“There’s so much you can and should do beyond the agility field”, says Jessica Vanden Langenberg, an agility trainer and competitor from the U.S. This is, of course, good news for those who don’t have easy access to an agility field. Read Jesi’s tips!
We asked Rosa-Maria Ikäheimonen, the coach and founder of Speed Up Agility, to explain how an agility handler can get in top condition for the most important competitions of the year, how a year should be divided into different training periods and what these different training periods actually mean.
Martina Magnoli Klimesova from Czech Republic has had an amazing agility career with her mudi Kiki. They have 7 medals from World Championships, of which three are individual gold, the latest of which is from 2018. Watching them run, one would never guess that people actually condemned Kiki early on: “A lot of people told me that she is not good enough. But I did not listen to them.”
Christine is worried about the trend of trying to find the golden puppy. “I love agility, but I love dogs even more. We aren't perfect, neither are dogs. I think every puppy deserves a chance. They aren’t machines or sport equipment, they are living beings.” Read what actually is important when choosing your puppy.
Our dogs are so important to us, and we want to take care of them in the best possible way. But what is the best possible way as regards an agility dog’s nutrition and hydration? The variations in seasons and even during a competition day or weekend, bring challenges that differ from dogs in general. So how can we take care of our best friend’s nutrition and hydration in the best possible way? We interviewed Sanna Attola from SLN Import (Acana, Orijen), Laura Strömberg from FitDog and Mikko Griinari from Nutrolin to find out.
The status of agility as a sport has strengthened, which can be seen in course profiles and speed. Of course, speed in agility means the dog’s speed, and there are people who can compensate their lack of speed with dog training, but it is certainly beneficial to be able to run, turn and accelerate fast. But does an agility handler need to be in top condition?
As you have wished, we have now added a summary view of different statistics to AgiNotes! Now you can see statistics with one glance, and, what’s even cooler, you will also get new kinds of statistics!
On the new summary view page, you get information on your number of competitions and training sessions, activity every month, placements, clean run rate, and speed. With the free version, you see the stats of the 10 latest entries, and with premium you see all ;)
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