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Agilitynet's e-vents diary is a practical guide to events of interest to agility people including workshops, seminars and training days, charity demonstrations, practice shows and important meetings such as those for the KC Agility Liaison Council.

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July 2018
 
 

22  July

Measuring at Sherborne Vale Show (Soms)
A measuring session will take place at the Sherborne Vale DTC show (details on AgilityNet show diary and club website). Measurers will be Julia Sutton-Vane and Tracy Sowden. Measuring will take place around lunchtime. If you are looking for a second measure and either of us have measured your dog before, we cannot measure it again
Venue: The Sports Field Somerset, Mead Road, Ilchester, Yeovil, Somerset,BA22 8NZ
Contact: Please contact Tracy to book a slot. Please only ring between 5.30pm and 8.30pm
Contact No.: 01963 34198
Website: http://www.sherbornevaledtc.co.uk
EMail: tms.kc.measuring@gmail.com




23  July


Canine Conditioning Academy 2 Day Foundation Workshop (Northants)
For everyone from top flight Agility trainers to enthusiastic owners and their beginner dogs. Fun, informative and safe. Learn why the starting point to true fitness and long lasting musculoskeletal health for your dogs is foundation core training. Switch On Your Dog’s CORE. Fire your dog's muscles correctly for maximum effect to gain peak strength, proprioception, flexibility and balance. On this course you will learn how to assess your dog’s posture and joint mobility; you will be confident to use our CCA assessment tools, static and dynamic and specific. Camping permitted, no electric.
Venue: Wellingborough Rugby Football Club, Cut Throat Lane, Wellingborough ,NN29 7TZ
Contact: CanineConditioning Academy website, and our Facebook page. Please see our reviews. If you come on this course you will not look at your dogs in the same way again.
Contact No.: 07958 656119
Website: www.canineconditioningacademy.co.uk
EMail: info@canineconditioningacademy.co.uk




27  July


Measuring at Dog Vegas Matlock (Derbys)
We will be offering measuring around lunchtime on the below days, please call into the clubhouse on the morning to confirm your requirements. Books will be available and please remember to have them completed prior to your measuring. Friday 27th July: Pauline Baltes and Mavis Sherwin. Saturday 28th: Stephanie Wilson Astbury and Hannah 'Spana' Grantham Sunday 29th: Stephanie Wilson Astbury and Pat Wallis Monday 30th: Stephanie Wilson Astbury and Rachel Rogers. Dogs must be a minimum of 15 months old for their first measure. Second measures must be at least a year.
Venue: Matlock Rugby Club, Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock, Derbys,DE4 3RQ
Contact: info@dogvegas
Website: www.dogvegas.co.uk
EMail: info@dogvegas




28  July


Happy Tails Camp 2018 (Wales)
Every year over 100 dog owners and their 4 legged friends get together for great beach and woodland walks to raise money for small dog rescue / charities that need help. We have a dog show. In the evening, there is partying, bingo and bbq etc. Lots of fun and the dogs are lead free throughout the camp. A real great holiday to join in and make new friends.
Venue: Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire,SA16 0EJ
Contact: Leanne Jones
Contact No.: 07401 455485




29  July


EHPPS Dog Fun SHow & Open Day (Essex)
The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society will be holding a fun dog show running, a hurdle competition and 'have a go agility' for man's best friend to take part in. The Lamb Shack will be in attendance to provide you with delicious food. We have Melody Fisher Photography taking pictures. as well as stalls for you to browse, and a meet and greet with our resifent horses and onies. From 10:00–16:00.
Venue: Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex,SS16 4UH
Contact: Email for more information.
EMail: leigh@ehpps.org.uk



August 2018
 
 

4  August

Fun Clicker Workshop (Cambs)
Whether you're new to clicker training or have been clicker training for years there's something in this workshop for everyone. Covering free shaping, film star dogs, assistance dogs and other tricks this is a great day to connect, have fun and learn with your dog. Cost: £65 handler / £30 spectator.
Venue: Arbury, Cambridge,CB4 2ET
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk



WBSDS Measuring (Shrops)
Donna Lewis and Wendy Gilpin will be measuring at the Working Belgian Shepherd Dog show.
Venue: Harper Adams University College Newport, Shropshire ,TF10 8NB
Contact: For more information or to book, email Donna at donnajohnson1@btopenworld.com
EMail: donnajohnson1@btopenworld.com




8  August


YKC Agility Training Day with Neil Ellis and Josie Spurling (Leics)
The YKC will be hosting a training day to get members ready for the KCI Agility Festival competitions. There are two sessions available. Morning: Grade 1-4 dogs and Afternoon: Grade 5-7 dogs. A maximum of 14 members can attend each session, and then split into two groups of 7 depending on dog height. Each group will spend an hour and a half with each trainer, swapping halfway through after a break therefore having time on both an agility and jumping course. They will walk the course and run it initially, before going into some analysis to help prepare for competitions.
Venue: Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire,LE16 8TH
Contact: YKC, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 020 7518 1030
Website: http://www.ykc.org.uk/content/get-involved/events-calendar/08-Aug-2018-KC-Agility-Festival/
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk




11  August


101 Games (East Anglia)
Dog owners have a fun day - dog trainers come and pinch ideas! Ideas of activities to do with your dog at home and ideas (for other dog trainers) of games to play in classes. It includes nosework games, home-made agility ideas, obedience ideas, tricks and fun. Cost: £65 handler / £30 spectator.
Venue: Sutton Bridge (Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire border) ,PE12 9TB
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk




18  August


HTM / Freestyle Choreography Day (Lincs)
Everything you need to know about choreography from beginners to advanced competitors with international competitors and Crufts finalists Lucy Creek and Christina Oxtoby. Lucy has won no less than seven HTM / Freestyle Crufts Championships. For more details please see web-site. Cost: £65 / Early bird £55
Venue: Near Grantham, Lincolnshire,NG32 2AG
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk




20  August


August Agility Camp at Daybreak Dogs (N. Soms)
are looking to move to the next level in their training. It’s for people who are constantly striving to shave down their dogs’ times, who want to bring out the best in their individual partnership and who are willing to go that extra mile to accomplish their goals. When you sign up for this camp we’ll be in touch to find out what skill level you and your dog are currently working around. Obviously for early bird tickets this could change, so we’ll keep in contact between now and then.
Venue: Pool Farm, Ham Lane, Kingston Seymour, Clevedon, North Somerset ,BS21 6XJ
Contact: Milly Fisher, Customer Happiness Officer
Contact No.: 07968 350468
Website: www.daybreakdogs.co.uk
EMail: enquiries@daybreakdogs.co.uk




31  August


End of Summer Dog Activity Holiday (Lincs.)
3 x day holiday from 31st August- 2nd September including:- agility, rally, freestyle / tricks, scentwork, games, social walk, pub meal plus special guest instructor Heather Preece, dog photographer (featured in Your Dog magazine) on taking the perfect photo of your dog. Price also includes a photo shoot with Heather, a 10x8 inch print of your choice, plus all your food. Cost: £150 handler / £50 spectator (Accommodation not included.)
Venue: near Grantham, Lincolnshire,NG32
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk



September 2018
 
 

6  September

Help! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks (Kent)
A talk by Toni Shelbourne on managing your dog's stress. Covering topics such as lifestyle changes, setting an example, diversions, creating a den, comfort food, company, background noise and exercise. From 6.30-9.30. Cost: £15 per person. Early bird discount: £3 available until 31st July.
Venue: Victory Hall, Ruckinge Road, Hamstreet, Ashford, Kent,TN26 2NJ
Contact: Sandra Tomsett
Contact No.: 01233 637140
EMail: sandra@adtclub.co.uk




