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2014

July 2014

07/23/14 Your Dog's Paw Preference May Affect His Agility Performance
Paw preference and handler location may affect canine mental performance on the agility course. By Claudia Bensimoun
07/22/14 Training Exercises: Practice Courses and Exercises
Internationally known agility handler and instructor Mary Ellen Barry shares some handing exercises and practice courses. 
07/21/14 The July USDAA Newsletter is Online Now!
Check out our most recent newsletter!
07/18/14 West Valley Dog Sport: How it All Began
How did one agility group get started 25 years ago? By Kathy Lofthouse
07/17/14 West Valley Dog Sports Celebrates 25 Years
West Valley Dog Sports celebrated it's 25th anniversary on July 12th! By Annie Dechance
07/16/14 2014 New England Regional Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
07/15/14 Training Exercises: Gamblers Strategy and Practice
Learn Gamblers strategy and train distance work on this practice course. By Elizabeth Dott
07/14/14 Less is More For Hungry Dogs
Do you train with a mix of high and low value treats? That might not be as rewarding as you think. By Claudia Bensimoun
07/13/14 2014 New England Regional Championships Courses and Running Order
Courses and running order from this weekend's event.
07/10/14 Judge's Call: Tim Verrelli
Judge Tim Verrelli shares his thoughts on a Grand Prix/Performance Grand Prix course.
07/09/14 Supporting Starters Through Seminars
How can one club get more competitors to try USDAA agility? By Brenna Fender
07/08/14 Training Exercises: Analysis of a Masters Challenge Jumpers Course
Video and analysis by Steve Schwarz.
07/03/14 Live Stream: 2014 USDAA New England Regional Championships
Get ready to watch more free agility on cynosport.tv!
07/01/14 Event Announcement: 2015 Cynosport World Games
Where will USDAA's annual international championships take place in 2015?
07/01/14 2015 Tournament Rules Announced
The rules for the 2015 tournaments are now available.
07/01/14 The 2015 USDAA Regional Championships
Plan your calendar for next year's Regionals!
07/01/14 Training Exercises: Gamble O'Rama
Practice your distance work! By Deborah Davidson-Harpur

June 2014

06/25/14 Event Report: Keystone Agility Club
Read about this recent trial in Barto, Pennsylvania. By Helen McNenly
06/24/14 Training Exercises: 2014 Southeastern Regional Championship Master Snooker Course
Elizabeth Dott talks you through one possible path on this snooker course. Can you find more?
06/23/14 Personality Consistency in Dogs: A Meta-Analysis
Do a dog's personality traits stay consistent over time? A look at a Department of Psychology, University of Texas, study by Samuel D. Gosling, Jamie Fratkin, David Sinn, and Erika Patall. By Claudia Bensimoun
06/20/14 2014 Southwestern Regional Championships in Pictures
Deborah Davidson Harpur shares photos from the April 25-27 event.
06/17/14 Training Exercises: 2005 Grand Prix of Dog Agility Semifinals
Go back in time and look at this 2005 Cynosport World Games course. Which of today's new handling maneuvers would have worked well on this course? By Brenna Fender
06/16/14 The June USDAA Newsletter is Online Now!
See the most recent issue of the OVERview!
06/12/14 Judge's Call: Lisa Barrett
Judge Lisa Barrett discusses Gamblers courses and more!
06/12/14 Event Report: Riverside Canine Center of New Hampshire
A Not-Memorial-Day-Memorial-Day-Weekend trial in Rhode Island. By John Marcus.
06/10/14 Training Exercises: Practice Courses with Work Stations
Work the individual stations, then run the course.  By Leona Hellesvig
06/08/14 2014 Southeastern Regional Championships Running Order and Courses
The running order for this June 5-8 event. Courses will be posted each day so check back!
06/08/14 2014 Southeastern Regional Champions
Results as they are available. Congratulations to the winners!
06/06/14 May USDAA Overview and Special Edition
Two copies of the USDAA's newsletter are available from May. If you didn't get the USDAA Overview in your email inbox, check it out here.
06/03/14 Continuing Education for Judges
An educational opportunity is available on July 10, 2014
06/03/14 Training Exercises: Master Challenge Jumpers
Check out this breakdown of a recent Master Challenge Jumpers course designed by Frank Holik. By Steve Schwarz
06/03/14 USDAA Agility Returns to Guatemala
Guatemala hosted a fun and successful USDAA event over the weekend.
06/02/14 Attention Changes in the Course of a Dog's Life Mirror Those of Humans
When will your pup be most attentive? By Claudia Bensimoun

