The next time someone asks you "What do you want for Christmas?" be sure to have this post handy to share with them!
Ordinary dog toys just don't cut the mustard. If you're looking for a toy to motivate and reward your dog, then Tug-E-Nuff is the place to go. My personal favourites include their Sheepskin Bungee Chaser with Tennis Ball, Pocket Bungee - Sheepskin Ball Tug and Sheepskin Ball Bungee Tug - Rubber Ball.
2. Jumping Grid Workbook - Susan Salo
For serious competitors, teaching great jump skills is an important part of your training plan. Susan's book supports her DVD's with invaluable insights and advice into setting exercises which will help teach your dog how to jump brilliantly :)
3. FitPaws K9 FitBone - Camddwr Canine
Keeping our dogs in great shape is an important piece in the agility puzzle. FitPaws range of balance discs, wobble boards and this great K9 FitBone are just the kit we need to help them master amazing body awareness to support them be amazing agility dogs!
4. Strategies for Start-Line Confidence 2-DVD Set - Dr Kathrine McAleese
It's all too easy to focus on the dog's job when we're attending training classes, workshops or competitions. But what about the other end of the lead? Do we have a mindset to match our dog's agility skills? The techniques in Dr Kathrine's 2-DVD set will help you compete at your best in 2016 :)
5. Cool. Calm. Connected: Mind to Win Progress Tracker Journal - Dr Kathrine McAleese
It can be easy to forget the progress we make throughout an agility season, or to keep track of what things we need to work on in training based on our competition results. Dr Kathrine has produced this journal packed full of inspiration and advice to help you focus on becoming the best team you and your dog can be :)
6. Agility Performance Record - Lee Gibson
Keeping a record of the courses we run at the weekend can help us identify areas to focus on in training - this handy record book is just the thing to keep in the van when you're headed to a competition.
7. Crate Games DVD - Susan Garrett
Problems with start lines are easy to address with Susan's fun games - giving you a step-by-step guide to helping your dog understand EXACTLY what's required of them. Plus these games transfer elsewhere, and once understood crates can be replaced with beds or mats.
8. Online Agility Training Course - Dave Munnings, Q-Me Agility
When you hire an arena to further your training, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with exercises to work on. Dave's online video courses provide some brilliant inspiration which will give you lots of fun ideas to play with with your dog :)
Training at different venues is a excellent way to prepare your dog for competing in new locations, it helps them generalise the work you're doing in your regular training classes. Devon Dogs offer a whole range of different workshops to complement Daybreak's training classes - we suggest having a voucher so you can choose what you want to do yourself!1
Our community is full of inspiring and welcoming people - if you're proud to be part of it, check out the different coloured fleeces and choose the dog training or agility logo as you prefer. The clothing we've chosen comes from Monsoon Marketing and is all easy to wash (kind of important for dog sports ;) ) and wears well.
Today I'm grateful to own or have experienced each of the suggested items on this list. The knowledge and fun I've gleaned from each of these resources is invaluable and I hope Santa is kind to you and chooses from this list! :D