Agility Bits News and Updates
Getting ready for the new season
We've been practising some turns and pickups as well as doing core
the new videos on the blog.
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. Updated to
include the January ALC minutes and the proposal for the fourth height.
The January 2015 Minutes are out
In the last meeting of the Kennel Club
Agility Liaison Council on 22nd January 2015 a proposal for a fourth
height for the smaller large dogs was included in agenda. The
decision on the proposal has been deferred until research has been
completed in December 2015. There were a lot of other interesting
proposals and discussions at this meeting and the minutes can be found
on the Kennel Club page
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
Are you competing for the first time? You must have your
dog measured before you can compete at a Kennel Club show. Here's
how to go about it.
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 - 2015 Agility Liaison Council minutes.
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.
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
American trial. (Opens in a new window)
Some of the bits in Agility Bits
currently has an offer on their jumps
These three pole hurdles cost just £9.90
each. You could easily fit a couple of them in a small garden or
take them on holiday.
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.
Eligibility for Classes
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
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