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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

Click on the link in gray for more information...

  • The Maidstone Agility Dogs (MAD) Winter Series at Hadlow college has been cancelled. (Show Diary)
     

  • The 2019 Jersey European Agility Festival is adding two extra days of competition  plus two days of training workshops in the week. (Show Snippets)
     

  • BSD handlers are invited to try out for Team GB for the FMBB World Champs in the Czech Republic next May. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The last Adams shows of 2018 will take place at Royle Farm while the ground at Catton Hall gets a well earned rest. (Show Snippets)
     

  • More shows offering LHO classes this autumn. (Show Diary)
     

  • All six M & M shows including the March Charity show are now full and closed. (Show Diary)
     

  • Agility on wheels at the ParAgility World Champs. England took all three medals. (Start Line)
     

  • Congratulations to all the winners of the Scottish Junior Dog Club Finals and the Overall Scottish Junior Dog Club Handler of the Year at the Gleniffer Champ Show. (Show Snippets)
     

  • A record number of dogs competed at the 2018 KCI Agility Festival. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Entry to the Malvern show is by paper only. (Show Diary)
     


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...

Can You Top This?

New records include:-

  1. Highest place for a first run at a show
  2. Youngest person to win a class in the UK
  3. Litter mates winning the same class - (FH and LHO)
  4. Most capped judge
  5. Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
  6. Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show

LOW 550 & LOW 550 ABC
Anthony Bray loved judging the LOW 550 National Jumping Cup Final on 1st September at Prestbury Park. He was pleased to see the variety of dogs taking part as well as a sprinkling of Collies.

Agility 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!

Agility Music Updated
If you were compiling an agility playlist, which tracks would you choose?

Brags & Anti-Brags
Julie Knee's two beautiful Shelties both won out to Grade 4 on 26th August 2018 at Roseland DTC, winning the Two on One Day Rosette. Can you top this?

K9 Custom Canopies
Custom made to measure sun reflective canopies to keep your dogs cool in the back of your car or van. 

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.

Pic fof the Litter
What could be more lovely than hot air balloons at dawn, over the Chatsworth Country Fair agility show or an agility ring at sunset at Bakewell.

Charity News

  • The Agility family has contributed towards a new, light-weight buggy for Dawn Taylor who broke her hip at DINAS.
     
  • Samantha Foreman and her G3 dog took part in the Maidstone Memory Walk 2018 on 8th September for the Alzheimer's Society and raised £335. If you didn't get a chance to contribute, she is still raising money.

Speak Up

  • Hannah Wade asks how do we stop people speeding at shows
     
  • Beth Burton on When judges say NO!
     
  • Victoria Paine eloquently explains why she is so proud of her rescue collie.

Rescue News
Valgrays Border Collie & Animal Rescue has been nominated Best Rescue Centre UK of The Year category in the Animal Star Awards. Good luck in the finals.

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.

In Memory
This is to let you all know that Paul Payton, a  valued member of Chippenham AC and agility judge, lost his short fight with cancer on 10th August. He was always on hand to support people, and a true gentleman who will be missed.

Image result for rainbow bridgeRainbow Bridge
For those who saw Learn to Fly (Bella) in her prime, she was something very, very special.
She scaled the heights by winning at Crufts and Olympia and gaining many, many Grade 7 wins against the Collies.

More Numb3rs
Post-KCIAF we've resurrected on of our favourite pages. We think that numbers help us to appreciate and better understand our growing sport. What's your lucky number?  

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.

Canine Conditioning Academy
The Canine Conditioning Academy offers a range of unique courses in total conditioning and fitness for dogs. Their six week CCA Programme uses specific, targeted and measurable core strengthening exercises and stretches that will transform any dog's core stability, balance and flexibility.

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?

Can You Top This?
Litter brothers Ben and Eric from Many Tears both won the same class at Wellingborough - one at full height and the other at LHO. Has this ever happened before?



Still the best way to reach agility people!

You can buy and / or sell your unwanted items on the Flea Market all year round. It's free and talks direct to the dog people you want to reach.

SPECIALS

Jody and Ralphie enjoying cuddles in a beautiful poppy field. Jody's Agility Journey
Jody Brigden may only be 13 years old but she's been doing agility for four years now and competing for two or three of them. It's her life and she can't imagine living without her two amazing dogs Buddy and Ralphie and agility.

Canine Cook
Looking for a tasty way to cool off your dog? How about trying some healthy 'pupsicles' or no salt chicken broth pops. Your dog will love them. Also some recipes for dogs with renal failure.

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!

4th Height Supporters Group News & Views
The 4th Height Supporters Group has produced a table which compares the two new options to change jump heights to be discussed at the Kennel Club Agility Council meeting on 12th July.

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!

Agility Challenge 2018
Reports and results from the Agility Challenge heats at Dogs Unleashed and Rugby.

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.

Animal Health Co Classic
Heat 6 of the Animal Health Company Challenge took place at Just Dogs Live, judged by Christine Stratford who then had a 'close encounter' with some orange fencing and ended up in A&E. Also results from the Wye Valley heat.

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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