May 2014

05/30/14 2014 Pacific Northwestern Regional Championships
Congratulations to all the winners!
05/28/14 Watch the Southeastern Regional Championships!
Check out all the action on the free live stream!
05/25/14 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners! 
05/25/14 2014 Pacific Northwestern Regional Championships Courses
See what the competitors are running!
05/23/14 2014 South Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
05/22/14 The 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships is Available On Demand
Watch the event for only $10 on www.cynosport.tv!
05/20/14 Training Exercises: Contact and Weave Entries
Work entries and discriminations in today's Training Tuesday challenge. By Elizabeth Dott
05/18/14 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships: Running Order and Courses
Running order and courses from the May 16-18 event.
05/18/14 2014 South Central Regional Championships Courses
See what the competitors are running this weekend!
05/18/14 2014 Rocky Mountain Regional Championships
See the winners! Photos courtesy of Ken Gee.
05/14/14 Watch the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships!
Check out our free agility live stream on cynosport.tv.
05/14/14 2014 Southwestern Regional Champions
See the winners!
05/13/14 USDAA Welcomes Annie DeChance!
The USDAA staff has gained a Director of Public Relations and Communications.
05/13/14 Training Exercises: IFCS World Agility Championships Jumping Individual
Try this breakdown of the first part of the IFCS World Agility Championship Jumping Individual course to help you practice the challenge of international agility. By Elizabeth Dott
05/12/14 2014 IFCS Individual Standard World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
05/12/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships: Team Photos
Teams from around the world pose for USDAA's cameras! 
05/11/14 2014 IFCS All-Around World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners! 
05/11/14 2014 IFCS Biathlon World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners! 
05/11/14 IFCS Day 4 Courses
Standard Biathlon and Triathlon Team Relay
05/11/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships: Day Four
Results, photos, and medal standings. 
05/10/14 2014 IFCS Individual Jumping World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
05/10/14 2014 IFCS Individual Snooker World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
05/10/14 IFCS Day 3 Courses
Agility Standard Individual and Agility Standard Triathlon
05/10/14 2014 IFCS Individual Gamblers World Agility Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
05/09/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships: Day Two, Jumping and Gamblers
Photos and results from Friday, May 9th.
05/09/14 IFCS Day 2 Courses
Jumping Biathlon, Individual Gamblers, Jumping Team Triathlon
05/08/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships: Day One, Competition Begins
Photos and partial results from the big event!
05/08/14 IFCS Day 1 Courses
Courses from Day 1 Competition
05/07/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships: Team USA Gets Ready!
Check out what Team USA is up to on the day before the Championship begins.
05/07/14 Meet the 2014 IFCS World Agility Team USA Members Part 4
In the fourth and final part in this series, you'll learn a bit about thee more of the IFCS World Agility Championships team members (Jennifer Crank, Linda Womer, and Paulena Renee Simpson) as well as coach Rachel Sanders. Good luck, team! By Brenna Fender

05/07/14 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships Live Stream Info and Schedule UPDATED
The big event begins May 8th and you don't want to miss it!
05/06/14 Training Exercises: IFCS World Agility Championships Jumpers
Train on this course from the 2012 IFCS World Agility Championships! By Elizabeth Dott
05/06/14 Meet the 2014 IFCS World Agility Team USA Members Part 3
In the third part in this series, you'll learn a bit about five more of the IFCS WAC team members (Jeannette Hutchison, Desiree Snelleman, Ashley Anderson, Lori Michaels, and Kate Moureaux). More to come! By Brenna Fender
05/05/14 Meet the 2014 IFCS World Agility Team USA Members Part 2
In the second part in this series, you'll learn a bit about five more of the IFCS WAC team members (Daneen Fox, Andy Mueller, Giuliana Lund, Jennifer Thomas, and Stacy Peardot Goudy). More to come! By Brenna Fender
05/04/14 2014 Rocky Mountain Regional Championships Courses
Check out the courses for this event, which runs May 2-4.
05/02/14 Meet the 2014 IFCS World Agility Team USA Members Part 1
In the first in this series, you'll learn a bit about six of the IFCS WAC team members (Monique Plinck, Ivette White, Stacy Bols, Maureen Waldron, Mary Ellen Barry, and Terry Smorch.). More to come! By Brenna Fender

April 2014

04/29/14 Training Exercises: Speed Circle - Practice Your Skills
This is the final part in a series of exercises based on a simple course layout. Today's sequences work on a variety of crosses, as well as practicing Masters Challenge-level skills. By Emily Hurt
04/28/14 2014 Southwestern Regional Championships Courses
Check out some of the courses from the event, and try them in training!
04/25/14 Event Report: Fast and Furryous Agility
A look at this Starters/Advanced/Intro trial. By Ryan Arnold

March 2014

03/26/14 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.]



2013

September 2013

09/25/13 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

February 2013

02/05/13 Two Updated Policies
Scheduling classes and events detailed.



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