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September 2017

09/15/17 USDAA Trial Hosted by ARFF Agility Club
ARFF held a USDAA trial on September 2-3, 2017.
09/14/17 Are You Competing with a Rescue Dog at Cynosport?
An opportunity to have your dog featured on the USDAA website.
09/13/17 Coming to Cynosport this Year? Why Not Volunteer?
Consider volunteering at the Cynosport® World Games this year!
09/11/17 A.C.E. Agility Club Trial Report
A.C.E. Agility Club in Westfield, MA held a trial on August 26-27, 2017.
09/08/17 2017 Western Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the Western Regional held on September 2-4, 2017.
09/07/17 2017 Western Regional Results
The Western Regional was held on September 2-4, 2017.
09/06/17 August President's Message from USDAA
The August 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
09/05/17 The August OVERview is here!
The August OVERview is now online.
09/01/17 2018 Tournament Rules - Update
Changes to the Tournament Rules for 2018.

August 2017

08/29/17 Volunteer at the 2017 Cynosport World Games!
Coming to Cynosport this year? Consider volunteering!
08/28/17 Central Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the August 18-20 Central Regional in Gardner, KS.
08/25/17 Casa De Canine Holds Central Regional Event
The Central Regional was held on August 18-20 in Gardner, KS.
08/24/17 Central Regional Results
Results from the Central Regional held on August 18-20, 2017.
08/23/17 2018 IFCS Team USA - Team Manager

USDAA is looking for one or more volunteers to assist World Team Coach Tracy Sklenar as the 2018 Team Manager.  

08/22/17 Over Rover Training Center Holds Trial in Cato, New York
A report from on the trial on August 11-13, 2017.
08/21/17 2017 Mexico Regional Championship
Results and an update on the 2017 Mexico Regional Championship on August 12-13, 2017.
08/18/17 USDAA Starters Trial Hosted by Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club
Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club holds Starters Trial in August.
08/15/17 Final Day to Submit IFCS Intent to Compete Form
Forms must be emailed by today!
08/15/17 2018 IFCS Team USA - Development Team Program
News about a new program to develop competitors for future IFCS World Teams.
08/14/17 Arrowhead Dog Agility Association of Duluth (ADAA) Celebrates 25th Anniversary
A big trial and celebration for ADAA.
08/13/17 2018 World Team Selection Event - Intent to Compete Forms Due August 15th - BIS for IFCS Classes
Important reminder about the August 15th deadline.
08/13/17 Stuart Mah to Join 2018 IFCS World Team Coaching Staff
News about the preparation for the 2018 World Agility Championships.
08/11/17 Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
This week is the eighth annual "Give a Dog a Bone Pet Food Drive" to encourage giving to care for pets and their homeless families.
08/10/17 Citizen Science for Dog Owners
Have you ever thought about participating with your dog in a research study?
08/09/17 A Retirement Party for Hailey McBean
Owner/Handler Lauren Stein held a retirement party for her dog at the BARK-NH trial this past July.
08/08/17 BARK NH Holds Local Trial and Retirement Celebration
NH's July 21-23, 2017 trial featured many titles and a dog retirement celebration.
08/07/17 July President's Message from USDAA
The July 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
08/04/17 The July OVERview is here!
The July OVERview is now online.
08/02/17 Train Through Frustrations
Ideas from trainer Kari Massoth on how to work through training frustrations.
08/01/17 2017 Cynosport World Games Event Info & Entry
The event schedule for 2017 Cynosport is posted.
08/01/17 2018 World Team Selection Event - Judges and Intent to Compete Form
Important information on the 2018 World Team Selection Event.

