The next championship show on our ‘ticket’ circuit was St Mary’s DTS on Sunday June 8 but the club also held its open show the previous day. The weather wasn’t good for the open show but it certainly improved for the championship show the...
Competing in a show can be quite a scary thing for some new handlers to do, so often they might perform a training round in the ring at a competition rather than compete.
As many of you will know from previous articles I have had to revisit my sendaway and redirect training with Lunar due to the fact that she seems to have lost her way literally in this exercise.
Well, what glorious weather we have been having lately, I’m sure our friends in the showing world are loving the fact that those outdoor shows are not pouring with rain for once.
AXSTANE AC championship and premier agility show was held on June 14-15 and holds small and medium championship classes on the Sunday which were judged by Andrew Dicker this year.
At the end of May, the second May bank holiday weekend, we had Exeter DTC championship show on May 24 and Waldridge Fell DTS championship show on May 25.
Over the years I have had various breeds of dog and really enjoy the challenge of finding out what makes them tick. The first dogs I trained as a child were a couple of Westies who being terriers were not easy to motivate and train.
Last weekend I went to an obedience show which was happening just a few miles away from us over three days. I initially went for two reasons, one to see a dog who I am interested in using for my next litter...
Unfortunately Nottingham DTC championship show had to be cancelled at the last minute due to heavy rainfall in the area and the land does not drain well at that venue.
As the weather gets better and the days get longer and most of us can manage to do lots more training, we run out of land. The crops are now well on the way and far too long to track on, and even the grass is all being left for hay and has become...
Wirral Alsatian Training Society provided us with our next championship show which was held on Saturday May 10 with an open show on the Sunday.
It’s easy to forget when you have been in a sport for a long time why you first started in the sport. As the years go past it can seem rather like a treadmill of thinking up a new routine each year then practising and competing with it.
Every so often, if you are lucky, you get one trial that makes up for all the ones when the weather was terrible, the ground untrackable or the dog for whatever reason just couldn’t do it, and for us that trial was last weekend.
THE WORLD Open Agility Championships, created by Greg Derret from the UK and Monica Percival from the US, took place in Lignano, a coastal resort on the north east Adriatic coast of Italy over three days from May 16-18 and three teams went out...
Last month saw the wrapping up of the season for 2013/2014 and as we move into the summer break I thought we would have a look at some of the various clubs out there and encourage those of you new to the sport or looking for like-minded people to get
No sooner had I finished my last article about all the Stardell achievements than I heard another rather surprising and heart warming piece of news from Hilary Mercer about her Stardell Indi.
May is very busy as far as championship shows are concerned with bank holidays on the first and fourth weekends of the month.
I am lucky enough to get a lot of invites to teach abroad but I always have to make a decision as to how many I can fit in as otherwise I could be away somewhere every month.
I know I speak for most breeders when I say that all we really want for our puppies is a good, loving home where they will be well cared for and happy.