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Subscriber News Page Wrap-Up

A look back at this year's Subscriber News.

In 2007, USDAA subscribers read about a variety of subjects on the Subscriber News page.  Reports described records set, announced special titles earned, and offered course analysis from some of the year's most exciting events.  Course maps and instructions were included for exercises and practice courses for competitors of all skill levels.  Nested courses were provided to assist instructors. Training articles offered guidance on different challenges. 

There were interviews of competitors at the top of our sport, and many who had interesting accomplishments or tips to share.  There were stories about dogs and handlers who overcame the odds to enjoy all agility has to offer.  Trainers described their experiences training unusual breeds of dogs, or shared their opinions on sometimes controversial topics like removing dogs from the ring when things go wrong.

Games were provided to help teach agility skills or to make agility classes orparties more fun.  The junior handler program was well represented and league play was explained.  Just-for-fun stories described embarrassing in-ring moments and judges' favorite experiences. There were many training and trialing tips, and quotes from wise instructors and competitors.  The latest books and DVDs were reviewed to help readers make informed purchases.  There was extensive coverage of the 2007 World Cynosport Games, which included some special subscriber-only articles.

If you're a new subscriber, you can access the archived news articles by scrolling to the bottom of the news page.  Hundreds of articles are waiting there for you!

What's in store for next year?  We plan to provide subscribers with another year of varied content - there should be something for everyone!  More training articles, more exercises, more reviews, more interviews, more juniors, more, more, more!  Subscriber-only articles return when the office reopens full time on January 2, 2008. 

If you don't subscribe and would like to, visit for more information, including explanation of the various benefits of subscribing (hint: it's much more than just great stuff to read!).

Happy Holidays!  See you in the new year!

Brenna Fender is the editor for the USDAA's subscriber services portion of the website.  She is also a freelance writer, wife, and parent of two dogs and two children.  Please contact Brenna at with comments, questions, or submissions.


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