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2016

August 2016

08/26/16 The Scenting Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs
Neuroscientists are researching how dogs can use their olfactory abilities to navigate terrain and find missing persons.
08/25/16 2017 Southwestern Regional Dates and Location
Mark your calendars!
08/25/16 Training Your Dog in the City
Taking your dog on a training outing downtown can be a great way to work around distractions.
08/24/16 Genetics Study Provides Information on Canine Hereditary Disorders
A study published recently looks at the risk of genetic diseases in dogs across a large spectrum of breeds.
08/23/16 Moving Towards Mastery: Move Obstacles to Challenge Your Handling
Steve Schwarz from AgilityNerd discusses using small spaces to improve your training.
08/22/16 Keeping Dogs Safe in the Home
Some tips on keeping dogs, and other pets, safe in your home.
08/19/16 Central Regional Course Maps
Course maps for the Central Regional held in Kansas on August 12-14, 2016.
08/18/16 Central Regional Results
Results from the Central Regional, August 12-14, 2016.
08/17/16 August 2016 USDAA President's Message
The August 2016 President's Message from USDAA's Ken Tatsch.
08/17/16 Tentative Schedule for Cynosport
Specific times will be provided in final confirmations after entries have closed.
08/16/16 Western Canadian Regional Results
The Western Canadian Regional was held in Murray Creek Ranch, Langley, British Columbia on August 12 - 14.
08/15/16 The August OVERview is here!
This month's August OVERview is now online.
08/12/16 Competitor Profile - Steffi Diem and Inara
A profile of Title Mania Competitor Steffi Diem and her dog Inara.
08/11/16 Problem Solving Weaves - Part Two of Two
Trainer Lynne Stephens continues her discussion of challenges when teaching the weave obstacle.
08/10/16 New Free Health Information Service from the AVMA
The AVMA has announced a new online service to increase education for pet owners and veterinarians.
08/09/16 2017 South Central Regional Dates and Locations
Mark your calendars!

08/09/16 Problem Solving Weaves - Part One of Two
In part one of this two-part article, trainer Lynne Stephens looks at the challenges of learning the weaves obstacle.
08/08/16 International Assistance Dog Week
August 7 to 13 is the week to celebrate the importance of assistance dogs in our lives!
08/05/16 Competitor Profile:  Lisa Anne Zilney and Tennessen
A profile of Title Mania competitor Lisa Zilney and her dog Tennessen.
08/04/16 Teaching the See-Saw with the TipAssist - Getting the Great See-Saw Performance You've Always Wanted!
Trainer Lynn Stephens details how to teach a better See-Saw performance with the TipAssist.
08/03/16 What is Reverse Sneezing?
Reverse sneezing is a common sight with many dogs that owners often mistake for a serious condition.
08/02/16 Course Analysis by Judge Juanita Diaz
An analysis of two courses by USDAA judge Juanita Diaz - Masters Challenge Jumpers and Biathlon.
08/02/16 2017 Wild West Regional Dates and Location
Mark your calendars to attend!
08/01/16 Dogs and Cars - Why Do They Love Them?
We explore why some dogs seem to love car rides as much as they do!

July 2016

07/29/16 Competitor Spotlight - Tina and Darryl Power
A profile of Title Mania competitors Tina and Darryl Power and their three dogs, Loudon, Joliet and Rock.
07/28/16 USDAA's Miscellaneous Classes for Training in the Ring
Coach Rachel Sanders discusses the benefits of the new rule amendment to allow the scheduling of training Miscellaneous Classes during regular competition events.
07/27/16 The Dangers of Water Intoxication and Implementing Water Safety Measures
For Health & Wellness Wednesday, we focus on the dangers of water intoxication which can happen more often in the summer months due to everyone swimming to beat the heat!
07/26/16 The Most Famous Agility Course on the Planet
A course analysis by Judge Anton Kudrin of a much discussed biathlon course from the 2015 IFCS World Agility Championships.
07/25/16 A Class of Gold
The story of a training class and their Regional experience.
07/22/16 President's Message - July 2016
USDAA President Ken Tatsch's July 2016 message.
07/21/16 The July OVERview is here!
This month's July OVERview is now online.
07/20/16 Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Learn how to recognize the signs of thyroid disease in dogs.
07/19/16 A Fond Farewell to Rickie Roo
Our condolences to Deborah Davidson Harpur on the sudden passing of her beloved Rickie Roo this past weekend.
07/19/16 New Research on Inhibitory Control in Dogs
A new study looks at a dog's ability to solve problems based on how well the dog can inhibit his or her own behavior.
07/18/16 Congratulations to our new USDAA Judges!
We're proud to share a list of our new USDAA judges.
07/18/16 2017 Cynosport World Games Dates and Location
Dates and locations for the 2017 Cynosport World Games and Regional Championships.
07/15/16 Pet Fire Safety Tips
Keep your home and your pets safe from fires with these tips!
07/14/16 New England Regional Results
Results for the New England Regional, July 8-10, 2016 in North Kingston, RI.
07/14/16 Let's Communicate!
On Training Thursday, Lynne Stephens looks at communicating more effectively with our dogs.
07/13/16 Enhancing Your Dog's Diet for Better Health
Zuke's veterinarian provides advice on food you can add to your dog's diet to improve their health.
07/12/16 All About Heterochromia
Today is "National Different Colored Eyes Day," which is medically known as heterochromia.
07/11/16 New England Regional Course Maps
Course maps for the New England Regional on July 8-10, 2016.
07/08/16 Competitor Spotlight - Alice Reinkemeyer
A profile of Alice Reinkemeyer and her dog Tess.
07/07/16 Dealing with Dog Fights
If a dog fight were to occur, would you know what to do to keep yourself and the dogs safe?
07/06/16 New Hypertension Disease Concerns for Dogs
A study by Michigan State University has found evidence of a rare hypertension disorder in humans in dogs as well.
07/05/16 Training Games for Impulse Control
Training games are a fun way of teaching dogs specific skills and behaviors that can enhance their performance.
07/01/16 July 4th Holiday Tips
In order to have a safe holiday for you and your pets, here are some tips!
07/01/16 Holiday Office Hours
The USDAA office hours for the July 4th holidays.

