Foundation and beginner agility classes are held on Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Requirements for those enrolling:-
1. Dog must be at least 12 months old.
2. Dog must have passed Canine Good basics and have a good level of control (some exercises require dogs to be off-lead). We prefer if you have done at least one term of Dog Sport Basics.
3. Dog's temperament must be such that it is able to cope with a busy environment. No aggressive dogs permitted.
Agility is a fun sport for you and your dog.
It is a great way to exercise your dog , yourself and to provide your dog with the stimulation that learning something new provides. They will build on their confidence as they learn to traverse new equipment and you perform new moves. As a result they will become a much happier dog.
We have a number of experienced coaches who will help you to train your dog to traverse a wide range of different obstacles, and then link them together into sequences and courses.
We are a social group who enjoys hanging out together, at club and at events as well as other social gatherings.
We hold agility training classes in Upper Hutt on WEDNESDAY evenings.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Do Agility with your dog
So you want to do agility?
We have available to Club members the following patches:-
Clear round patches - 25,50,75,100.
If you think you might qualify see Jane Aukett
Useful Links for agility
Pawblacks in Australia
2016 TOP DOGS, March agility event
Midi: Charlotte Rundgren/Blaze
Maxi: Anna Workman/Phantim
Small: Nevenka Paterson/Tai and Jane Aukett/Holly.
End of year prize-giving, 2015
(based on the AC website Year to date league)
There have been many people at this club who have progressed this year, from people who have just started competing and having started collecting clear rounds, to people who have sped their dogs up and gained wins instead of clear rounds, to people who have performed on the National stage. Well done to you all and good luck for next year. Not everyone can gain a club award but here are the ones who have!
Starters = Chico
Junior Agility handler. The criteria for this are:-
Winner is: Margaret Lilley
Most improved dog.
This goes to a dog that is starting out in agility, and to a handler who experiences some issues along the way, perhaps the dog eats grass, or runs away, or flies off contacts in competition, maybe it cant weave in the ring but can do awesome weaves at home. This is the case of many dogs!! And this year there were many contenders at Club for the most improved award.
However, In this case the dog and handler then went to our nationals event and won not once, but twice getting into the finals. They had a great run in the finals but before that had to overcome the stress of being locked in the car and being rescued by the Tokoroa Volunteer firebrigade = Wayne and Cash.
Overall Top Dog.
This goes to a dog and handler combination that regularly performs well at events, gaining a whopping 254 points, (placing them 3rd overall in NZ) who has regularly won Maxi group in NALA and who went to our national event and won the TOP MAXI dog prize for most points over the four days. = Ali and Peter de wit
The Club Team comprising Debbie Shute/Jess, Karen de Wit/Finn and Peter de Wit/Quick won the Interclub cup at the NZDAC, Gore, October 2014.
Angela Denton/Tikka won TOP MAXI at NZDAC. (Photo above shows Tikka in action)
Karen & Peter de Wit were in the winning INTERZONE TEAM!! (Picture above)
Thanks to instructors: Nevenka, Kathryn, Anne, Jane and Darren.
Handlers - did you meet the aims for this term?
Aims for this term.
- Leadouts – to be able to walk dog into a ring off lead, get dog to wait and leadout to jump 2.
- contacts – dog consistent when handler one jump away
- Weave – dog can get 5/5 different angled weave entries. Handler can leave dog in weave
- Jumping – handler can cue jumps
early enough so dog turns in the jump not on the ground
Anton Jewiss and Zeba won the Novice Cup for club members at our March agility event.
Above: Pete and Ali, Jane and Holly, Wayne and Cash.
Below: Margaret and Rider, Rosemary and Chico, Anne and Fergus, Kim and Billie