Posted Date: October 10, 2006
Learn a little more about Mr. Wagner, who will be judging at the USDAA Nationals.
This is the first in a series of articles about the judges for the agility portion of the upcoming World Cynosport Games. Please meet Mike Wagner!
Mike is from Lebanon, Indiana, and has been a USDAA judge for four years. He does not judge for any other agility organization.
BF: What do you do for a living?
MW: [I'm a] Software/Controls Engineer
BF: Tell me about your dogs.
MW: [I have] seven Border collies ranging from two years to 14 years old. Their names are Kimmie, Keds, Mist, Melody, Aiden, Benny, and Joon.
BF: What skills are you looking for exhibitors to use when you design courses for events like this one?
MW: I would like to see teams be able to change sides, drive away, and finish the course with sufficient speed and determination.
BF: Do you have any comments?
MW: I really enjoy judging because it allows me to travel to the different parts of the country meeting new people, seeing old friends, and especially [seeing] how everyone interacts with their dogs and the different training techniques.
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