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December 2013

12/31/13 Agility Resolutions?
Set positive goals for 2014. By Brenna Fender
12/24/13 The President's Message
USDAA president Kenneth Tatsch shares some end-of-the-year thoughts. 
12/19/13 Training Exercises: Twice as Nice
Practice your crosses with these reversible courses. By Deborah Davidson Harpur
12/19/13 Holiday Hours
The USDAA office will have limited staffing through the holidays.
12/18/13 IFCS Championship - Asia - Part II
Courses from Sunday's activities shown for Agility, Jumping, and Snooker.
12/17/13 IFCS Championship - Asia - Part I
OPDES makes final selections for Team Japan for 2014 IFCS World Agility Championships. Part I summarizes Saturday's activities.
12/16/13 A Pawsful Holiday Season
Even competitive dog trainers may find that their dogs need some extra training and management around the holidays. Find out how to keep your dog relaxed and happy during the holiday season. Includes a section on great toys for keeping a busy dog... busy! By Jan Casey
12/12/13 Masters Challenge: What's the Challenge? Part 2
More on preparing for Masters Challenge courses. By Stuart Mah.
12/11/13 Latest Rules Announcements for 2014
Standard course times, and hurdle & obstacles settings announced under the new jumping height structure for 2014
12/11/13 Masters Challenge: What's the Challenge? Part 1
A look at preparing for Masters Challenge courses. By Stuart Mah.
12/09/13 'Tis the Season for Award Nominations!
Congratulations to author Barbara Scanlan for writing a Dog Writer's Association Maxwell Award nominated article for USDAA.com!
12/05/13 Supporting Starters
Riverside Canine Center encourages new USDAA competitors. Article by Sandi Bixler. Photos courtesy of John Marcus.
12/03/13 Check Out the November Overview!
Our latest newsletter is online and available here.
12/02/13 What Does the Fox Say?
A flash mob broke out at a USDAA trial! By Laura Hartwick and Wendy Vogelgesang

November 2013

11/26/13 10 Tips for Novices
Some words of wisdom from experienced and successful competitor Loretta Mueller.
11/26/13 Check Out the October Overview!
Check out our pre-Cynosport newsletter!
11/25/13 Training: Doodles
What works? Training exercises by Bud Houston.
11/21/13 Do Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Their Self-Control is Depleted?
Studies show that dogs may exhibit impulsive behaviors after practicing extended self control. By Claudia Bensimoun        
11/19/13 A USDAA Course Design & Rules Clinic is Coming to Denver, Colorado
Clinics are open to current and potential judges, and anyone interested in learning more about USDAA course design and rules.
11/18/13 The Softer Side of Cynosport
Say goodbye to coverage of the 2013 Cynosport World Games with these behind-the-scenes photos taken largely by competitors.
11/11/13 Photos: Cynosport World Games
We have more awesome pictures from GreatDanePhotos to share from our big event.
11/04/13 The Seven Year Volunteer
Meet Kit Erskine, who has volunteered at Cynosport for the last seven years. [VIDEO] By Brenna Fender
11/02/13 2013 Cynosport on Demand & DVDs
Finals events are now ready to be watched on demand at www.cynosport.tv! Special pre-order deadline for DVDs extended! 

