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May 2015

05/26/15 Training Distance for Gamblers Part 3
Some final tips in our Gamblers series. By Alicia Nicholas
05/25/15 2015 Pacific Northwest Regional Championships
Congratulations to all the winners!
05/24/15 2015 Pacific Northwest Regional Championships Courses
See the courses run each day at the event!
05/21/15 Riverside Canine's First Annual Strategy Cup
It's all about the games! By John Marcus
05/20/15 2015 Central Regional-Costa Rica Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
05/19/15 Training Distance for Gamblers Part 2
Handling at a distance by Alicia Nicholas.
05/19/15 New Advisory Committee
USDAA is forming a new Advisory Committee.
05/18/15 Twister Agility Hosts First Regional
Competitors from around the country had a great time at The Plains Regional, hosted by this hard-working group.
05/17/15 2015 Central America-Costa Rica Regional Championships Courses
See some of the courses from this event.
05/15/15 Thank You Team USA Supporters!
Our success is because of your generous donations.
05/14/15 Dogs Know That Smile on Your Face
A scientific study confirms that dogs can recognize human emotions through facial expressions. By Claudia Bensimoun
05/13/15 A.C.E. Agility's 25th Anniversary
A.C.E. Agility celebrates 25 years of USDAA trials. 
05/12/15 Training Distance for Gamblers
Learn how to train the "lateral push" for distance work. By Alicia Nicholas
05/11/15 2015 Plains Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
05/10/15 2015 Plains Regional Championships Courses
Good luck to all Plains Regional competitors! 
05/07/15 Motherhood and Agility
Moms find children and agility to be a mix of challenge and reward. By Brenna Fender
05/06/15 Welcome GameOn K9 Agility!
GameOn K9 Agility offered an Intro trial as their first USDAA agility event. By Jamie McKay CPDT KSA
05/05/15 How to Plan a Successful Opening in Gamblers Part 3
Part 3: Check Your Understanding of Planning a Gamblers Opening. Learn about time gambles and more! By Alicia Nicholas
05/04/15 Agility Trial Wedding
Happy 1st anniversary to long-time USDAA judge Lynn Sigman and Greg Morgoglione. Learn more about their agility trial wedding! By Pam Jacoby
05/01/15 The April USDAA Newsletter is Now Online!
Get up-to-date on USDAA news in the latest Overview!

April 2015

04/30/15 Pet First Aid
What do you need to handle emergencies at home and on the road?
04/29/15 USDAA Cynosport® Talent Search
So you think you can announce on live-stream during Cynosport®
04/29/15 Dice's Journey to Performance Dog Champion
Christy Skinner shares the extreme challenges she faced while earning the PDCH title with her dog, Dice.
04/28/15 How to Plan a Successful Opening in Gamblers Part 2
Part 2: What is your Dog's Obstacle Number? By Alicia Nicholas. How many obstacles can your dog do in a 30-second gamblers opening?
04/28/15 2015 Southwest Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
04/26/15 2015 Southwest Regional Championships Courses
Check back each day for more courses from this event!
04/23/15 The C-BARQ Study
What's really in a dog breed? By Claudia Bensimoun
04/22/15 Intro Trial Fun!
Leaps N Bounds recently held an Intro Trial that was great fun! Photos and article by Annie DeChance
04/21/15 How to Plan a Successful Opening in Gamblers
Part 1: Introduction to Gamblers by Alicia Nicholas. Learn the basics of preparing the best opening plan for your dog. Train yourself so you can better train your dog!
04/21/15 Calling all Agility Trainers, Judges and Authors!
We are always getting calls with training questions and need your help to provide quality information.
04/17/15 What Motivates Volunteers?
Volunteers are necessary to keep agility afloat. Why do competitors volunteer? By Brenna Fender
04/16/15 Disaster Preparation for Pets
Make plans for your pets in case of disaster.
04/15/15 The March USDAA Newsletter is Now Available Online!
See the latest OVERview!
04/15/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Photos
Check out these fun photos from the event!
04/14/15 Training Exercises: IFCS WAC Weaves and Discriminations
The weave entry heard 'round the world! How would you handle it? These segments fits in a small space, so give them a try! By Brenna Fender
04/14/15 2015 North Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners! Photos by Steve Delaney, Pawprint Pictures, www.pawprintpictures.com.  
04/12/15 2015 North Central Regional Championships Courses
Check out the courses each day of the weekend here, and watch them run on www.cynosport.tv!
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Sunday Results
The event came to a close on Sunday with the conclusion of the Biathlon and Team Triathlon.
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Agility Standard Biathlon Course
Check out the course and the running order for the final class in the Biathlon.
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Team Relay Triathlon Course
The event closes with the 3-Dog Relay Team Triathlon.
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Agility Standard Triathlon Course
The Agility Standard Triathlon class is combined with Agility Jumpers Triathlon and Team Relay to name team winners at each jump height.
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Saturday Results
Placement information for Saturday's classes.
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Agility Standard Individual and All Around Course
This one of Saturday's two Standard courses counts for individual medals and is part of the all around competition as well. 
04/10/15 2015 IFCS Championship Opening Day Class Results
Medalists and reports from Wednesday's opening class-the Individual Jumpers class, and the first of four classes in the Individual All-Around competition.
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Triathlon Jumping
Running order and course for the Jumping Team Triathlon.
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Gamblers
Running order and course for Gamblers Individual & All Around
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Friday Results
Learn who topped the challenging Gamblers Individual and All Around class and Jumping Triathlon class.
04/09/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Thursday Courses and Running Order
See the courses and running order here and watch the event on www.cynosport.tv!
04/09/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Thursday Results
See the results from the event, and watch it on www.cynosport.tv!
04/08/15 Rachel Sanders, Team USA Profile
Learn more about Team USA's dedicated coach.
04/08/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Wednesday Course & Running Order
Check out Wednesday's course and running order. View it live on www.cynosport.tv!
04/08/15 Tracy Skelnar, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/07/15 Training Tuesday: IFCS Style
In honor of this week's IFCS World Agility Championships, train on courses from last year's event. By Brenna Fender
04/07/15 Stacy Peardot-Goudy, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/06/15 Monique Plinck, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/05/15 Mike Padgett, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/04/15 Marcy Mantell, Team Member Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/03/15 Linda Womer, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/02/15 Laurie Zurborg, Team USA Profile
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04/01/15 Keith Highley, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.

