Getting a great wait at the start -
The retraining of a serial wait breaker.
This is the story of a serial wait breaker. It started with a few broken
waits then a trail of broken waits and finally absolutely no wait at all.
Parkour for Dogs
Sasha and Jilly have discovered great fun activity using the dog's natural
athleticism to negotiate natural and man made obstacles.
dog agility game that has come over from America. Find out how to make
a hoop and see a short video of a hoopers dog.
Comments on Spaying
Jilly was spayed in April and I found some interesting bits on the internet
that I thought would be good to share.
Introducing a fourth
What's happening with the Kennel Club regarding the fourth height and
current research into dog jumping.
Here's our new little puppy on her first day in her new home.
Jilly has her own little training blog where I'll record her progress from
puppy to competition.
has been in puppy land for a while. If you can bear to look at
something adorable have a look at the puppies page. Bound to make you
Agility Bits has published a free online ebook which will give you some
ideas on how to stop a dog from pulling dog, see also the ebook below.
for people with difficult dogs
This ebook is aimed at people who have puppies, however, there is a lot in
it that will help you to understand positive training. There is a
particularly interesting section on page 123 about training on walks.
Ian Dunbar claims that you can mend your dog's ways on a single walk.
UK Rally obedience
This sport is soon to be run by the Kennel Club. Find out more
about Rally-o here.
Make Your Own Headcollar
If you want to experiment with making a headcollar to your own design have a
look at the one I've made for Sasha. It's the only one I've ever seen
that doesn't tighten.
There's nothing like a bit of variety to keep a working dog happy and so
Sasha is learning to herd gym balls. This new sport is known as
treibball. Jamie isn't impressed but Sasha's having fun.
Border Collie Collapse
This syndrome has also been called exercise induced hyperthermia (EIH), or
exercise induced collapse. Sasha has suffered several incidences but
with the vet's advice she has coped well.
Lose weight with Agility Bits
A lot of us get fat as we get older. Here's how
I've managed to lose some weight so that I can keep up with Sasha.
Are you stuck for a name for your dog? Our visitors have suggested
loads of names which will give you some good ideas.
Sasha Learns to
Weaving is one of the most difficult things to teach a dog. Here's Sasha learning the V-weaves and then the upright poles.
Strains and an
It was almost the start of the agility season and Jamie had strained his hind leg. Here's
what happened and how I rehabilitated him.
A Rehabilitation Diary
A record of how we got on with our rehabilitation programme.
comeback after injury
and I've been asked a couple of questions about elementary classes. There's a video
clip on this page too.
The tale of the paddling pool
Keeping cool in summer is important for dogs. Jamie likes the paddling
pool but how about wimpy Sasha?
Sometimes you can learn a lot from watching top class
handlers. The video clip on this page shows some exceptionally good
handling and I think you'll find it memorable.
Agility For Pet
Would your pet dog enjoy some
simple agility? You don't have to compete or go to training classes to have some fun in
you ever wondered what sort of treats to give your dog for a change?
I've found some interesting stuff on the net and Kathy Williams has sent in
an interesting recipe.
Finding Space to Train
Are you stuck for a little bit of land to set up some jumps?
Here's some ideas that might help.
Other articles on training, pulling dogs,
using harnesses etc. can be found in the
Some background information.
Just in case you want to know who's responsible for this lot.
Jamie and Sasha have written this page which will help with some of your