activities Team by post or email. A full list of Agility Liaison Council representatives can be found at https://bit.ly/2Fz8LwQ.
Contact No.: 020 7518 1028
EMail: agility@thekennelclub.org.uk



August 2019
 
 

4  August

Canine Conditioning Academy 2 Day Foundation Course (Derbys)
This 2 day workshop for you and your dog helps you to learn a science-based and safe foundation fitness and conditioning programme. Open to Dog lovers, Trainers, Canine Sports Participants, Canine Professionals and Therapists. This course has pulled together the most current research from human, equine, and canine conditioning and rehabilitation giving you the most relevant scientific basis to excel in this new field of Canine Conditioning. Why not make it a holiday in lovely Derbyshire, too! Course Fee: £250
Venue: Derby College, Broomfield Hall, Morely, Derbyshire ,DE7 6DN
Contact: For an application form contact Kim Hunt course co-ordinator for Derbyshire
Contact No.: 07870 575328
Website: www.kimhunt.co.uk
EMail: kim@kimhunt.co.uk




7  August


YKC Agility Training Day with Lee Gibson and Jen Slade
The YKC will be hosting a training day at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival to get YKC members ready for the Agility Festival competitions. It’s ideal practice for those competing but any member is welcome to apply for training even if your not even competing. There are two sessions available: Morning – Grade 1-4 Dogs and Afternoon - Grade 5-7 Dogs. Each session will cost £30 per member. If the member is under 18 years of age, then one accompanying parent/guardian must also attend at no charge.
Venue: Rockingham Castle, Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough, Leics. ,LE16 8TH
Contact: YKC TEAM, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 0207 518 1030
Website: https://www.ykc.org.uk/content/for-members/ykc-training-events/07-aug-2019-iaf-agility/
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk




10  August


The Dog's Weekend at Glamis Castle (Angus)
Glamis Castle is hosting a two day fun dog show that aims to showcase the best of dog friendly Angus and Scotland. We are looking for an agility team or group of individuals to set up a 'have a go' demonstration area. Previously the event was known as Dogs Day Out and attracted a large number of visitors.  
Venue: Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland,DD8 1RJ
Contact: If you would like more information or wish to apply please email Chimene on the Events Team.
Contact No.: 01307 840393
Website: www.glamis-castle.co.uk
EMail: events@glamis-castle.co.uk




29  August


YKC Agility Training Day with Dave Munnings (Berks)
YKC members new to agility or already competing? Then make sure you come along to the YKC Agility Training Day with Dave Munnings. It is ideal practice for those competing at all levels and Grades of Dogs. There are 2 sessions available – Morning and Afternoon. Each session will cost £30 per dog. This is a training event will take place on grass. Please make sure you’re comfortable and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. You will also need to bring crates, toys and treats for your dog. If the member is under 18 years of age then one accompanying parent/guardian mus
Venue: Snelsmore farm, Newbury , Chieveley, Berkshire,RG14 3BU
Contact: YKC, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 020 7518 1030
Website: https://www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/collections/events/products/dave-munnings-agility-training-day
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk



September 2019
 
 

12  September

Click to Calm with Emma Parsons (Beds)
Emma explains through PowerPoint presentation and videos, how to work with reactive dogs. This will cover: how to check them for medical issues, how to implement Effective Home Management, how to teach them a set of Default Behaviors and finally how to shape the dog's emotions through the Click To Calm technique.
Venue: Haynes Village Hall, 25 Northwood End Road, Haynes, Bedford ,MK45 3QB
Contact: Sally
Contact No.: 0800 882 4015
Website: https://www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/seminars
EMail: info@dog-and-bone.co.uk




13  September


How to teach a reactive dog class with Emma Parsons (Beds)
Attendees will walk away with a 6-week Click To Calm curriculum on what to teach in the class. Also discussed will be how to make this decision, what to look for in assistants, what the physical space/equipment should be and how to break up the information so that students of any level will be successful.
Venue: Haynes Village Hall, 25 Northwood End Rd, Haynes, Bedford ,MK45 3QB
Contact: Sally
Contact No.: 0800 882 4015
Website: https://www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/seminars
EMail: info@dog-and-bone.co.uk



October 2019
 
 

19  October

Beginners Guide to K9 Massage (Hants)
Beginners Guide to Canine Massage is the perfect introduction into how dog massage can help your best friend at home! By the end of this 1 Day Workshop you will be able to give your dog a Full Body 40 Minute Swedish Massage to help loosen stiff, sore, tight muscles, improve their comfort levels and improve their sense of wellbeing. Cost £90
Venue: Rookesbury Village Hall, Newtown, Fareham, Hampshire,PO17 6LE
Contact: Hampshire K9 Massage Therapy
Contact No.: 79099 02244
Website: www.k9-massagetherapy.com
EMail: info@k9-massagetherapy.co.uk



November 2019
 
 

2  November

Xcel Judging Seminar (Oxon)
Open to all KC qualified agility judges. Seminar includes appropriate skill setting, understanding dogs' lines, safety considerations, event preparation, improving judging confidence, safetyand course design and judges path consideration. Cost: £65 for full day seminar
Venue: The Dog Training Barn, Banbury, Oxon,OX17 2PW
Contact: Neil Ellis & Martin Cavill by email or Facebook
Website: https://www.facebook.com/neil.ellis
EMail: neilellisagility@hotmail.com




16  November


Beginners Guide to K9 Massage Therapy (Hants)
Beginners Guide to Canine Massage is the perfect introduction into how dog massage can help your best friend at home! By the end of this 1 Day Workshop you will be able to give your dog a Full Body 40 Minute Swedish Massage to help loosen stiff, sore, tight muscles, improve their comfort levels and improve their sense of wellbeing. Cost £90
Venue: Rookesbury Village Hall, Newtown, Fareham, Hampshire ,PO17 6LE
Contact: Darren Worsfold at Hampshire K9 Massage Therapy
Contact No.: 07909 902244
Website: www.k9-massagetherapy.com
EMail: info@k9-massagetherapy.co.uk



December 2019
 
 

1  December

Xcel Judging Seminar (Oxon)
Open to all KC qualified agility judges. Seminar includes appropriate skill setting, understanding dogs' lines, safety considerations, event preparation, improving judging confidence, safetyand course design and judges path consideration. Cost: £65 for full day seminar
Venue: The Dog Training Barn, Banbury, Oxon,OX17 2PW
Contact: Neil Ellis & Martin Cavill by email or Facebook
Website: https://www.facebook.com/neil.ellis
EMail: neilellisagility@hotmail.com



January 2020
 
 

12  January

Xcel Judging Seminar (Oxon)
Open to all KC qualified agility judges. Seminar includes appropriate skill setting, understanding dogs' lines, safety considerations, event preparation, improving judging confidence, safetyand course design and judges path consideration. Cost: £65 for full day seminar
Venue: The Dog Training Barn, Banbury, Oxon,OX17 2PW
Contact: Neil Ellis & Martin Cavill by email or Facebook
Website: https://www.facebook.com/neil.ellis
EMail: neilellisagility@hotmail.com