Well done Sasha. At the grand old age of ten she won two jumping
classes at full height. In Jully she went down to the lower height
and won again. Clever girl.
Well done Jilly. She had her first wins at Kennel Club shows this
year and won up from grade 1 to grade 3. Her first win was at full
height. She now does the lower height option where it's available
as she's a smaller large dog.
Fun time. The Agility Bits dog names survey is back.
I thought it would be interesting to find the most popular dog names in
2016. If you would like to submit your dog names and follow the
progress of the survey during the year please go to the
names page and
complete the online form.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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...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.
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.