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Goodwill to all involved in trials by Wendy Beasley In the UK, Boxing Day is traditionally the time for the giving of ‘Christmas Boxes’ to show appreciation to servants or other deserving individuals.
Difficult problem, basic solution by Bronwyn Bartley Here we are then at the end of another year with my season ending in October at Tunbridge Wells. We missed the early October shows as we went to Scotland for two weeks holiday and what a fabulous time we had with good weather into the bargain.
Crufts semi-final qualifiers 2015 by Richard Curtis Throughout the competition season those competitors who compete in advanced are able to attend one of the ten Crufts semi-final qualifier shows.
Team GB squads announced for 2015 by Becca Middleton THE KENNEL Club has announced the Agility Team GB squad for 2015, the team manager is Mark Laker.
Down to the wire in Scotland by Wendy Beasley The Scottish Kennel Club championship TD trial at Jedburgh takes place at the end of November, and for us it is just that bit too far at this time of year.
Agility round proves tricky in Essex by Wendy Beasley Our last trial for 2014 was the Essex 2000 championship TD at the end of November. Although there are a couple more trials before the end of the year, both the Scottish Working Trials Society at Jedburgh...
Finding music for your routine by Richard Curtis Over the last couple of months I have been teaching more workshops and one area I often get questioned on is how I find music to perform to. I know from personal experience it can get very frustrating sitting at the computer trying to search for...
The Obedience Class Championships by Bronwyn Bartley The Obedience Class Championships were held for the first time this year, a new event organised by Fran Bush, Paula Foakes, Rhiannon Mulrenan and Dave Banks which was held on Saturday November 22 at the Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh...
Andy and Sid top Leamington by Wendy Beasley WE ALWAYS look forward to the Leamington trial, and not because we are usually successful as we’ve both had our share of bad luck there in previous years, but this trial always draws a big entry, so it is a chance to catch up with people we maybe...
Significant changes to consider by Becca Middleton The Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council (ALC) will be meeting at the Kennel Club headquarters on January 22, 2015 and we have been notified of many important points on the agenda that include proposals for changes to be made to the current rules...
Wyedean Mushing Dean Doubles race by Matt Hammersley THE LONG awaited Wyedean Mushing Dean Doubles made its return to the Forest of Dean this past weekend. It took a break last year to make way for the BSSF National Champs and World Cup race but was back on the calendar for this year.
An encouraging beginning in TD by Wendy Beasley We always decide against going to the ASPADS Dundee TD championship trial on the basis that it is in November and a very long way north...
The unabated talent of Mary Ray by Bronwyn Bartley As I said in my previous article many items of interest have come out of this championship show season, not least the record breaking performance of Mary Ray and Ob Ch Colliewood Blue Jeans (Levi).
Please respect the freestyle dog by Richard Curtis Social media has really helped the sport of heelwork to music and freestyle to spread around the world. Videos can be shared easily of training and competitions which helps to create interest in the sport.
Making retired dogs feel special by Becca Middleton Having two older dogs that used to compete in agility, one in particular that lives for the chance to run through a tunnel to a toy and have a game of tug or to jump over even one small jump and celebrate with me and feel nothing in the world...
Success doesn’t come easy in Iceni by Wendy Beasley Over the years that I have been going to the Iceni TD championship trial in Essex I have known the ground to be anything from lush winter wheat to almost bare earth, and the weather to vary between cold and frosty and wild and windy, but this year...
An uncertain time for fitting dogs by Wendy Beasley The week following the Kennel Club Championships, and this year at the other end of the country, the North East Counties TD championship took place at Tow Law.
An exciting climax to the season by Bronwyn Bartley On OCTOBER 18 we went down to the South of England Showground at Ardingly for the East Grinstead DTC championship show, this being less than two days after we had arrived back home from Scotland.
Hearthrug training over winter by Richard Curtis With the winter fast approaching it is normally not the type of weather that you want to be outside training your dog. The one advantage of HTM and freestyle is that you can train your dog a lot of the moves in a small space.
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