July 2017

07/31/17 J.C. Thompson - A Memorial to a Pioneer of Agility
In remembrance of J.C. Thompson, a major figure in the agility world.
07/28/17 Competitor Profile: Kathy Kwiatt and Scruffy
A profile of competitor Kathleen Kwiatt and her rescued dog Scruffy.
07/26/17 Competitor Profile: Adrienne McLean and Judy, Jimmy, Jinx and Jazz
A profile of USDAA competitor Adrienne McLean and her four rescued dogs Judy, Jimmy, Jinx and Jazz.      
07/25/17 The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Competition
Tips on proper exercise and diet to make your competition day the best it can be.
07/24/17 Judges Continuing Education Clinic in Conjunction with Cynosport.
Clinic offered at TMC - The Miller Room
07/20/17 USDAA Title Mania Competitor Profile: Lory Luna and Maverick
A profile of a new USDAA competitor, Lory Luna and her dog Maverick.
07/18/17 Convinced to Win!
Don't put off entering your first trial because you want it to be perfect!
07/17/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Paula Smith and Alex
A profile of USDAA competitor Paula Smith and her rescued dog Alex.
07/14/17 New England Regional Results
Results from the New England Regional, July 7-9, 2017.
07/13/17 Title Mania Central Results!
Results for the Title Mania Central event held on July 6 - 9, 2017.
07/11/17 Title Mania Central Course Maps
Title Mania Central was held on July 7 to 9 in Franklin, Tennessee.
07/10/17 New England Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the New England Regional, July 7-9, 2017.
07/06/17 WTSE Entry Form Available
FRAT hosts 2018 WTSE with September trial.
07/05/17 June President's Message from USDAA
The June 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
07/03/17 The June OVERview is here!
The June OVERview is now online.

June 2017

06/27/17 Training & Handling Writers Needed!
Like writing about training and handling in agility?
06/27/17 Small Space Masters Handling Seminar Sequences
Small space masters handling courses from Steve Schwarz AKA AgilityNerd.
06/26/17 2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Course Maps
Course maps the Mid Atlantic Regional on June 15-18, 2017.
06/23/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Laura Novick and her Rescued Dogs May-tal and Yossa
The story of two rescued dogs and their owner, Laura Novick.
06/22/17 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Results
Results from the Rocky Mountain Regional held on June 15-18, 2017.
06/21/17 2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Results
Results from the Mid Atlantic Regional on June 15-18, 2017.
06/20/17 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the 2017 Rock Mountain Regional held on June 15-18.
06/19/17 Information on the 2017 World Cynosport Games
Updates on the 2017 World Cynosport Games.
06/19/17 2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules & Intent to Compete Form (Updated 6/15/17)
Updated information effective 6-15-17.
06/16/17 2017 Southeastern Regional Results
The Southeastern Regional was held on June 9-11, 2017 in Perry, GA at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. 
06/15/17 Remembering Courses and Conquering Missed Walk Throughs
What to do when you're at a trial and miss your walk through.
06/14/17 2017 Eastern Canadian Regional Results
Results from the Eastern Canadian Regional held on June 9-11th.
06/13/17 2017 Eastern Canadian Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the Eastern Canadian Regional on June 9-11, 2017.
06/12/17 2017 Southeastern Regional Course Maps
Course maps from the 2017 Southeastern Regional held on June 8-11, 2017 in Perry, Georgia.
06/09/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Sue McGinty and TaylorSwift
A profile of competitor Sue McGinty and her Rat Terrier TaylorSwift.
06/08/17 May President's Message from USDAA
The May 2017 President's Message from Ken Tatsch of USDAA.
06/07/17 The May OVERview is here!
The May OVERview is now online.
06/06/17 Just DO Agility!
AgilityNerd on handling the stress and anxiety around competition.
06/05/17 A Short History of the All Colorado Agility Team
All Colorado Agility Team (ACAT) celebrates their 25th Anniversary this year.
06/02/17 Pacific Northwest Regional Course Maps
Some of the course maps from the 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional.
06/01/17 Title Mania East Results!
Results for the Title Mania East event held on May 25-28, 2017.

