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April 2017

04/24/17 IFCS Team Profile: Tracy Sklenar
A profile of this year's IFCS Team USA Coach, Tracy Sklenar.
04/21/17 IFCS Team Profile: Cynthia Hornor
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Cynthia Hornor and her dog Spice.
04/20/17 IFCS Team Profile: Jeannine Doepke
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Jeannine Doepke and her dog Jill.
04/20/17 IFCS Team Profile: Desiree Snelleman
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Desiree Snelleman and her dog Pace.
04/19/17 IFCS Team Profile: Kerry Smith
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Kerry Smith and her dog Hype.
04/18/17 IFCS Team Profile: Diane O'Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Diane O'Reilly and her dog Rauri Belle.
04/17/17 IFCS Team Profile: Melanie Rock and Puma
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Melanie Rock and her dog Puma.
04/17/17 IFCS Team Profile: Mary Ann Wurst
A profile of IFCS Team USA alternate member Mary Ann Wurst and her dog Hijack.
04/14/17 IFCS Team Profile: Judy Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team Member Judy Reilly and Tempest.
04/14/17 IFCS Team Profile: Ivette White
A profile of one of our IFCS Team alternates, Ivette White.
04/13/17 IFCS Team Profile: Brenda Kelly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Brenda Kelly and her teammate Déjà Vu.
04/13/17 If I Knew Then... Proactive Handling
AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz's thoughts on the most important agility handling concept he knows.
04/12/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Karen Beattie Massey
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Karen Beattie Massey and her dog Bella.
04/11/17 An Amazing Journey with Figment
A tribute to Figment by Sheri Boone.
04/10/17 IFCS Team Profile: Beth Martin
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Beth Martin and her dog Keen.
04/07/17 IFCS Team Profile: Chip Gerfen
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Chip Gerfen and his dog Trudi.
04/06/17 Using "Dog-Directed" Speech When Training
"Dog-directed" speech was the subject of a recent study looking at a dog's attention to the handler.
04/05/17 A Story of The Agility Community's Support for a Trial Secretary
The job of trial secretary is huge - what if your secretary suffered a house fire the week before your trial? A story of how one club rallied to support her.
04/04/17 Title Mania Test Schedules for East and West Events!
The test schedules for Title Mania East and West are available - Closing dates are coming up!
04/03/17 IFCS Team Profile: Steffi Diem and Inara
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Steffi Diem and her dog Inara.

March 2017

03/31/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
A profile of Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
03/30/17 IFCS Team Profile: Alice Reinkemeyer
A profile of Team USA member Alice Reinkenmeyer and her dog Tess.
03/29/17 The March OVERview Message
The March OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
03/28/17 The March OVERview is here!
This month's OVERview is now online.
03/27/17 Results for the South Central Regional
Results for the South Central Regional.
03/24/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Rachel Sanders
A profile of 2017 Team USA Member Rachel Sanders and her canine teammate Tush.
03/23/17 A Profile of Norm Lende and Shar Henry and Their Dog Fl'N
A USDAA Rescue Dog Profile of Fl'N.
03/22/17 IFCS Team Profile: Anne Andrle
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Anne Andrle and her dog Super G.
03/21/17 New Judging Clinics in 2017
New option this year for attending the USDAA Training Clinic!
03/20/17 Course Maps for South Central Regional
Course maps for the South Central Regional held on March 17-19, 2017 in Kerrville, Texas.
03/17/17 Wild West Regional Recap
A recap of the Wild West Regional from March 9-12, 2017.
03/16/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Marlene Fritz and Toby
A profile of Marlene Fritz and Her Dog Toby.
03/15/17 IFCS Team Profile: Maria Badamo
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Maria Badamo and her dog Gromit.
03/14/17 Results for Wild West Regional
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's Wild West Regional!
03/13/17 Course Maps for Wild West Regional
Course maps for the Wild West Regional on March 9-12, 2017.
03/09/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Robin Newman
Meet IFCS Team USA member Robin Newman and her dog Rabbit.
03/07/17 The Usefulness of Play in Training
A recent study examined the effects of playtime on a dog's training regimen.
03/06/17 Test Schedule for TitleMania® West and East Now Available!
The Test Schedule for the Title Mania® events on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA and May 25-28 in North Kingstown, RI are now available.
03/03/17 A Profile of Jessica Brown and Her Dog Bug
A profile of USDAA competitor Jessica Brown and her rescued dog Bug.
03/02/17 Kidney Disease Awareness
Some helpful information on understanding and recognizing kidney disease in dogs.
03/01/17 Dogs Love Peanut Butter!
Some important information about a favorite dog treat.

