Training & Shows

Dog Agility is a fun sport in which our whole family has competed over the last 30+ years. Our young son Daniel has now taken up the challenge of continuing in the sport.  We bought Daniel a Shetland Sheepdog of his own for his 5th birthday  – and apart from the fact that they are best friends who do almost everything together, they have now become a successful partnership on the agility field winning several major titles at Crufts over the years where he regularly competes and wins against adults.

Daniel and O’Bay Truly Daniels Dream (Bailey)

This picture is Daniel, Bailey and his breeder Bernadette Bay with Daniels first win (2005) when he was only 7 years old.

This picture shows Daniel winning the Small Starters Final at the Dogs in Need show in 2008 when he was just 10 years old.This was an open final against adults.

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Both Adrian and I are lucky that we do not have many pictures of us that we are able to upload on the website (not a pretty site!).

The bad news is I found this picture tucked away somewhere of us many years ago at the Supa Dog Agility Show which we used to organise with some friends.

 

 

 

 

Adrian was also very successful in agility with his great dog Bugs Buddy who had  too many wins to list.  However, if you asked Adrian he would probably agree that his greatest two wins were being crowned the Pedigree Chum  Agility Stakes Winner in 1996 at Olympia and winning the Burgess Supa Dog Agility Stakes Final at Peterborough in 1999.  He will probably kill me for putting this on our website but here are a couple of pictures of Adrian taken from the Agility Voice magazine after his Olympia win with his fantastic ‘Buddy’ who will always hold a dear place in our hearts – Bugs Buddy  (1992 – 2007)

We have taught and run agility training classes for 19 years and still have regular classes on a Monday and Tuesday evening. We also run the Whitstable Agility Club  shows over the winter months at Plum Pudding Equestrian Centre in Minnis Bay and the Paws in the Park Agility Show at the Hop Farm Country Park in September.  You can find details on the following pages of both our training and shows.

 

 

 

2013 – 2015

What a wonderful couple of years Daniel has achieved with his dogs. He made Bess up into an Agility Champion, represented England Adult squad in Hungary at the European Opens, competed in Italy and Austria at the International Mixed and Breed Championships along with many major class wins in this country. Not bad for a lad that was between the ages of 15 – 17.

2012
We are pleased to advise that our new indoor training centre is now built and we are very proud of the results.  Daniel is taking part in the Junior World Agility Championships at the end of February and we would like to wish him the best of luck.

**2011
Daniel and Bailey had a wonderful year in 2011 -They qualified for Crufts at the 2010 Kennel Club Festival in the Novice Dog of the Year event where there were three groups of small, medium and large dogs and the top handlers from each section were invited to a final at Crufts in 2011 – where Daniel had the most amazing win – not only winning the small dog section but also being the OVERALL WINNER- against some of this countries top handlers. He has also qualified two of his dogs this year for Crufts in 2012 – Bailey in the YKC Dog of the year class and Bess in the YKC Jumping final.

2010 – Daniel again had a fantastic year – with many wins under his belt he also won the semi-final of the Kennel Club Novice Small Dog of the Year at the Kennel Club Festival and also came second with Bailey in the Dogs in Need 2010 Small Grade 4 & 5 final and with his young dog Bess was second in the Grade 3 finals.

**Congratulations to Daniel who attended the Kennel Club Agility Festival in August 09 and qualified for the final of the International Young Handler  and in the final came 3rd with his Sheltie – the first two dogs were Border Collies so he did fantastically well achieving 3rd Place with a small dog.  He also qualified in the adult class of the Kennel Club Novice Cup Final where he came 2nd – only missing first place by 0.4 of a second! (He clearly took one breath too many!)**

Indoor Training Centre

In 2012, our dream of our own indoor arena became a reality. Our centre is 131 foot long by 67 foot wide and has a fantastic silica sand and fibre interlay surface – which is brilliant for agility.  It is a very bright arena having designed it with light omitting panels all the way around. We are currently …

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Obedience Classes

We are currently running obedience classes here on a Thursday evening. All dogs must be fully vaccinated. Class times are as follows:   6pm           Puppy classes for pups of 8 weeks to 6 months 6.45pm      Puppy classes for young dogs of 6+ months – 1 year  (ideal for the slightly older / larger pup) 7.30pm      …

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Agility Classes

Having our own centre means that we are now able to offer not only agility classes (for all levels) but also agility training days with many of the countries top agility competitors and instructors. I (Linda) have been competing, judging and teaching agility for over 25 years and although no longer able to compete (due to a spinal …

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Canine First Aid Classes

CANINE FIRST AID – A Vet will be taking the Canine first Aid course of which SOME of the areas we will be covering will be: Stings Electrocution Drowning Heart Attacks / Strokes Epilepsy… Suffocation – (which may be from swallowing a ball) Bandaging- where you will all have a go at bandaging Pulse & …

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WAG Shows

Whitstable Agility Group  (WAG) Shows Our shows are small and friendly and are run to encourage both young and experienced dogs to compete in an informal atmosphere over the winter months. Schedules of our shows will be posted below along with any information pertaining to the shows.

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Other Show Information

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