What's new on the agility scene...
New Physio Equipment Attracting
Attention in the Agility World
The SafeRocker+ was launched
in the autumn to the vet physio world, but it is catching agility people's eye,
The SafeRocker+ was launched
after a year of prototype testing and has rapidly proved popular with veterinary
physios. The kit is highly flexible in it's manner of use and provides
therapists with a lot of options in one piece of equipment. It has been
developed by BDBCo.VET, as a super safe approach to providing unstable surfaces
Managing Director Dru
Ross said, 'We expected sales to be good as it was well received during
prototype testing. We didnít have those involved in agility in mind at all
when we were designing it. However, one of the physios testing the prototype
introduced the equipment to an agility trainer who gave us an insight in to
how those involved in agility could use the equipment.'
Caroline Walker of All
About Agility says of the SafeRocker+ ďI recently had the opportunity to use
the SafeRocker at All About Agility. We have a large selection of dogs
ranging from puppies to competing dogs along with a couple who are currently
undergoing rehab. I found the rocker to be very versatile especially for the
younger dogs who lack confidence. It was nice and gentle which will help the
puppies get used to movement for their later agility career. I also used it
for my dog in rehab and could do multiple exercises on it which for a
trainer is very useful especially if limited for space. Highly recommend
this piece of kit.'
The SafeRocker+ (SR+)
comprises a continuous curve and a flat side, so can be used either way up. The
equipment is useful for balance and proprioception training for both hindlimbs
and forelimbs, as well as for side to side exercises. It can be used for
developing and reinstating core strength and confidence on unstable surfaces. It
is also suitable for stretching, and reaction and control work.
The SR+ delivers an easily
controlled rocking action. The continuous base curve prevents any sudden tipping
or slamming. Should a dog leap off in an uncontrolled way, the SR+ will not bang
noisily. If the dog is off-centre, the SR+ simply tilts gently in response to a
change in position. Rocking and tilting are easily managed by foot or use of
wedges or blocks.
BDBCo.VET is the veterinary
part of the Big Dog Bed Company, sponsor of the Senior Agility League, and
designs and manufactures growing range of veterinary and vet physio equipment.
The SafeRocker+ retails at
£189 incl VAT www.BDBCo.Vet www
New Salomon Wide-fit Agility Shoes Available at Agility World
Salomon aren't making that much fuss about it
really, but the first ever wide-fit Speedcross 4 trainers are now available for
the first time from Agility World. Right now they have an introductory
offer on them at the moment a saving of £21.00!
Agility World owner Sam Clarke said, 'Iíve
often been asked about a wide fit agility shoe, so Iím thrilled that Salomon
has responded to feedback. The Spwedcross 4 trainers are already proving
very popular with customers. They've sold amazingly well since end of
January when we first ordered. Long hours of training and competing can be
really hard on your feet, so itís important that your shoes are a good fit.'
Salomonís legendary Speedcross 4 trainer
has long been the go-to choice for many. A well-fitting agility shoe, combining
excellent grip, cushioning and stability is the goal for most competitors;
But what if your feet are slightly broader?
Fortunately you no longer have to squeeze them into uncomfortably tight shoes:
available for the very first time, Agility World, the website devoted to
products for agility enthusiasts, recently introduced the Speedcross 4 Wide Fit
trainer to its range.
Available in menís and ladies colour options, the
wide fit trainer has an extra 12mm in the fore foot, the equivalent of a size EE
fitting. Itís still lightweight and highly cushioned, providing ultimate
stability and aggressive grip, just as you'd expect from a Speedcross shoe.
Ladiesí wide-fit Speedcross trainers are
available in sizes 3.5 to 9, while menís range from size 6.5 to 13.5.
The trainers also benefit from Speedcrossís
trademarked Quicklace system, allowing you to easily adjust the laces with just
one pull, plus a moulded mid-sole and foot bed for improved comfort.
For more information, or to buy trainers from
Speedcross's wide-fit range, visit Agility World at
Bamboozle Barking Bakery to Offer Tasty Treats for Judges
Bamboozle Barking Bakery,
makers of home-made dog treats and biscuits, has introduced a range of healthy
personalised dog biscuits which can be used as thank you gifts for judges and
ring parties. They also make great gifts for special occasions - including
Christmas - for the agility enthusiast.
All BBB products are made
with healthy, nutritious ingredients and have a great taste to tempt any
four-legged friend. The range includes a popular turkey treat to use as a reward
for good work.
Owner Nina Whitnell said,
'As a dog owner for over 25 years, I have tried and tested many treats and
biscuits for my dogs and others none of which ticked all the boxes and so i
started to bake. After lots of trials, I eventually had products fit for
purpose and made all my six dogs drool. I invited friends including dog
trainers and competitors to trial my treats and I'm pleased to say were
greatly received by them. '
Reviews and product
information including ingredients can be found on the BBB website. Delivery
options and sizes are all clearly displayed making it easy to order.
For more information or to get a quote for your
club, show or doggie event, email Nina at