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2016

September 2016

09/27/16 A Recap of the Mexico USDAA Regional  September 16  18, 2016
A recap of the Mexico USDAA Regional by Judge Frank Holik.
09/26/16 Children, Dogs and Asthma
Contact with dogs at an early age may decrease a child's chance to get asthma.
09/23/16 Results from the Mexican Regional
Results from the Mexican Regional held on August 27-28, 2016.
09/22/16 More Things to Expect at Cynosport this Year
If you're coming to Cynosport this , here's some more helpful information to get yourself prepared!
09/21/16 Health & Wellness Wednesday - Polydipsia and Polyuria
If your dog is drinking and/or urinating more, they may be suffering from polydipsia or polyuria.
09/20/16 Things to Expect at Cynosport
Coming to Cynosport this year? Here's some helpful information to get yourself prepared!
09/19/16 Reminder: Judges Continuing Education Clinic
Judges Continuing Education Clinic to be held in Scottsdale, AZ on November 8, 2016.
09/19/16 National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 18-24 is National Deaf Dog Awareness Week.
09/16/16 President's Message
September's President's Message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
09/15/16 The September OVERview is here!
This month's September OVERview is now online.
09/14/16 2017 IFCS World Team Reminder
Intent to Compete forms due, Sept. 15th.
09/14/16 Health & Wellness Wednesday - Back to School Dangers for Dogs
The ASPCA cautions parents with dogs to make sure their dog isn't affected by lunchboxes and school supplies.
09/13/16 Training Tuesday - The Science Behind Food Motivation in Labs
A new genetic research study finds a biological reason for Retriever's food motivation.
09/12/16 In Memory of Luka, One of USDAA's Greatest Champions
A memorial for Luka by Ashley Deacon.
09/09/16 Jump Height Transitions Effective December 28
Jump height transition rules clarified.
09/09/16 Memorializing a Pet
Some thoughts on how we can mark the passing of a beloved dog.
09/08/16 Training for the Long Jump
Pati Mah explores training for the long jump obstacle.
09/07/16 Western Regional Results
Results from the Western Regional in Prunedale, CA.
09/06/16 Western Regional Course Maps
Course Maps for the Western Regional held in Prunedale, CA on Labor Day weekend.
09/01/16 Pain Awareness Month
September is Pet Pain Awareness Month.

August 2016

08/31/16 Health & Wellness Wednesday - Know the Signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction affects senior dogs and early detection can increase the effectiveness of treatment.
08/30/16 Does Your Dog Want Treats...or Praise?
A study using fMRI found that dogs preferred praise from their owner over treats.
08/29/16 Judge's Continuing Education Clinic
Details on Judge's CE clinic at Cynosport this year.
08/29/16 Collapsible Tunnel Removed from Obstacle List
Increase in entanglements necessitates removal of collapsible tunnel from list of approved obstacles.
08/26/16 The Scenting Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs
Neuroscientists are researching how dogs can use their olfactory abilities to navigate terrain and find missing persons.
08/25/16 Training Your Dog in the City
Taking your dog on a training outing downtown can be a great way to work around distractions.
08/25/16 2017 Southwestern Regional Dates and Location
Mark your calendars!
08/24/16 Genetics Study Provides Information on Canine Hereditary Disorders
A study published recently looks at the risk of genetic diseases in dogs across a large spectrum of breeds.
08/23/16 Moving Towards Mastery: Move Obstacles to Challenge Your Handling
Steve Schwarz from AgilityNerd discusses using small spaces to improve your training.
08/22/16 Keeping Dogs Safe in the Home
Some tips on keeping dogs, and other pets, safe in your home.
08/19/16 Central Regional Course Maps
Course maps for the Central Regional held in Kansas on August 12-14, 2016.
08/18/16 Central Regional Results
Results from the Central Regional, August 12-14, 2016.
08/17/16 August 2016 USDAA President's Message
The August 2016 President's Message from USDAA's Ken Tatsch.
08/17/16 Tentative Schedule for Cynosport
Specific times will be provided in final confirmations after entries have closed.
08/16/16 Western Canadian Regional Results
The Western Canadian Regional was held in Murray Creek Ranch, Langley, British Columbia on August 12 - 14.
08/15/16 The August OVERview is here!
This month's August OVERview is now online.
08/12/16 Competitor Profile - Steffi Diem and Inara
A profile of Title Mania Competitor Steffi Diem and her dog Inara.
08/11/16 Problem Solving Weaves - Part Two of Two
Trainer Lynne Stephens continues her discussion of challenges when teaching the weave obstacle.
08/10/16 New Free Health Information Service from the AVMA
The AVMA has announced a new online service to increase education for pet owners and veterinarians.
08/09/16 2017 South Central Regional Dates and Locations
Mark your calendars!