June 2016

06/30/16 President's Message - June 2016
USDAA President Ken Tatsch's June 2016 message.
06/29/16 The June OVERview is here!
This month's June OVERview is now online.
06/28/16 Preparing Your Dog for the 4th of July
Is your dog fearful of loud noises and fireworks? 
06/27/16 Canadian Regional Results
The Eastern Canadian Regional took place this past weekend in Barrie, Ontario.
06/23/16 Training Thursday - Take Your Dog To Work Day
Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day - Are you planning to take your dog to work?
06/22/16 First Members of 2017 IFCS Team USA
Members were determined based on their performance at Title Mania last week in Geneva, Ohio.
06/22/16 TitleMania - Versatility Results
Results for Versatility from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania Course Maps - Jumpers and Standard
TitleMania course maps for Jumpers and Standard.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Masters Challenge Results
Results for Masters Challenge from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Jumpers Results
Results for Jumpers from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Standard Agility Results
Results for Standard Agility from TitleMania.
06/20/16 TitleMania - Gamblers Results
Results for Gamblers from TitleMania.
06/20/16 TitleMania Course Maps - Snooker and Gamblers
TitleMania course maps for Snooker and Gamblers.
06/20/16 TitleMania - Snooker Results
Results for Snooker from TitleMania.
06/17/16 Unlikely Breed Earning USDAA Titles
Zonda is the first Dogo Argentino to earn a USDAA title!
06/16/16 What Do Titles Mean to Us?
TitleMania starts today! What does a title mean to you?
06/15/16 Upcoming A-frame Rules Amendment
USDAA approves new A-frame performance specifications, to take effect July 1, 2016
06/15/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Kama Rueschenberg
Learn more about one of our excellent judges and course creators for TitleMania, Kama Rueschenberg!
06/14/16 TitleMania - Fulfilling the Olympic Ideal
Learn what it means to have a USDAA event be part of Olympic Day.
06/13/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Dave Visniski
A profile of TitleMania judge Dave Visniski.
06/10/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Meredith Keraga
A profile of Meredith Keraga, an upcoming TitleMania Judge.
06/09/16 Live to Run Again - Tips for Staying Safe on the Road
With the summer season, lots of competitors will be on the road traveling to regionals and to TitleMania. It's important to practice safe driving! Jamie McKay discusses the Live to Run Again program (and will bringing her library to the NE regional!)


06/08/16 Jack West and Annie - A Lifetime Agility Partnership
Jack West and his dog Annie have been involved in agility since 2003!
06/07/16 Southeast Regional Results
Results from the Southeast Regional on June 2-5 in Perry, GA. 
06/06/16 Course Maps for Southeast Regional
The Southeast Regional took place on June 2-5 in Perry, GA.
06/03/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Rafael Quinones
Let's meet our TitleMania judges! Today's profile is Rafael Quinones.
06/01/16 Pacific Northwest Regional Results
The results for the Pacific Northwest Regional held on May 26-29, 2016.
06/01/16 North Central Regional Results
The results from the North Central Regional on May 28-30, 2016 in Canton, MI.

May 2016

05/31/16 Pacific Northwest Regional Course Maps
The course maps from the Pacific Northwest Regional, May 26-29, at Argus Ranch, WA.
05/31/16 North Central Regional Course Maps
The course maps for the North Central Regional on May 28-30 in Canton, MI.



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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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