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Beat the Heat with Oralade Hydrate

Oralade is offering a 20% discount on your first purchase of Oralade Hydrate, new hypotonic drink for dogs and cats that balances the effects of dehydration / heat stroke especially in working dogs. Simply to go to their web site and use the voucher code: bacomp20 to claim your discount.

Recent veterinary research has proved that dehydration in healthy dogs is exacerbated when dogs are working in extreme temperatures. Just a small percentage drop in fluids can quickly have a negative effect on how your dogís body works and lead to dehydration. In severe cases dehydration can be fatal. The recommended daily water intake for a healthy 20 KG dog is 660 ml water, which rises dramatically when environmental stressors like extreme heat, travel, or exercise promote de-hydration.

Studies have also shown that hydration in healthy working dogs is enhanced by oral electrolyte solutions like Oraladeís Hydrate+. Packed with essential electrolytes, functional amino acids, glucose and prebiotics, Oralade Hydrate+ helps maintain optimum digestive function.

Dogs and cats lap up Oraladeís Hydrate+  hypotonic formula that combines natural chicken and purified water for increased palatability. It's ingredients nourish the mucosal barrier and improves nutrient uptake, whilst stimulating the micro-flora that promotes gut health. This balances the serious effects of de-hydration, which impacts overtime at a cellular level by starving your dog of oxygen, fluid and nutrients.

With no artificial additives or preservatives, Oralade Hydrate+ offers peace of mind that its 100 per cent natural keeping tongues and tails wagging.

Oralade Hydrate+ 400ml retails at £4.50. For more information and to take advantage of this special offer, visit: www.oraladepet.com



Join CSJ Facebook

In addition to the UKA CSJ Grand Prix and the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes, major agility sponsor CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds is supporting The CSJ Agility Open event next month as well as the KC International Agility Festival and Team GB! 

You are cordially invited to join their dedicated Facebook Group, CSJ Agility so that you can learn even more about their invaluable contribution to our sport, their wide range of dog food and herbs and enter their regular competitions for super prizes. 



New Free Dog Agility App

Tom Barnish has just released a free agility app for iPhone and Android devices called AgiliTrack. It lets you keep a record of all the shows and runs you have done with your dogs. It also shows some statistics for each dog including total clear runs, total top three placings. You can analyse the equipment you are incurring faults on, see a distribution of your placings and results and then create a ĎTo work oní list to assist with your training. You can also see your progress towards the next KC grade or UKA level.

This works for multiple dogs and you can also download and open the data for each dog if you want to do further analysis.

Tom said, 'in addition to the app being free there are also no in-app adverts or purchases, I created it purely as I thought it could of use to members of the agility community and so that I could learn a new skill.,

AgiliTrack is available from the App Store and Google Play.


New CSJ Agility Facebook Competiiton

CSJ is launching its brand new CSJ Agility Facebook page with a competition to win all-natural tick and flea repellent Billy No Mates! with seaweed, fenugreek, mint, neem and lemon balm.

To enter, submit photos of dog(s) playing in the long grass where those little critters love to hang out until they can hang on to your dog! The best three will win a bottle of Billy No Mates! and the best agility-related pic will also win a 1kg bag of CSJ's very latest food, All-Rounder.

To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/241412143084291/


 

New Line of Touchango Toys

Touchango K9 have released their own range of tough and durable toys with some bright and funky webbing patterns unique to Touchango. All of the Touchango Toys have soft padded handles for comfort and tough, long lasting accessories.

Jo Dorrell said, 'If you asked me what makes Touchango Toys different, I would say attention to detail. Each toy is beautifully co-ordinated, and handmade by ourselves to our exacting standards, using the highest quality materials. They're tried, tested and much loved by our own dogs. We have a real passion for these toys!'

The toys cater for dogs of all sizes from the Mighty Mini range for puppies and small dogs to the Big Boys Toys for those that like larger balls. The Touchango Flappy Carrot is certainly proving to be very popular and is definitely a talking point! 

With new designs and patterns being added all the time, there is a lot more to come.

For more information go to http://www.touchangok9.co.uk/have-fun/dog-toys/


New Physio Equipment Attracting Attention in the Agility World

The SafeRocker+ was launched in the autumn to the vet physio world, but it is catching agility people's eye, too.

The SafeRocker+ was launched after a year of prototype testing and has rapidly proved popular with veterinary physios. The kit is highly flexible in it's manner of use and provides therapists with a lot of options in one piece of equipment. It has been developed by BDBCo.VET, as a super safe approach to providing unstable surfaces for rehabilitation.

