Trialists will always have reason to be grateful to land owners without whom our sport would be impossible, but this was brought very much home to us on our recent holiday in Scotland when we found ourselves initially with six dogs and nowhere to...
THE International Mix and Breed Championships (IMCA) and ParAgility World Championships (PAWC) were held in Italy in Voghera.
It has been a busy time for trials lately but none more important than the Hampshire TD trial which is the last qualifier for the 2014 Kennel Club Championships.
The members of the HTM working party meet at the Kennel Club twice yearly to discuss any matters that have arisen in the previous six months but also to try to develop the sport in the UK.
One of the questions I am frequently asked is how often I train my dogs. Most people assume I am out every day but, much as I wish this were true, it is really not the case.
Natalie Mitchell who works at Many Tears Animal Rescue in South Wales, and her talented rescued Collie Streak of Chaos have achieved great results this season and has kindly agreed to answer a few questions that I put to her about herself and Teek.
Our next trial will be the Scottish Working Trials Society TD championship at Lauder, and this is one where we can be sure what we will be tracking on.
I was asked a question the other day which was “why do you think you have been successful in freestyle” which got me thinking about why some people seem to do well whereas others stay at a level and don’t seem to progress.
On Saturday August 16 Mavis Mills and I made our way to Builth Wells for The Welsh Kennel Club championship show where Mavis was judging the bitch ticket with Steve Barnes judging the dogs.
ONCE AGAIN we were lucky enough to get together with friends at the weekend for some really valuable training. These were different friends from our last session and so an opportunity for all of us to benefit from new eyes and new ideas which...
Mark Laker, GB team manager, who is based near Newark in Lincolnshire, has kindly written a report about his experience managing the competitors from the UK who had high hopes of stepping up onto at least one of the prestigious podiums at the...
We have just returned from a very enjoyable trip to the ASPADS Scarborough championship TD trial but, as is often the case, for me and my training it has raised more questions than answers.
We start this week’s article with two championship shows at opposite ends of the country, North West Kent DTC on July 26 and Redcar DTC on July 27.
The weather has been so nice recently I had my fingers crossed that it would remain sunny for the two heelwork to music boot camps that I was due to teach over the last month.
AS WITH most other dog disciplines people usually come into trials with the dog they already have. If they go on to find that this is something that they really enjoy they either decide that their next...
Scotland is having a great year for sporting events with the Commonwealth Games in full throw, the Ryder Cup golf coming to Perthshire and the third Cani-Fit eXperience event due to be held this October at Bowlands trails.
THE 2014 European Open Agility Competition was held in Taszar in Hungary. A team of small, medium and large dogs travelled to the competition a few days before the show and the top results were achieved...
THE LONGER we live and work with dogs the more we find out about them, and this was brought home to me last weekend by several little things that proved how much dogs are capable of learning, and how much of what they learn stays with them.
AS I SAID last time Chippenham (Slough) DTC held its championship show on Sunday July 6 when the club was also celebrating its 60th anniversary so many congratulations to all concerned.