Agility Bits News and Updates
Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting
held on 17th July
Minutes are usually published three to four
weeks after the meeting. These minutes should include reports from the Kennel Club Activities Health and Welfare sub-group who are looking into jump heights and spacings
amongst other things.
See the KC pages for
Jilly has her own little training blog and diary where I'm recording her
progress from puppyhood to competition.
17th July - Jilly does
and 15th July - Our first show is
coming up soon. Will we be ready?
There's also a new page on spaying with some
Jilly has come back after her spay and she's fully able to train again
now. We've been doing a 6 week course and have learned lots more
Our first competition is on 8th August.
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.
Jilly is one today,
7th February. I can't believe how quickly she's grown from the
dear little puppy on the left to the pretty little girl on the right.
More pictures of her first birthday can be found in her
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 15th
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, 2013 and 2014 Agility Liaison Council minutes. I've
included summaries of the proposals and discussions for 2013/14 so that
you don't have to wade through the documents.
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
Some of the bits in Agility Bits
The Doggie shop
Lots of bargains from our partners. Find everything you
need for your dog.
Slide on agility tags
Doggie Solutions has just what we've all been looking for. Just
right for Jilly who has lost her collar and expensive tag. These
slide on tags start at £4.99 and they also do them in stainless steel.
Update: I've just ordered one and I didn't have to pay
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