Working


Skills tested by adverse conditions by Wendy Beasley The Midland Counties GSD Association Championship TD trial takes place a week before the Kennel Club Championships, which poses the dilemma for those qualified whether to use it as a warm up opportunity, or avoid it so close to the event for fear...
First tickets and final appearances by Bronwyn Bartley In my column of October 3 I wrote about the achievements of handlers during the championship season and on mentioning Linda Rutherford I said that Rumr had won three tickets but in actual fact he has won four so far. My apologies, therefore, to...
Teaching a good weave in Sweden by Richard Curtis It has been a few months since I was last teaching abroad so getting organised to leave for a workshop in Sweden found me checking and rechecking my suitcase that I had packed everything I needed.
Prone to a bit of wear and tear by Wendy Beasley One of the more obscure benefits of working trials is the healthy outdoor life and fitness levels it promotes in the handlers. I say this slightly ‘tongue in cheek’ as I have never pretended to be anything bordering on fit...
First time CC win at Chippenham by Becca Middleton At the end of September the Camddwr Cup and Agility Secrets finals were held at the Malvern Autumn Three Counties Show. The Camddwr Cup Agility Final sponsored by CSJ, Hurtta and RAS Rosettes and which has the best prizes of any final I know of...
Maybe we should just keep it simple by Wendy Beasley The Poole DTC TD championship trial is held at Linwood in the New Forest, and although not on our list of annual trials I am sure that most people who do go are attracted as much by the lovely scenery as the trial.
Body awareness for HTM routines by Richard Curtis During the summer displays I have been showing various routines as well as some of the training of the dogs, to get them to the standard to compete.
New champions make their mark by Bronwyn Bartley On September 13 Thames DTC held its championship show while the following day the British Association for GSDs (Southern Area) held an open show on the same venue which was at Ockwells Park, Maidenhead.
A successful trip to Monk Fryston by Wendy Beasley No matter how much you may love your sport or hobby there are times when the pressure’s on and you are feeling particularly nervous that you wonder why you do it.
Busy life and busy season ahead by Matt Hammersley This past month life has been manic to say the least in our household, between getting married, having our litter of long awaited puppies born only two days before our wedding day and then opening our new outdoor shop...
A purple patch and stubble practice by Wendy Beasley There is no doubt that dogs have purple patches, a time when all the luck is with them and they can’t seem to put a paw wrong, and this certainly seems to be the case for Alan Bexon and WT Ch Fly By Night Lad at the moment. You will remember this...
A busy year of displays and herding by Richard Curtis This year has been very busy for myself and the dogs performing various displays around the country. On the whole the weather has been very good for us and only a few events have been a little damp. In the past I have spent the whole season...
The movers and shakers so far by Bronwyn Bartley Just recently I have been checking the list of qualifiers for Crufts 2015 and I thought it would be interesting to look at the situation as it is at the moment. So far there have been 35 championship shows which takes us up to the end of August...
Trouble in the sendaway at Lauder by Wendy Beasley 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...
A trio of medals at World Championships by Becca Middleton THE International Mix and Breed Championships (IMCA) and ParAgility World Championships (PAWC) were held in Italy in Voghera.
Last qualifier for Championships by Wendy Beasley 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.
Working party recommendations by Richard Curtis 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.
Are you plate spinning your training? by Wendy Beasley 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.
Teek comes back from injury in style by Becca Middleton 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.
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