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2015

January 2015

01/21/15 Link: What Does Your Dog Really Know?
Why do many dogs perform differently at trials than they do in practice?
01/20/15 Training Exercises: Practicing Pressure to Direct Your Dog
Elizabeth Dott shows how to experiment with "pressure" in these exercises. 
01/19/15 IFCS 2016 USDAA/USA World Team Selection Process
Learn how to try out for Team USA!
01/16/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA Sponsorship Opportunities
Support Team USA!
01/14/15 Link: How to Keep Your Dog Busy this Winter
In the heart of winter, owners of active dogs need to get creative!
01/13/15 Training Exercises: Snowman Series Part 2
Check out these exercises based on a winter-themed course layout. Courses by Leona Hellesvig.
01/12/15 New Year's Resolutions, Agility-Style!
The start of a new year is a good time to set agility-related goals. By Brenna Fender
01/08/15 Wild West Regional Standard Courses
Check our these Starters, Advanced, and Masters Standard courses from the recent regional.
01/07/15 Link: What Your Natural Health Magazine Doesn't Want You to Know
Are you confident in your veterinarian's ability to help your dog be healthy?
01/06/15 Training Exercises: Wild West Regional Gambles
Check out these Gamblers courses from this weekend's regional!
01/05/15 Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 Wild West Regional Championships!
See the winners! 
01/04/15 2015 Wild West Regional Championships Courses
Information about and courses from the first Regional Championship in 2015



2014

December 2014

12/30/14 Training Exercises: Snowman Series
Practice a variety of agility skills on a cute snowman-themed course layout. By Leona Hellesvig
12/29/14 The Breed to Win
Amanda Nelson shares her experiences with perceptions of Border Collies in agility.
12/24/14 Generalize or Personalize: Do Dogs Transfer an Acquired Rule to Novel Situations and Persons?
Does your dog understand what you say no matter where you say it? By Claudia Bensimoun
12/23/14 Training Exercises: Holiday-Themed for Small Spaces
These exercises have a cute, Christmas tree shape and fit in a 50'x80' space. By Leona Hellesvig
12/22/14 Holiday Hours and Message
Best wishes for a happy holiday season!
12/17/14 See Recent USDAA Newsletters Online!
The October/November and December issues are now online.
12/16/14 Training Exercises: Rock Around this Christmas Tree
A Christmas-tree-themed exercise which works as an every day exercise as well. By Rob Bardenett
12/16/14 Agility Loses an Early Supporter
Jacquelyn Taylor passed away on December 10.
12/15/14 Enjoying the Holidays with Your Dogs
Tips from USDAA
12/12/14 Office News
Office staff will be at a conference next week. 
12/12/14 Tips for Entering a Regional Championship
Provisional entries? Byes? If you have questions on how to fill out your Regional entry forms, we have the answers!
12/12/14 Holiday-Themed Courses
Flashback to these holiday-themed courses, first posted in 2008, which are great for some in-class, festive fun! By Brenna Fender
12/10/14 Event Report: All 4 Fun Agility Club Trial
We crowned new champions and had lots of fun! By Angie Fink
12/09/14 Training Exercises: Have a Nice Day! Part 5
The last in a series of exercises based on the same course layout. By Elizabeth Dott
12/08/14 New Members Added to the 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA
Who are the final members added to our team?
12/05/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Photos
Photos from Cynosport are available here: http://www.dogsportphotos.com/National/Cynosport2014 
12/03/14 Happy Anniversary, RAT!
The Rainier Agility Team celebrated its 25th anniversary of USDAA events in November. 
12/02/14 Training Exercises: Have a Nice Day! Part 4
Practice serpentines and threadles with Elizabeth Dott!
12/01/14 Dogs Prefer Petting to Being Praised
A recent study ranks dogs' preference of petting over praise. By Claudia Bensimoun

November 2014

11/25/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas All-Around Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/25/14 Training Exercises: CCOA Individual Jumping
This course challenged some of the best agility competitors in the world! Train on it! By Brenna Fender
11/24/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Jumping Individual Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/24/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Biathlon Overall Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/23/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Team Triathlon Winners
Congrats to the winning teams!
11/23/14 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Team
Congratulations to the new team members!
11/23/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Courses
Check here to see what competitors are running, and watch them run on www.cynosport.tv!
11/22/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Results
Event results
11/22/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Gamblers Individual Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/22/14 Running Orders: 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas
Running orders for the event.
11/21/14 2104 Continental Championship of the Americas Agility Standard Individual and Agility Snooker Individual Winners
Congratulations to all the winners!
11/19/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas and 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Team
Details on the selection of the IFCS World Agility Championship team at the CCOA event. Plus, learn who has already earned a spot!
11/18/14 Training Exercises: Have a Nice Day! Part 3
More tunnel discrimination sequences that are great for your backyard or for your agility classes! By Elizabeth Dott
11/17/14 Event Report: BARK-NH Halloween Trial
BARK had a fun USDAA agility weekend! By Lo Baker
11/14/14 2014 IFCS Continental Championship of the Americas
Learn more about this international event, including how to watch it from home!
11/13/14 News: Course Design and Course Reviewers
Updates to the course design guidelines and new course reviewers.
11/11/14 2014 USDAA Hall of Fame Inductees, Part 2
Congratulations to the new members of USDAA's Hall of Fame!
11/11/14 Training Exercises: Have a Nice Day! Part 2
Work tunnel discriminations and more! By Elizabeth Dott
11/10/14 2014 USDAA Hall of Fame Inductees, Part 1
Congratulations to the new members of the USDAA Hall of Fame!
11/06/14 Judge's Call: Leslie Bickel
Watch this video interview with Leslie regarding Masters Challenge Jumpers and more!
11/05/14 Thoughts on Tunnel Safety
Internationally successful agility competitor Lori Michaels takes a look at how to make tunnels safer on course.
11/04/14 Training Exercises: Have a Nice Day!
Elizabeth Dott shares the first in a series based on this smiling course. 
11/03/14 Rally at the 2014 Cynosport World Games
World Cynosport Rally made its debut at the Games with a fun trial in an exciting environment. By Wendy Hilton

October 2014

10/31/14 2014 Cynosport World Games On Demand
Videos of Tournament finals are available for viewing.
10/31/14 New Address for USDAA!
The office is moving. 
10/30/14 USDAA and Cynosport in the News
Coverage of the 2014 Cynosport World Games made it into the Morgan Hill news!
10/29/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Day 5
The event drew to a close on Sunday with celebrations, a showcase, and some great agility!
10/29/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Day 4
Saturday was an exciting one at the Cynosport World Games! Check out the highlights from cynosport.com
10/28/14 Training: 2014 Cynosport World Games Gamblers Course Analysis
Use this course analysis of this Cynosport Team/Performance Versatility Pairs/Veterans Gamblers course to help you train your strategy skills at home or in a class. By Julie Daniels

July 2014

07/01/14 2015 Tournament Rules Announced
The rules for the 2015 tournaments are now available.



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