Finding a new sport for veteran Lunar - 26/04/2017

After spending the past few months working on Lunar’s sendaway with a different set up and incentive, I was finally beginning to think we’d cracked it. She was going willingly and redirecting again like she understood what she was doing, so a huge...

Summary of recommendations - 26/04/2017

Last December the heework to music working party met for its second annual meeting of the year. At these meetings the party discuss not only topics that have been raised in the last six months but also look forward to plan for the future of the...

A Nifty start to the new season - 26/04/2017

Here we are again at the start of another championship show season with the Midlands Border Collie Club’s Easter weekend with its championship show on the Saturday while approximately 300 miles away Knightswood DTC held its championship show on...

An all-round performance from Jim - 19/04/2017

The ASPADS Enfield TD championship trial took place in beautiful weather, and with temperatures getting into the 20s it was more like summer than spring.

A competitive sport for everyone - 19/04/2017

Rally is one of the newest disciplines to be adopted by the Kennel Club and has been growing rapidly since its launch at Crufts 2013. It originated in the US and was the brainchild of Charles ‘Buddy’ Kramer.

Results, tryouts and a Novice Cup - 19/04/2017

Wye Valley small and medium championship classes held in Monmouthshire were judged by Andy Brown. The results were:

Exciting finish at Teweksbury - 11/04/2017

THE BAGSD Teweksbury TD championship is a trial we have never entered, although we did go and watch one year when we first started trialling, but it really is a long way across country for us, and falls at one of our busiest times of year.

Top performances at unique Crufts - 11/04/2017

A RARE event happened at Crufts which made the international competition even more interesting than usual. This competition always is an exciting one to watch as you never know what routines are going to be done.

Championship status still up for grabs - 11/04/2017

I SAID in my previous article that the Kennel Club had invited applications for championship obedience status and my hope was that the ‘ticket’ would be taken up by a club from the South East but I have now heard that unfortunately there has not...

Can we do more to help newcomers? - 05/04/2017

With the exception of agility most other dog sport have seen a decline over the past few years with entries dropping and a worrying lack of newcomers. Trials are part of this downward trend and, not surprisingly, we have begun to worry about the...

Canicrossers take on half marathon - 05/04/2017

The Forest of Dean is an amazing place, full of trails and tracks and is a great place to get out and about with your four legged friends. There are reportedly 10,000km of forest path to explore and last week 13.2 miles of it played host to the...

New international tournament launched - 05/04/2017

After six months of planning, Greg Derrett announced a brand new competition, the CSJ Agility Open which is a new and unique tournament that will launch on June 14, 2018.

Husband and wife share the honours - 28/03/2017

Sadly the last Welsh Kennel Club Championship Trial has just taken place, after more than 25 years under the same management. When the present trials manager was ready to step down no successor could be found...

New open shows at Culverstone - 28/03/2017

In recent articles I have mentioned the unwelcome demise of the much-loved Thames championship show followed soon after by the news that the open show run by the BAGSD (Southern) was also cancelled for 2017.

Kay Laurence – trainer and competitor - 28/03/2017

With Crufts over with for another year it is time that the advanced handlers start to plan their competitions in order to make sure they can compete at as many semi-final qualifiers as possible.

Glenalpine girls in control at Lincoln - 22/03/2017

The new team at the Lincoln German Shepherd Dog and All Breeds Training Society championship trial did a grand job, and all the reports have been about the great atmosphere and friendliness, with many triallists likening it to the ‘old days’ and...

Dynamic competition at Crufts - 22/03/2017

As predicted, Crufts 2017 was a massive success and as always saw a fantastic turnout for the flyball with every seat in the main arena full of excited spectators.

YKC agility Team GB announced - 22/03/2017

THE INTERNATIONAL Mixed Breed Championships (IMCA) and ParAgility World Cup (PAWC) tryouts day was held on March 19 near Faversham in Kent and it turned out to be a very enjoyable day which was very well organised by team manager Linda Croxford.

A patrol dog classic in Yorkshire - 14/03/2017

The Yorkshire Working Trials Society championship trial at Nostell alternates between TD and PD, and this year it was the turn of PD judged by Charlie Taylor, drawing an entry of seven.

Devising good heelwork patterns - 14/03/2017

We are really very fortunate in the Midlands and the North of England to have a number of indoor winter shows at equestrian centres providing really good facilities...

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