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2016

December 2016

12/09/16 Rescue Dog Profile: Jim Allaire and his dog Meadghbh
A Profile of Jim Allaire and his dog Meadghbh.
12/08/16 Contact Zonies 25th Anniversary
Contact Zonies in Phoenix, AZ celebrates their 25th Anniversary of hosting USDAA shows.
12/08/16 Spread Hurdle & Long Jump Settings Plus Snooker Super Qs
The spread hurdle and long jump settings have been finalized as well as a revised method for calculating Snooker Super Qs due to height changes effective December 28, 2016.
12/07/16 Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs
It's that time of year again when holiday decorations and festivities can be an issue for our dogs.
12/06/16 Course Analysis with Judge Jelinda Pepper
USDAA Judge Jelinda Pepper reviews two of her courses for us.
12/05/16 A Tribute to Kamikaze
The first Siberian Husky to achieve ADCH and LAA Bronze.
12/02/16 Dogs Go Back to School
Some middle school students received a hands-on agility experience.
12/01/16 A profile of Christa Beauchat and her dogs Qwyn, Annie and Darby.
A profile of Christa Beauchat and her three rescued dogs: Qwyn, Annie and Darby.

November 2016

11/30/16 Policy for Selecting Accommodating Partners in Titling Relay Classes
More options for selecting accommodating partners in pairs relay.
11/30/16 New Coach and Team Manager for the IFCS World Team in 2017!
The USDAA is pleased to announce the Coach and Team Manager for the IFCS Team for the 2017 World Agility Championships.
11/29/16 Things Trainers & Students would like to Say but Don't
What trainers and students would like to be able to say to each other.
11/28/16 President's Message
This month's message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
11/23/16 The November OVERview is here!
This month's November OVERview is now online.
11/23/16 Revised Procedures Issued for Remeasurement of Height Certified Dogs
This newly issued policy statement sets forth expedited procedures for recertification of dogs for the 17" and 19" cut-offs to become effective December 28.
11/22/16 Be Aware of the Top Causes of Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is a serious issue for dogs. With Thanksgiving this week, here's a reminder of things to avoid!
11/21/16 New Hope for Chemo Treatment for Dogs with Cancer
A new trial of a chemotherapy treatment may be good news for dogs and people.
11/18/16 How Instant Replay Works at Cynosport
An explanation of how the instant replay video process works in conjunction with judging at the Cynosport World Games.
11/17/16 Cynosport Course Maps
Course maps for the Cynosport World Games in Scottsdale, AZ, November 9-13, 2016.
11/16/16 Cynosport Winners
A list of all of our winners from the 2016 Cynosport World Games.
11/16/16 Cynosport Junior Handler Winners
Congratulations to our Junior Handlers at Cynosport 2016!
11/16/16 Special Awards - Cynosport 2016
We had some special honors to bestow at Cynosport 2016!
11/07/16 A Profile of Judge Janet Gauntt
Cynosport is this week! We're thrilled to have Janet Gauntt as one of our judges.
11/07/16 Meet Cynosport Judge Carol Kramer
We're delighted to have Carol Kramer as one of our terrific judges at Cynosport this week!
11/07/16 Cynosport Livestream Coverage
Information on the free livestream coverage of Cynosport this week!
11/04/16 USDAA Office Staff Heads to Cynosport
11/04/16 Things to Expect at Cynosport 2016 (Continued)
More event information for Cynosport® World Games, November 9 - 13, 2016.
11/02/16 Hotel Etiquette With Dogs
As many of us travel to Cynosport next weeks, here's some tips to remember on how to be a courteous and responsible hotel guest with your dog. 
11/01/16 A Profile of Judge Jelinda Pepper
We're excited to have Jelinda Pepper as a judge at Cynosport this year!

October 2016

10/31/16 Video Services for Individual Runs
Information on ordering video services at Cynosport this year.
10/31/16 Meet Cynosport Judge Nita Diaz
A profile of Nita Diaz, one of our esteemed judges at Cynosport this year.
10/28/16 2017 Jump Height Amendments-Updated
2017 Jump Height Amendments
10/28/16 Frequently Asked Questions for the 2017 Jump Height Changes - Part 1
FAQs regarding the new 2017 Jump Heights.
10/28/16 2017 Standard Course Time Tables
Revision of Standard Course Time Tables to Align with New Jump Height Structure
10/28/16 Frequently Asked Questions for the 2017 Jump Height Changes - Part 2
FAQs regarding the new 2017 Jump Heights.
10/26/16 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs
Halloween is the perfect time of year to discuss pumpkin for dogs.
10/25/16 Autumn Dog Safety Tips
Trainer Jamie McKay, CPDT-KSA gives important reminders on keeping our dogs safe this fall.
10/25/16 The 2017 IFCS Team USA
Congratulations to our team members who will represent the US in Spain in April.
10/24/16 A profile of Cynosport Judge Scott Chamberlain
Continuing our series of profiles of our Cynosport judges this year!
10/21/16 President's Message
October's President's Message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
10/20/16 The October OVERview is here!
This month's October OVERview is now online.
10/19/16 A Profile of Kristen Wheeler and Ash
Our next profile of a shelter dog competing in USDAA agility is of Ash and his owner, Kristen Wheeler.
10/18/16 Identifying Sports Dog Prospects in Rescues and Shelters, Part 3: Behavior
The third part of our reprinted series on finding dog sport prospects from shelters and rescues.
10/17/16 Meet Cynosport Judge Anton Kuprin
Cynosport is coming up! Let's meet our judges. First up is Anton Kuprin.
10/14/16 Identifying Sports Dog Prospects in Rescues and Shelters, Part 2: Body
The second part of our reprinted series on finding dog sport prospects from shelters and rescues.
10/13/16 Competitor Profile - Diane Allen and Teasal
Our first rescue dog profile for the month - Diane Allen and her dog Teasal!
10/12/16 Environmental and Medical Causes for Pet Obesity
Reviewing some of the major reasons for pet obesity on National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.
10/11/16 Lily & Jo: The Road to Agility Dog Champion
The story of Jo Unbehaun and her Westie, Lily.
10/10/16 New Members of the 2017 IFCS World Team
Results for the IFCS Team Selection event this past weekend.
10/07/16 Resources for Disaster Planning for Pets
A collection of some helpful internet resources on disaster planning for pets.
10/06/16 How Dogs Perceive Their World Through Smell
A new book by researcher Dr. Alexandra Horowitz looks at a dog's sense of smell.
10/05/16 Dogs Improving Welfare for Other Animals
Dogs are wonderful companions for humans and other household pets - but zoo animals too?
10/04/16 Identifying Sport Dog Candidates in Shelters and Rescues, Part 1: Understanding the Market
During October's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we'll be promoting using rescue and shelter dogs in dog sports.
10/03/16 What Motivates Dog Owners to Walk Their Dogs?
Why do some owners walk their dogs, and others do not?

September 2016

09/30/16 The Facts About Rabies
What do you know about rabies?
09/29/16 Important Information for Cynopsort RV Lottery Participants
If you participated in the lottery for a RV spot at Cynosport, please read!
09/29/16 Reminder: Judges Continuing Education Clinic in Scottsdale
Judges Continuing Education Clinic to be held in Scottsdale, AZ on November 8, 2016.
09/28/16 Tips for Properly Changing Your Dog's Food
If you're thinking of changing your dog's food, here's some steps to follow.
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.
09/09/16 Jump Height Transitions Effective December 28
Jump height transition rules clarified.



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December 2015

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



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