October 2013

10/31/13 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the new LAA Diamond awards, as well as those who completed other LAAs during the year.
10/31/13 Halloween Safety
Make sure that all canine competitors stay safe today! By Brenna Fender
10/30/13 Congratulations to the Winners of the Masters Challenge Biathlon!
See the winners of the Cynosport Biathlon competition.
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Results
Results from the event.
10/27/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Cynosport World Games Grand Prix of Dog Agility Champions!
Congrats to the winners!
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Running Orders
Want to follow along with the live stream on www.cynosport.tv? Check out the running order and courses here!
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Performance Speed Jumping Champions
Congratulations to the winning teams!
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Performance Speed Jumping and Steeplecase Running Orders
Running orders for some of Sunday's events.
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Event Courses
Courses from each day of the event.
10/27/13 2013 Cynosport World Games $10,000 Steeplechase Champions
Congratulations to the winners!
10/26/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Dog Agility Masters Team Champions and Performance Versatility Pairs Champions!
Congrats to these great Teams and Pairs!
10/26/13 Congratulations to our Top Veterans Dogs!
These dogs won in their height classes over the weekend and were honored in the Veterans Showcase.
10/26/13 Course Analysis: Performance Versatility Pairs/Veterans All Around Jumpers
A close look at the course by Julie Daniels.
10/26/13 Cynosport Day Two
Deborah Davidson Harpur shares a recap of Thursday's action.
10/26/13 Cynosport: Day Three
A report by Deborah Davidson Harpur.
10/25/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Performance Grand Prix Champions
Congratulations to our new champions!
10/25/13 Cynosport World Games: Thursday in Pictures
All photos courtesy of GreatDanePhotos.
10/25/13 Cynosport Course Analysis: Masters Challenge Jumpers
While Masters Challenge is running at the Cynosport World Games, read an analysis by Julie Daniels.
10/25/13 A Cynosport Miracle
Tommy looked like a little, lost dog to some strangers, but in reality he was a Cynosport champion who needed to go home. By Deborah Davidson Harpur and Brenna Fender
10/24/13 Cynosport: Day One
A look back on the day's competition by Deborah Davidson Harpur.
10/21/13 Cynosport Prep
See what's going on behind the scenes before the big event!
10/17/13 Meet the Judges: Scott Chamberlain
The last in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games.
10/16/13 Cynosport News
Crating space and group walk order info.
10/16/13 Meet the Judges: Adrienne Lynch
Part 5 in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games.
10/15/13 Meet the Judges: Francisco (Paco) Berjon
Part 4 in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games.

10/14/13 Meet the Judges: Evelyn Robertson
Part 3 in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games. 
10/11/13 There's an App for Cynosport!
Now available for iPhone and android users.
10/10/13 Cynosport Practice: Long Jump
Mary Ellen Barry analyzed Cynosport judge Bob Griffin's courses and created these long-jump-focused exercises which will be useful for everyone, not just those going to Cynosport!

10/09/13 Meet the Judges: Scott Lovelis
Part 2 in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games.
10/07/13 Training: Opposite Side Tunnel
What do you do when the tunnel entrance that appears to be next, isn't? By Bud Houston.
10/04/13 Cynosport 2013 Daily Schedule Announced
Check out the schedule for this year's championships.
10/03/13 Cynosport Fun!
If you are going to the 2013 Cynosport World Games, pack a costume!
10/03/13 Check Out the August/September Overview!
See our most recent newsletter, which includes a new letter from USDAA President Kenneth Tatsch and more.

September 2013

09/30/13 Meet 2013 Cynosport World Games Judge Bob Griffin!
Part 1 in a series of interviews with judges from the upcoming 2013 Cynosport World Games. 

09/26/13 Get Social with USDAA!
Check out our new social media offerings.
09/25/13 Rules for 2014 Tournaments
Rules for Grand Prix/Performance GP, Steeplechase/PSJ and Team/PVP to be reposted by October 8 in the Forms & Documents Library
09/23/13 The Judge's Call, Volume 3
Get the inside scoop on course design, the planning that goes into creating a course and some of the challenges judges are thinking while designing courses.
09/19/13 Dogs Learn to Associate Words with Objects Differently Than Humans Do
Your dog knows the names of his favorite toys and various agility obstacles. But just how does he associate the names with these items? By Claudia Bensimoun
09/17/13 2013 Mexico Regional Champions
Congratulations to the winning handlers and dogs!
09/16/13 2013 Mexico Regional Championships Courses
Event running order and courses.
09/12/13 Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory
A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later. By Claudia Bensimoun
09/09/13 Course Analysis: 2013 Central Regional Grand Prix Championship Finals
How did this course run? Tracey Kroll sums it up.
09/05/13 2013 Western Regional Champions
See who placed in the last North American regional of 2013. [UPDATED]
09/03/13 Cynosport World Games Entries are Due Friday!
Event secretary Helen McNenly updates competitors on the entry process.
09/03/13 2014 USDAA Regional Championships
Get your calendars out! [UPDATED!]
09/02/13 2013 Western Regional Championships Courses
See some of the courses from this exciting event!

