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SHOW NEWS

  • The West Cornwall (West CATS) show on 6 September has cancelled due to low entry.  (Show Diary)

  • The Mixed Ability Agility Show & Fundraiser for the IMCA / ParAgility Team UK at Horam has been rescheduled for Sunday, 14  September at the same Venue.   (Show Snippets)

  • The number of qualifiers  Animal Health Co Classic heat at Blenheim will

  • The results of the main classes of 10th anniversary KCI Festival now available.  (Show Snippets)

  • The Agility Nuts Winter League Series will take place at Oakridge Arena.  (Show Snippets)

  • Agility Team GB is back from the EO after a valiant effort.  (Show Snippets)

  • The Poodle TC show will be held at a new venue in Bucks. (Show Diary)

AGILITY LEAGUES

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.

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.

Agility Terrier League
The Terrier League Final 2014 was held at Dog Vegas, Thetford on the 21 June. Well done to the all the winners.

Senior Agility League
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.

Schnauzer & 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.

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.

The Animal Health Co Classic
Amazingly there was not a black and white amongst the winners of the sixth heat of the AHC Classic at Empingham.

KC Olympia 2014
Not long to go until the Semi Finals of the KC Agility Stakes at the KCI Festival.  Here is the latest and maybe the last published list of Olympia qualifiers though it could still change in the next few days if anyone else pulls out.

Drontal Agility Challenge
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.

Brillo International Bounce
And the qualifiers from the heats at Shrewsbury, Severnside, Hatton Festival, Wye Valley and PADS/ Heart pf England shows thus far are...

CSJ Highland Stakes
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified for this year's final on Sunday, 6 July at Scotland's National Game Fair at Scone Palace.

Just 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.

OTHER NEWS & INFO

Training 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.

  • K9 Sports (Cambs)

  • BATS (Beds)

  • Patanden Agility (W. Sussex)

Training & Education
Now is your chance to have a say on how dogs are queued at agility events. Thus far more than 900 surveys have been completed but the goal is 1000! Express your views by completing this brief survey.

Crufts Car Stickers
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.

Training News
Looking for the winning edge? Further to the success of the previous seminars held regularly since 2007, the Kennel Club Canine Sports Science Seminar will be returning this November.

IMCA/PAWC 2014
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.

E-VENTS

'The 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.' Marianne Tembey

Events added in the last two weeks.


RESCUE DOGS

Some of the latest arrivals are previewed here but there are many more looking for active homes.

Rescue Me
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!

SCHEDULES

Sorry 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.


TRAINING

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.

Dog Training Myths Busted
Ruth Turner 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.

Dogtectives
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.

REGULAR FEATURES

Rainbow Bridge
Candy may have had her 'Sptiz moments' in the ring but she still reached G7. But her cheeky grin will be missed.

In Memory...
It is with much sadness we say goodbye to Tim Marsh who died on 28 July after losing his long battle with cancer! Sad news too from High Lane Dog Training Club. Maria Bailey, one of their members, has tragically died from a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

Message Board
Keep your message whether it be congrats, good luck or something practical like lost property or unclaimed rosettes in front of people for more than a month.

Flea Market
Lots of bargains for sale including car cages for probably every size and shape car or van, caravans and tents and pre-loved agility equipment to say nothing of puppies for agility, camping passes and more.

Rescue Me
Thinking about getting another dog for agility? Why not look at one of these rescue dogs who would love an active home.

Show Diary
More KC, UKA, FAB and unaffiliated shows than another other UK agility site (we think) including a number of 2014-2015 winter series.

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 rate card.

Judge's A-List
Very soon all the show secretaries will be looking for judges for their 2015 show. Check your contact details now. All types o judges welcome - KC, UKA, FAB, etc.

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 & Trainers.

SPECIALS

Minority Agility Competitors
Just how friendly and diverse is our sport? Kayden Medcalf first brought this issue to our attention on FB. He reports on the results of his on-line survey of heterosexual and LGBT competitors and their experiences at shows and training. 

Sports Bras for Agility
A woman can only run as fast as her boobs will allow her! When Lesley Short was made redundant, she decided to have a trade stand selling sports bras as a way of continuing to be part of the agility community.

Happy Days
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.

Space Dogs
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.

Agility 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.

HEALTH & FITNESS

ICE Cards
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 In Case of Emergency...

Agility, 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?

Queuing & Agility Dogs
For the past four years, Stephanie Fleig 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 research.

Canine Pancreatitis
Since writing this article, Kay Westgate has had over 50 emails from owners with dogs suffering pancreatitis. They all say they find it helpful.

A Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.

Be AgilityFIT
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.

Wag & Tone
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.


DESPERATELY SEEKING...

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.

REVIEWS

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.

Essential Foundation Jumping Skills
Heidi Pichotta agreed to review Lee Windeatt's first DVD because she loved it!

Pup2Perfection DVD
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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