Category Archives: agility

Kennel Club Measuring

19th March

There will be Kennel Club Measuring at our training venue on 19th March. Please add your name to the list at the club.

The measurers will be Phyl Spencer and Donna Lewis. If your dog is having its second (or third) measure, please check that neither of them measured your dog previously.

For further information about competing and getting your dog measured for Kennel Club competitions, see this blog post.

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Agility: Competing

Registering your dog for KC competitions

In order to compete at a Kennel Club agility show, your dog must be registered with the Kennel Club; either on the Breed Register if your dog is a pedigree dog, or the Activity Register if it is a crossbreed or a non-pedigree dog.

To register your dog on the Activity Register, apply online or print out and complete Form 5 (link below). The registration fee is £15. The Kennel Club will send you an Activity Registration Certificate – this will include your chosen KC Name for your dog and the dog’s KC number.

Form 5 – Registration of a Dog on the Activity Register

Measuring

Dogs competing at Small and Medium heights must be measured prior to competing. If you compete at Large height it is not necessary to have the dog measured. Dogs who will compete at Intermediate height, when it is introduced in 2020, should be measured during 2019.

You will need:

  • an Agility Record Book (price £1.50) – these are available at measuring sessions and can also be ordered from The Kennel Club Shop
  • a note of your dog’s KC name, KC number and microchip number (actual registration document is not necessary) – these should be filled in into your Agility Record Book
  • the measuring fee of £4

Dogs must be at least 15 months of age to be measured.

The current (2019) heights are:
Large: 650mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 430mm at the withers. Lower Height Option (LHO) of 550mm height hurdles (also called “standard”).
Medium: 450mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers. LHO of 350mm height hurdles.
Small: 350mm height hurdles for dogs measuring 350mm or under at the withers. LHO of 250mm height hurdles (also called “micro”).

The hurdle heights will change from 1st January 2020 to:
Large: 600mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 500mm at the withers.
Intermediate: 500mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 430mm and measuring 500mm or under at the withers.
Medium: 400mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers.
Small: 300mm height hurdles for dogs measuring 350mm or under at the withers.

Intermediate Height Category

Dogs who will compete at the new Intermediate height in 2020 must be measured during 2019. Any dog measured into Intermediate before 1st January 2020 may continue to compete in Large until 1st January 2020.

If any dog competes in Large from 1st January 2020, it will not have the option to be measured into Intermediate in the future.

New dogs competing from 1st January 2020 will be required to undergo the measurement process to determine in what height to compete.

The Lower Height Option categories will remain available until 1st January 2020.

Achievements During 2018

David Anderson is compiling a list of agility members’ achievements for the AGM at the end of February.

You may have got your first straight weave, clear round, won up a grade, qualified for Olympia/Crufts etc.

Please send your achievements to david.a@letchworthdtc.org.uk or add a comment to the post on our Facebook Group. Please follow the format shown below – one achievement per line – e.g.:
David and Skye – first clear round

Annual Membership Due

New Term

Agility training resumes on 15th January. Please look out for any changes to classes. This block is up until 9th April. There will be no training on 12th February.

  • For Class 1 and Class 4 the fee is £30.00 for the block plus the annual membership fee detailed below.
  • For all other classes the fee is £27.50 for the block plus the annual membership fee detailed below.

The different prices are due to the later classes being cancelled because of a fire alarm last term.

Annual Membership

The annual membership fee is £10.00 per adult handler and £5.00 per handler under 18. Please show an Instructor or a Committee member your dog’s vaccination certificate and also the vaccination certificates of any other dogs you bring to the training venue.

Membership renewal for 2019 can only be accepted on the completion of a 2019 Membership form, proof of ongoing vaccination and the full payment of the annual membership fee per handler. The annual membership fee must be paid before 31st January.

Membership Form

Below is a Membership Renewal form for 2019. The form can be filled in on your computer before printing. If the form does not display correctly in your browser, please press the ‘Open With Different Viewer’ button at the top to open in a separate reader.

Paper copies of the Membership form will also be available from the club but completing a form in advance will save time at training.

Email News

The tick-box underneath the email address form field allows us to subscribe you to send you email updates about training cancellations and forthcoming events. Tick this by clicking on the box if you are filling in the form using your computer. You can leave this mailing list at any time.

We would like to encourage all members to do this, since it is the easiest way we have of informing members of training cancellations.

Emergency Details

We collect emergency contact details and any medical conditions or allergies you think we should be aware of in the event of a medical emergency.

Filling in this section is optional.

The contact name, phone number and the details as given of any medical conditions or allergies will also be stored in an online database accessible by Instructors and Committee Members only.

Data Protection Policy

Page 2 of the membership form is our data protection policy. By signing the membership form, members consent to their details being stored as stated in the policy.

Code of Conduct

By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. A copy is included below.


Membership Form 2019

Club Rules

Code of Conduct

Agility Equipment Set Up

The session times are as follows:

  • 6.40pm – 7.30pm First Session: Class 1 (beginners) and Class 4
  • 7.40pm – 8.30pm Middle Session: Class 2 and Class 5
  • 8.40pm – 9.30pm Last Session: Class 3 and Class 6

We need help setting up the equipment before the start of the First Session and putting it away after the Last Session. 

Due to time constraints on our venue booking, we cannot allow sessions to overrun to compensate for equipment not being set up on time. The first session will end at 7.30pm no matter the start time. This may mean a shorter time available for training. We are asking that members training in the first session arrive at the venue for 6.00pm to set up the equipment. If this is completed before 6.40pm, the session will start early and you will gain extra training time.

For safety reasons please do not bring any dogs into the main or side arena until the equipment set-up has been completed.