THE new year has begun and we were thrilled to welcome back members, some who had been away, as well as new members. The weather has been kind to us thus far, but we also have the added advantage of beautiful trees that shelter us from the intense heat. Agility members are attending jump-offs at Scottburgh in the hope of qualifying for the Agility World Championships this year. We wish them well and know that they are capable of achieving their goals. Saturday was a particularly busy afternoon as the “carting ladies” were training their dogs in one corner, obedience was happening on the far side of the field with two trainers, while others were trying out for the Flyball team and the agility dogs were being put through their paces. Flyball is an ideal sport for people who are not that agile, but have active dogs who love balls. It is fast and exciting and must be one of the noisiest disciplines as the dogs become so enthusiastic and cheer their friends on. Hibiscus Kennel Club is the only venue on the coast where the members are offered such a wide variety of activities for a yearly fee of R200. For more information about the club and its activities, contact Sharon on 073 601 4622 or Jenny on 082 250 4253.- Supplied.