by Tracey Harrison-Hill What did I learn from Susan Garrett? I learned that when an opportunity like this is presented, ensure you grasp it wholeheartedly with both hands. For those of you that missed the Uralla camp- you missed a learning opportunity of immense proportions. Indeed, at times I found it overwhelming, and at times … Read moreWhat did I learn from Susan Garrett?
~ by Wendy Blakeston While at the Susan Garrett seminar in Uralla I was invited to judge the Open Agility and Open Gamblers on the third night. (See diagram one) I will endeavour in this article to highlight some of the handling skills used on this course. There were two options at the start line … Read moreJudges Debrief Open Agility – Uralla 2003
Qld School holidays started on the 28th of June 2003 and on the first Wednesday of the holidays, my family and I set off for our destination…Townsville. Or Bluewater, to be precise. TOADS (Townsville Outdoor Agility Dog Sports) is a fledgling, newly affiliated ADAA club and decided to kick-start their agility future with an ADAA … Read moreBrown and Dry in Bluewater ~ by Lyndal Nichols
By Natalie Kirkwood I set these courses up at the BAD Club July comp and would like to share some of my observations about how the courses were handled. Throughout the text the “figure X” is linked to the Clean Run Course Designer file for the figure (.agl type file). We hope to include more … Read moreBAD Comp Open Course Debrief
~ by Sharon Steele Author’s Note: This article was written several years ago, aimed primarily at the ‘average pet owner’ (actually, the average Boxer owner, hence some of the wording and expectations of the dogs behaviour in this article). The expected reading audience were those who probably did not go to formal training classes and … Read moreFitting a Head Halter