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REMINDER: New Procedure for Permanent Jump Height Status
Outline of procedure for permanent jump height status and permanent cards originally published in February.
Central Regional Results
Results from the Central Regional held on August 18-20, 2017.
Over Rover Training Center Holds Trial in Cato, New York
A report from on the trial on August 11-13, 2017.
2017 Mexico Regional Championship
Results and an update on the 2017 Mexico Regional Championship on August 12-13, 2017.
USDAA Starters Trial Hosted by Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club
Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club holds Starters Trial in August.
2018 IFCS Team USA - Development Team Program
News about a new program to develop competitors for future IFCS World Teams.
Final Day to Submit IFCS Intent to Compete Form
Forms must be emailed by today!
Arrowhead Dog Agility Association of Duluth (ADAA) Celebrates 25th Anniversary
A big trial and celebration for ADAA.
Stuart Mah to Join 2018 IFCS World Team Coaching Staff
News about the preparation for the 2018 World Agility Championships.
2018 World Team Selection Event - Intent to Compete Forms Due August 15th - BIS for IFCS Classes
Important reminder about the August 15th deadline.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
This week is the eighth annual "Give a Dog a Bone Pet Food Drive" to encourage giving to care for pets and their homeless families.
Citizen Science for Dog Owners
Have you ever thought about participating with your dog in a research study?
A Retirement Party for Hailey McBean
Owner/Handler Lauren Stein held a retirement party for her dog at the BARK-NH trial this past July.
BARK NH Holds Local Trial and Retirement Celebration
NH's July 21-23, 2017 trial featured many titles and a dog retirement celebration.
July President's Message from USDAA
The July 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
The July OVERview is here!
The July OVERview is now online.
Train Through Frustrations
Ideas from trainer Kari Massoth on how to work through training frustrations.
2018 World Team Selection Event - Judges and Intent to Compete Form
Important information on the 2018 World Team Selection Event.
2017 Cynosport World Games Event Info & Entry
The event schedule for 2017 Cynosport is posted.
J.C. Thompson - A Memorial to a Pioneer of Agility
In remembrance of J.C. Thompson, a major figure in the agility world.
Competitor Profile: Kathy Kwiatt and Scruffy
A profile of competitor Kathleen Kwiatt and her rescued dog Scruffy.
Competitor Profile: Adrienne McLean and Judy, Jimmy, Jinx and Jazz
A profile of USDAA competitor Adrienne McLean and her four rescued dogs Judy, Jimmy, Jinx and Jazz.
The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Competition
Tips on proper exercise and diet to make your competition day the best it can be.
Judges Continuing Education Clinic in Conjunction with Cynosport.
Clinic offered at TMC - The Miller Room
USDAA Title Mania Competitor Profile: Lory Luna and Maverick
A profile of a new USDAA competitor, Lory Luna and her dog Maverick.
Convinced to Win!
Don't put off entering your first trial because you want it to be perfect!
Rescue Dog Profile: Paula Smith and Alex
A profile of USDAA competitor Paula Smith and her rescued dog Alex.
New England Regional Results
Results from the New England Regional, July 7-9, 2017.
Title Mania Central Results!
Results for the Title Mania Central event held on July 6 - 9, 2017.
Title Mania Central Course Maps
Title Mania Central was held on July 7 to 9 in Franklin, Tennessee.
New England Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the New England Regional, July 7-9, 2017.
WTSE Entry Form Available
FRAT hosts 2018 WTSE with September trial.
June President's Message from USDAA
The June 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
The June OVERview is here!
The June OVERview is now online.
Small Space Masters Handling Seminar Sequences
Small space masters handling courses from Steve Schwarz AKA AgilityNerd.
Training & Handling Writers Needed!
Like writing about training and handling in agility?
2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Course Maps
Course maps the Mid Atlantic Regional on June 15-18, 2017.
