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USDAA Letter
By Ken Tatsch

We want to thank everyone who attended the 2017 Cynosport® World Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.

There are many people who play a role in making Cynosport the success that it is. A special thank you to all the volunteers, and to all the competitors who stepped in to help whenever possible. We could not run Cynosport without your support.

We are already well underway in planning Cynopsort® 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona from October 31 through November 4. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching please take note of the dates for regional championships and these other important events for 2018:  two Title Mania® events and the Masters Challenge Agility CupSM. You can find all event date information at http://usdaa.com/events.cfm.

We are in the process of naming three advisory committees for 2018. These will be small working committees who will have their pulse on regulations & course design, special events & awards, and marketing. Anyone who feels they have expertise in one of these areas and may be interested in contributing by serving on one of these committees should download, complete and submit the Advisory Committee Information Form. Information on the committees and the application form can be found at http://usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=3656Forms should be submitted by 12:00 noonMonday, November 20.

We all have much to be thankful for, and the entire USDAA staff wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Congratulations to All Our Cynosport Winners!

All of the winners for the Cynosport World Games can be found on the Cynosport website:

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Missed Cynosport? Get the On Demand Videos!

You can buy the video-on-demand for this year's Cynosport World Games at http://cynosport.tv.

The event features USDAA's four annual tournament series, including preliminary and final rounds. Preliminary rounds are through a single camera from the main ring from Wednesday through Saturday and then there is a full web-cast production with commentary captured live of the tournament finals from Friday and Saturday evening and all day Sunday.

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USDAA Staff Promotes Agility to High School Students

USDAA staff member Heather Smith visited a special education classroom at LaVergne High School in Murfreesboro, TN prior to the start of the Cynosport World Games.

Heather delighted the students with a presentation on agility along with some exciting competition video. Read more on the USDAA website.

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Meet P!nk!

The Middle Tennessee State University campus magazine, the MTSU Sidelines, featured a story on P!nk, a two-year-old Border Collie who competed at Cynosport this year. P!nk was handled by Jennifer Crank at Cynosport and is owned by Sharon Anderson.

You can read the full article on the MTSU Sidelines website.

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Rescue Dog's First Cynosport Experience

"From the street to the GP Semis!" said Fly's delighted owner, Karen Stinnett. Fly was a Border Collie puppy who wandered down the road near her property. He was sick with fleas, ringworm, ehrlichia and anemia and was hungry and dehydrated. Karen took him in and three years later, Fly attended Cynosport and exceeded her expectations.

Although Fly didn't end up on the podium, he handled all of the activity with aplomb! Read more about his story on the USDAA website.

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Join Over 700 Members with the New USDAA Facebook Group for Agility Beginners

The USDAA's new Facebook group is called Start Line Agility. This is a private group for those who are new to agility and to competition although experienced competitors are encouraged to join as well! The group covers topics such as getting started in agility, your first competition, training tips, course maps reviews and more! Click here for more information.

You can join the group by going directly to Facebook and clicking "Join" on the group page.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Watch out for these events with entries closing in the coming weeks:

Closing Date Host Group Location Dates
11/12 RACE Paso Robles, CA 11/24-11/26/2017
11/13 Dog Agility El Salvador San salvador, SS 11/25-11/26/2017
11/13 Happy Dog Agility Moorpark, CA 11/24-11/26/2017
11/13 Bexar Regional Agility Team Seguin, TX 11/25-11/26/2017
11/14 Think Pawsitive LLC New Berlin, WI 11/25-11/26/2017
11/14 Virginia Ruff Riders, LLC Herndon, VA 11/24-11/26/2017
11/17 Bella Vista Training Center Lewisberry, PA 12/01-12/03/2017
11/17 The Bay Team Santa Rosa, CA 12/02-12/03/2017
11/20 Austin K-9 Xpress Leander, TX 12/02-12/03/2017
11/20 Paws & Ques Williston, FL 12/01-12/03/2017
11/20 Contact Zonies Phoenix, AZ 12/01-12/03/2017
11/20 Countryside Agility LLC Erie, PA 12/01-12/03/2017
11/20 Rainier Agility Team Auburn, WA 12/02-12/03/2017
11/22 BARK-NH! Amherst, NH 12/01-12/03/2017
11/24 Bar-Bax Agility CR Santa Ana, SJ 12/02-12/03/2017
11/25 Pals & Paws, Inc. Jacksonville, FL 12/08-12/10/2017
11/25 Boise Agility Runners & Climbers Nampa, ID 12/02-12/02/2017
11/27 Dog Agility Sport Handlers Costa Mesa, CA 12/08-12/10/2017
11/27 Teamworks Dog Training, LLC Youngsville, NC 12/08-12/10/2017
11/27 All Dogs Can Agility Lapeer, MI 12/01-12/03/2017
11/27 Pawsitive Partners Dog Training Center Indianapolis, IN 12/09-12/10/2017
11/29 Club-Doggie Queen Creek, AZ 12/08-12/10/2017
12/02 Low Country Dog Agility Charleston, SC 12/16-12/17/2017
12/04 HOT Dog Sports, LLC Kerrville, TX 12/15-12/17/2017
12/06 Keystone Agility Club Barto, PA 12/16-12/17/2017
12/08 Happy Dog Ranch Ashland City, TN 12/15-12/17/2017
12/15 Sirius Dog Agility Training Center Perry, GA 12/29-12/31/2017
12/15 Penn-Ohio Agility Erie, PA 12/29-12/31/2017
12/15 Salinas-Monterey Agility Racing Team Morgan Hill, CA 12/29-12/31/2017
12/16 Synergy Dog Sports Mt Vernon, WA 12/30-01/01/2018
12/18 Saguaro Scramblers Tucson, AZ 12/30-01/01/2018
12/18 Greater St. Louis Agility Club Glen Carbon, IL 12/30-12/31/2017
12/18 Contact Agility Hamden, CT 12/30-01/01/2018
12/20 IncrediPAWS Pataskala, OH 01/05-01/07/2018
12/20 Agility at the Farm Campton Hills, IL 01/02-01/02/2017
12/22 Casa de Canine of Greater Kansas City, LLC Blue Springs, MO 01/05-01/07/2018
12/22 Good Dog Agility Club Tempe, AZ 01/05-01/07/2018
12/22 Sonlight Ranch LLC Brooksville, FL 01/05-01/07/2018
12/23 Mid-Atlantic MADness Halethorpe, MD 01/07-01/08/2017
12/27 Tails in Motion Ham Lake, MN 01/05-01/07/2018
12/29 Game On Dog Agility Oceanside, CA 01/06-01/07/2018

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