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2016

June 2016

06/24/16 Heat Stroke Awareness
Now that we're in the midst of summer with excessive heat in some parts of the country, it's important to know the signs of heat stroke.
06/23/16 Training Thursday - Take Your Dog To Work Day
Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day - Are you planning to take your dog to work?
06/22/16 First Members of 2017 IFCS Team USA
Members were determined based on their performance at Title Mania last week in Geneva, Ohio.
06/22/16 TitleMania - Versatility Results
Results for Versatility from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Standard Agility Results
Results for Standard Agility from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania Course Maps - Jumpers and Standard
TitleMania course maps for Jumpers and Standard.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Jumpers Results
Results for Jumpers from TitleMania.
06/21/16 TitleMania - Masters Challenge Results
Results for Masters Challenge from TitleMania.
06/20/16 TitleMania - Gamblers Results
Results for Gamblers from TitleMania.
06/20/16 TitleMania Course Maps - Snooker and Gamblers
TitleMania course maps for Snooker and Gamblers.
06/20/16 TitleMania - Snooker Results
Results for Snooker from TitleMania.
06/17/16 Unlikely Breed Earning USDAA Titles
Zonda is the first Dogo Argentino to earn a USDAA title!
06/16/16 What Do Titles Mean to Us?
TitleMania starts today! What does a title mean to you?
06/15/16 Upcoming A-frame Rules Amendment
USDAA approves new A-frame performance specifications, to take effect July 1, 2016
06/15/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Kama Rueschenberg
Learn more about one of our excellent judges and course creators for TitleMania, Kama Rueschenberg!
06/14/16 TitleMania - Fulfilling the Olympic Ideal
Learn what it means to have a USDAA event be part of Olympic Day.
06/13/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Dave Visniski
A profile of TitleMania judge Dave Visniski.
06/10/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Meredith Keraga
A profile of Meredith Keraga, an upcoming TitleMania Judge.
06/09/16 Live to Run Again - Tips for Staying Safe on the Road
With the summer season, lots of competitors will be on the road traveling to regionals and to TitleMania. It's important to practice safe driving! Jamie McKay discusses the Live to Run Again program (and will bringing her library to the NE regional!)


06/08/16 Jack West and Annie - A Lifetime Agility Partnership
Jack West and his dog Annie have been involved in agility since 2003!
06/07/16 Southeast Regional Results
Results from the Southeast Regional on June 2-5 in Perry, GA. 
06/06/16 Course Maps for Southeast Regional
The Southeast Regional took place on June 2-5 in Perry, GA.
06/03/16 TitleMania Judge Profile: Rafael Quinones
Let's meet our TitleMania judges! Today's profile is Rafael Quinones.
06/01/16 North Central Regional Results
The results from the North Central Regional on May 28-30, 2016 in Canton, MI.
06/01/16 Pacific Northwest Regional Results
The results for the Pacific Northwest Regional held on May 26-29, 2016.

May 2016

05/31/16 Pacific Northwest Regional Course Maps
The course maps from the Pacific Northwest Regional, May 26-29, at Argus Ranch, WA.
05/31/16 North Central Regional Course Maps
The course maps for the North Central Regional on May 28-30 in Canton, MI.
05/27/16 President's Message
This month's message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
05/26/16 The May OVERview is here!
This month's May OVERview is now online.
05/26/16 Have You Moved?
Looking for a title that hasn't arrived?
05/25/16 Characteristics of Typical Dog-Human Play
We look at a recent research project which studied play between dogs and humans to look for patterns in how we interact with dogs.
05/23/16 This Year's Team USA Experience at the World Agility Championships
A recap of the events at last month's World Agility Championships with insight from Team USA members.
05/20/16 A Celebration of Peak's Throw The Switch, "Juice"
"Juice" was an IFCS World Champion dog - Some thoughts celebrating her life and accomplishments from her handler, Marcus Topps, and other fellow competitors.
05/19/16 What Would You Do in the Case of a Dog Bite at a Trial?
Experiencing a dog bite at an agility trial can lead to a variety of consequences - what would you do?
05/18/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 5 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we feature the final section of an excerpt from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
05/17/16 Rocky Mountain Regional Results
Results from this past weekend's Rocky Mountain Regional event in Lakewood, CO.
05/16/16 Rocky Mountain Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the May 13-15th Rocky Mountain Regional in Lakewood, Colorado.
05/13/16 Steeplechase - What's the rush?
Want to learn more about Steeplechase? Stephanie Morgan gives us the lowdown on this fun event.
05/13/16 IFCS Officially Announces 2017 Championships
IFCS announces dates and location for its 2017 world agility championships
05/12/16 Natural Disaster Preparedness
Tips on packing a disaster preparedness kit for our pets.
05/11/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 4 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we continue featuring an excerpt from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
05/10/16 2016 IFCS WAC Biathlon Jumping Analysis
IFCS USA Team Member Shane Miller analyzes a course from this years World Agility Championships.
05/09/16 Pet Cancer Awareness
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month - Know the signs for early detection.
05/06/16 Reminder: Title Mania Closing Date
Remember to get your Title Mania entries in ASAP!
05/05/16 Top 10 Reasons to be part of Title Mania
Closing date is May 9th - Don't delay!
05/04/16 Getting Revved for Title Mania
Be sure you understand the basics of Title Mania®.
05/04/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 3 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we continue featuring an excerpt from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
05/03/16 Southwest Regional Results
Results from this past weekend's Southwest Regional in Moorpark, CA.
05/02/16 Southwest Regional Course Maps
The course maps for this past weekend's Southwest Regional in Moorpark, CA.

