UKA Grand Finals will be held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre.
Valley camping is now full.
at Newton Heath Champ show 20-21 June is now full.
Thanks to the power of FB the Highdown show will be
running on 28 June.
caravan pitches at the Hatton Agility Festival are now full.
The Kennel Club is seeking guidance on
securing pipe tunnels at shows.
has revised the qualification procedure for
Agility Team GB
Valley normal camping is now full but they can offer a limited number of
The Highdown Agility Summer Show has been
at Tuffley is full.
Chance Dog Training Centre opens
in Daventry and is available for hire for agility, obedience and
heelwork to music etc.
Kennel Club News
The Kennel Club
is bringing back the Kennel Gazette some time in the Spring.
Smiffy's Charity Valentine Ball was a great success.
They raised a massive £10,040 for the Harrison Smith Future Care Fund. They even
have some agility people along at the ball which was fantastic!
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
There's an extra 'fun
run' 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.
A TAG Team Dash qualifier is available this year and two next year. The
final is held in August at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
The Animal Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company has
agreed to continue it's support of the agility community with the AHT Classic
incorporating the Westcott's water jump.
Brillo International Bounce
The Brillo International Bounce for both
Small and Medium dogs, will continue in 2015 with 13 qualifying heats around the
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
Rest of the World Challenge
After two days of fierce competition, current holder
Nicola Garrett retained her Royal Canin Rest of the World title at this year's
Pembrokeshire By the Pond.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
TTQ is a new team event for three dogs per team for dogs of all sizes.
Heats will be held throughout 2015 with two teams from each heat qualifying for the
but 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 hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
is with much sorrow that we report that Bob Ratcliffe of Acecliffe
poodles sadly died at an agility show this weekend. He will be
missed by many especially poodle folk.
The rosettes and trophies have gone
out to the winners of the SAL divisions - Gold, Ruby, Platinum and
Diamond. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to
Bowerland Holiday Cottages for their support.
If you are 55 or older and young at heart,
you are eligible to take part in the 2015 Senior Agility League.
There is now a link to the League Points (under the masthead) so
you can start adding
your points any time.
Bella appears to be the most
popular name for rescue dogs right now. They come in all shapes and
sizes but all are looking for their forever homes.
Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates have gone out, thanks to Lintbells.
If yours has not arrived by Monday, 30 March, please let us know.
Attention show organisers:
Please let us know if you've reached your limit for entries or if
camping is full so we can mark the Show Diary accordingly.
Many people with new or young dogs would also like to know if
you are having measuring, too.
Looking for a puppy or young
dog (under 6 months) for agility? There are quite a few
spring pups on the Flea Market now. We've heard that our Flea Market
is firm favourite with the dog sports world as well as agility. More
people, more choice.
A number is a mathematical object which can be used to count, measure, label or tell a story.
So what do they say about agility?
It was love at first sight when Teresa Beams
first saw Snoopy on the Internet.
He had a lot of faults bless him, but she loved him so was prepared
to put in all the hard work required.
Clubs. Private Trainers
& Show Organisers
Time to update your listings on Agilitynet for2015. New
club? Ask how you can get a free listing on Agilitynet.
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Advertising on Agilitynet
If you are interested in promoting your products and/or services to the agility
community, what better way than via Agilitynet. After all, you are reading it now,
aren't you! To find out more about
advertising your goods and services, see our
of the Week
Send us your best
agility pictures - the ones which scream I love agility!
No sooner had Thames DTC advertised on FB for a Loo Roll Co-Ordinator
for their June Show than the vacancy was filled! Yes, it might have
been tongue in cheek but point taken about how much help is needed
at agility shows. Have you volunteered to do ring party recently?
How can we help you find that elusive item you been looking for?
Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky
Garden designer Jo Baker
recently designed and built an original green space agility course
for a dog daycare centre. Visually it looks stunning and the dogs
are loving it.
Ann Harmes talks about her views on having a
550mm height in Kennel Club agility and why she has changed her mind. It's a good
read and food for thought!
the Re-Active Collie
Clive Bayliss tells the story of Holly the Re-Active Collie and how
agility and the folks at Dog Learning Zone have helped her have more fun in the
Eat like an Italian even at shows in your caravan. Agility spouse, groom and
chief cook 'n bottle washer Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito!
What's Wrong with European Handling?
Dante Camacho, a Brazilian who lives in
and competes for Canada, looks at international agility and asks
what do those 'weird moves'
Am an Agility-holic
Pearson is a self-confessed agility addict. She originally posted a shorter version
of this article onto Agilitynet FB and got so many 'you have just described me'
comments that she agreed to go public about her obsession.
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
ound eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk ar
Country Mun Stopper Pad Protectors
Stopper pads can easily be cut or ripped and injuries are a common reason for trips
to the vet. Using these pads can help to avoid the risk of injury and discomfort to
your dog and can save lotsa money in treatment costs.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g.
Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league
Agility Terrier League
The Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for
new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on
offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.
Gun Dog Agility League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
Communicating with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with
this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Trainingidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many inc
HEALTH & FITNESS
Did you ever think what would happen to your dogs should you, heaven forbid, have an
accident when travelling to a show or training. It occurred to Wendy Clay when
she was stranded on the motorway in the freezing cold three hours from home, and stared her thinking about what to do
Energy & Injuries
Agility may be great fun but
all the twisting, turning, jumping and landing can present a challenge to a dog’s
joints as well as a drain on energy resources. So we asked James Howie Vet Director at Lintbell's to explain more about the most common
injuries in dog agility?
writing this article, Kay Westgate has had over 50 emails from owners with dogs
suffering pancreatitis. They all say they find it helpful.
Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy
Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
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