Managing Director Dru Ross said, 'We expected sales to be good as it was well received during prototype testing. We didnít have those involved in agility in mind at all when we were designing it. However, one of the physios testing the prototype introduced the equipment to an agility trainer who gave us an insight in to how those involved in agility could use the equipment.'

Caroline Walker of All About Agility says of the SafeRocker+ ďI recently had the opportunity to use the SafeRocker at All About Agility. We have a large selection of dogs ranging from puppies to competing dogs along with a couple who are currently undergoing rehab. I found the rocker to be very versatile especially for the younger dogs who lack confidence. It was nice and gentle which will help the puppies get used to movement for their later agility career. I also used it for my dog in rehab and could do multiple exercises on it which for a trainer is very useful especially if limited for space. Highly recommend this piece of kit.'

The SafeRocker+ (SR+) comprises a continuous curve and a flat side, so can be used either way up. The equipment is useful for balance and proprioception training for both hindlimbs and forelimbs, as well as for side to side exercises. It can be used for developing and reinstating core strength and confidence on unstable surfaces. It is also suitable for stretching, and reaction and control work.

The SR+ delivers an easily controlled rocking action. The continuous base curve prevents any sudden tipping or slamming. Should a dog leap off in an uncontrolled way, the SR+ will not bang noisily. If the dog is off-centre, the SR+ simply tilts gently in response to a change in position. Rocking and tilting are easily managed by foot or use of wedges or blocks.

BDBCo.VET is the veterinary part of the Big Dog Bed Company, sponsor of the Senior Agility League, and designs and manufactures growing range of veterinary and vet physio equipment.

The SafeRocker+ retails at £189 incl VAT www.BDBCo.Vet  www http://bit.ly/2Htu2qV



New Salomon Wide-fit Agility Shoes Available at Agility World

Salomon aren't making that much fuss about it really, but the first ever wide-fit Speedcross 4 trainers are now available for the first time from Agility World.  Right now they have an introductory offer on them at the moment a saving of £21.00!

Agility World owner Sam Clarke said, 'Iíve often been asked about a wide fit agility shoe, so Iím thrilled that Salomon has responded to feedback. The Spwedcross 4 trainers are already proving very popular with customers. They've sold amazingly well since end of January when we first ordered. Long hours of training and competing can be really hard on your feet, so itís important that your shoes are a good fit.'

 Salomonís legendary Speedcross 4 trainer has long been the go-to choice for many. A well-fitting agility shoe, combining excellent grip, cushioning and stability is the goal for most competitors;

But what if your feet are slightly broader? Fortunately you no longer have to squeeze them into uncomfortably tight shoes: available for the very first time, Agility World, the website devoted to products for agility enthusiasts, recently introduced the Speedcross 4 Wide Fit trainer to its range.

Available in menís and ladies colour options, the wide fit trainer has an extra 12mm in the fore foot, the equivalent of a size EE fitting. Itís still lightweight and highly cushioned, providing ultimate stability and aggressive grip, just as you'd expect from a Speedcross shoe.

Ladiesí wide-fit Speedcross trainers are available in sizes 3.5 to 9, while menís range from size 6.5 to 13.5.

The trainers also benefit from Speedcrossís trademarked Quicklace system, allowing you to easily adjust the laces with just one pull, plus a moulded mid-sole and foot bed for improved comfort.

For more information, or to buy trainers from Speedcross's wide-fit range, visit Agility World at www.agilityworld.co.uk.


Bamboozle Barking Bakery to Offer Tasty Treats for Judges

Bamboozle Barking Bakery, makers of home-made dog treats and biscuits, has introduced a range of healthy personalised dog biscuits which can be used as thank you gifts for judges and ring parties. They also make great gifts for special occasions - including Christmas - for the agility enthusiast.

All BBB products are made with healthy, nutritious ingredients and have a great taste to tempt any four-legged friend. The range includes a popular turkey treat to use as a reward for good work.

Owner Nina Whitnell said, 'As a dog owner for over 25 years, I have tried and tested many treats and biscuits for my dogs and others none of which ticked all the boxes and so i started to bake. After lots of trials, I eventually had products fit for purpose and made all my six dogs drool. I invited friends including dog trainers and competitors to trial my treats and I'm pleased to say were greatly received by them. '

Reviews and product information including ingredients can be found on the BBB website. Delivery options and sizes are all clearly displayed making it easy to order.

For more information or to get a quote for your club, show or doggie event, email Nina at info@bamboozlebarkingbakery.co.uk



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