Posted Date: October 24, 2016
Continuing our series of profiles of our Cynosport judges this year!
We are delighted to feature a profile of Scott Chamberlain, who will be one of our amazing judges at Cynosport this year.
1. Where do you live?
Mount Wolf, PA
2. How did you get involved in agility and how long have you been involved?
I've been involved in agility for 23 years and judging for 21.
3. Do you participate in any other dog sports or training with your dogs?
I also judge Flyball for NAFA (North American Flyball Association) and judge for a few other agility organizations.
4. What types of dogs do you have and what are their names, ages, and any titles?
I used to run an Australian Shepherd named Focus and she has too many titles to include.
5. What is something unique about your dog you like to tell people?
I currently do not have any dogs. Many people ask if I miss running a dog and I tell them that when I see handler after handler mess up a sequence, I miss not having my dog Focus to show them how to do it.
6. What do you do in your "other" non-agility life?
I manage the computer network for the company I work for.
7. When you are designing a course for Cynosport, do you have any goals and/or concerns?
I always design courses so the handler cannot let up anywhere on the course. They have many subtle angles, challenges and sequences.
8. Have you competed at Cynosport in the past?
I last competed at the USDAA Nationals in the late 90's in Cleveland.
9. Have you judged at Cynosport in the past?
I have judged at five previous Cynosport events.
10. Do you have any tips or advice for Cynosport competitors?
Each course is between 30-60 seconds. Give your dog 100% of your effort during those runs. You have worked many years to get to this point, trust your dog and your training.
11. What are you most looking forward about Cynosport this year?
Cynosport is the best agility competition to judge.