Agility Bits News and Updates
Blog - Just updated
Jilly has her own little training blog and diary where I'm recording her
progress from puppy to competition.
7th December - Winter is setting in and we need a coat or two.
Stick in the ground jumps
I've just made a new stick in the ground jump with moveable jump cups.
It's great for a first jump or a first puppy jump.
Kennel Club pages have now been updated with handy links to the
regulations, measuring, registration form etc. You can also find
links to the 2012 and 2013 Agility Liaison Council minutes. I've
included summaries of the proposals and discussions for the 2013 so that
you don't have to wade through the documents.
Introducing a fourth height
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.
We're doing lots of foundation work for agility. Here are some of
the techniques we've been taught. I've started following the Susan
Salo method for teaching puppies and this is proving to be very
interesting. According to Susan Salo we should end up with a
brilliant dog. We'll see!
Recent update: Jilly's first jump
over a pole. This can be found on the
straight grids page.
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.
Why Agility Bits has been so quiet
Such a lot has happened to us in the last three months and some of it
has been life changing but Jilly and Sasha continue to give us hours of
Jilly isn't quite turning out like this
Thanks to Carol Seymour for the cartoon.
Don't ever let anyone tell you that you
must have a collie to do agility. Take a look at this clip of an
Sasha does love a good steeplechase
Here we are at a Cornwall Agility Club match in the grade 1 and 2
steeplechase. I think this is Sasha's favourite class. It's
so much easier to run from behind. Let's face it, I'm never
going to catch her!
Some of the bits in Agility Bits
The Doggie shop
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.
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.
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.
Handy links to the Kennel Club Agility Pages,
including minutes of the Agility Liaison Committee meetings and the
Flyball and Agility regulations.
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.
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