08/09/16 Problem Solving Weaves - Part One of Two
In part one of this two-part article, trainer Lynne Stephens looks at the challenges of learning the weaves obstacle.
08/08/16 International Assistance Dog Week
August 7 to 13 is the week to celebrate the importance of assistance dogs in our lives!
08/05/16 Competitor Profile:  Lisa Anne Zilney and Tennessen
A profile of Title Mania competitor Lisa Zilney and her dog Tennessen.
08/04/16 Teaching the See-Saw with the TipAssist - Getting the Great See-Saw Performance You've Always Wanted!
Trainer Lynn Stephens details how to teach a better See-Saw performance with the TipAssist.
08/03/16 What is Reverse Sneezing?
Reverse sneezing is a common sight with many dogs that owners often mistake for a serious condition.
08/02/16 Course Analysis by Judge Juanita Diaz
An analysis of two courses by USDAA judge Juanita Diaz - Masters Challenge Jumpers and Biathlon.
08/02/16 2017 Wild West Regional Dates and Location
Mark your calendars to attend!
08/01/16 Dogs and Cars - Why Do They Love Them?
We explore why some dogs seem to love car rides as much as they do!

July 2016

07/29/16 Competitor Spotlight - Tina and Darryl Power
A profile of Title Mania competitors Tina and Darryl Power and their three dogs, Loudon, Joliet and Rock.
07/28/16 USDAA's Miscellaneous Classes for Training in the Ring
Coach Rachel Sanders discusses the benefits of the new rule amendment to allow the scheduling of training Miscellaneous Classes during regular competition events.
07/27/16 The Dangers of Water Intoxication and Implementing Water Safety Measures
For Health & Wellness Wednesday, we focus on the dangers of water intoxication which can happen more often in the summer months due to everyone swimming to beat the heat!
07/26/16 The Most Famous Agility Course on the Planet
A course analysis by Judge Anton Kudrin of a much discussed biathlon course from the 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships.
07/25/16 A Class of Gold
The story of a training class and their Regional experience.
07/22/16 President's Message - July 2016
USDAA President Ken Tatsch's July 2016 message.
07/21/16 The July OVERview is here!
This month's July OVERview is now online.
07/20/16 Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Learn how to recognize the signs of thyroid disease in dogs.
07/19/16 A Fond Farewell to Rickie Roo
Our condolences to Deborah Davidson Harpur on the sudden passing of her beloved Rickie Roo this past weekend.
07/19/16 New Research on Inhibitory Control in Dogs
A new study looks at a dog's ability to solve problems based on how well the dog can inhibit his or her own behavior.
07/18/16 2017 Cynosport World Games Dates and Location
Dates and locations for the 2017 Cynosport World Games and Regional Championships.
07/18/16 Congratulations to our new USDAA Judges!
We're proud to share a list of our new USDAA judges.
07/15/16 Pet Fire Safety Tips
Keep your home and your pets safe from fires with these tips!
07/14/16 New England Regional Results
Results for the New England Regional, July 8-10, 2016 in North Kingston, RI.
07/14/16 Let's Communicate!
On Training Thursday, Lynne Stephens looks at communicating more effectively with our dogs.
07/13/16 Enhancing Your Dog's Diet for Better Health
Zuke's veterinarian provides advice on food you can add to your dog's diet to improve their health.
07/12/16 All About Heterochromia
Today is "National Different Colored Eyes Day," which is medically known as heterochromia.
07/11/16 New England Regional Course Maps
Course maps for the New England Regional on July 8-10, 2016.
07/08/16 Competitor Spotlight - Alice Reinkemeyer
A profile of Alice Reinkemeyer and her dog Tess.
07/07/16 Dealing with Dog Fights
If a dog fight were to occur, would you know what to do to keep yourself and the dogs safe?
07/06/16 New Hypertension Disease Concerns for Dogs
A study by Michigan State University has found evidence of a rare hypertension disorder in humans in dogs as well.
07/05/16 Training Games for Impulse Control
Training games are a fun way of teaching dogs specific skills and behaviors that can enhance their performance.
07/01/16 July 4th Holiday Tips
In order to have a safe holiday for you and your pets, here are some tips!
07/01/16 Holiday Office Hours
The USDAA office hours for the July 4th holidays.



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12/24/15 Happy Holidays from the USDAA
The USDAA wishes everyone a happy holiday!



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