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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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  • Congrats to Alan Bray for making Ticita into an Agility Champion at Thames. (Ag.Ch. Dogs)
     
  • The fundraising show for Juniors Team GB Emilia Bowers and Hannah Thorpe has been postpone until 30th June due to weather and ground conditions. (Events)
     
  • With only a few days to go, The Agility Club has freed up a whole load  of camping spaces. (Show Diary)
     

  • To assist with ring numbers, the SWAT Junior Jumping qualifier on 7th July will now be judged by Jen Slade. (Show Diary)
     
  • The KC is looking for clubs that are interested in putting on an agility display at Countryfile Live in August at Castle Howard. (Show Snippets)
     
  • The Longfield Agility show on 27th-28th July has  been cancelled.  (Show Diary)
     
  • The agility world has two new Ag.Ch. dogs - Lian Knight's Sonic and Alan Wildman's Mynx. (Ag.Ch. Dogs)
     
  • Clarification of PA use at the next Dog Vegas show at The Camp. (Show Snippets)
     
  • The Final of The Scottish Agility Dog of the Year Competition will be held at the SKC August Show with awards for Small, Medium, Intermediate and Large height categories.  (Show Snippets)
     
  • The 2019 PAWC team travelling to Spain this August has been selected. (Show Snippets)
     
  • 23 new dogs and 19 handlers have been selected for the 2019 KC Development Programme for Agility Team GB 2020 Squad. (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

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.

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...

FMBB World Championships
It was a 2,000 mile round trip for the team representing GB at the 2019 BSD Worlds in The Czech Republic. Team Manager Tony Parmiter reports on the results.

Training Places
KC club North Downs has a couple of spaces for competing dogs on a Tuesday evening, training indoors at Merrist Wood near Guildford, Surrey.

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.

Thinking Aloud Allowed

  • Halfway through the season is a good time to revisit a timely quote from Linda Mecklenburg about competing with our dogs.

  • What does 'just for fun' agility really mean?

Animal Health Co Classic
Results from the second heat of the AHC Classic heat at the Stonebridge.

The Agria Agility Challenge 2019
The winning continues at the Worcester Premier and North Somerset shows.
 It’s going to be an exciting year!

Pugs & Jugs
Did you know that Pugs close their eyes when they weave and can use their tails as rudders to steer their way around a course. To find out more about these energetic little dogs, we talked to a number of Pug and Jug agility handlers.

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, dogGood Causes
To help fund Emilia Bowers' and Hannah Thorpe's travels to the Junior European Open in Switzerland this July, a variety of fundraising events have been organised including two fund dog shows and an on-line auction which is open until Wednesday, 29th June. To quote Strictly, keeeep bidding.

Rainbow Bridge
It's been a year since Shirley Elkins lost her beloved collie Izzy to a massive heart attack one bright and sunny in May.

s the Night Before the WAO
Good luck to all the UK Teams at the World Open Agility Championships in The Netherlands. We know all your runs will be poetry in motion!

Jerry Green Dog Rescue Gets Agile
Agility field hire is available at Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centres in North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and South Lincolnshire. The competition standard equipment included.

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!

DARL Finals 2019
Over the Easter weekend, 101 dogs from all around the UK came to the Dog Agility Rescue League finals came to the Adams show to take part in the Finals to prove that the best agility dog is a rescue dog. Report from Beth Rachlis with input from Neil Ellis and organiser Nigel Perry.

Animal Health Trust Fundraising News
Laura Evan's fundraising project for the AHT Canine Epilepsy Research Program,  in memory of her dog Kye, has reached it's first target. She and her helpers will also at The Agility Club, Quadpaws, Highdown, SKS and Southdown so watch out for the purple tent and give generously.

Pick of the Litter
Agility for tiny people.

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...

Agility Bon Mots
For those who are not familiar with French, the saying Bon Mots can be translated as 'clever sayings' or witty remarks. For instance:-

Assess, Review, Study, Entertain - and you won't make an acronym of yourself. Lee Windeatt


RARE & UNUSUAL BREEDS

Chi jumping wellRidgebacks Rule
Kerry Rhodes started her agility journey with two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. At first no one would allow them to join their club but eventually she was welcomed by E. Yorkshire AC. Since then, she's never looked back and has now been competing with her boys for six years.

Herbie Sausage
Never underestimate a dachshund. They're not the first breed you think of when someone mentions Agility, but with careful management and training Haylie Mabe believes they can enjoy agility along with the taller dogs.

Frenchie Flyer
Jack Fenton would be the first to admit that he and his French Bulldog Kevin are not the typical agility team. Jack is dyspraxic means that he struggles with even the most basic handling techniques.

Gorgeous George the Boston Terrier
When Katie Gurney decided that she wanted to run a smaller dog, she discovered the Boston Terrier, a breed not usually seen in the ring. She found them agility and easy to train as they love to please and great fun to own.

Competing with a Kooikerhondje
Most people don't realise that Mark Duggan is competing with a rare breed. They think his Millie is a Spaniel X, but she's really a Kooikerhondje, a 16th century Dutch dog bred to lure ducks into traps. This is the story of how agility has helped them make their curious extraordinary agility journey.

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.



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

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.

Related imageIsaac Newton, Financial Investment Theory & Dog Agility
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Alan Waddington has lost the plot, but we urge you to read on. It might make you change the way you read an agility course even if it does not make your financial investment decisions any easier!

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!

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...

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

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!

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!

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

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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