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December 2014

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 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
12/12/14 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!
12/10/14 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 Training Exercises: CCOA Individual Jumping
This course challenged some of the best agility competitors in the world! Train on it! By Brenna Fender
11/25/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas All-Around Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/24/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Biathlon Overall Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/24/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Jumping Individual 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 Running Orders: 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas
Running orders for the event.
11/22/14 2014 Continental Championship of the Americas Gamblers Individual Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
11/21/14 2104 Continental Championship of the Americas Agility Standard Individual and Agility Snooker Individual Winners
Congratulations to all the winners!
11/20/14 Wondering Where Your Permanent Card Is?
Mechanical Problems Causing Delays
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
10/27/14 Ring Wise: Equipping the 2014 Cynosport World Games
John Marcus was part of the MAX 200 equipment crew at the Games, so he had an up-close look at what it takes to outfit such a large event.
10/18/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Day 3
The competition is heating up!
10/16/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Day 2
Thursday, Day 2, is in the history books.
10/15/14 2014 Cynosport World Games Day 1
Keep up with all the event coverage on www.cynosport.com
10/14/14 Cynosport Judge: Tim Laubach
Meet Tim Laubach, a long-time member of the Cynosport World Games team!
10/14/14 Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 5
Twists and turns make this course a challenging finale to the "You're Bugging Me" series. By Deborah Davidson Harpur
10/14/14 Cynosport Judge: Dave Hanson
Hear what Cynosport judge Dave Hanson has to say about getting ready for this year's event!
10/13/14 Cynosport Judge: Janet Gauntt
Find out more about 2014 Cynosport World Games judge Janet Gauntt!
10/13/14 Feeding the Working or Performance Dog - Myth vs. Reality
Learn the ins and outs of feeding a performance dog, thanks to Petcurean!
10/10/14 Cynosport Judge: Adrienne Lynch
Meet one of the judges of the 2014 Cynosport World Games!
10/10/14 Training: Getting Ready for Cynosport Part 3
The 2014 Cynosport World Games, which run October 15-19 in Morgan Hill, California, are coming! Need a last minute practice?
10/09/14 Cynosport Judge: Hisato Tanabe
Meet the 2014 Cynosport World Games "Judge of the Day!"
10/08/14 Cynosport Judge: Eric Quirouet
Meet one of the judges of the 2014 Cynosport World Games! 
10/07/14 Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 4
Work tight turns and tricky handling spots before running flat out on this training course. By Deborah Davidson Harpur
10/06/14 Cynosport Judge: John Zhao
Meet one of the 2014 Cynosport World Games judges! 
10/03/14 Training: Getting Ready for Cynosport Part 2
Check out these courses from the 2012 Cynosport World Games and use them as part of your training program!
10/01/14 2014 Cynosport World Games - Live and On Demand
Everything you need to know about the 2014 Cynosport World Games live stream and on demand videos! 

September 2014

09/30/14 Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 3
The third installment of training exercises based on the same course layout. By Deborah Davidson Harpur
09/29/14 Check Out the New Cynosport.com!
Our 2014 Cynosport World Games website has gotten a makeover and now provides everything you need to know about the event!
09/26/14 Training: Getting Ready for Cynosport Part 1
Check out these courses from the 2011 Cynosport World Games and use them as part of your training program!
09/24/14 Event Report: USDAA Informational Seminar
Jennifer Crank helped others in her area learn more about USDAA.
09/23/14 Training Exercises: You're Bugging Me Part 2
Work your weaves and tricky obstacle "call-offs." By Deborah Davidson Harpur
09/22/14 Recent USDAA Newsletters are Online Now!
Check out the last two copies of the USDAA Overview, which came out in August and September.

July 2014

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



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