May 2017

05/30/17 Pacific Northwest Regional Results
Results from the Pacific Northwest Regional held on May 25-28, 2017.
05/26/17 Heat Awareness Tips
Tips to beat the heat with your dogs now that summer is here!
05/25/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Diane Driscoll and Jack
A profile of another one of our USDAA competitors, Diane Driscoll, and her rescued dog Jack.
05/23/17 Training Tuesday: Handling With Intensity
What sort of attitude should you have when running a course? AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz gives his own perspective.
05/22/17 June Facebook Cover Contest Voting Period
Information on how to vote for our June Facebook Cover winner!
05/19/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Lisa Brockmeier & Digby, Talladega and Pinky
USDAA competitor Lisa Brockmeier competes with her three rescue dogs - Digby, Talladega, and Pinky.
05/18/17 2017 North Central Regional Results
Results for the 2017 North Central Regional held May 12-14.
05/16/17 2017 Southwest Regional Results
Results for the 2017 Southwest Regional held May 12-14.
05/15/17 Course Maps for 2017 North Central Regional
Course Maps for 2017 North Central Regional held on May 12-14, 2017.
05/15/17 Course Maps for 2017 Southwest Regional
Course Maps for 2017 Southwest Regional held on May 12-14, 2017.
05/12/17 First New Trial Hosted by Data Driven Agility
Data Driven Agility hosts their new USDAA trial in Springfield, Vermont with the help of NOMAD, PAWS and Riverside Canine.
05/10/17 AgilityNerd: Small Space Front/Rear Cross Seminar Sequences
Some smaller space sequences designed by Steve Schwarz AKA AgilityNerd.
05/09/17 June Facebook Cover Contest
Your dog can be featured on the USDAA Facebook page!
05/08/17 National Pet Week Veterinary Information
This week is National Pet Week!
05/05/17 2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules - UPDATE
Updates to the IFCS World Team Selection Process.
05/05/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson
A Profile of Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson.
05/04/17 Course Maps for IFCS World Agility Championships
Course maps from the WAC held in Valencia, Spain last week.
05/03/17 IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Friday, April 28
Results for Individual Agility and Individual Jumping.
05/03/17 IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Saturday, April 29
Results for Gamblers and Individual All Around.
05/03/17 IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Sunday, April 30
Results for Individual Biathlon and Team Triathlon.
05/03/17 IFCS World Agility Championships Results - Thursday, April 27
Results for Individual Snooker.
05/02/17 Puppy Agility: Connection Comes First
AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz's thoughts on working with puppies and agility.
05/01/17 Skin Cancer Awareness and Dogs
Dogs can suffer from malignant melanomas just as humans can.

April 2017

04/28/17 Bronze Medal for Andy Mueller and Crackers at the IFCS WACS!
First medal at IFCS WACS 2017 for the USA team.
04/26/17 2017 Cynosport World Games Hotel Information
Information on hotels for this year's Cynosport World Games.
04/25/17 Title Mania West Results! Snooker, Gamblers, and Jumpers
The results from the Title Mania event held on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA.
04/25/17 The April OVERview is here!
This month's OVERview is now online.
04/25/17 The April OVERview Message
The April OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
04/25/17 Title Mania West Results! Versatility, Masters Challenge/Performance Masters Challenge and Standard
The results from the Title Mania event held on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA.
04/24/17 Title Mania West Course Maps
Some of the course maps from this weekend's big event in California.
04/24/17 IFCS Team Profile: Tracy Sklenar
A profile of this year's IFCS Team USA Coach, Tracy Sklenar.
04/24/17 IFCS Team Profile: Melanie Miller
A profile of Team USA member Melanie Miller and her dog Integrity.
04/24/17 Live Streaming IFCS World Agility Championships
Information on the free live stream for the WACS in April 2017.
04/21/17 IFCS Team Profile: Cynthia Hornor
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Cynthia Hornor and her dog Spice.
04/20/17 IFCS Team Profile: Desiree Snelleman
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Desiree Snelleman and her dog Pace.
04/20/17 IFCS Team Profile: Jeannine Doepke
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Jeannine Doepke and her dog Jill.
04/19/17 IFCS Team Profile: Kerry Smith
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Kerry Smith and her dog Hype.
04/18/17 IFCS Team Profile: Diane O'Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Diane O'Reilly and her dog Rauri Belle.
04/17/17 IFCS Team Profile: Melanie Rock and Puma
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Melanie Rock and her dog Puma.
04/17/17 IFCS Team Profile: Mary Ann Wurst
A profile of IFCS Team USA alternate member Mary Ann Wurst and her dog Hijack.
04/14/17 IFCS Team Profile: Judy Reilly
A profile of IFCS Team Member Judy Reilly and Tempest.
04/14/17 IFCS Team Profile: Ivette White
A profile of one of our IFCS Team alternates, Ivette White.
04/13/17 If I Knew Then... Proactive Handling
AgilityNerd Steve Schwarz's thoughts on the most important agility handling concept he knows.
04/13/17 IFCS Team Profile: Brenda Kelly
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Brenda Kelly and her teammate Déjà Vu.
04/12/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Karen Beattie Massey
A profile of IFCS Team USA Member Karen Beattie Massey and her dog Bella.
04/11/17 An Amazing Journey with Figment
A tribute to Figment by Sheri Boone.
04/10/17 IFCS Team Profile: Beth Martin
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Beth Martin and her dog Keen.
04/07/17 IFCS Team Profile: Chip Gerfen
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Chip Gerfen and his dog Trudi.
04/06/17 Using "Dog-Directed" Speech When Training
"Dog-directed" speech was the subject of a recent study looking at a dog's attention to the handler.
04/05/17 A Story of The Agility Community's Support for a Trial Secretary
The job of trial secretary is huge - what if your secretary suffered a house fire the week before your trial? A story of how one club rallied to support her.
04/04/17 Title Mania Test Schedules for East and West Events!
The test schedules for Title Mania East and West are available - Closing dates are coming up!
04/03/17 IFCS Team Profile: Steffi Diem and Inara
A profile of IFCS Team USA member Steffi Diem and her dog Inara.

