Eat what you like and lose weight

This is my new web page on getting rid of the excesses.  It's dead simple and I've shed loads.

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 my agility dogs.  

Hoopers

The new 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.

Keeping up with the dog

Four things to do when you're old and overweight and you think the courses are too fast for you.  Honestly they're not.

Parkour for Dogs

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

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. 

Jilly's Blog

Jilly has her own little training blog where I'll record her progress from puppy to competition. 

Puppies

My head 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 broody.

Pulling Dogs

Agility Bits has published a free online ebook which will give you some ideas on how to stop a dog from pulling.

More help for people with difficult dogs

This ebook by Ian Dunbar 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.  Read on.

Treibball

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.

Dog Treats

Have 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.

 

Training To Video Trial

Although it refers to Wag It Games this document could be a great help to agility people. I know Wag It Games has really helped us to focus in the ring

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.

Dog Names

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 Weave

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 Agility Dog

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.

Jamie's comeback after injury

Also I've been asked a couple of questions about elementary classes.  There's a video clip on this page too. 

Good teamwork

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 Dogs

Would your pet dog enjoy some simple agility? You don't have to compete or go to training classes to have some fun in the garden.

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.

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.