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USDAA Letter
By Andy Hartman

2016 has been one of USDAA’s busiest years ever with Regionals running from January through September, IFCS World Team Selection Events in January and October, the launch of Title Mania® in June, and the return of the Cynosport® World Games to WestWorld last month. Planning for our events in 2017 and 2018 is well underway!

The USDAA Advisory Committee provided feedback on a number of important items throughout the year. Accomplishments for 2016 include: Policy Statement on Miscellaneous Classes at Local Events (allowing competitors to train in the ring), Policy Statement on Switching from Championship to Performance When a Dog Measures Up, A-frame height change, removal of the Closed Tunnel (Chute) from competition, Policy Statement for Accommodating Dogs in Relay Titling Classes, 2017 Jump Height Amendments, and a new Super Q calculation.

With 2016 winding down we are looking ahead to 2017. Regional Championships start in March and run through September. Planning is ongoing for the three upcoming Title Mania Events; West on April 20-23, East on May 25-28, and Central on July 6-9. The IFCS World Agility Championships will be held in Valencia, Spain, April 26-30. With Cynosport 2016 barely in the rearview mirror we are working hard on the 2017 Cynosport World Games to be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 24-29.

We want to thank everyone who has been a part of USDAA in 2016 including our competitors, volunteers, sponsors, and groups! Your support makes USDAA possible!

We hope you have wonderful time over the holidays and wish you a Happy New Year!

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Laser Therapy: It's Not Just for Pain Anymore

We're excited about our new sponsor, Multi Radiance Medical! In this article, Multi Radiance presents their Super Pulsed Laser technology and the benefits to dogs, and people, for pain relief, rehab and wound care. 

Read more about their laser technology, and download a pdf with a free treatment voucher and $500 discount offer for USDAA members.

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Course Analysis with Judge Jelinda Pepper

Judge Jelinda Pepper reviews a Grand Prix and a Steeplechase course with us. She discusses how she approaches course design from a judge's perspective and how her expectations of how to run a course differed from how she saw competitors run them in real life.

Read more about her course design thoughts!

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Contact Zonies Celebrates Their 25th!

Contact Zonies in Phoenix, AZ recently celebrated their 25th anniversary hosting USDAA shows. They held a celebration at their annual December trial which featured original club members, retro-runs from the early 90's and a photo booth to commemorate the occasion. Also, lots and lots of wind! 

Read more about the Contact Zonies event.

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A Tribute to Kamikaze

Kamikaze was the first Siberian Husky to achieve ADCH and LAA Bronze. His owner, Tracey Roth from Southaven, MS, recounts her experiences with her beloved companion. Their experiences together doing agility in USDAA are inspiring for us all.

Read more about Kamikaze and her life with Tracey.

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New Coach and Team Manager for IFCS World Team in 2017

The USDAA announced the new Coach and Team Manaer for the IFCS World Team for the 2017 World Agility Championships. We are pleased to have Tracy Skelnar as our new Coach and Monique Plinck as the new team manager.

Read more about the team!

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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
12/23 Leaps N Bounds Peoria, AZ 12/29-12/29/2016
12/23 IncrediPAWS Pataskala, OH 01/06-01/08/2017
12/26 Casa de Canine of Greater Kansas City, LLC Blue Springs, MO 01/06-01/08/2017
12/26 BARK-NH! Manchester, NH 01/06-01/08/2017
12/28 Good Dog Agility Club Tempe, AZ 01/06-01/08/2017
12/28 Tails in Motion Ham Lake, MN 01/06-01/08/2017
12/30 The Bay Team Santa Rosa, CA 01/14-01/16/2017
12/30 DASH K9 Sports Campton Hills, IL 01/07-01/08/2017
12/30 Carolina Piedmont Agility Raleigh, NC 01/13-01/15/2017
01/02 Dog-On-It Agility Club of Cent. Florida Winter Park, FL 01/13-01/15/2017
01/03 Front Range Agility Club (FRAC) Longmont, CO 01/13-01/15/2017
01/03 Canine Sports Zone Middleton, WI 01/21-01/22/2017
01/03 Happy Dog Ranch Ashland City, TN 01/14-01/15/2017
01/03 Renegade Agility LLC Leander, TX 01/14-01/16/2017
01/03 Las Vegas Dogs in Competitive Events (LV DICE) Boulder City, NV 01/13-01/15/2017
01/04 Club-Doggie Queen Creek, AZ 01/14-01/15/2017
01/04 BARK-NH! Amherst, NH 01/20-01/22/2017
01/04 Lucky Dog Promotions Tyler, TX 01/14-01/15/2017
01/06 North Alabama Canine Cruisers Huntsville, AL 01/21-01/22/2017
01/06 International Dog Events Assoc. Devonshire, XX 01/21-01/22/2017
01/07 Low Country Dog Agility Charleston, SC 01/21-01/22/2017
01/09 Dog Gone Fun TX Spring, TX 01/21-01/22/2017
01/11 Happy Dog Agility Moorpark, CA 01/21-01/22/2017
01/11 Redhot Rovers Auburn, WA 01/28-01/29/2017
01/11 Highest Hope Dog Sports Grand Blanc, MI 01/20-01/22/2017
01/16 Saguaro Scramblers Tucson, AZ 01/22-01/22/2017
01/16 Rocky Creek Dog Agility Colmar, PA 01/28-01/29/2017
01/20 Contact Sports Agility Campton Hills, IL 01/28-01/29/2017
01/23 Las Cruces Dog Sports Alamogordo, NM 02/04-02/05/2017
01/25 Minnesota Agility Club Ham Lake, MN 02/03-02/05/2017
01/25 BARK-NH! Amherst, NH 02/10-02/12/2017
01/27 SureFire Dogs Training Center Westborough, MA 02/17-02/19/2017
01/30 Casa de Canine of Greater Kansas City, LLC Blue Springs, MO 02/10-02/12/2017
01/30 Bexar Regional Agility Team Seguin, TX 02/10-02/12/2017
01/30 Pawsitive Partners Dog Training Center Indianapolis, IN 02/10-02/12/2017
01/31 Agile Dogs Agility Training Greenwich, NY 02/10-02/12/2017

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