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April 2015

04/17/15 What Motivates Volunteers?
Volunteers are necessary to keep agility afloat. Why do competitors volunteer? By Brenna Fender
04/16/15 Disaster Preparation for Pets
Make plans for your pets in case of disaster.
04/15/15 The March USDAA Newsletter is Now Available Online!
See the latest OVERview!
04/15/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Photos
Check out these fun photos from the event!
04/14/15 Training Exercises: IFCS WAC Weaves and Discriminations
The weave entry heard 'round the world! How would you handle it? These segments fits in a small space, so give them a try! By Brenna Fender
04/14/15 2015 North Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners! Photos by Steve Delaney, Pawprint Pictures, www.pawprintpictures.com.  
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Agility Standard Biathlon Course
Check out the course and the running order for the final class in the Biathlon.
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Sunday Results
The event came to a close on Sunday with the conclusion of the Biathlon and Team Triathlon.
04/12/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Team Relay Triathlon Course
The event closes with the 3-Dog Relay Team Triathlon.
04/12/15 2015 North Central Regional Championships Courses
Check out the courses each day of the weekend here, and watch them run on www.cynosport.tv!
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Agility Standard Individual and All Around Course
This one of Saturday's two Standard courses counts for individual medals and is part of the all around competition as well. 
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Agility Standard Triathlon Course
The Agility Standard Triathlon class is combined with Agility Jumpers Triathlon and Team Relay to name team winners at each jump height.
04/11/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Saturday Results
Placement information for Saturday's classes.
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Gamblers
Running order and course for Gamblers Individual & All Around
04/10/15 2015 IFCS Championship Opening Day Class Results
Medalists and reports from Wednesday's opening class-the Individual Jumpers class, and the first of four classes in the Individual All-Around competition.
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Triathlon Jumping
Running order and course for the Jumping Team Triathlon.
04/10/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Friday Results
Learn who topped the challenging Gamblers Individual and All Around class and Jumping Triathlon class.
04/09/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Thursday Results
See the results from the event, and watch it on www.cynosport.tv!
04/09/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Thursday Courses and Running Order
See the courses and running order here and watch the event on www.cynosport.tv!
04/08/15 Rachel Sanders, Team USA Profile
Learn more about Team USA's dedicated coach.
04/08/15 Tracy Skelnar, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/08/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships Wednesday Course & Running Order
Check out Wednesday's course and running order. View it live on www.cynosport.tv!
04/07/15 Stacy Peardot-Goudy, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/07/15 Training Tuesday: IFCS Style
In honor of this week's IFCS World Agility Championships, train on courses from last year's event. By Brenna Fender
04/06/15 Monique Plinck, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/05/15 Mike Padgett, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/04/15 Marcy Mantell, Team Member Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/03/15 Linda Womer, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/02/15 Laurie Zurborg, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
04/01/15 Keith Highley, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.