February 2017

02/28/17 February 2017 USDAA Message
The February OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
02/27/17 The February OVERview is here!
This month's February OVERview is now online.
02/24/17 A profile of Competitor Nancy Tetrick and Her Rescued Dog Siobhan (Bonnie)
Another in our USDAA rescue dog profile series!
02/23/17 New USDAA Judges from Recent Clinic in Mexico
Meet our new judges from a clinic held late last year in Mexico.
02/23/17 2018 IFCS Team Selection Criteria Posted
Start preparing now for the 2018 IFCS World Agility Championship.
02/23/17 Wild West Regional is Almost Here!
Things are coming together for the first regional of the tournament year with the Wild West Regional on March 9-12 in Queen Creek, AZ.
02/22/17 Good News for Stopping the Canine Flu
News of two new possible vaccines for preventing canine influenza.
02/21/17 Mark Your Calendars for Title Mania - 3 Events and 3 Locations in 2017!
Make sure you have all our Title Mania dates in hand for 2017.
02/17/17 A profile of Veronica Marquez and Her Rescued Dog Nia
Veronica Marquez and her dog Nia.
02/16/17 Evaluating Agility Seminars - Equation for Cost to Value Ratio - Part II
The second part of Stephanie Morgan's tips for choosing the best seminar for you.
02/15/17 Evaluating Agility Seminars - Prepare to Get the Best Value - Part 1
Helpful tips on how to decide if an agility seminar is a good investment for you.
02/10/17 A Profile of Sandra Zajkowski and her dog Benny
Another profile in our series on rescue dogs in USDAA: Sandra Zajkowski and her dog Benny.
02/08/17 Signs of Cancer in Pets
Do you know all the signs of cancer in pets?
02/07/17 What Type of Music Do Dogs Love Best?
A new study looked at different genres of music to find a canine favorite.
02/06/17 Three Generations of Champions
The story of three Beagles and the USDAA!
02/03/17 Dogs Improve Heart Health
February is American Heart Month. A new study indicates dogs help our hearts even more than we thought.
02/02/17 Favorite Wetlands Across the U.S. You Can Enjoy With Your Dog
It's World Wetlands Day - here's some lovely wetlands you can enjoy with your dog.
02/01/17 February Facebook Cover Contest!
Find out more about how your dog could be the featured photo on our Facebook page.

January 2017

01/31/17 January 2017 USDAA Message
The January OVERview message from USDAA's Vice President Andy Hartman.
01/30/17 The January OVERvew is here!
This month's January OVERview is now online.
01/27/17 IFCS Team Run Throughs
The IFCS World Team held run throughs this past weekend in Leesburg, VA.
01/24/17 CH 18" Transition Election Policy and Form
News for competitors with dogs in the CH18" jump height prior to Dec, 28, 2016.
01/23/17 REVISED Title Transfer Election Form for Performance Dogs in 8", 16", 20"
Deadline extended for filing Title Transfer Election Form
01/23/17 Important Notice from the FDA About Pets and the Medication Fluorouracil
The FDA just released an alert for pet owners who use the cancer treatment Fluorouracil.
01/20/17 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dog
Thanks to Zuke's, here are some ideas for New Year's resolutions for you and your dog.
01/20/17 Run Throughs with the IFCS World Team!
Run throughs will be held with the IFCS World Team on January 21st in Leesburg, VA.
01/19/17 Title Mania 2017 Rules, Regulations and Locations
Rules, regulations and location information for Title Mania in 2017 now available.
01/18/17 Does Your Veterinary Practice Offer Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is becoming increasingly used in veterinary clinics to provide relief for many ailments.
01/17/17 Rescue Dog Profile - Titan
A Profile of competitor Marty Stewart and her dog Titan.
01/16/17 AAHA and IAAHPC Issue Joint End-of-Life Care Guidelines
A new set of guidelines for veterinarians for dealing with end of life issues for pets and their owners.
01/13/17 Dressing Up Your Pet: Things to Consider
This weekend is National Dress Up Your Pets Day. Here's some thoughts to consider!
01/12/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Roger Ly and Buster
A profile of USDAA competitor Roger Ly and his dog Buster.
01/11/17 Could Your Dog Become a Blood Donor?
On Health and Wellness Wednesday, let's talk about the importance of blood donation and dogs.
01/10/17 Benefits of Mentoring
January makes National Mentoring Month - do you use mentoring in your agility work?
01/09/17 Flood Preparedness For Your Pets
If you live in a flood risk area, are you prepared to take care of your pet in case of flooding?
01/06/17 Podcast with USDAA Judge Janet Gauntt
USDAA Judge Janet Gaunt did a podcast with Bad Dog Agility regarding instant replay video review.
01/05/17 Rescue Profile: Kirsten Lake and Her Dog Peeka
A profile by competitor Kirsten Lake and her dog Peeka.
01/04/17 Great News for Dogs with Lymphoma
The FDA gives conditional approval for a new drug for canine lymphoma.
01/03/17 Training Tips from the CIA
Some basic fundamentals to follow from the nation's CIA.

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