Challenging courses and training camp by Becca Middleton 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.
Finding suitable land to practise by Wendy Beasley 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...
From ticket judging to ticket winning by Bronwyn Bartley 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.
Some reasons why we love freestyle by Richard Curtis 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.
Some days everything just works by Wendy Beasley 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.
UK teams stack up medals at WOA Championships by Becca Middleton 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...
Grab your dog and start running by Matt Hammersley 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
Scarborough win, despite the flies! by Wendy Beasley 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.
A trio of championship shows by Bronwyn Bartley May is very busy as far as championship shows are concerned with bank holidays on the first and fourth weekends of the month.
A weekend of dancing in Denmark by Richard Curtis 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.
Keeping track of the Stardells by Wendy Beasley 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.
First championship show for Tunbridge Wells by Becca Middleton Tunbridge Wells show, held at Ardingly Showground in Sussex, has now been appointed championship status and last weekend was the first championship show they held.
An Easter Surrey success story by Wendy Beasley After all the tales of woe of the last few months it is good to report on a trial that seemed to have everything going for it. The Surrey championship TD trial took place recently in a beautiful part of the country with great tracking land and...
Easter weekend and now the show season starts to get properly under way with two championship shows, the Midlands Border Collie Club on April 19 and Knightswood DTC the following day.
The public perception of the sport of HTM has not always been favourable in some people’s eyes. There are sections of the public who feel that the sport is just all about getting the dog to do circus tricks with no thought of the dignity or...
A Panoramic setting at Flintham by Wendy Beasley There has been some doubt about whether or not we would go to the BAGSD PD Trial at Flintham as Lunar had been having physio for a muscle injury in her neck, but after a course of anti inflammatory...
LAST MONTH saw the first AGM of the BSSF held at Sherwood Pines forest park in Derbyshire and was attended by a small number of its members.
A month of championship shows by Becca Middleton THE SCOTTISH Border Collie Club championship show for large dogs was held on April 19 at Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland and was judged by Cathy Keith.
A first taste of summer at Enfield by Wendy Beasley Last Saturday Paul and I had one of the nicest days at a trial that we’ve had in a long time. Entered in the TD stake at ASPADS Enfield under John Wykes, it was really good to get back to doing a TD with Lunar and Spica, and with the forecast of...