March 2015

03/31/15 Jody Lolich, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/31/15 Training: Pairs Relay
Train. Prepare. Strategize. Have fun! By Brenna Fender
03/30/15 Jessica Ajoux, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/30/15 Group Spotlight
Virginia Ruff Riders, one of the Showcase's long-time organizers, is first in our Spotlight. 
03/29/15 Jeannine Doepke, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/28/15 Janet Dunn, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/28/15 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA Member Change
Greg Fontaine and Spice will not compete due to injury.
03/27/15 Giuliana Lund, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/26/15 Potential Poisons in Your Home
Find out what foods and plants in your home might be dangerous for your dog.
03/26/15 Elicia Calhoun, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/25/15 Dudley Fontaine, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/24/15 Training Exercises: Ring Around the Tunnel
Ring Around the Tunnel; Pocket Full of Kibble is a fun exercise that works obstacle discriminations, weave entries, and handling skills in a small space. By Alicia Nicholas.
03/24/15 USDAA Message
A letter from USDAA president Kenneth Tatsch.
03/24/15 Desiree Snelleman, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/23/15 Deanna Fairchild, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/22/15 Dave Grubel, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/21/15 Daneen Fox, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/20/15 Cynthia Hornor, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/19/15 Courtney Keys, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/18/15 Andy Mueller, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/17/15 Abigail Beasley, Team USA Profile
Learn more about this IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA competitor.
03/17/15 Training Courses: Masters Challenge
Check out these Masters Challenge courses from the 2015 South Central Regional Championships.
03/16/15 2015 South Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
03/15/15 2015 South Central Regional Championships Courses
Courses from the event.
03/12/15 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA Member Change
Team USA loses a team member.
03/10/15 Training Exercises: Tunnel Discrimination Part 3
Elizabeth Dott kicks tunnel discrimination training up a notch by adding movement and working it in a sequence. 
03/09/15 Dog Behavior Varies With Height, Bodyweight and Skull Shape
How does a dog's physical traits relate to his behavior? By Claudia Bensimoun
03/06/15 Healthy Snacks for Dogs
Check out these healthy treat suggestions and learn you what to avoid when cooking for your pet.
03/04/15 Beware of Drowsy Driving
Time changes and other factors might leave you drowsy when driving to or from an agility trial. Learn the signs and how to avoid a possible accident. By Kelly McFaul-Solem
03/03/15 Training Exercises: Tunnel Discriminations Part 2
Step up your dog's ability to choose the correct end of a tunnel in a discrimination. By Elizabeth Dott
03/02/15 The February USDAA Newsletter is Now Available Online!
See the latest OVERview!

February 2015

02/26/15 Drop It Training
Stuck indoors? Train Drop It to keep your dog busy, exercised, and entertained!
02/25/15 Traveling Responsibly with Your Pet
February is Responsible Pet Owner month. Find out what it takes to care for your pets responsibly while they are traveling in your vehicle. By Annie DeChance and Brenna Fender
02/24/15 Training Exercises: Tunnel Discrimination
When you face a U-shaped tunnel, how do you get your dog to take the correct end? By Elizabeth Dott
02/23/15 2015 IFCS World Agility Championship Team USA News
New logo and more!
02/18/15 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
More information for National Pet Dental Health month!
02/17/15 Training: Handling the Path
How can you watch your dog and pay attention to where you are on the course at the same time? By Alicia Nicholas
02/16/15 Hotel Etiquette
How can you be courteous, responsible and set a good example when staying in hotels with your dog? By Annie DeChance and Brenna Fender
02/12/15 New Survey Coming Soon
Watch for a survey to help us improve our website.
02/11/15 Five Ways to Keep Your Pet's Teeth and Gums Healthy for Life
Learn more about good dental health for your dog!
02/10/15 Training Exercises: You Touch! I Touch!
An agility game to proof two-on/two-off contacts by Alicia Nicholas.
02/09/15 Jealousy in Dogs
A new scientific study looks at whether dogs really experience jealousy. By Claudia Bensimoun
02/05/15 USDAA is Proud to be Partnering with Zuke's
Be on the lookout at a Regional near you for the Zuke's crew!
02/04/15 February is National Pet Dental Health Month
Dental health is important for our dogs!
02/03/15 Training Exercises: Snooker 101
How to play USDAA Snooker with flow and fun! Link by Alicia Nicholas
02/02/15 The January USDAA Newsletter is Now Available Online!
Check out what's going on at USDAA!

January 2015

01/29/15 IFCS World Agility Team USA on the Web
Team USA gets their own website!
01/29/15 Two-Sentence Training Tips
We finish National Train Your Dog Month with some great advice!
01/28/15 USDAA Founder Kenneth Tatsch in the News
Dog Fancy magazine celebrates "45 People Who Changed the Dog World," including USDAA's president, Kenneth Tatsch!
01/27/15 Training Exercises: Weave Work
Elizabeth Dott offers some weave proofing exercises to help you whip your weaves into shape!
01/26/15 New Research on Rabies Vaccine....
New research on rabies vaccines alters a common misconception.



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