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Training Exercises: Speed Circle - Extension, Collection, and Backsides
Part two in a series of exercises based on a simple course layout. Today's sequences work on moving from extension into collection, as well as working backsides at speed. By Emily Hurt
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2014 North Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
Training Exercises: Speed Circle - Building Speed and Confidence
Emily Hurt begins a three-part series of exercises based on a simple course layout. Today's sequences build speed, confidence, and attention to handler cues.
2014 North Central Regional Running Order and Courses
Use this running order and study the courses while watching the event on www.cynosport.tv!
2014 IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA Team Practice
Team coach Rachel Sanders shares details from the team's first practice.
Flashback: 1994 USDAA Nationals
More than 200 competitors participated in the 1994 USDAA National event, setting a new record for the most widely attended USDAA Nationals!
Training Exercises: Gambling Practice
Tania Chadwick helps you improve your sends and distance handling.
The Judge's Call, Volume 4
Get the inside scoop on course design, the planning that goes into creating a course, and some of the challenges judges are thinking while designing courses.
Get Ready to WATCH!
The 2014 USDAA North Central Regional Championships (and more) will be live streamed!
Training Exercises: Feelin' Groovy!
Have you really trained your dog's tunnel performance? By Deborah Davidson Harpur
Announcement: 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships Team Members [UPDATED]
Congratulations to the team members who will represent the US in this international competition!
Training Exercise: Need a Challenge?
A tricky exercise and suggestions on how to handle it by Steve Schwarz.
2015 IFCS World Agility Championships [UPDATED]
Learn about the 2015 World Team selection process and see the Intent to Compete Form as well as the 2014 CCOA Announcement. [The updated info is indicated in the document.]
Dogs' Brain Scans Reveal Vocal Responses
A study shows a similarity between the way dogs and humans react to voices. By Claudia Bensimoun
IFCS Continental Championship of the Americas Qualification Information
Learn how to qualify to compete in this exciting international event.
Check Out the March OVERview!
See USDAA's most recent newsletter!
Amended Regulations for the Masters Challenge Biathlon Have Been Posted
The Q requirement for entry to a regional biathlon has been eliminated for the 2014
Training Exercises: Dot and Dash
Deborah Davidson Harpur designed these training exercises to work on tunnel exits.
Can Dogs Learn from Eavesdropping?
Dogs can eavesdrop from people's reactions in third party interactions. By Claudia Bensimoun
Practice: More Intro Courses
More Intro courses for you to try at home or in class.
Don't Drive Drowsy
This weekend's time change might make you dangerously drowsy while traveling to or from an agility trial. By Kelly McFaul-Solem
Practice: Intro Courses
Wondering what Intro courses are like? Check these out!
Dr. Seuss Snooker
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2, we share this Seuss-themed Snooker course.
Dogs Understand a Left-Sided Wag from a Right
Have you noticed that your dog's tail sometimes wags more to one side than the other? It might mean something! By Claudia Bensimoun
It's All in How They're Raised
Or is it? A look at nature vs. nurture by Sara Reusche CPDT-KA CVT ANWI.
An Intro Experience
Longtime competitor Monique Plinck shares her experiences at NOMAD's Intro Only trial.
Training Exercises: Weaves and Serpentines
Work weave entries and exits along with serpentines in this exercise. By Elizabeth Dott.
Check Out the January/February OVERview!
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R Dog vs. E Dog
Are you creating an R dog, or an E dog? By Emily Hurt
USDAA Course Design & Rules Clinic Registration Deadline Extended
Registration extended to Friday, February 21.
Behind the Scenes at the Course Reviewers Clinic Part 4
The last in our video series from a recent course reviewers clinic. Get your questions answered regarding the course review process!
USDAA Article Wins a Dog Writers Award!
A USDAA-original article wins a coveted Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America.
Behind the Scenes at the Course Reviewers Clinic Part 3
Part three in our four-video series....
Border Collie Comprehends Over 1,000 Object Names as Verbal Referents
How smart are our dogs? By Claudia Bensimoun
Behind the Scenes at the Course Reviewers Clinic Part 2
Learn more about the course review process!
Check Out the December OVERview!
Read our last edition on line now!
Training Exercises: Tunnels vs. Tables
Work your tunnel/table discrimination skills! By Deborah Davidson Harpur
Rules for 2014 Tournaments
Rules for Grand Prix/Performance GP, Steeplechase/PSJ and Team/PVP to be reposted by October 8 in the Forms & Documents Library
Two Updated Policies
Scheduling classes and events detailed.
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