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RESCUE US
The Rescue page is sponsored
by Akela WholePrey
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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  • Orchard Agility will no longer be holding their Summer Show over the August Bank Holiday.  (Show Snippets)
     

  • Agria Pet Insurance is the new sponsor of the 2018 Winning Out Certificates. (Show Snippets)
     

  • iSS has announced a new inter-active version of their printed Show Diary. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Weardale DAC is running a week long Champ & Premier show in July 2019. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Kennel Club has elected Steve Croxford as Chairman.  (KC News)
     

  • Calling all finalists. Just a few more days to confirm you are joining us on Saturday, 24th November for the final The Animal Health Co 2018. (Animal Health Co.)
     

  • The Showtime Novice Cup will continue for 2019 under the established format. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The 2019 IFCS team for The Netherlands has now been selected. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The KC has announced significant changes to Agility Regulations to grade progression and jump heights. (KC News)
     

  • Overall results from the FCI WOrld Agility Championships in Sweden. (Show Snippets)


AGILITYNET STUFF

Agilitynet FB
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

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...

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.

Judges A-List
We are currently updating the list and taking new applications. If you have experience judging at KC, UKA or shows or are just starting out, you can get a free listing.

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.

Bretford Champ Show
Report from the first ever Champ only show where there were some of the best handlers in the UK met for the last chance to qualify for Crufts 2019 and plenty of cake!

2018 Winning Out Certificates
If you won out of a KC grade or moved up at a UKA show in 2018, you are invited to apply for an Agilitynet Winning Out Certificate. The on-line entry form is now officially open. Please share. Thank you to our new sponsors, Agria Pet Insurance for their support.

In Memory
Sue Harvey who died after a sudden illness will be a great loss to the Scottish and Northern  agility communities. A Just Giving page has been set up in her name with proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

20th Anniversary Prize Draw
The winners of our amazing prize draw have been selected, at random, and notified. Thank you to everyone who entered our competition and to all those kind  supplies who so generously donated such great items.

Working with Dogs
Could you be the next editor of The Agility Voice? Deadline for applications is 1st December.

Hooperholics South UK League
In recognition of the increasing interest in Hoopers, Angela Lucas has set up a HSUK national points league.

Agility is Poetry in Motion
It could be verse! Thank you to Shirley Elkins for sharing an internet poem Why Own a Dog? which pretty much sums up what we love about Agility. Also a short poem about going over to the dark side...

Rescue News
Medical Detection Dogs is looking for a very special small dog or bitch between one to four years old to be an Assistance Dog. Can you help?

Agria Brillo Bounce
Bury Farm and The British Agility Championships offered the perfect setting for the Finals. Natalie Webb reports on the competition herself she won in 2015. Well done to the winners. Whilst there are always winners, and to those not  successful this time, there’s always next year.

Introduction to Hoopers
There's a new dog sport in the UK that many agility people are taking up with their older or injured dogs.  Sarah Hamblin of CHUK explains what it's about and why it's proving so popular.

Hooperholics
Angela Lucas has set up a national scheme with competitions and award schemes for people wanting to learn more

Canine Christmas Stockings
Make the first present present on your list a personalised Christmas stocking for your dog.

Can You Top This?

New records include:-

  1. Double double wins at the same show
  2. The oldest handler to make a dog up to Champ
  3. Most consecutive places for litter-mates
  4. Youngest handlers to win a Champ ticket
  5. Highest place for a first run at a show
  6. Youngest person to win a class in the UK
  7. Litter mates winning the same class (FH and LHO)
  8. Most capped agility judge
  9. Fastest time to fill camping at an agility show
  10. Husband / wife team to win out of the same Grade at the same show

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.



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

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.

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?

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!

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.

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!

Agria Brillo Bounce
Bury Farm and The British Agility Championships offered the perfect setting for the Finals. Natalie Webb reports on the competition hersef she won in 2015. Well done to the winners Whilst there are always winners, and to those not  successful this time, there’s always next year.

Agility Challenge 2018
All the heats have been finished and the qualifiers meet at at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 30th September 2018 under the watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Martin Tait. Bring it on!

Animal Health Co Classic
We join the AHC heats for news of the latest qualifiers for this competition which open to dogs of all sizes. Not long until the Final on Saturday, 24 November 2018, kindly judged by Championship Agility Judge Jackie Gardner.

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.

LEAGUES

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.

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.

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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