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Hi and welcome to my website. 

My name is Hayley, and on this site you can find out more information about me, & my dogs, past and present. Plus my hobby which is dog agility.

I have been working with my dogs for since 1996 and OK I have not set the agility world alight but I have a great bond with my dogs and I have made some great friends. Most of my dogs have not got out of grade 3 but I have managed to reach the dizzy heights of 5 with one of them. I get up ridiculously early throughout the summer months to drive for two hours for just a 35 few seconds runs (less if we are good) and mostly came home with nothing but an empty packed lunch box. Over the years I have taught agility and obedience at various clubs. Since 2005 I have also Judged numerous classes at agility shows and can help on a ring, happy to do anything from ring managing to pole picking I'm a good all-rounder.

Currently I belong to a couple of agility groups Wagtails and Sovereign Agility. I'm an honorary member of a few more, Milton Keynes, Barking Mad & Racing Redd Agility. I also look after the websites for Racing Redd Agility and Dogs in Need agility

Dog Agility

Dog agility is a sport in which a dog moves through an obstacle course with the guidance of his or her handler. Dogs run off leash, so the handler's only controls are voice and body language, requiring exceptional obedience training of the animal. In competition, both accuracy and speed are important.

That's the definition now here is what I get out of it!

A sense of achievement as I see my dogs learning new things and enjoying their life, and amazement when I learn new things. Agility can be hard work, frustrating, tiring but agility is FUN!

Kira 1995 - 2008I started off in 1996 with Kira, after I moved out on my own my Mum convinced me that maybe it would be a good idea for me to get a dog to keep me company. As we had two boarder collies when I lived with my parents I did not even consider another breed. Kira was a collie cross her dad was a rough collie and her Mum a smooth coated collie. Through friends from my obedience classes I found out about Milton Keynes Dog Training Club.  So I turned up one night in 1996 and I spent 8 years there until I moved to the fens. But I'm still doing agility with my dogs.

My Mum said she did not mean for me to have so much company and will not take responsibility for my collection of dogs!

Unlike most agility people I was already into camping and owned my own caravan before I got the competing bug, (Yes I have been a boring old lady from the tender age of 28).  I used to belong to the caravan club and camp in total luxury on hard standings with electricity and lovely clean and warm showers.  Now I camp in muddy fields with my three dogs and a load of other like minded daft agility people, with porta loo's, sometimes no showers and generators. But would I swap and go back to the time before agility would I heck! I no longer have holidays abroad because all my holidays are taken up with week long dog shows, besides it would probably cost too much to kennel my four mutts.

So why do agility? Because you'll get a kick out of it, I do :o)