March 2017

03/31/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
A profile of Lynne Von Trapp and Brill
03/30/17 IFCS Team Profile: Alice Reinkemeyer
A profile of Team USA member Alice Reinkenmeyer and her dog Tess.
03/29/17 The March OVERview Message
The March OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
03/28/17 The March OVERview is here!
This month's OVERview is now online.
03/27/17 Results for the South Central Regional
Results for the South Central Regional.
03/24/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Rachel Sanders
A profile of 2017 Team USA Member Rachel Sanders and her canine teammate Tush.
03/23/17 A Profile of Norm Lende and Shar Henry and Their Dog Fl'N
A USDAA Rescue Dog Profile of Fl'N.
03/22/17 IFCS Team Profile: Anne Andrle
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Anne Andrle and her dog Super G.
03/21/17 New Judging Clinics in 2017
New option this year for attending the USDAA Training Clinic!
03/20/17 Course Maps for South Central Regional
Course maps for the South Central Regional held on March 17-19, 2017 in Kerrville, Texas.
03/17/17 Wild West Regional Recap
A recap of the Wild West Regional from March 9-12, 2017.
03/16/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Marlene Fritz and Toby
A profile of Marlene Fritz and Her Dog Toby.
03/15/17 IFCS Team Profile: Maria Badamo
A profile of 2017 IFCS Team Member Maria Badamo and her dog Gromit.
03/14/17 Results for Wild West Regional
Congratulations to all the winners at this past weekend's Wild West Regional!
03/13/17 Course Maps for Wild West Regional
Course maps for the Wild West Regional on March 9-12, 2017.
03/09/17 IFCS Team Member Profile: Robin Newman
Meet IFCS Team USA member Robin Newman and her dog Rabbit.
03/07/17 The Usefulness of Play in Training
A recent study examined the effects of playtime on a dog's training regimen.
03/06/17 Test Schedule for TitleMania® West and East Now Available!
The Test Schedule for the Title Mania® events on April 20-23 in Camarillo, CA and May 25-28 in North Kingstown, RI are now available.
03/03/17 A Profile of Jessica Brown and Her Dog Bug
A profile of USDAA competitor Jessica Brown and her rescued dog Bug.
03/02/17 Kidney Disease Awareness
Some helpful information on understanding and recognizing kidney disease in dogs.
03/01/17 Dogs Love Peanut Butter!
Some important information about a favorite dog treat.

