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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
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.
Our third shadow skills video trial and Jilly has won again. She's awesome at this.
New from the Kennel Club
Put your dogs on the
Activity Register online.
The new dog agility game that has come over from America is gaining in popularity.
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
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.
Well done Jilly. She won her agility class at Barnstaple with her first clear round outdoors at a KC show.
We've learned lots about contacts on our training courses.
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.
Some of the bits in Agility Bits
Lots of bargains from our partners. Find everything you need for your dog.
Make your own equipment. Lots of ideas and designs for jumps, contacts etc.
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.
A compendium of bits and pieces on dog training from loose heelwork to leg weaving. Training also includes
Various articles and a complete online ebook on pulling dogs.
All sorts of information on starting to compete and what the classes are like.
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.
Most dogs love agility and this breeds directory includes comments from handlers of various breeds.
Here's a selection of games to play with your dogs plus a couple of daft computer games.
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...