Rescue Dog Profile: Laura Novick and her Rescued Dogs May-tal and Yossa
The story of two rescued dogs and their owner, Laura Novick.
2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Results
Results from the Rocky Mountain Regional held on June 15-18, 2017.
2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Results
Results from the Mid Atlantic Regional on June 15-18, 2017.
2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the 2017 Rock Mountain Regional held on June 15-18.
2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules & Intent to Compete Form (Updated 6/15/17)
Updated information effective 6-15-17.
Information on the 2017 World Cynosport Games
Updates on the 2017 World Cynosport Games.
2017 Southeastern Regional Results
The Southeastern Regional was held on June 9-11, 2017 in Perry, GA at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.
Remembering Courses and Conquering Missed Walk Throughs
What to do when you're at a trial and miss your walk through.
2017 Eastern Canadian Regional Results
Results from the Eastern Canadian Regional held on June 9-11th.
2017 Eastern Canadian Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the Eastern Canadian Regional on June 9-11, 2017.
2017 Southeastern Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the 2017 Southeastern Regional held on June 8-11, 2017 in Perry, Georgia.
Rescue Dog Profile: Sue McGinty and TaylorSwift
A profile of competitor Sue McGinty and her Rat Terrier TaylorSwift.
May President's Message from USDAA
The May 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
The May OVERview is here!
The May OVERview is now online.
Just DO Agility!
AgilityNerd on handling the stress and anxiety around competition.
A Short History of the All Colorado Agility Team
All Colorado Agility Team (ACAT) celebrates their 25th Anniversary this year.
Pacific Northwest Regional Course Maps
Some of the course maps from the 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional.
Title Mania East Results!
Results for the Title Mania East event held on May 25-28, 2017.
Pacific Northwest Regional Results
Results from the Pacific Northwest Regional held on May 25-28, 2017.
Heat Awareness Tips
Tips to beat the heat with your dogs now that summer is here!
Rescue Dog Profile: Diane Driscoll and Jack
A profile of another one of our USDAA competitors, Diane Driscoll, and her rescued dog Jack.
Training Tuesday: Handling With Intensity
What sort of attitude should you have when running a course? AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz gives his own perspective.
June Facebook Cover Contest Voting Period
Information on how to vote for our June Facebook Cover winner!
Rescue Dog Profile: Lisa Brockmeier & Digby, Talladega and Pinky
USDAA competitor Lisa Brockmeier competes with her three rescue dogs - Digby, Talladega, and Pinky.
2017 North Central Regional Results
Results for the 2017 North Central Regional held May 12-14.
2017 Southwest Regional Results
Results for the 2017 Southwest Regional held May 12-14.
Course Maps for 2017 North Central Regional
Course Maps for 2017 North Central Regional held on May 12-14, 2017.
Course Maps for 2017 Southwest Regional
Course Maps for 2017 Southwest Regional held on May 12-14, 2017.
First New Trial Hosted by Data Driven Agility
Data Driven Agility hosts their new USDAA trial in Springfield, Vermont with the help of NOMAD, PAWS and Riverside Canine.
AgilityNerd: Small Space Front/Rear Cross Seminar Sequences
Some smaller space sequences designed by Steve Schwarz AKA AgilityNerd.
June Facebook Cover Contest
Your dog can be featured on the USDAA Facebook page!
National Pet Week Veterinary Information
This week is National Pet Week!
2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules - UPDATE
Updates to the IFCS World Team Selection Process.
Rescue Dog Profile: Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson
A Profile of Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson.
Course Maps for IFCS World Agility Championships
Course maps from the WAC held in Valencia, Spain last week.
IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Friday, April 28
Results for Individual Agility and Individual Jumping.
IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Saturday, April 29
Results for Gamblers and Individual All Around.
IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Sunday, April 30
Results for Individual Biathlon and Team Triathlon.
IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Thursday, April 27
Results for Individual Snooker.
