Posted Date: October 10, 2014
Meet one of the judges of the 2014 Cynosport World Games!
The 2014 Cynosport World Games are almost here! The event kicks off on Wednesday, October 15, and concludes Sunday, October 19 in Morgan Hill, California. (Visit Cynosport.tv for live stream and on-demand details.) Judges John Zhao, Eric Quirouet, Janet Gaunt, Hisato Tanabe, Adrienne Lynch, Tim Laubach, and Dave Hanson will be presiding over the Games. Before the event, we are going to take a little time to get to know each of the judges, so watch for question and answer sessions with them in the coming days. Today, meet Adrienne Lynch!
Name: Adrienne Lynch
City/State: Decatur, Illinois
Previous Cynosport Judging Experience: Yes, in 2013
Dogs' Names/Ages/Breeds: Duke/10 years old/chocolate Labrador Retriever; Lander/2 years old/Border Collie
What kinds of challenges do you expect you might experience while judging at the event?
Designing a course that is interesting enough to judge, fun enough to run and exciting to watch.
When designing Cynosport courses, what were your biggest concerns? What were your goals?
I would say [my biggest concerns were] knowing there is an expectation to present a course that is challenging enough to test the dogs and handlers. My goal is to provide courses that could be judged by multiple judges and, most importantly, fair and stimulating for both big and little dogs.
If you could give Cynosport competitors one piece of advice, what would it be?
Relax, trust your training, stay focused and enjoy every run with your dog.
Photo courtesy of Dean Lynch.