8  September


Rally Workshop Levels 1 & 2 (Cambs)
Rally is perfect for dogs unable to continue for whatever reason in agility, HTM, obedience etc., as well as anyone who would like to take up a new activity with their dog. The Kennel club describe Rally as - 'Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises.' Cost: £45 handler / £20 spectator
Venue: Sutton Bridge, (Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire border),PE12 9TB
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk




13  September


Impulsivity and Self Control with Sian Ryan (Essex)
This one-day seminar will: consider impulsivity in dogs, why it impacts behaviour and how we can measure it. It will also look at how frustration may manifest itself in dog behaviour and how impulsivity and frustration relate to self control.
Venue: Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex ,CM6 1DG
Contact: Sally and Pauline
Contact No.: 01763 256917
Website: https://www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/seminars
EMail: info@dog-and-bone.co.uk




15  September


Kennel Club Sustainable Canine Seminar (Notts)
The Kennel Club will be holding a ‘Sustainable Canine’ seminar in partnership with Nottingham Trent University with lead speakers from within the dog world. It will focus on key canine topics including relationships between owners and their dogs, environmental matters, behaviour management and training, the health and wellbeing of dogs and the canine athlete. The event is open to anyone with an interest in or involvement with dogs such as dog training instructors, canine behaviourists, members of the KCAI scheme, vets etc.
Venue: Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus. Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell ,NG25 0QF
Contact: Delegates are encouraged to book early through the KC online shop, with an early bird discount price until May 9th which includes lunch and refreshments. To find out more information and book please go to the web site.
Contact No.: 01296 318540
Website: thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/sustainable-canine-seminar/
EMail: ss



Agility Instructors Course (N. Soms)
This is a two day course helping people who would like to become agility instructors. Covering things such as setting up, agility training, teaching equipment and teaching handling skills.
Venue: Orchard Farm, Kenn Road, Clevedon, Somerset. A couple of miles from M5 J20 ,BS216TT
Contact: Email preferred or phone weekday evenings
Contact No.: 01934 833525
Website: www.diamond-dog-training.co.uk
EMail: mike_of_diamonds@yahoo.co.uk




21  September


Dog Olympics 2018 (Italy)
The Dog Olympic Games, i.e. games without borders for our 4-legged friends and their handlers. This year the schedule is filled with unmissable activities for dog lovers including Agility, Obedience, Rally, Disc Dogs, Trieball and Mobility Ball.
Venue: Villaggio Olimpico Lignano Sabbiadoro, Viale Centrale, 29, 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro,33054 LIGNAN
Contact:
Contact No.: +39 0431 409511
Website: .www.dogolympicgames.eu




22  September


YKC Sussex County Training Day
Back again with another great YKC training day, the Sussex county Dog Training Club are hosting a taster for YKC members who are new or wishing to experience different disciplines: Flyball, Agility and Obedience. open to all members aged 6-24 years. There are 20 places available and to make sure everyone has a go at everything, we will be splitting the 20 members down into two groups of 10. The cost for the day is £15 per member. If the YKC member is under 18 years of age then a parent or guardian must also attend at no additional charge.
Venue: The Dog Barn, Park Farm, Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, Near Chichester and Bognor Regis, West Sussex ,PO20 3TL
Contact: YKC, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 02075181030
Website: http://www.ykc.org.uk/content/get-involved/events-calendar/22-Sep-2018-Sussex-County/
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk




29  September


KC Judges Training Seminar - Course design and Practical Judging (Devon)
You need to have completed the Rules and Regs online assessment on the KC Academy before attending. Limited places available.
Venue: Bridestowe Village Hall, Devon & Rexon Stud, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon,EX20 4EW
Contact: Debs Colling
Contact No.: 01837 52166 or 078159 81180
EMail: Widefieldpets@aol.com




30  September


Canine Massage and Physiotherapy (Lincs)
Includes - sports therapy, strength and fitness, age and injury care, and gait analysis with qualified and experienced canine physio and massage therapist Merle Dekanski. Cost: £65 handler / £35 spectator
Venue: near Grantham, Lincolnshire,NG32 2AG
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk



