Instructors Seminar - now full

The last-minute places that were available have now been filled more.
Instructors Seminar - now full
Created By: Bill Glover - Thu 2nd Oct 2014 @ 15:17 | Last Edited: Fri 17th Oct 2014 @ 22:46

Our annual instructors seminar is now full.


Members - please log in to update your details for the new Annual Awards points year

Confirm the grade and/or club for each of your dog(s) before November 1st more.
Members - please log in to update your details for the new Annual Awards points year
Created By: Bill Glover - Tue 8th Oct 2013 @ 15:20 | Last Edited: Wed 8th Oct 2014 @ 9:48

The new Annual Awards points year (2014-2015) is now open. If you log in by October 31st you will be prompted to confirm the annual awards category and club for each existing dog on your membership when you click the 'Member Admin' option on the toolbar.

A quick reminder. If your dog achieved the win necessary to move up a grade before October 1st then it goes into the higher grade table for the new points year, even though (under the KC ’25 day rule’) it may have some remaining runs at the lower grade after September 30th. Any places gained in those classes can be claimed for.

Please contact our Points Secretary Janine Harvey if you have any problems or queries.

Many thanks.

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The Agility Club is the UKs largest Kennel Club registered agility club. A non-profit making organisation, The Agility Club was conceived in 1983, the early days of Agility, with the sole purpose of giving all competitive agility dog handlers a 'voice' in the governing of their sport. The Agility Club continues to provide that voice as well as helping with standards of judging and instructing through workshops and seminars.

Benefits of Agility Club Membership

  • The Agility Voice a monthly full colour magazine, packed full of the latest agility news, stories, articles, training tips and show diary. Its a must-read for agility competitors from Beginners to Advanced!
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So you think you want to do agility?

You may have seen it on television, perhaps Crufts, Olympia or one of those shows where they showcase mad people obsessed with some unusual activity. But how on earth do you get to be a mad person obsessed with agility? Alas, all too easily!

First seen as a display at Crufts in 1978, it was an instant hit, and here we are nearly three decades on and agility is a hugely popular international sport.

So what is Agility?

Dog agility involves the dog negotiating anything up to 20 obstacles, on a course designed by the judge, against the clock.

The fastest clear round is the winner, although practice is to place to 10% of the class (so if the entry is 100, places will go down to 10th) plus rosettes for unplaced clear rounds. Faults are incurred for all errors as well as exceeding the course time, and there are several ways of getting eliminated too. The two main types of class are agility and jumping (jumping classes do not have contact equipment in them, agility classes do), but there are many other types of fun class.

If you do not want to compete, there is still no reason why you cannot train your dog, most clubs will have a mix of competing and non-competing members. However, be aware that a lot of handlers started out doing it just for fun!

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