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agility or flyball in newcastle

Discussion in 'Dog Agility and Flyball' started by karen09, Jul 5, 2009.


  1. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    :) hi i live in walker newcastle does anyone know of any agility or flyball for puppies he is 15 weeks old this tues?

    thanks my email is [email protected] if anyone wants to send me details

    thanks for reading

    karen
     
  2. hazel pritchard

    hazel pritchard PetForums VIP

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    I think he is much to young,his bones/joints/muscles are not ready
    The Agility clubs i know of will not let you train untill your dog is 1 yr old.
     
  3. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    ok cheers i didnt know that will try next year

    thanks

    karen
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    In the meantime, get good basic training and recall sorted out. In agility, the dog will have to be happy on either side of you, so sometimes walk him on your left, sometimes on your right. Use a different command for each, such as 'heel' for one, 'close' for the other. Teach him to turn left and to turn right, and to walk or run parallel to you either close at your side or a couple of yards away. Teach him to come towards you or move away from you on command. This will pay huge dividends when you start the agility training.
     
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    Birdie Wife PetForums Member

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    When I lived in Whitley Bay we went to Wallsend each week for dog agility classes, it was great fun. Not sure if it's still on, that was about 15 years ago now :blushing:
     
  6. AllstarsFlyballTeam

    AllstarsFlyballTeam PetForums Newbie

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    15 weeks is also much too young to start flyball training, we take dogs at a minimum of 9 months however they are only allowed to do small amounts as there bone plates etc have no fused. I have a couple of people who travel from near you to us but if you are still trying to find a club have a look at British Flyball Association - Home Page and on the map page you should see all your local clubs.

    Christina
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  7. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    thanks for your post

    looking to start him in the new year when he will be nearly one and have some obedience training under his belt

    for a dog that likes walking on walls and jumping over small things and running what is best agility or flyball??

    thanks

    karen
     
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    AllstarsFlyballTeam PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Karen

    Flyball is much easier for the handler and you ask a dog to run the fastest it can in a straight line - that's obviously not all there is too it but it's much the easier sport.

    Agility is much more technical and requires more energy on the handlers part too.

    If I were you I would go to a local club for each and have a real good luck and see what you think would be better, there's also no reason why you can't do both ... i do! Also ask the instructor if you can have a go with their dog so you can really get an idea of what's involved.

    Kindest regards
    Christina
    Allstars Flyball Team
     
  9. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    ok thanks i would never have thought to ask bout having a good with the instructors dog cheers

    my dog will be nine months in december is that the best time to try the flyball or when?

    cheers

    karen
     
  10. BigBearsRule

    BigBearsRule PetForums Senior

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    There a really good dog training class at the Hillheads Boys club, behind the icerink in Whitley Bay. There are talking about buying agility equipment in the near future. You could take your dog there to Brian Slightholme (owner and head trainer) and get some basic behaviour under your belt and then start the agility stuff when your dog is 1.
     
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    karen09 PetForums Member

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    thanks have sent you a message re getting some information
     
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    AllstarsFlyballTeam PetForums Newbie

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    Yes 9 months is a good time to start flyball and you then increase how much they do up till 12 months when they can start to compete.

    I often let people have a go with my dogs, then they get a really good feel for what they are aiming for and what will be expected of them later on.

    Christina
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  13. reivermorada

    reivermorada PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am involved with the Tyne Tailwaggers flyball team which trains in Wallsend - Rising Sun Farm!

    We don't accept dogs before 9 months old - although they are welcome to come socialise - and we also recommend Hillheads dog training to start off with - a few of our members are former / current Hillheads attendees.

    You are very welcome to come visit us at any time - we train our beginners on Tuesdays during summer and then Sunday mornings in winter - check out tynetailwaggers.org.uk

    Cheers
     
  14. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    Thanks for your info i attend anther club at the minute to do obedience. the only problem is the recall he will do it at the club but does it when he feels like it at home or on a field. he will stay until you get to hime. any tips?

    my mac was born in march so he is only 6 months next month will it be best to contact you after the xmas or before?

    i was thinking of coming to the tailwaggers group at the rising sun.

    i am looking forward to starting flyball

    regards

    karen
     
  15. reivermorada

    reivermorada PetForums Newbie

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    Hiya,

    Come and see us after Xmas and see how you get on. We will look forward to meeting you both.

    In the mean time work on that recall as it will be much easier for you if that is solid. If you want to email me on [email protected] I will send you some details.

    Cheers
     
  16. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    thanks have emailed you

    karen
     
  17. Rachelll

    Rachelll PetForums Newbie

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    Have you tried thetopdoghouse.co.uk? They do obedience and agility one after the other on a sunday from 12 o clock (as well as at other times of course). Dogs are encouraged to socialise outside the training ring and you can dip in and out of either class if you need/want to.

    I find this really helpful with my rescue collie as he tires very quickly and is still working up to full physical fitness.

    I'm also going to look at tynetailwaggers.org.uk now tho, as they sound good!

    Good luck whatever you decide to do and keep us updated with progress! :)
     
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