August 2013

08/29/13 Choices, Choices, Choices
Deborah Davidson Harpur shares and analyzes a training course she designed for her students. Try this with your own class or when training by yourself.
08/27/13 Canicross: The New "Secret Sauce" of Agility Training? Part 2
More info on this new, exciting sport! By Barbara Scanlan. Photos by Canadog.
08/26/13 Canicross: The New "Secret Sauce" of Agility Training? Part 1
Learn about a new sport that might be beneficial for agility training. By Barbara Scanlan. Photos courtesy of Canadog.
08/21/13 2013 Eastern Canada Regional Courses
Check out some of the courses competitors ran at this event.
08/20/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Eastern Canada Regional Champions!
Congratulations to all the winners! [UPDATED]
08/20/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Central Regional Champions!
Congratulations to the winners! 
08/17/13 2013 Central Regional Championships Running Order and Courses
Check out the running order and courses for this event, which will be streamed on Cynosport.tv. 
08/14/13 My dog had a permanent card, but now my account says the status is temporary. What's Up?
Issuance of temporary cards for re-measurement begins.
08/12/13 Congratulations to Our Newest Judges!
Several new and advancing judges completed necessary requirements at a recent USDAA Course Design and Rules Clinic.
08/08/13 Live by the Blind
Bud Houston shares an exercise and examines handling options.
08/05/13 The Judge's Call, Volume 2 [UPDATED]
Get the inside scoop with this new video!
08/01/13 Check Out the July Overview!
See our latest newsletter, and read about how to find it in your new Gmail inbox.

July 2013

07/31/13 Jump Heights Revealed
Modifications to the structure of jump heights and other related updates in the regulations for 2014 are announced. See separate article for updates on Masters Challenge, the Table, Gamblers and more.
07/31/13 Masters Challenge and other Regulations Amendments
Forthcoming regulation updates for Masters Challenge, the Table, Gamblers, Veterans and more.
07/29/13 NEAT Beginnings
Sandy Cody shares the New England Agility Team's beginnings on their 25th anniversary.
07/25/13 A Loss Honored
New England competitors honor the loss of a beloved dog and his inspiring owner at the New England Regional. By Val Duff and Brenna Fender
07/22/13 Training Exercises: Is It My Turn?
Practice your crosses and turns with Deborah Davidson Harpur
07/19/13 Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior.
New research suggests that the way our canine companions respond to the level of our attentiveness is linked to a combination of specific cues, context, and previous experience. By Claudia Bensimoun
07/15/13 Congratulations to the 2013 New England Regional Champions!
Check out the winners! Photos courtesy of Donna Kelliher Photography.
07/14/13 2013 New England Regional Championships Running Order and Courses
Follow along when you watch the live stream on www.cynosport.tv! 
07/12/13 2014 Cynosport World Games Date and Location
Start making plans to attend the event at this great venue!
07/11/13 More Agility Horsepower!
The Fast & Furryous Agility club held their first event and raised money for Horsepower, a program that provides equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. By Dudley and Greg Fontaine
07/10/13 2013 Cynosport World Games Event Schedule Posted
Get your entries in now!
07/08/13 The Judge's Call
Get the inside scoop in this new video!
07/08/13 OVERview Newsletter
Check out recent issues of our newsletter!
07/03/13 Personality Profile: Rachel Sanders (Part 3)
The final day of our interview with this well-known agility competitor, instructor, and author. By Deborah Davidson Harpur
07/03/13 USDAA Announces Rules Amendments
Rules amendments and update on discussions on jump heights.
07/02/13 Personality Profile: Rachel Sanders (Part 2)
Learn more about long-time competitor Rachel Sanders! By Deborah Davidson Harpur
07/01/13 Personality Profile: Rachel Sanders (Part 1)
Deborah Davidson Harpur presents an in-depth interview with Rachel Sanders, who is an internationally successful competitor, author of many agility articles, instructor, and IFCS World Team coach. Learn about what makes Rachel so good at what she does!

