Working


Challenging control at NWWTS trial by Wendy Beasley It is amazing how much effect the rainfall has had on land that does not appear to be flooded, and yet just does not track well. I can’t ever remember our dogs struggling on grass as they have this year, and when I saw how hard Venus found a...
Last time I talked about the judging seminar which was organised by Shelagh Page on January 26 at Bournheath Village Hall in Worcestershire. On the panel this year Shelagh had invited four well-respected ‘ticket’ judges, namely Maureen Allcock...
Twice a year the heelwork to music working party meet in order to discuss any problems that have arisen within the sport as well as trying to plan for the future. It is easy to react to things that have or are happening but not so easy to see how...
First class obedience throughout by Bronwyn Bartley It certainly doesn’t seem like 12 months since we were last making our way along the M42 to the NEC for the first of four days at Crufts.
Whizzy does the double by Richard Curtis Just like other years the various Crufts Heelwork to Music and Freestyle finals were well received by the audience throughout the three days of competition.
Last week I wrote a bit about stay problems but this is not the only thing that can go wrong and all trialists, and probably competitors from other dog sports, know the feeling when the dog seems unable or unwilling to carry out a previously...
I HOPE those of you that have started your weave training as explained in my last article are doing well and enjoying the process, I would love to hear how you are getting on.
Finally after months of organising and arranging the weekend arrived of the very first BSSF National championships and the first ever round of the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Cup in England.
Staying put can be harder than it seems by Wendy Beasley Possibly one of the simplest things we teach our dogs is to stay, at least it should be simple but is often anything but. This is one exercise that is common to nearly all disciplines, and whether it is the formal obedience exercise...
Whenever I am teaching people I always stress the importance of playing with the dog. I often find handlers play a lot with their puppies but as the dog gets older they tend to start to use food which they then become reliant on as it gets quick...
In my second article of the year I wrote about people who had been lost to obedience during the previous year. Looking at things realistically there are bound to be people I miss and I usually apologise for doing so. However, this year I failed to...
Another steady performance from Isla by Wendy Beasley DESPITE the seemingly unending rain the Midland Border Collie Club championship TD trial went ahead with Anne Thorpe judging the ticket.