Puppy Agility: Connection Comes First
AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz's thoughts on working with puppies and agility.
Skin Cancer Awareness and Dogs
Dogs can suffer from malignant melanomas just as humans can.
Bronze Medal for Andy Mueller and Crackers at the IFCS WACS!
First medal at IFCS WACS 2017 for the USA team.
2017 Cynosport World Games Hotel Information
Information on hotels for this year's Cynosport World Games.
Title Mania West Results! Snooker, Gamblers, and Jumpers
The results from the Title Mania event held on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA.
The April OVERview is here!
This month's OVERview is now online.
The April OVERview Message
The April OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
Title Mania West Results! Versatility, Masters Challenge/Performance Masters Challenge and Standard
The results from the Title Mania event held on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA.
Title Mania West Course Maps
Some of the course maps from this weekend's big event in California.
IFCS Team Profile: Tracy Sklenar
A profile of this year's IFCS Team USA Coach, Tracy Sklenar.
IFCS Team Profile: Melanie Miller
A profile of Team USA member Melanie Miller and her dog Integrity.
Live Streaming IFCS World Agility Championships
Information on the free live stream for the WACS in April 2017.
IFCS Team Profile: Cynthia Hornor
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Cynthia Hornor and her dog Spice.
IFCS Team Profile: Desiree Snelleman
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Desiree Snelleman and her dog Pace.
IFCS Team Profile: Jeannine Doepke
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Jeannine Doepke and her dog Jill.
IFCS Team Profile: Kerry Smith
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Kerry Smith and her dog Hype.
IFCS Team Profile: Diane O'Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Diane O'Reilly and her dog Rauri Belle.
IFCS Team Profile: Melanie Rock and Puma
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Melanie Rock and her dog Puma.
IFCS Team Profile: Mary Ann Wurst
A profile of IFCS Team USA alternate member Mary Ann Wurst and her dog Hijack.
IFCS Team Profile: Judy Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team Member Judy Reilly and Tempest.
IFCS Team Profile: Ivette White
A profile of one of our IFCS Team alternates, Ivette White.
If I Knew Then... Proactive Handling
AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz's thoughts on the most important agility handling concept he knows.
IFCS Team Profile: Brenda Kelly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Brenda Kelly and her teammate Déjà Vu.
IFCS Team Member Profile: Karen Beattie Massey
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Karen Beattie Massey and her dog Bella.
An Amazing Journey with Figment
A tribute to Figment by Sheri Boone.
IFCS Team Profile: Beth Martin
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Beth Martin and her dog Keen.
IFCS Team Profile: Chip Gerfen
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Chip Gerfen and his dog Trudi.
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.
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.
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!
IFCS Team Profile: Steffi Diem and Inara
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Steffi Diem and her dog Inara.
Rescue Dog Profile: Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
A profile of Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
IFCS Team Profile: Alice Reinkemeyer
A profile of Team USA member Alice Reinkenmeyer and her dog Tess.
The March OVERview Message
The March OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
The March OVERview is here!
This month's OVERview is now online.
Results for the South Central Regional
Results for the South Central Regional.
IFCS Team Member Profile: Rachel Sanders
A profile of 2017 Team USA Member Rachel Sanders and her canine teammate Tush.
A Profile of Norm Lende and Shar Henry and Their Dog Fl'N
A USDAA Rescue Dog Profile of Fl'N.
IFCS Team Profile: Anne Andrle
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Anne Andrle and her dog Super G.
New Judging Clinics in 2017
New option this year for attending the USDAA Training Clinic!
Course Maps for South Central Regional
Course maps for the South Central Regional held on March 17-19, 2017 in Kerrville, Texas.
Wild West Regional Recap
A recap of the Wild West Regional from March 9-12, 2017.
Rescue Dog Profile: Marlene Fritz and Toby
A profile of Marlene Fritz and Her Dog Toby.
