Working


Training in all weather conditions by Wendy Beasley We are off to judge the Iceni Working Trials Club competitions next weekend, and although slightly apprehensive about what weather may be in store for us we are really looking forward to it.
We now come to the human side of our sport and to people we have lost in 2013 and there have been so many well known characters who have gone during this time.
Creating the perfect freestyle dog by Richard Curtis Iím often asked what breed of dog makes the ideal freestyle partner but there is no easy answer. Of course if I was talking about agility or obedience then the answer would be a Border Collie as they have the athleticism and brain for the job.
After the excesses of Christmas and the dire weather warnings, setting off for the Yorkshire Christmas trial did not have the same appeal as it did when we gaily filled in the entries.
Denise Wilkinson, winner of the Medium KC Olympia Agility Stakes Final kindly agreed to answer a few questions about herself and her fabulous little Border Collie Meisterwerk Jexie Jangles (Jexie).
Firstly Iíd like to say a happy new year to all our friends four legged and two. I hope you had a great Christmas with your families and friends and that this year will be a fantastic one for you all what ever you do with your canine buddies.
In between all the preparation and celebration the one thing the Christmas break gives us is time for working and enjoying our dogs. This is something that is sadly lacking during the working winter months with a shortage of daylight and inclement...
As usual for the first column in 2014 I will pay tribute to the dogs which have been lost during the previous 12 months. At the beginning of last year Jill Farrell informed us of the loss of no less than three dogs from the Wirral area and then...
During the year there are ten competitions held across the country where advanced handlers can attempt to gain a qualifier for the Crufts heelwork to music and freestyle semi-finals.
Stars of agility shine at Olympia by Becca Middleton Well finally that exciting time of the year for dog agility enthusiasts has arrived... itís the London International Horse Show held at Olympia and it is the 35th anniversary of the first agility competition to be held at the venue...
If at first you donít succeed... by Wendy Beasley From necessity my articles usually feature ticket winners and those whose expertise has resulted in a rapid rise to the top of our sport. However, this is certainly not the whole story of trials, and for every young dog and experienced handler...
Another trials year has flown by and here we are about to start 2014. At the beginning of this year all the trials were being cancelled because of heavy snow. Starting with the Yorkshire WTS Christmas trial and continuing right through to the end...