In preparation for our independent agility show on the 22nd September, our club house needs a good clean (especially the kitchen area).
Jenny Rothwell is planning a cleaning day on the 21st September at 10.30am till 12pm (ish), and she needs some help.
If you are able to lend a hand or two, please contact Jenny.
These shows have Pre- Beginners’ classes for those who want to have a go at competitive obedience:
Sat 12th Oct, Reedyford, Myerscough College, PR3 0RY. Closing date – 7th Sept.
Sun 10th Nov, Preston & Fylde, Barton Equestrian Centre, PR3 0RR. Closing date – 5th Oct.
Mon 30th Dec, Newton Heath, Myerscough College, PR3 0RY. Closing date – TBA
If your dog will walk by your side on a loose (ish) lead and off lead, do a recall, a one minute sit stay and a two minute down stay then you could have a go. You can’t take food into the ring, but you can pretend to your dog that you have some. You can take in a toy, but then the round would be a training round and wouldn’t be judged.
Dogs must be 6 months old or over and be registered with the Kennel Club (they don’t have to be pedigrees).
Keep those tails wagging.
Rallys to watch:
Sun 18th August K9Bratts, Sutton fields, Runcorn WA7 3EY. This Rally is being run alongside an Agility competition and will be followed by a fun dog show.
Sat 31st August, Fit Dogs, Burrs Country Park, Bury, BL8 1DA. This Rally features a passing steam train!
Rallys to enter:
Sun 15th September, NWAC, Anglesey, LL65 3SW. Closing date – 30th August. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 13th October, Wiltshire
Sat 26th October, Fife
Sun 29th December, Blackpool
Some are a distance, but I will include them all for the more adventurous, or those of you who fancy a holiday!
Shows generally open around 9am.
Have fun with your dogs.
Thanks to all members and competitors who helped to make this year’s show a great one. We had some brilliant teams, lovely judges and a fantastic atmosphere. Handlers at all levels from Pre- Beginners to C were keen to show what they could do.
On the Saturday we had a heat of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Special Pre-Beginners and very well done to Emma and Bella who have gained a place in the semi-final. Good luck – you could go to the final at Crufts.
The ABC final (Anything But a Collie) took place on the Sunday. Along with some set exercises handlers were given two minutes to do heel work freestyle and to motivate their dogs through play. Food and a toy were allowed in the ring. Well done to Chris and Dusty on your 4th place.
More news and pics to follow.