June 2013

06/27/13 Keep Your Pets Safe on the 4th
The office will be closed for the July 4th holiday. Please be careful with your pets during celebrations. By Brenna Fender
06/25/13 Ready for Cynosport?
Details available soon!
06/23/13 Social Referencing in Dog-Owner Dyads
Do dogs get information from their owners before reacting toward a potentially scary object? Claudia Bensimoun interprets this scientific study.
06/20/13 CYNOSPORT 2013 Hotels / RV Accommodations
Hotel rooms and RV spaces for the 2013 Cynosport World Games. This article was first posted April 3, 2013 and has been reposted as a reminder.
06/20/13 Training Exercises: Up and Back
Deborah Davidson Harpur designed these sequences to provide lots of weave pole entry practice. Article by Brenna Fender and Deborah Davidson Harpur
06/19/13 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Championships Courses
See the courses that competitors ran at this event!
06/18/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Champions!
Results from this weekend's event! [UPDATED!]
06/18/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions!
See the winners! [UPDATED!]
06/16/13 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships
Running order and courses
06/10/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Southeastern Regional Champions [UPDATED]
Check out who came out on top!
06/09/13 2013 Southeastern Regional Running Order and Courses
Check out the courses being run at this weekend's regional in Perry, Georgia.
06/06/13 2013 Southeastern Regional Local Qualifier Tournament Courses
Check out these courses while you get geared up for the main event, which will be live streamed starting tomorrow on cynosport.tv!
06/03/13 Confrontational Training Techniques Elicit Aggression
Dr. Patricia McConnell, PhD, shares her thoughts on training confrontationally.

May 2013

05/31/13 Congratulations to the 2013 Northwestern Regional Champions!
Congratulations to the winners of this recent event!
05/29/13 Congratulations to the 2013 North Central Regional Champions! UPDATED
Celebrate the winners of this May 17-19 event. UPDATED to include the Biathlon winners!
05/28/13 Richard Dennison: the 2013 Spirit of Agility Award Winner
USDAA competitors in the New England area awarded long-time and well-loved agility competitor Richard Dennison with this honor. By Brenna Fender
05/21/13 2013 North Central Regional Courses
See what the competitors ran at the May 17-19 event.
05/20/13 Libby's Story
An Australian Cattle Dog that suffered from encephalitis beat the odds to conquer the disease... and agility! Story and photos by Michael Douglas.

05/16/13 Sniff, Sniff: New Form of Animal Communication Discovered
A study has demonstrated how sniffing, a common behavior in dogs and other animals, also serves as a method of communication. By Claudia Bensimoun.
05/14/13 The April OVERview is Now Online!
Check out the April edition of USDAA's newsletter and sign up to get newsletters delivered right to your email inbox!
05/13/13 Meet Ann Allums!
Meet the newest member of the World Cynosport Rally/United States Dog Association family!
05/13/13 A USDAA Course Design & Rules Clinic is Coming to Illinois
Clinics are open to current and potential judges, and anyone interested in learning more about USDAA course design and rules.
05/09/13 Event Report: Playing Agility with Style (PAWS)
Sandi Bixler reports on the most recent (and very successful) PAWS trial.
05/06/13 Exercises: Tunnel Test
Deborah Davidson Harpur shares exercises designed to work on double tunnel placement and sending to a designated end of the tunnel.
05/02/13 2013 IFCS Championship of the Americas Results - Thursday [UPDATED]
Congratulations to the winners of today's trial! UPDATED with more photos!

