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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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  • FAB Surrey 2 dates have changed to 21st - 22nd September so IFCS will be 21st September. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of GB is holding a Spring Garden Party with so0me fun agility classes for Bernese and their owners. (Show Diary)
     

  • Due to venue problems, the dates for The Agility Club show has been changed. (Show Diary)
     

  • Longfield Agility Solutions has launched the Grampion Agility Championship, a new fun event for handlers aged 50+. (Show Snippets)
     

  • UKA LAPS on 29th -30th June is no longer taking place. (Show Diary)
     

  • The KC will be live streaming all of the Agility action in the main arena from all four days of Crufts 2019 (7th - 10th March) directly onto their FB  group and on YouTube channel. (KC at Crufts)
     

  • Congratulations to all those who are now Approved and Affiliated GLP judges. (Judges A-List)
     

  • Congratulations to Greg Derrett who is now a KC Agility Champ judge. (Judges A-List)
     

  • The heats, judges and assistant judges  for the 2019 KC International Tour have been announced. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Newlands has changed show processor and extended the closing date. (Show Diary)
     


AGILITYNET STUFF

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. 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 500 UK judges 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.

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...

Flea Market
It's the start of another agility season so a good time to buy or sell your van, caravan and camping equipment etc. on the new, easier to use Flea Market. We've also 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.

Pick of the Litter
Looking for suggestions for a name for the KC Activity Register for Gill Clark's new ABC addition.

Senior Agility League
Now is a good time to enter the 2019 Senior League  before the season starts up again
and you don't have time. A warm welcome to our new sponsor Nordikota Print & Embroidery.

Congratulations to the Agilitynet Senior League winners who are the very first people to have received a Mangoglass award. From all the team at Mangoglass.

In Memory
On 21st January, we lost another member of the early agility community. Bobby Rowlands was a competitor, judge and for many years Secretary of The Agility Club.

Winning Out Certificates 2018
Good news. The Winning Out Certificates have landed. Do feel free to do a 'boast post' on Agilitynet FB and please don't forget to thank our kind sponsor Agria Pet Insurance for their support. If you like stats, you can find out more about the Class of '18 - how many certificates went out and to whom etc., do to the Everything you want to know about... page

Georgie Bearder
13 year old Georgie has been raising funds for SWGSD Rescue since she rehomed Bella, her Romanian agility dog. She has painted glasses, hauled water at shows and sold copper bracelets and single handedly raised £3,353.07. She has been nominated for the YKC Young Person of the Year and needs your vote.

Crufts Stickers
We no longer send out 'I've qualified for Crufts 2019' stickers but you can order them from the Kennel Club online shop for a £2 donation.

In Memory
Terry Polley, one of the loveliest men in agility, lost his battle against cancer this week. His funeral will be on 25th February at the South Essex Crematorium, Upminster. Afterwards at the Huntsman & Hounds. Please pass on to Terry's friends.

Rainbow Bridge
Ru Baker and family have said good bye to Didi, one of their Poodles.

YKC Young Person of the Year
Support two of our outstanding Agility Juniors by voting for them in the YKC Young Person of the Year competition. The winners will be announced at Crufts 2019.

  • Georgie Bearder - Fundraiser of the Year
  • Lucas Irwin-Burns - Sporting Talent of the Year

Angelo 'Doc' Docherty
Doc Docherty admits to being in love with judging. He celebrated his 300th KC appointment in 2018 and is looking for more...

Agilitynet Shop

  • Buy direct UK manufacturer Guardsman that makes dog guards and boot dividers to globally recognised quality standards.
     
  • Maureen Armstrong is a qualified canine sports massage therapist as well as a teacher and competitor in dog agility in the Gillingham, Dorset area.  She also make home visits.
     
  • Mango Glass is a new company making adorable custom-made glass agility awards and trophies.

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.

CSEN 2018
Neil Ellis reports on his experience - and observations - judging at one of Italy's top competitions.

Senior Agility League Hall of Fame
We have two new inductees into what we think is the first Agility Hall of Fame in the world. Welcome to Jane Cameron who hung up her running shoes this year and Lesley Wilks' Catch a Dream (13) who ran her last KC class in September.

Working with Dogs
The Agility Club has appointed Jill Spurr as the permanent Editor of The Agility Voice. She brings a wealth of experience of agility and wider interests with dogs, as well as print and publishing.

New Years Honours List
Mega congratulations to everyone who won out in 2018. This year we have a record number of dog/handler partnerships on the list - more than 1900! Thank you to our sponsors, Agria Pet Insurance for their support.

Competing with a Xolo
it takes a special kind of crazy to consider training a dog with zero work ethic for agility, but that's what Sarah Hamblin has done - and it's working.

Trick Training
Nicola Smith believes that all behaviours including agility are 'tricks' to our dogs. This year she decided to create a Christmas trick video to give her injured G7 Collie something to do on an enforced break. So she created a delightful holiday film A Christmas Tail which you will love.



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.

Just in... DVDs, books and clothing for sale on the Flea Market with proceeds going to English Springer Spaniel Welfare.

SPECIALS

Flyball & Agility
Beth Rachlis thinks that dogs can do both and pick up the other sport more easily than those who haven't trained in either discipline. And she's proved it. With comments from Ellen Schofield, another successful agility/flyballer.

FCI Agility Worlds 2018
The AWC in Sweden on 4th -7th October was Kathryn Stickney's third consecutive AWC with her Working Cocker Coco and definitely the one for which she felt the most ready.

Agility League for Spitz (ALFS)
Mark Bunyan reports on the very successful inaugural year of the League for Spitz and their crosses. It was a very good year especially for Kevin Butler and Ice-Baku.

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!

Ice & Snow - An Interview with Two Spitz Dogs
If dogs could talk, an interview with Ice and Snow might go something like this... ALFS co-organiser Mark Bunyan translates.

The Lenton Method®
The Canine Massage Guild will be making history when both Sparsholt and Winchester universities conduct the first ever, in-depth clinical trials on the efficacy of this clinical canine massage therapy.

PAWC 2018 - Where Anything Is Possible
Nigel Perry has a degenerative disc disease and is classed as disabled, so it wasn't surprising that his agility journey  didn't get off to a great start. He persevered, however, and this year he was asked to be a member of Team UK at the IMCA / PAWC 2018.

Bereavement
For many of us in the dog agility world, our lives revolve around our dogs and we can be devastated by their loss. Agility competitor and pet bereavement counsellor Emma-Jane LaRoche writes about this sad and difficult time and how to deal with it.

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!

Animal Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company has announced that it will be continuing support of the The Animal Health Company Classic. The Final will be held in the autumn.

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.

The Agria Agility Challenge 2019
Agria Pet Insurance will support the 2019 Agility Challenge. The final will be held in September in the Top Dogs Arena at The Malvern Autumn Show.

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

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.

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