October 2018
 
 

11  October

Interactive Play Skills with Craig Ogilvie (Doncaster)
Use Interactive Play to create a unique and special experience to share with your dog. This can help with:- Improving your existing play, Working motivation, Toy possession, Lack of interest in toys, Building a better relationships with your dog, Confidence building, a high value reward experience for training, communicating with your dog whilst they are stimulated, Creating an interactive experience that you can share with your dog which stimulates their body and mind and most of all having lots of fun! This event will be a 90 minute talk followed by plenty of practical demonstrations with a variety of dogs.
Venue: IDBTC, Lupine Woods, Turbary Road, Haxey Carr, Haxey, Doncaster ,DN9 2JN
Contact: Sally and Pauline
Contact No.: 01763 256917
Website: https://www.dog-and-bone.co.uk/seminars
EMail: info@dog-and-bone.co.uk




22  October


YKC Agility Training Day with Lee Gibson (Shrop)
The Young Kennel Club Agility training day with Lee Gibson held at Lucozade Powerleague in Shrewsbury, it’s ideal practice for those just starting to compete and members who are competing at all levels. Any member wishing to attend should be able to complete every Agility obstacle – Dog Grades 1-7. There are two sessions available. Morning Session – 10.00-1.00pm. Afternoon Session – 1.30pm – 4.30pm. A session will cost £35. If the member is under 18 years of age, then one accompanying parent/guardian must also attend at no charge.
Venue: Lucozade Powerleague Shrewsbury, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury ,SY2 6ST
Contact: YKC, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB
Contact No.: 020 7518 1030
Website: http://www.ykc.org.uk/content/get-involved/events-calendar/22-Oct-2018-Lee-Gibson/
EMail: ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk




27  October


Canine Massage and Physiotherapy (Lincs)
Includes - sports therapy, strength and fitness, age and injury care, and gait analysis with qualified and experienced canine physio and massage therapist Merle Dekanski. Cost: £65 handler / £35 spectator
Venue: Rayleigh, Essex,SS6 9QW
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk



November 2018
 
 

3  November

FCI Agility Judges Seminar (Warks)
This one day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for people to expand their knowledge and experience of judging agility in Europe. It will cover advice on officiating at FCI agility competitions, FCI agility equipment and an overview of the new 2018 FCI Agility Regs and Judges Guidelines amongst other things. The seminar will be led by Wilf Claes. Ticket prices are £60 per person until 5th April, and £80 after this date. Includes lunch. The seminar will run from 9am until 5pm.
Venue: The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth , CV8 2LZ
Contact: Tickets can be purchased on the web site. The closing date to buy tickets is 9th October 2018.
Contact No.: vvvv
Website: www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/products/fci-judges-seminar-2018-hosted-by-wilf-claus
EMail: vv




4  November


FCI Agility Judges Seminar (Warks)
This one day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for people to expand their knowledge and experience of judging agility in Europe. It will cover advice on officiating at FCI agility competitions, FCI agility equipment and an overview of the new 2018 FCI Agility Regs and Judges Guidelines amongst other things. The seminar will be led by Wilf Claes. Ticket prices are £60 per person until 5th April, and £80 after this date. Includes lunch. The seminar will run from 9am until 5pm.
Venue: The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth,CV8 2LZ
Contact: Tickets can be purchased on the web site. The closing date to buy tickets is 9th October 2018.
Website: www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/products/fci-judges-seminar-2018-hosted-by-wilf-claus



December 2018
 
 

1  December

HTM / Freestyle Choreography Day (Essex)
Everything you need to know about choreography from beginners to advanced competitors with international competitors and Crufts finalists Lucy Creek and Christina Oxtoby. Lucy has won no less than seven HTM / Freestyle Crufts Championships. For more details please see web-site. Cost: £65 / Early bird £55
Venue: Rayleigh, Essex,SS6 9QW
Contact: Christina Oxtoby
Website: www.eventdogs.co.uk
EMail: bookings@EventDogs.co.uk