April 2016

04/29/16 Competition Dog Sports Etiquette
Denise Fenzi shares her thoughts on proper Competition Dog Sports Etiquette.
04/28/16 Titlemania Closing Date Coming Up - May 9th!
Come be a part of this great inaugural event in Geneva, OH, June 16-19, 2016!
04/27/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 2 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we continue featuring an excerpt from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
04/26/16 Bringing Home Puppy: Socialization
On Training Tuesday, the importance of proper socialization for the new agility (or any!) puppy.
04/25/16 Klev'r's Story: Running Agility with a Seizure Dog
The "second part" to Chick's story: Her teammate's own struggle with seizures, and the importance of teamwork.
04/22/16 Chick's Story: Doing Whats Best for Your Dog
A story of a dog and her handler when medical issues strike.
04/21/16 Whats in a Game? That Which We Call Gamblers Would be Just as Fun
What's USDAA Gamblers all about?
04/20/16 Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog - Part 1 of a Series
For Health & Wellness Wednesdays, we will be featuring an excerpt of a chapter from the book, "Canine Cross Training: Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT.
04/19/16 Can Dogs Be Trained by Watching Other Dogs?
A recently published research study indicates using dogs to teach other dogs may be an effective way to train.
04/18/16 Proper Identification for Pet is a Must!
Today marks the beginning of National Pet ID week.
04/18/16 2016 IFCS Biathlon & Triathlon Relay Final Results
Day 5 courses for Biathlon Standard Agility & Triathlon Relay. 
04/17/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Gamblers & Triathlon Agility Results
Dav 4 courses & Results for the IFCS World Agility Championships
04/16/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Results through Day 3
Day 3 of World Agility Championships courses and running orders.
04/15/16 The Many Signs of Stress in Dogs
Can you recognize the signs of stress in dogs?
04/15/16 2016 IFCS Snooker & Triathlon Jumping Courses & Results
Day 2 courses & results for the IFCS World Championships
04/15/16 2016 IFCS World Championships - Agility & Jumping
Day 3 courses and running order lists for Standard Agility & Jumping
04/14/16 2016 IFCS - Event Opening & Day 1 Results
Day one featured the opening ceremony & the Biathlon Standard Agility class. 
04/14/16 President's Message
This month's message from USDAA President Ken Tatsch.
04/13/16 Mid Atlantic Regional Results
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's regional in Palmyra, PA!
04/13/16 The April OVERview is here!
This month's April OVERview is now online.
04/12/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Marcy Mantell
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Marcy Mantell and her dog Stripe.
04/12/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Linda Womer
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Linda Womer and her dog Sonic.
04/12/16 South Central Regional Results
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's regional in Denton, TX!
04/11/16 2016 IFCS World Agility Championships April 13-17, Laag Soeren, Netherlands Live Stream Coverage & Video on Demand (VOD)
Information on live stream and video on demand coverage for this week's World Agility Championships.
04/11/16 2015 Mid Atlantic Regional Course Maps
Check out some of the courses run by USDAA competitors this past weekend in Palmyra, PA!
04/11/16 2015 South Central Regional Course Maps
Check out some of the courses run by USDAA competitors this past weekend in Denton, TX!
04/08/16 IFCS Team Coach Profile: Rachel Sanders
A profile of Rachel Sanders, the coach for the IFCS 2016 Team USA, competing in The Netherlands this month.
04/07/16 Spencer's Story
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month - Here's one story of the importance of knowing first aid for your dogs.
04/07/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Melanie Miller
A profile of IFCS 2016 Team Member Melanie Miller and her dog Integrity.
04/06/16 2017 Team USA Selection Rules
Team USA Selection Rules for the 2017 IFCS World Agility Championships in Spain have been published.
04/06/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Jamie Herren
Jamie Herren and her dog Zip are proud members of the 2016 IFCS Team USA.
04/05/16 IFCS Team Member Profile: Kerry Smith
A profile of 2016 Team Member Kerry Smith and her dog Hype.
04/05/16 Training Tuesday - Finding Motivation in Success
Steve Schwarz from Agility Nerd looks at the links between finding motivation and training.
04/04/16 Welcome the New Agility Competitor
Some thoughts on what it's like to be a brand new competitor in agility by Stephanie Morgan.
04/01/16 IFCS 2016 Team Member Profile: Yukari Nishimura
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Yukari Nishimura and her dog Simba.

March 2016

03/31/16 IFCS Team Member Profile: Brenda Kelly
A profile of 2016 IFCS Team Member Brenda Kelly and her dog Déjà Vu.
03/30/16 Dog Walking Ideas for Take a Walk in the Park Day
On Wellness Wednesday, some ideas to spice up your regular walking routine with your dog.



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December 2015

12/24/15 Happy Holidays from the USDAA
The USDAA wishes everyone a happy holiday!



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