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2016

May 2016

05/03/16 Southwest Regional Results
Results from this past weekend's Southwest Regional in Moorpark, CA.
05/02/16 Southwest Regional Course Maps
The course maps for this past weekend's Southwest Regional in Moorpark, CA.

April 2016

04/29/16 Competition Dog Sports Etiquette
Denise Fenzi shares her thoughts on proper Competition Dog Sports Etiquette.
04/29/16 What is TitleMania All About?
Why should you consider attending TitleMania®? Here's some points to consider:
04/28/16 Titlemania Closing Date Coming Up - May 9th!
Come be a part of this great inaugural event in Geneva, OH, June 16-19, 2016!
04/27/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 2 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we continue featuring an excerpt from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
04/26/16 Bringing Home Puppy: Socialization
On Training Tuesday, the importance of proper socialization for the new agility (or any!) puppy.
04/25/16 Klev'r's Story: Running Agility with a Seizure Dog
The "second part" to Chick's story: Her teammate's own struggle with seizures, and the importance of teamwork.
04/22/16 Chick's Story: Doing Whats Best for Your Dog
A story of a dog and her handler when medical issues strike.
04/21/16 Whats in a Game? That Which We Call Gamblers Would be Just as Fun
What's USDAA Gamblers all about?
04/20/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 1 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we will be featuring an excerpt of a chapter from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
04/19/16 Can Dogs Be Trained by Watching Other Dogs?
A recently published research study indicates using dogs to teach other dogs may be an effective way to train.
04/18/16 Proper Identification for Pet is a Must!
Today marks the beginning of National Pet ID week.
04/18/16 2016 IFCS Biathlon & Triathlon Relay Final Results
Day 5 courses for Biathlon Standard Agility & Triathlon Relay. 
04/17/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Gamblers & Triathlon Agility Results
Dav 4 courses & Results for the IFCS World Agility Championships
04/16/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Results through Day 3
Day 3 of World Agility Championships courses and running orders.
04/15/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Agility & Jumping
Day 3 courses and running order lists for Standard Agility & Jumping
04/15/16 2016 IFCS Snooker & Triathlon Jumping Courses & Results
Day 2 courses & results for the IFCS World Championships
04/15/16 The Many Signs of Stress in Dogs
Can you recognize the signs of stress in dogs?
04/14/16 President's Message
This month's message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
04/14/16 2016 IFCS - Event Opening & Day 1 Results
Day one featured the opening ceremony & the Biathlon Standard Agility class. 
04/13/16 The April OVERview is here!
This month's April OVERview is now online.
04/13/16 Mid Atlantic Regional Results
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's regional in Palmyra, PA!
04/12/16 South Central Regional Results
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's regional in Denton, TX!
04/12/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Marcy Mantell
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Marcy Mantell and her dog Stripe.
04/12/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Linda Womer
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Linda Womer and her dog Sonic.
04/11/16 2015 South Central Regional Course Maps
Check out some of the courses run by USDAA competitors this past weekend in Denton, TX!
04/11/16 2016 IFCS World Agility Championships April 13-17, Laag Soeren, Netherlands Live Stream Coverage & Video on Demand (VOD)
Information on live stream and video on demand coverage for this week's World Agility Championships.
04/11/16 2015 Mid Atlantic Regional Course Maps
Check out some of the courses run by USDAA competitors this past weekend in Palmyra, PA!
04/08/16 IFCS Team Coach Profile: Rachel Sanders
A profile of Rachel Sanders, the coach for the IFCS 2016 Team USA, competing in The Netherlands this month.
04/07/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Melanie Miller
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Melanie Miller and her dog Integrity.
04/07/16 Spencer's Story
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month - Here's one story of the importance of knowing first aid for your dogs.
04/06/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Jamie Herren
Jamie Herren and her dog Zip are proud members of the 2016 IFCS Team USA.
04/06/16 2017 Team USA Selection Rules
Team USA Selection Rules for the 2017 IFCS World Agility Championships in Spain have been published.
04/05/16 Training Tuesday - Finding Motivation in Success
Steve Schwarz from Agility Nerd looks at the links between finding motivation and training.
04/05/16 IFCS Team Member Profile: Kerry Smith
A profile of 2016 Team Member Kerry Smith and her dog Hype.
04/04/16 Welcome the New Agility Competitor
Some thoughts on what it's like to be a brand new competitor in agility by Stephanie Morgan.
04/01/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Yukari Nishimura
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Yukari Nishimura and her dog Simba.