February 2017

02/28/17 February 2017 USDAA Message
The February OVERview message from USDAA's President Ken Tatsch.
02/27/17 The February OVERview is here!
This month's February OVERview is now online.
02/24/17 A profile of Competitor Nancy Tetrick and Her Rescued Dog Siobhan (Bonnie)
Another in our USDAA rescue dog profile series!
02/23/17 2018 IFCS Team Selection Criteria Posted
Start preparing now for the 2018 IFCS World Agility Championship.
02/23/17 New USDAA Judges from Recent Clinic in Mexico
Meet our new judges from a clinic held late last year in Mexico.
02/23/17 Wild West Regional is Almost Here!
Things are coming together for the first regional of the tournament year with the Wild West Regional on March 9-12 in Queen Creek, AZ.
02/22/17 Good News for Stopping the Canine Flu
News of two new possible vaccines for preventing canine influenza.
02/21/17 Mark Your Calendars for Title Mania - 3 Events and 3 Locations in 2017!
Make sure you have all our Title Mania dates in hand for 2017.
02/17/17 A profile of Veronica Marquez and Her Rescued Dog Nia
Veronica Marquez and her dog Nia.
02/16/17 Evaluating Agility Seminars - Equation for Cost to Value Ratio - Part II
The second part of Stephanie Morgan's tips for choosing the best seminar for you.
02/15/17 Evaluating Agility Seminars - Prepare to Get the Best Value - Part 1
Helpful tips on how to decide if an agility seminar is a good investment for you.
02/10/17 A Profile of Sandra Zajkowski and her dog Benny
Another profile in our series on rescue dogs in USDAA: Sandra Zajkowski and her dog Benny.
02/08/17 Signs of Cancer in Pets
Do you know all the signs of cancer in pets?
02/07/17 What Type of Music Do Dogs Love Best?
A new study looked at different genres of music to find a canine favorite.
02/06/17 Three Generations of Champions
The story of three Beagles and the USDAA!
02/03/17 Dogs Improve Heart Health
February is American Heart Month. A new study indicates dogs help our hearts even more than we thought.
02/02/17 Favorite Wetlands Across the U.S. You Can Enjoy With Your Dog
It's World Wetlands Day - here's some lovely wetlands you can enjoy with your dog.
02/01/17 February Facebook Cover Contest!
Find out more about how your dog could be the featured photo on our Facebook page.

January 2017

01/31/17 January 2017 USDAA Message
The January OVERview message from USDAA's Vice President Andy Hartman.
01/30/17 The January OVERvew is here!
This month's January OVERview is now online.
01/27/17 IFCS Team Run Throughs
The IFCS World Team held run throughs this past weekend in Leesburg, VA.
01/24/17 CH 18" Transition Election Policy and Form
News for competitors with dogs in the CH18" jump height prior to Dec, 28, 2016.
01/23/17 REVISED Title Transfer Election Form for Performance Dogs in 8", 16", 20"
Deadline extended for filing Title Transfer Election Form
01/23/17 Important Notice from the FDA About Pets and the Medication Fluorouracil
The FDA just released an alert for pet owners who use the cancer treatment Fluorouracil.
01/20/17 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dog
Thanks to Zuke's, here are some ideas for New Year's resolutions for you and your dog.
01/20/17 Run Throughs with the IFCS World Team!
Run throughs will be held with the IFCS World Team on January 21st in Leesburg, VA.
01/19/17 Title Mania 2017 Rules, Regulations and Locations
Rules, regulations and location information for Title Mania in 2017 now available.
01/18/17 Does Your Veterinary Practice Offer Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is becoming increasingly used in veterinary clinics to provide relief for many ailments.
01/17/17 Rescue Dog Profile - Titan
A Profile of competitor Marty Stewart and her dog Titan.
01/16/17 AAHA and IAAHPC Issue Joint End-of-Life Care Guidelines
A new set of guidelines for veterinarians for dealing with end of life issues for pets and their owners.
01/13/17 Dressing Up Your Pet: Things to Consider
This weekend is National Dress Up Your Pets Day. Here's some thoughts to consider!
01/12/17 Rescue Dog Profile: Roger Ly and Buster
A profile of USDAA competitor Roger Ly and his dog Buster.
01/11/17 Could Your Dog Become a Blood Donor?
On Health and Wellness Wednesday, let's talk about the importance of blood donation and dogs.
01/10/17 Benefits of Mentoring
January makes National Mentoring Month - do you use mentoring in your agility work?
01/09/17 Flood Preparedness For Your Pets
If you live in a flood risk area, are you prepared to take care of your pet in case of flooding?
01/06/17 Podcast with USDAA Judge Janet Gauntt
USDAA Judge Janet Gaunt did a podcast with Bad Dog Agility regarding instant replay video review.
01/05/17 Rescue Profile: Kirsten Lake and Her Dog Peeka
A profile by competitor Kirsten Lake and her dog Peeka.
01/04/17 Great News for Dogs with Lymphoma
The FDA gives conditional approval for a new drug for canine lymphoma.
01/03/17 Training Tips from the CIA
Some basic fundamentals to follow from the nation's CIA.



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