IFCS Team Profile: Maria Badamo
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Maria Badamo and her dog Gromit.
Results for Wild West Regional
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's Wild West Regional!
Course Maps for Wild West Regional
Course maps for the Wild West Regional on March 9-12, 2017.
IFCS Team Member Profile: Robin Newman
Meet IFCS Team USA member Robin Newman and her dog Rabbit.
The Usefulness of Play in Training
A recent study examined the effects of playtime on a dog's training regimen.
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.
A Profile of Jessica Brown and Her Dog Bug
A profile of USDAA competitor Jessica Brown and her rescued dog Bug.
Kidney Disease Awareness
Some helpful information on understanding and recognizing kidney disease in dogs.
Dogs Love Peanut Butter!
Some important information about a favorite dog treat.
February 2017 USDAA Message
The February OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
The February OVERview is here!
This month's February OVERview is now online.
A profile of Competitor Nancy Tetrick and Her Rescued Dog Siobhan (Bonnie)
Another in our USDAA rescue dog profile series!
2018 IFCS Team Selection Criteria Posted
Start preparing now for the 2018 IFCS World Agility Championship.
New USDAA Judges from Recent Clinic in Mexico
Meet our new judges from a clinic held late last year in Mexico.
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.
Good News for Stopping the Canine Flu
News of two new possible vaccines for preventing canine influenza.
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.
A profile of Veronica Marquez and Her Rescued Dog Nia
Veronica Marquez and her dog Nia.
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.
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.
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.
Signs of Cancer in Pets
Do you know all the signs of cancer in pets?
What Type of Music Do Dogs Love Best?
A new study looked at different genres of music to find a canine favorite.
Three Generations of Champions
The story of three Beagles and the USDAA!
Dogs Improve Heart Health
February is American Heart Month. A new study indicates dogs help our hearts even more than we thought.
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.
February Facebook Cover Contest!
Find out more about how your dog could be the featured photo on our Facebook page.
January 2017 USDAA Message
The January OVERview message from USDAA's Vice President Andy Hartman.
The January OVERvew is here!
This month's January OVERview is now online.
IFCS Team Run Throughs
The IFCS World Team held run throughs this past weekend in Leesburg, VA.
CH 18" Transition Election Policy and Form
News for competitors with dogs in the CH18" jump height prior to Dec, 28, 2016.
REVISED Title Transfer Election Form for Performance Dogs in 8", 16", 20"
Deadline extended for filing Title Transfer Election Form
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.
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.
Run Throughs with the IFCS World Team!
Run throughs will be held with the IFCS World Team on January 21st in Leesburg, VA.
Title Mania 2017 Rules, Regulations and Locations
Rules, regulations and location information for Title Mania in 2017 now available.
Does Your Veterinary Practice Offer Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is becoming increasingly used in veterinary clinics to provide relief for many ailments.
Rescue Dog Profile - Titan
A Profile of competitor Marty Stewart and her dog Titan.
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.
Dressing Up Your Pet: Things to Consider
This weekend is National Dress Up Your Pets Day. Here's some thoughts to consider!
Rescue Dog Profile: Roger Ly and Buster
A profile of USDAA competitor Roger Ly and his dog Buster.
Could Your Dog Become a Blood Donor?
On Health and Wellness Wednesday, let's talk about the importance of blood donation and dogs.
Benefits of Mentoring
January makes National Mentoring Month - do you use mentoring in your agility work?
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?
Podcast with USDAA Judge Janet Gauntt
USDAA Judge Janet Gaunt did a podcast with Bad Dog Agility regarding instant replay video review.
Rescue Profile: Kirsten Lake and Her Dog Peeka
A profile by competitor Kirsten Lake and her dog Peeka.
Great News for Dogs with Lymphoma
The FDA gives conditional approval for a new drug for canine lymphoma.
Training Tips from the CIA
Some basic fundamentals to follow from the nation's CIA.
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