Posted Date: October 19, 2009
Learn a little about Ms. McClung, who is making her Cynosports World Games judging debut. By Brenna Fender.
Tami McClung, who lives in Bessemer, Alabama, has been doing agility since 1997 and became a judge in 1999. In real life, she is an assistant manager for a Mercedes-Benz material supply company and she spends her non-agility time sheepherding, being an instrumentalist for a church band, scuba diving, and traveling.
Brenna Fender (BF): Have you judged a national event before?
Tami McClung (TM): No.
BF: Are you doing anything in particular to get ready for judging the 2009 Cynosport World Games?
TM: No . . . should I be!!?!
BF: Tell me about your dogs.
TM: Tori, Border Collie, age 14, tested my ability to train dogs - I lost, but learned alot. Tsunami, Sheltie, age 10, is a fun little dog who enjoys life and brings you along with her. Trek, Border Collie, age 2, is teaching me how to really handle. He could be teaching this a long while but is very willing.
BF: What agility accomplishments are you most proud of?
TM: First ADCH in Alabama with my older BC, earned a platinum ADCH on the Sheltie, and I've been in the Top 10 most every year.
BF: Do you have any advice for competitors at this year's Games?
TM: Be physically fit and ready to run! It's a team sport!
Brenna Fender is the editor for the USDAA's subscriber services portion of the website. She is also a freelance writer, wife, and parent of two dogs and two children. Please contact Brenna at Bfender@usdaa.com with comments, questions, or submissions.