Starters League

Starters League finals

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Starters League
Created By: Judith Trickett - Thu 7th Apr 2016 @ 14:14 | Last Edited: Thu 7th Apr 2016 @ 18:17


Don't forget that you can compete in the Starters League heats without being a member of the Agility Club

 

But to compete at the finals you absolutely need to be a member when you compete so don't forget to join the club before you compete so you have a chance of attending the finals in July


Microchipping

New laws introduced April 2016

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Microchipping
Created By: Judith Trickett - Wed 6th Apr 2016 @ 10:49


From April 6th 2016 it is law that your dogs are microchipped.

This is a reminder to everyone to ensure that not only are your dogs chipped but that you have updated the information regarding ownership held on the relevant databases


Website being revamped in the coming future

New things are coming to a screen near you

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Website being revamped in the coming future
Created By: Marie Douglas - Thu 7th Apr 2016 @ 16:39


Please note all visitors to the website, that you may find the site a little bare in places ... We are currently doing a few house keeping chores and plus we are  soon to revamp the whole site  ... Current advertisers who are active both in the voice and the website we will be online with your adverts very soon ... 

 

 



Welcome to the Agility Club website!

The Agility Club is the UK's 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!
  • Only members may attend our very popular agility Instructor Seminars
  • Discounts on training days, run by top international handlers
  • Certificates are available to members for dogs qualifying Out of Grades 1 through 6 and Qualifying for Grade 7
  • Reduced entry fees for helping members at Agility Club shows
  • The Agility Club Annual Awards supported by ProPlan. All your competing dogs are eligible to gain points towards our prestigious awards. Magnificent pieces of crystal are presented to the winners at our AGM
  • The Agility Club is your link to the UK's governing body of all things canine - The Kennel Club, and to the whole agility scene in the UK, Europe and beyond.

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!

See inside a back issue
of our printed magazine
Click to view an example Agility Voice