April 2013

04/30/13 Championship of Americas Now Available On Demand
If you missed it live, you can now watch it on-demand.
04/29/13 2013 IFCS Championship of the Americas Results - Sunday [UPDATED]
The results from the closing day of the event. Updated with new photos of winners!
04/28/13 2013 IFCS Championship of the Americas Courses
Courses from the event
04/27/13 2013 IFCS Championship of the Americas Results - Saturday
Results from Saturday's classes.
04/26/13 2013 IFCS Championship of the Americas Results - Friday
Results from the first day of competition.
04/26/13 2013 IFCS Agility World Cup and Championship of Americas UPDATED
Running orders and other information. (Updated information in bold.)
04/23/13 How Dogs Know When Communication Is Intended For Them
Dogs understand us best and can understand human pointing gestures, much more so than chimpanzees. By Claudia Benismoun
04/18/13 Exercises: Serpentines, Threadles, and Wraps
Internationally acclaimed agility competitor Stuart Mah shares training exercises that help you control speed and power on course to get a specific type of turn.
04/15/13 Giving Back to the Sport
Arizona judging clinic turns out new judges.
04/15/13 The March 2013 OVERview is Now Online!
Check out the March edition of USDAA's newsletter and sign up to get newsletters delivered right to your email inbox!
04/11/13 2013 South Central Regional Champions
Congratulations to all the winners!
04/07/13 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe RESULTS
Results from the event
04/07/13 South Central Regional Courses and Running Order
Watch it for free on www.cynosport.tv! Follow along with the running order and course maps.
04/06/13 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe Schedule, Courses, and Running Order
See what the teams are running and follow along with the live stream using the running order
04/05/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Jen Pinder
We conclude our "CCOE Team Member of the Day" series on the first full day of competition in Girona, Spain.
04/04/13 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe - Schedule/Running Orders
If you are watching on Cynosport.tv, you're going to want to check out the schedule of this weekend's events!
04/04/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Tracy Golden
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
04/04/13 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe - Thursday Course
The Grand Prix of Dog Agility course being run today in Spain.
04/03/13 Want to Watch Some Great Agility?
The Continental Championships of Europe, the South Central Regional, and the Continental Championships of the Americas are all going to be live streamed in April! Streaming starts THURSDAY!
04/03/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Kate Moureaux
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
04/03/13 IFCS World Agility Championships Announcement
Date and location are now available for the 2014 event.
04/03/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Kate Moureaux
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
04/02/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Ivette White
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
04/01/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Maxine Holmes
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!

March 2013

03/29/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Dudley Fontaine
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
03/28/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Greg Fontaine
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
03/27/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Terry Herman
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
03/26/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Tracy Hirsch
Meet another member of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team!
03/25/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Teri Thompson
Meet some members of the US 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe team.
03/22/13 IFCS CCOE Team Member of the Day: Dave Grubel, Team Manager
Today we begin to salute our Continental Championships of Europe team USA members.
03/21/13 The Power of "YES!"
Kimber Chase explains the importance of this little word in regards to mental management for sports like agility and other uses.
03/20/13 The IFCS Continental Championships of the Americas Entries are Closing Soon!
Get your entries in now! [UPDATED]
03/18/13 Dogs May Understand the Human Point of View
A new study shows that dogs make decisions about stealing food based on whether the lights are on or off. By Claudia Bensimoun
03/11/13 Event Report: Keystone Agility Club's Presidents' Day Trial
Helen McNenley shares the details from this successful trial.
03/07/13 St. Patrick's Day Drills
Deborah Davidson Harpur concocted this clever clover course that challenges handlers to find as many handling options as possible. She also shares ideas with instructors on using this in classes.
03/05/13 Don't Drive Drowsy
This weekend's time change might make you dangerously drowsy while traveling to or from an agility trial. By Kelly McFaul-Solem
03/04/13 February Overview
Check out the February edition of USDAA's newsletter and sign up to get newsletters delivered right to your email inbox!
03/04/13 Why Wolves Are Wild, But Dogs Are "Man's Best Friend"
A new study reveals that if you want to socialize a dog with a human or a horse, all you need is 90 minutes to introduce them between the ages of four and eight weeks. With wolf pups, it takes 24 hours! By Claudia Bensimoun

