The KC is trying to break the record for the world's largest dog stay.
- Very best wishes to the Agility Team GB that has left
for the European Open Agility Championships in Hungary this weekend.
Important travel update for Scunthorpe August Show 2-3 August.
Entry refunds for Nottingham Agility DTC cancelled
show are starting to be despatched this week.
Find out who has qualified for the KC Olympia Semi and Quarter Finals this far
The Golden Valley show, normally held at the Herefordshire Country Fair, will not be
taking place this year nor for the foreseeable future.
The SKC has announced a new format for the 2014-2015
Scottish Agility Dog of The Year
OTHER NEWS & INFO
Now is your chance to have a say on how dogs are queued at agility events. Express
your views by completing this brief
Those jolly 'I've Qualified
for Crufts' car stickers are back for 2015. If you have qualified in agility, YKC,
flyball, obedience or breed etc. you can obtain one from Agilitynet by sending an SAE
to 38 Northolme Road, London N5 2UU. They are free but if you send a voluntary donation
to the KC Charitable Trust, we'll send you two stickers - one for your car and the
other for your dog van.
Looking for the winning edge?
to the success of the previous seminars held regularly since 2007, t
Kennel Club Canine Sports Science Seminar will be returning this November.
Kennel Club News
with what's happening at the Kennel Club agility-wise. The Agenda for the 17 July
meeting of the KC Agility Liaison Council is now available for you to read. The Spring
Scrime is out.
Places & Spaces
Thinking of starting agility and trying to find a club,
moving to a new area or
some extra private tuition? These clubs and events have spaces available.
A list of people interested in taking part in the XV
International Mix & Breed Championships (IMCA) and PAWC (ParAgility) in Italy in
September this year is now being
compiled. Places on Team GB are open to anyone wishing to represent their
country at an international competition.
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
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.
Charlotte Martin running Agilitynet's own Fern (Ludgate Flower
Power) were the winners of Heat 7 at the Rugby Champ show. The rest of
results are here.
The Animal Health Co Classic
It was a hot and sunny day at Just Dogs Live but only one dog
stopped for a drink from the Westcotts Water Jump during Heat 5. Results available now.
Brillo International Bounce
And the qualifiers from the heats at Shrewsbury, Severnside, Hatton Festival, Wye Valley and PADS/ Heart
England shows thus far are...
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified for
this year's final on Sunday, 6 July at Scotland's National Game Fair at Scone
Edge Beginners Steeplechase
The results from Heat 2 at Lydiard Park are in. Each class will consist of one steeplechase course
counting towards normal UKA progression.
So Jump & Twist Pairs
The results of the first ever heat of this new competition
are in and the organisers can breath a sigh of relief.
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.
This year's 2014 Senior League is in full swing with almost 300 members. If you are 55 or over,
there's still time to enter the 2014 League. Do
it now. You're not getting any younger.
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.
& 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.
Agility Edge League
Agility Edge is a cash and sponsor prize league that rewards excellence in agility.
The League is up and running again for 2014 and
there are lots of new members already. It is open to all spaniel handlers.
2013 was a year of ups
and downs for Rescue Agility Scotland. But when the League tables closed on 31 January
2014, it was evident that many dogs and handlers had enjoyed an extremely successful
Scottish Terrier Breeds League
Jennie Fairweather's end of year report.
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.'
Events added in the last two weeks.
Some of the latest arrivals are previewed here 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!
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.
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?
& Agility Dogs
For the past four years, Stephanie
has been monitoring agility dogs to see how they cope with the excitement and
anticipation of agility for her PhD work. She now needs 10 more people who are going to the
Lune Valley show to help with her ground-breaking
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.
Karen Laker, Sue Holstead and
Ruth MacGill have put together an e-book that describes a way that dogs and owners
can have fun working out together. Combining dog training with exercise and music,
it's just what Mary Ann Nester has been waiting for.
Agility is a high risk sport due to all
that running, twisting and turning. Despite the best
preparation, not all injuries can be prevented which is why Chartered Vet Physiotherapist Sally Medcalf has written
an article how to spot problems and prevent injuries.
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 Training
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 incidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
Mary Ann Nester was looking for something to put the fun back into her relationship with her
dog Tico and so she booked in for a Dogtective course.
Mike Stonehouse's BSD Cal (The
Blade Runner) won respect and admiration on the agility circuit and had a never
ending list of achievements inside and outside of the ring. This being even more
special because Cal was a rescue.
news from High Lane Dog Training Club. Maria Bailey, one of their members, has
tragically died from a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.
to Agility Team GB who hare competing at the European Open Championships
For sale... 26 hardly used
Slazenger Wimbledon Tennis Balls from the 2014 tournament. Perfect for flyball training
All proceeds to BC Trust.
Still short of dogs but those
that are still looking for new homes really need you.
Show Diary Archives
Did you know that you can access old show schedulers from as
far back as 2006 . They're invaluable for
finding information for your Agility Warrants and record books etc.
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We've started the
annual review of the judge's list. It's a big job but someone's gotta do it!
New judges - KC, UKA and other - welcome.
are more than 9,100 members of Agilitynet FB. Wow! Have you joined yet?
Clubs & Trainers
If you are starting a new club or offering private tuition and want to get on the agility map, let us know and we'll
send you a simple questionnaire to complete for a free entry on the Agilitynet Clubs &
Bras for Agility
A woman can only run as fast as her boobs will allow her! When Lesley Short was made
she decided to have a trade stand selling sports bras as
a way of continuing to be part of the agility community.
Richard Partridge explains why he and his wife Sheila decided to adopt a feral dog from Romania
when there are so many dogs in the UK needing homes.
Have you seen a dog with a yellow ribbon on its lead
or wearing a Space Dogs 'I Need Space' vest and wondered why ? Joanne Livemore takes
a look at the Campaign and some of the reasons why a dog may need space.
Council Rep Mini Profiles
Meet your area Liaison Council rep. They're your voice at the Kennel Club so it is
worth getting to know a little more about them.
Looking for a pairs partner or another team
member, flat mate or camping pass? You can also look for specific car cages, van or dog
vehicles and demo teams for your fairs and fetes? If all else has failed, try
our free 'want' ads.
Some suggestions for things to do
when your are at a show or training or at home and it's baking hot.
Heatstroke Survival Guide
Robert Newman, a recognised authority on American animal law, explains about heatstroke
in dogs and what you can do about this life-threatening and often fatal problem.
In his experience as a veterinarian and a working
dog trainer/handler, Dr. Henry de Boer has attended to far more cases of heat stroke in
the spring or fall than he did during the summer months.
Border Collie Collapse (BCC) is a
relatively rare condition usually seen in working dogs or those training for high
intensity activity such as agility or flyball. Vet Netty
Mattey has studied it and explains more about it.
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.
Foundation Jumping Skills
Heidi Pichotta agreed to review Lee Windeatt's first
DVD because she loved it!
This step by step guide from
Lauren Langman and the Devon Dogs team, reviewed by Manda Scott, is aimed at anyone
with a new puppy or young dog or simply interested in dog training.
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