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Agility World Championship 2019: interview with agility judge Sari Mikkilä
Photo: Kati Knuuttila The event of the year, FCI Agility World Championship 2019, will be held here in Finland in the fall. In this series of posts you’ll be able to read interviews on this year’s main and assisting judges, amongst other things. First we begin with the competition’s other main judge Sari Mikkilä. We […]
Maria Hirvonen and Miux are back on track!
Maria Hirvonen does agility with her 4-year-old Pyrenean Shepherd Miux. They have represented Finland in the WAO team in 2018, and placed 4th in Gamblers! This amazing team has also won silver in Snooker and bronze in Games in the Games Finnish Championship. Photos: Jani Hämäläinen Dreams and goals? “My goal is to have […]
First ever Swedish Open 2019!
Photo: Kickan Nikolic The first ever Swedish Open will be held next weekend (March 29 – 31) in Vårgårda, Sweden. It’s going to be a big 3-day agility event, in which competitors of all classes get to compete! The agility competition, an idea of the Swedish power couple Jouni and Isabelle Emanuelsson Orenius, will be […]
Ingerid Klaveness – Preparing for WAO 2019
Meet Ingerid Klaveness of One To Watch Agility in Norway. Agility has been her passion for the last ten years and in May she’ll be participating in WAO with her border collie Smiley! Smiley just turned three years old, just started competing in the highest class and just got a spot on the WAO team. […]
Suvi really improved her results in 8 weeks!
Suvi Hakala really improved her results in 8 weeks! Suvi is a part of a select coaching team of Villähteen Agility-Urheilijat for which I have had the pleasure to function as a fitness coach. Suvi’s results and story of how she reached these results: “Starting to exercise is nothing new to me. I always start […]
Ina Himle – aiming for ALL IN!
Photo: Miriam Pedersen Photography Ina Himle has been doing agility since she was 6 years old. She started agility training with her mum’s border collie mix. She now has two dogs at home, Wii and Chi, with which she does agility. What are your greatest achievements in agility? “This is a difficult question to answer. […]
Anki Molander – Getting fit with my dogs
Picture published with permission, Jukka Pätynen, Koirakuvat.fi Amazing Anki Molander has been doing agility training since the´90s. For the last four years she has been part of the Finnish National Agility Team with her talented poodle InWhite Love Twister “Wii” (8yo). They have medals from Finnish Championships, both individual and team, as well as from […]
Have you already added the following three things to your training plan?
“You can improve as a competitor and it’s an ongoing process – as long as you remember it doesn’t happen on its own” says Mari Mäkelä from Agilityflow. Mari is a mental coach (Master of Psychology), who also has experience in competing in agility. Mari has put together a list of three practical and concrete […]
Have you joined our Speed Up Agility Facebook group?
We are celebrating the opening of Speed Up Agility all of January 2019! We have also created a Speed Up Agility Facebook group for all you agility handlers who are interested in handlers’ overall training and preparation. Agility is teamwork and, thus, investing in the handler’s training is as important as developing the dog’s skills. […]
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