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Above: Fun on the beach in November!

Agility Bits News and Updates

 

New at the Kennel Club

Agility Liaison Council January 2018 agenda

Links to the agenda and all the annexes can be found on the Agility Bits Kennel Club page.

There are lots of interesting items up for discussion and some rule change proposals.  Jump heights and grade changes are among the things they'll be discussing.

New from the Kennel Club

Put your dogs on the Activity Register online.

 

The Dog Blog 31st October -
Jilly gets a perfect score in shadow skills

Another little brag and an important question about agility.
 

The Dog Blog 30th October - Jilly has a little brag          

Jilly shows off her rosette and trophy and we have some fun finishing a course where we were E'd.

 

 

Hoopers Update

The new dog agility game that has come over from America is gaining in popularity. 

 

Parkour for Dogs

Sasha and Jilly have discovered great fun activity using the dog's natural athleticism to negotiate natural and man made obstacles.

Are you looking for a show near you?

The Kennel Club has a useful show finder tool on their website where you can search for any kind of Kennel Club licensed show to enter or go as a spectator.  It includes

Agility, Breed / Dog Showing, Canicross Race, Flyball, Heelwork To Music, Obedience, Rally and Working Trial/Bloodhound Trials

 

 

 

Kennel Club Show Finder

You can also find useful Kennel Club links and all the minutes of the Agility Liaison Council Meetings on the Kennel Club page.

End of year photos 2016

Well done Sasha.  At the grand old age of ten she won two jumping classes at full height.  In July she went down to the lower height and won again.  Clever girl.

Well done Jilly.  She had her first wins at Kennel Club shows this year and won up from grade 1 to grade 3.  Her first win was at full height.  She now does the lower height option where it's available as she's a smaller large dog. 

 

The Dog Blog - Jilly wins at Barnstaple

Well done Jilly.  She won her agility class at Barnstaple with her first clear round outdoors at a KC show.

 

Training bits

We've  learned lots about contacts on our training courses.

 

 

Puppy and adolescent training

For those people who have just got a puppy this is a really good ebook.  If your puppy has got to the hooligan stage (adolescence) there are some excellent chapters to help you through this difficult phase.


Don't ever let anyone tell you that you must have a collie to do agility.  Take a look at this clip of an American trial. (Opens in a new window)

 

Some of the bits in Agility Bits

The
Christmas Doggie Shop

is open with lots of festive goodies for you and your dog plus the intelligent dog's guide to Christmas.


The Doggie shop

Lots of bargains from our partners.  Find everything you need for your dog.


 

Equipment

Make your own equipment.  Lots of ideas and designs for jumps, contacts etc.

Garden jump and Sasha

 

Eligibility for Classes

If you're grade 1 or 2 it can be confusing working out which classes you're eligible for, especially if you want someone in a higher grade to run your dog for you.  Here are the rules with some examples.

Training

A compendium of bits and pieces on dog training from loose heelwork to leg weaving.  Training also includes

Rally Obedience
Sasha goes to regular rally classes and I have started compiling a section especially for people who are interested in this.

Other Bits

Various articles and a complete online ebook on pulling dogs.

Classes and Shows

All sorts of information on starting to compete and what the classes are like.

Kennel Club
Handy links to the Kennel Club Agility Pages, including minutes of the Agility Liaison Committee meetings and the Agility regulations.

Agility Fun

A light hearted look at the funny side of dog agility including how to teach the dogwalk using a chicken, a cat and a plank.

Jamie and Sasha

Dog Breeds

Most dogs love agility and this breeds directory includes comments from handlers of various breeds. 

Dog Games

Here's a selection of games to play with your dogs plus a couple of daft computer games.

Dog Names

Are you having trouble naming a dog? Most of the names in this section were sent in by visitors to Agility Bits and they may give you inspiration.

 

..and finally..here's us getting ready for the new season...