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RESCUE US
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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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  • If the KC decides to lower their jump heights and announces this prior to the Oct/Nov/Dec show dates, Agility Addicts will lower the jump heights for these shows, even if the KC  height changes do not take effect until January 2019.  (Show Diary)
     

  • Hannah Wade will no longer be doing the Scottish Agility League after this year. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Dog Training Barn has changed their 13th October show to 28th so as not to clash with another local show.  (Show Diary)
     

  • Agility Plaza has passed another milestone - their first KC Champ show. (Show Snippets)
     

  • T&A has changed some of their 2019 shows from Independent to KC Open. (Show Diary)

  • The Lagotto Romagnolo show is no longer limited to ABC dogs but open to all. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Orchard Mid-Sumer Show on 28th - 29th July has been cancelled. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Jump 'n Touch show on 21st July has been cancelled. (Show Diary)
     

  • There's been a change of date to the Waverunners September show due to a cycling event. (Show Snippets)
     


AGILITYNET STUFF

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We now have more than 25,000 members! Over 19,000 of you are active, with around 1,200 posts a month and 43,000 reactions Thank you everyone for making this such a great, busy group

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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. Now including measuring sessions for Scottish Shows thanks to Dawn Gilmour. Use the Qualifier filter and select Measuring.

Judge's A-List
The A-List is now on-line so anyone who judges at KC, UKA or independent shows can add and/or amend their entries themselves. There are more than 400 judges around the UK listed so plenty of choice.

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.

Senior Agility League
Over 55? Thus far more than 425 people have entered the 2018 League and more are joining ever day. It's free and fun.

E-VENTS & MEASURING

Events added in the last two weeks.

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.

'Thank you from the whole of Active for allowing us to use Agilitynet. It was amazing. For the 2nd year on this service, we saw every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen Bartholomew

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WHAT'S NEW...

Agria Brillo Bounce
Golden Valley DTC hosted the latest Agria Brillo Bounce at the Top Barn show, judged by Nick Chettle in the continuing good weather.

Product News
Beat the heat with Oralade Hydrate and get a 20% discount on your first purchase of this new hypotonic drink for dogs that balances the effects of dehydration / heat stroke - especially good for working dogs.

Dog Friendly Holidays
Canal Cottage is a lovel , dog friendly, one bed roomed cottage on the Grand Western Canal. near Tiverton (Devon)

Chip on the beachA Chip Off the Eastern Block
In 2015 Mary McKie felt she was ready for her next agility dog. She decided that she would look for rescue – maybe six months to a year old. As she lives in South West Scotland, she ruled out dogs from the 'South' as too far away, so how did she end up with a wee dog from Croatia?

Can You Top This?
Litter brothers Ben and Eric from Many Tears both won the same class at Wellingborough - one at full height and the other at LHO. Has this ever happened before?

Animal Health Co Classic
Just down the road from Matlock Bath, peace and tranquillity reigned at where Dog Vegas hosted Heat 5 of the Animal Health Company Classic 2018.With a special report from judge Amy Gandy. The Final will be held at Moreton Morrell College on 24th November. Good luck all.

CSJ Highland Agility Stakes
Fiercely fought heats throughout the year culminated on 2nd July with the CSJ Highland Agility Stakes finals, held at Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace. All the results and some comments from Scotland's favourite 'tartan trouser' Champ judge.

Pic of the Litter
Do Mr & Mrs Noah know something about the weather that we don't?

Transcool
Keep your dog cool this hot hot hot summer with the revolutionary air conditioning for your car, van or caravan.

Jody and Ralphie enjoying cuddles in a beautiful poppy field. Jody's Agility Journey
Jody Brigden may only be 13 years old but she's been doing agility for four years now and competing for two or three of them. It's her life and she can't imagine living without her two amazing dogs Buddy and Ralphie and agility.

Can You Top This?

New records include:-

  1. Litter mates winning the same class - (FH and LHO)
  2. Most capped judge
  3. Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
  4. Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show

Personal Opinion
Simon Chandler asks if we are 'dumbing down' our hobby?

Canine Cook
Looking for a tasty way to cool off your dog? How about trying some healthy 'pupsicles' or no salt chicken broth pops. Your dog will love them. Also some recipes for dogs with renal failure.

The Truth about St. Poodles v. Border Collies
We can't believe it but we are still getting votes on this one 15 years after it was first posted. We're opening the vote again to see if anything has changed. Which is the better agility dog? This is open to owners of all breeds, not just Collie or Poodle handlers.

Agility League for Spitz (ALFS)
After 10 years of dedicated work, Kim Bailey has decided to retire from administering Opal's Spitz League, so Mark Bunyan and Danielle Walker have decided to set up a new league for Spitz breeds and their crosses in its place.



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.

SPECIALS

Going Vegan or Vegetarian
In 2016 Cat Clark was admitted to hospital with sepsis. When she returned home, she was left with Chronic Fatigue. Her doctors told her they couldn’t help her, so after some research, she decided to remove both dairy and meat from her diet. Sounds completely crazy and impossible, doesn't it, but it worked!

4th Height Supporters Group News & Views
The 4th Height Supporters Group has produced a table which compares the two new options to change jump heights to be discussed at the Kennel Club Agility Council meeting on 12th July.

First Agility Classes
It's not uncommon to hear of 'poor practice' at places which offer Beginners Agility classes. Rather than just complain about it, top trainer and competitor Selena Bray decided to do something to help improve the methods used to train agility newbies by writing this article.

Footwork - Best Foot Forward
Top agility handler and full time trainer Shaun Hunt has put together a training programme so you can increase your foot speed and co-ordination and improve your overall handling ability.

Belle Goes to Crufts 2018
Small business owner, Belle McIntosh of FurBaby Casting, wondered having if having a stand at Crufts would be worthwhile so she jumped at the chance to go this year to cover the world's largest dog show for Agilitynet.

Photo: Linda GoreAgility & Pregnancy
Following the success of Bonny Quick at Crufts just two weeks after the birth of her son, her friend Nicky Grant looks at pregnancy from a physiotherapist's point of view.

Izzie - My Own Personal World Champion
If anyone would have told Beth Rachlis that she and her dog Izzie would be representing the UK at an international world championship, she would have laughed at you. But that's what she did last August at PAWC in Austria.

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
What a great report on the LOW 550 Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2018 at the Prestwick show from Judge Sara Hawkswell. Congratulations to the winners.

Agility Challenge 2018
Judge Michelle set a fast and testing course for Heat 3 at the Worcester Premier Show

LOW 550
The LOW 550 National Jumping Cup will continue for another exciting series of qualifying heats during 2017-2018 with a Final in September 2018. Judge Jan Smith reports on the Wallingford heat.

The Agility Club Starters Challenge
Everything you wanted to know about this popular G1-2 competition except who has qualified so far.

REVIEWS

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.

Fun with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive, super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility training, Flyball and other dog sports.

ByBenji Treats
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training Treats are made of premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.

DOGGO Parcours
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.

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