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RESCUE US
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

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  • Well done to Sian Illingworth and new Ag,h, Ferdi's Mirror mage. (Ag.Ch. Dogs)
     
  • Due to injury, there's a change of judge at the Cornwall September show. (Show Diary)
     
  • Lisa Duggan is sad to be stepping down from organising the CSJ Highland Stakes. (Show Snippets)
     
  • CSJ is launching the Veteran Handler competition for 2020. (Show Snippets)
     
  • The Minutes of the ALC in July have been released. (Minutes)
     
  • The dogs' favourite swimming spot at The Patch has been closed until further notice as wasps have suddenly decided to build a nest close to the entrance.  (Show Diary)
     
  • We announce the list of competitors for the last ever LOW 550 National Jumping Cup Final. (LOW 550 Jumping Cup)
     
  • The KC International Agility Festival will be supporting Forever Agility charity this year. (Charity News & Good Causes)
     
  •  An 'up contact' judge will be appointed for all Kennel Club prestige Agility events including Discover Dogs, Olympia and Crufts. (Show Snippets)
     
  • Five was the lucky number for the GB Agility Team at the European Open in The Netherlands. (Show Snippets)

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.

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

AGILITYNET STUFF

Flea Market
It's always a good season to buy or sell your van, caravan and camping equipment etc. on the new, easier to use Flea Market. We've improved our security in our constant war against spammers. There's more to browse and even some puppies under age of six months. And it is still free for individuals to use.

Judges A-List
A message for anyone organising an agility show. Did you know that you can contact judges easily by emailing them direct by using the link on the A-List? There are 500 KC, UKA and independent judges to select from. New judges always welcome.

Agilitynet FB
Agilitynet FB has reached a whopping 26,000+ members! Welcome to all new members.

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. Use the Qualifier filter and select Measuring.

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.


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WHAT'S NEW...

Rain Rain
Sometimes humour arises out of adversity or as we are experiencing, the bad weather! Agility people are nothing if not resilient and even when the rings at the KCIAF were underwater and caravans sinking into the ground, they still found time to smile.

  • Has anyone got a recent email address for God?

  • Course walking a la KCI

  •  KC International Under Water Festival

  • Rosie Dains' reasons to be cheerful

  • Roger Brown's Hit List - The top 12

Animal Health Co Classic
None of the dogs at Rugby, RVA or Dog Vegas - Thetford stopped for a drink at the Westcotts Water Jump despite the heat.

The Agria Agility Challenge 2019
Neither sun nor rain nor ducks could stop the fastest handlers at the RVA, Rugby and Holkam heats from claiming their places at September’s final, to be judged by Championship Agility judge Hannah Banks.

CSJ Open 2019
Anyone who has ever wanted to experience a high end, international competition will want to read Gina Colton's report on her second visit to the 2019 CSJ Open.

Pic of the Litter
Good to know that they do have agility over the bridge.

The Agilitynet Shop
Since so many agility people now do Hoopers with their oldies, we've added a new section for equipment and accessories to The Shop

Senior Agility League
Good news for members of the Agilitynet Senior League. Now you can collect points for Knockout and Circular Knockout places. Thank you again to our sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.

The Appliance of Science to Dog Agility
Many people say that agility is not 'rocket science,' but in a series of humorous mini articles, Alan Waddington would beg to disagree. So sit back and prepare to be amused. The Isaac Newton Dog Training Academy presents the impact of the laws of nature on dog agility.

Toy Breeds Agility League
If you are competing with a very small dog, you'll want to know more about the Toy Breed Agility League (TBAL) which is an on-line league set up to highlight the achievements of tiny dogs. 

Product News

  • Hoopers Equipment has launched a range of hoops, pop-up barrels, tunnels, gates and tangos for both professional trainers and those wanting to practice at home.
     

  • Naylor Agility has a new web site showing off all their tunnels (agility, hoopers and fun) as well as tunnel accessories.

Pinched Nerves
Even the most athletic agility dog can get strains, sprains and painful pinched nerves.  Therefore, it's important to spot these injuries early before significant damage is done. Chiropractor Petra Langen-Pieters explains how to tell if your dog has a pinched nerve.

SPECIALS

Scrappy
Once you start a love affair with a poodle, your life will never be the same again!Chris Stamps writes about what it's like to live with an Agility Standard Poodle. Yes, those are the big ones! And don't ask about the name.

photo cred: Jenny GermaineThe Five Second Rule
Something as innocuous as walking the dog when it is too hot can be dangerous. On a typical summer day, the  pavement can reach a temperature of 52° or more. Fortunately there's a handy way to test the temperature of the ground.

Related imageKratu the Romanian Rescue Dog
Kratu went viral after his hilariously 'bad' performance at Crufts 2019. He's a natural clown and a great ambassador for rescue dogs around the world.

My Other Half
WAO judge Sally Jones has been on her agility journey for 30 years now with her long suffering husband Steve who still cannot see the merits of spending a day in a muddy field, full of noisy dogs with bunch of people talking about their 'if-only' rounds. And she's not the only one...

Failure is Part of Success
When Lucy Tarpey was 12 she started training her Cocker Spaniel Diesel in the garden, using broom handles and a plastic hoop. Soon she was doing both Junior and Standard classes, sometimes against more than 100 adults which was a bit overwhelming for a youngster. She is now 17 years old and she has learned the hard way that perseverance is the key.

Ring Party Procedure Manual
Many thanks to Cornwall AC for sharing their delightful and very useful guide to ring party jobs. If you are a newbie to competition or not very confident about helping out at shows, this is one not to be missed!

Longleat the Legend
For many people Longleat was - and forever will be - their all-time favourite agility show venue. In  those doing agility seemed come second to the social side. Shirley Elkins shares her memories of those days when one woke up to the roar of lions!




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.


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!

LOW 550 Scotland
Doc Docherty will be judging the LOW 550 Scotland Final in August. If you want to run Doc’s final course with the chance to win great trophies, a 3m pipe tunnel or a free space on training workshop, be sure to put the dates in your 2019 diary.

Agria Brillo Bounce
After five years of competition, there will be no Brillo Bounce in 2019.


REVIEWS

K9 Custom Canopies
These custom-made sun reflective covers for most cars and vans are just what they say on the tin. Reviewed by Dave Nash who was motivated by the product and cake!

Winston & Porter® Hip & Joint Rescue
Friends Shellie Smith and Alison Barlow review this canine joint supplement which contains a quadruple strength combination of  Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM  and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for long term joint health and mobility.

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.

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