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Meet Mike Wagner!

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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