March 2016

03/31/16 IFCS Team Member Profile: Brenda Kelly
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Brenda Kelly and her dog Déjà Vu.
03/30/16 Dog Walking Ideas for Take a Walk in the Park Day
On Wellness Wednesday, some ideas to spice up your regular walking routine with your dog.
03/29/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Kate Moureaux
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Kate Moureaux and her dog Smart.
03/28/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Desiree Snelleman
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Desiree Snelleman and her dog Pace.
03/25/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Karen Beattie Massey
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Karen Beattie Massey and her dog Bella.
03/25/16 Title Mania Test Schedule Published
Test schedule for Title Mania and premium list for Rally World Championships have been posted.
03/24/16 President's Message
This month's message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch, from the March OVERview newsletter.
03/23/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Mike Padgett
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Mike Padgett and his dogs Kona and Elsie.
03/23/16 The March OVERview is here!
This month's March OVERview is now online.
03/22/16 "Goofing Off" with Your Dog, or the Importance of Taking a Break
On Training Tuesday, we talk about how to use breaks during training sessions to improve outcomes.
03/21/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Joy Mercier
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Joy Mercier and her dog Chiquita.
03/18/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Jody Lolich
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Jody Lolich and her dog Skillz.
03/17/16 It's a St. Patrick's Day Themed Training Thursday!
Get some ideas for training from some St. Patrick's Day themed courses.
03/16/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Andy Mueller
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Andy Mueller and his dog Crackers.
03/15/16 Training Tuesday - Science Looks at Canine Body Language
A recent research study in Japan looked at a dog's body language as indicators of learning during training sessions.
03/14/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Shane Miller
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Shane Miller and his dog Luna.
03/11/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Jeannette Hutchison
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Jeannette Hutchison and her dog Rumble.
03/09/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Laurie Zurborg
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Laurie Zurborg and her dog Rodent.
03/08/16 Fit Training Into Your Busy Schedule with Some Creative Ideas
Some fun ideas for fitting training your dog into your busy daily schedule!
03/07/16 TitleMania Rules & Regulations
Get the details on this exciting event.
03/07/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Chris Tucci
A profile of Team Member Chris Tucci and his dog Bratska
03/03/16 Congratulations to the our new USDAA Judges!
Please welcome our new Starters/Advanced and Masters level judges.
03/02/16 Health & Fitness Wednesdays: Is Your Vet on Social Media?
For today's Health & Fitness Wednesday article, we talk about why we should follow our veterinarians on social media.
03/01/16 Training Tuesday - Better Jackpot Rewards
For Training Tuesday, Steve Schwarz from Agility Nerd looks at jackpot rewards in training.

February 2016

02/28/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Catherine Laria
A profile on IFCS 2016 Team Member Catherine Laria and her dog Blizzard.
02/26/16 The Story of a Boy and His Service Dog
A heartwarming story of the bond between a young boy with autism and his faithful service dog.
02/24/16 A Message from the President
USDAA President Ken Tatsch' s letter from the February Overview newsletter.
02/23/16 The latest USDAA Newsletter is Online
There's lots of great information in the February issue!
02/22/16 National Walk the Dog Day - How Do You Walk Your Dog?
Today is National Walk the Dog Day, in which we discuss the ways that a dog can enjoy their walks more through the use of scent.
02/19/16 Is Your Dog Feeling the Winter Boredom Blues?
With the cold weather many of our active dogs receive less exercise which can lead to boredom and inappropriate behavior.
02/17/16 Dogs Improve Physical and Cardiovascular Health
The American Heart Association provides a scientific statement on the benefits of pet ownership to our health.
02/16/16 Dogs Excel at Following Pointing Gestures
An interesting study comparing the differences between a dog and a chimpanzee's ability to understand human gestures and infer information and direction from them.
02/15/16 New Study Finds Dogs IQ Can Be Measured
A new study looks at whether dogs have measurable IQ similar to humans.
02/12/16 Heartwarming Video About the Power of Finding the Right Dog
They say the right person always finds the right dog for them. A powerful new short film illustrates this perfectly!
02/11/16 Amendments to Rules and Policy Statements
New rules provide more options for competitors.
02/10/16 Why Do Dogs Have Bad Breath?
It's more than just annoying for dog owners - bad breath from your dog can indicate some serious health conditions.
02/09/16 Training Tuesday - Tips to Create a Solid Recall
For today's Training Tuesday article, we look at the all-important recall behavior for our dogs.
02/08/16 Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?
A new study researches a dog's cognitive functions and ability to learn based on age group.
02/05/16 A Sad Loss for the Agility Community
Arthur (Artie) Weiss passed away Feb. 1st. 



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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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