March 2015

03/31/15 Jody Lolich, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/31/15 Training: Pairs Relay
Train. Prepare. Strategize. Have fun! By Brenna Fender
03/30/15 Group Spotlight
Virginia Ruff Riders, one of the Showcase's long-time organizers, is first in our Spotlight. 
03/30/15 Jessica Ajoux, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/29/15 Jeannine Doepke, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/28/15 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA Member Change
Greg Fontaine and Spice will not compete due to injury.
03/28/15 Janet Dunn, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/27/15 Giuliana Lund, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/26/15 Potential Poisons in Your Home
Find out what foods and plants in your home might be dangerous for your dog.
03/26/15 Elicia Calhoun, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/25/15 Dudley Fontaine, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/24/15 Training Exercises: Ring Around the Tunnel
Ring Around the Tunnel; Pocket Full of Kibble is a fun exercise that works obstacle discriminations, weave entries, and handling skills in a small space. By Alicia Nicholas.
03/24/15 Desiree Snelleman, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/23/15 Deanna Fairchild, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/22/15 Dave Grubel, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/21/15 Daneen Fox, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/20/15 Cynthia Hornor, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/19/15 Courtney Keys, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/18/15 Andy Mueller, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/17/15 Abigail Beasley, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/17/15 Training Courses: Masters Challenge
Check out these Masters Challenge courses from the 2015 South Central Regional Championships.
03/16/15 2015 South Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
03/15/15 2015 South Central Regional Championships Courses
Courses from the event.
03/12/15 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA Member Change
Team USA loses a team member.
03/10/15 Training Exercises: Tunnel Discrimination Part 3
Elizabeth Dott kicks tunnel discrimination training up a notch by adding movement and working it in a sequence. 
03/09/15 Dog Behavior Varies With Height, Bodyweight and Skull Shape
How does a dog's physical traits relate to his behavior? By Claudia Bensimoun
03/06/15 Healthy Snacks for Dogs
Check out these healthy treat suggestions and learn you what to avoid when cooking for your pet.
03/04/15 Beware of Drowsy Driving
Time changes and other factors might leave you drowsy when driving to or from an agility trial. Learn the signs and how to avoid a possible accident. By Kelly McFaul-Solem
03/03/15 Training Exercises: Tunnel Discriminations Part 2
Step up your dog's ability to choose the correct end of a tunnel in a discrimination. By Elizabeth Dott
03/02/15 The February USDAA Newsletter is Now Available Online!
See the latest OVERview!



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