Agility Bits News and Updates
Does anyone else have dogs like this or is it just me?
Sasha: I want a wee wee
Me: Oh no, didn't you go last night?
Sasha: Yes, but I had a long drink.
All is forgiven though as she won her jumping class yesterday.
Dog Names Survey 2016
Fun time. The Agility Bits dog names survey is back.
News from the Kennel Club on lower jump heights
In a new press release the Kennel Club have announced that clubs will be able to give competitors the option of allowing their dogs to jump lower heights. The rules will come into force on 1st July.
All dogs will be able to benefit from the lower heights if their handlers feel that this is more appropriate for them and it won't add any more time to shows.
It hasn't all been plain sailing in
We both took part in an activity
Make your own rubber contacts
All the links can be found on the Kennel Club page. There's the main agenda and four annexes so lots of reading.
Do you have a small large dog? Would you like to see a fourth jump height? Here's what's happening with the Kennel Club regarding the fourth height and current research into dog jumping. Updated to include the January ALC minutes and the proposal for the fourth height.
Jilly has her own little blog and diary where I'm recording her adventures. This is now morphing into the dog blog.
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.
Jilly isn't quite turning out like this
Thanks to Carol Seymour for the cartoon.
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.
Waterproof socks anyone?
I had sealskinz but they didn't last long. There are several different types and sizes available. These have positive reviews and the outdoor season is coming up...
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 Rally Obedience
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.
Looking for more jump cups
This is where I get mine. With the extra heights at KC shows you might need some jump cups.
Regardless of the new regs I shall be adding more cups for the 25cm height so that we can do some jumping grids.