February 2013

02/28/13 The Southwestern Regional in Pictures
Canine reporter Rickie Roo competed at the recent Southwestern Regional Championships and is sharing lots of fun photos from the event.
02/28/13 Deadline Extension for the 2014 IFCS World Team Intent to Compete (ITC) Form
Forms are now due by March 22.
02/27/13 2013 Southwestern Regional Champions
See the winners of this exciting event!
02/25/13 Courses from the 2013 Southwestern Regional
See what challenges the competitors faced!
02/21/13 Blooming Obedience Training Club's Fall Junior Agility League Report
Handlers with a wide variety of breeds had a great time learning about agility at BOTC's Fall Junior Agility League. By Leona Hellesvig
02/19/13 Introducing 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe Team USA (NEW UPDATE)
Congratulations and good luck to the members of Team USA!
02/18/13 Event Report: Paws in Motion
Trial secretary Helen McNenly shares the details on this recent trial.
02/14/13 Interested in Intro Trials?
Interested in Intro trials but afraid to take the plunge?
02/11/13 Environmental Factors Can Affect the Incidence of Hip Dysplasia
A study by Norwegian researcher Randi Krontveit indicates that conditions in early puppyhood can affect the appearance or severity of hip dysplasia in genetically predisposed dogs. Article by Claudia Bensimoun
02/07/13 Want a Great View of the IFCS Continental Championships of the Americas?
Volunteer to work at this amazing event and you might just get the best seats in the house... right in the ring!
02/05/13 Two Updated Policies
Scheduling classes and events detailed.
02/05/13 Event Report: The First Intro Trial and Fourth Junior Handler Trial of the Year in Minnesota
Leona Hellesvig reports on the Bloomington Obedience Training Club's first ever Intro trial and accompanying junior handler trial.

January 2013

01/31/13 Exercises: Opening Sequence
Marla Friedler-Cooper shares a segment from an international course and discusses many handling options.
01/26/13 USDAA News and OVERview Newsletter
A letter by USDAA President Kenneth Tatsch and update on the recent Board of Directors meeting, as well as a link to our January newsletter. 
01/24/13 10 Ways to Stay Competitive in Dog Sports
How do you stay at the top of your agility game? By Brenna Fender
01/22/13 2013 Championship of the Americas - UPDATE: Remember Your Intent To Compete Form
Learn more about this upcoming international event to be held in Texas!
01/21/13 The Visual System in Humans and Canines
A detailed follow-up to Thursday's canine vision article, including a discussion of visual accuity and depth perception. By David Bozak
01/17/13 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of Europe - Team USA
Information for competitors who want to enter the European event.
01/17/13 Dogs Needed for the 2013 IFCS Continental Championships of the Americas!
Dogs needed for the Australian competitors!
01/17/13 Do Dogs See in Only Black and White?
What colors can your dog see and why does it matter to you on the agility course? Kristin Kaldahl has the scoop!
01/13/13 Event Report: BARK-NH Rings in the New Year
Lots of new titles and fun were had at the most recent BARK-NH trial. Report by Lo Baker.
01/11/13 December Overview
Did you see last month's newsletter?
01/10/13 Test Schedule Modifications Prompted by Rule Change
Events taking advantage of new rules on Masters Challenge classes updated through 1/9/2013.
01/10/13 Stress in Performance Dogs: What We Can Learn from Fukushima
Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By Claudia Bensimoun.
01/07/13 We Say Goodbye to an Old Friend
Renee King's amazing Hamlet, an agility legend, has passed on.
01/03/13 New Tournament Added to 2013 Cynosport World Games
Get ready for the Handlers Challenge Biathlon!
01/03/13 Upcoming IFCS Events
Learn more about international events coming up in 2013!
01/03/13 The Agility Community Responds To Hurricane Sandy
Agility competitors find ways to help each other in the face of this tragedy. By Frances Hannan
01/01/13 Happy New Year from USDAA!
A message from President Kenneth Tatsch.



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