Wednesday, March 25, 2009

5th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials on 28th, 29th March 2009!

5th USDAA Sanctioned Trials, 28th/29th March 2009

This weekends will be our long awaited 5th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials, in fact this is our 1st USDAA Sanctioned Trials for Year 2009, and it is also our 1st International Tournament Events for the Year. (FY09 Local Qualifier)

Event - 5th USDAA Interntional Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials
Date - 28th & 29th March 2009 (Sat & Sun)
Venue - Bishan Park Dog Run (Along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1)
Time - 9am to 5pm

Our Titling Classes are Starter Agility, Starter Jumpers, Starter Pairs Relay, Starter Gamblers & Starter Snooker. Performance 1 Agility, Performance 1 Jumpers, Performance 2 Agility & Performance 2 Jumpers.

Our Tournament Classes are USD$10,000 Master Dog Agility Steeplechase World Championships and Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championships.

We are very honour to have Mr. Donato Porblador from the Philippines and Ms Debra Sim from Singapore to be our Judges for the events. We wishes both of them a successful assignment.

As for our fun events, we will be having Beginners Agility, Beginners Jumpers and Rally Obedience. At the same time we are injecting some level of excitment, we will be featuring FCI Classic Run for the first time in Singapore, giving our competitors a taste of Europeans Agility.

Do swing by and join us to witness Singapore's Best Agility Dogs and Handlers in Actions! Show Casing their FAST & FURIOUS Agility Dogs!

This weekends will be a 2 days events do join us for a day of FUN, EXCITMENTS!

9.00am - Opening and Registration for Fun Events
9.30am - Close of Registration for Fun Events
9.30am to 10.00am – RALLY OBEDIENCE (FUN EVENTS)

10.00am to 10.30am - Starter Agility Class
11.00am to 11.30pm – Starter Relay Class
11.30pm to 12.30pm - Lunch Break
12.30pm to 1.30pm – Starter Gamblers Class
2.00pm to 2.30pm – USD10K Master Dog Agility Steeplechase (Local Qualifier)
3.00pm to 3.30pm – Starter Snooker Class
4.00pm – 4.30pm – Starter Jumpers Class
5.00pm – Prize Presentation
5.30pm - End of Competition

9.30am to 10.00am – Performance 1 Agility Class
10.00am to 10.30am – Performance 2 Agility Class
10.30am to 11.00am – Grand Prix of Dog Agility Championships (Local Qualifier)
11.00am to 12.00am – Lunch Break
12.00am to 12.30pm – FCI Classic (FUN EVENTS)
1.00pm to 1.30pm - Performance 1 Jumpers Class
2.00pm to 2.30pm - Performance 2 Jumpers Class
3.00pm – Prize Presentation
4.00pm - End of Competition

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dog Agility Competitions in Kulai, Johor

More photos are available in Photos are courtesy of PetnYou.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dog Agility in Malaysia!

Dog Agility in Malaysia

I was invited to judge an Agility Competition last Saturday dated 14 March 2009 in Kulia, Johor. The 6th & 7th Agility Trials was organized by IOI Mall, Globalpets and PetnYou. ( This was my 1st international judging assignment and I am very glad to have this opportunity to judge and see our neighbouring country and their Dog Agility Enthusiasts in action.

The Agility Show last Saturday was a great success, they have a group of dedicated and committed bunch of fun people gather together to play and have fun in the Sport of Dog Agility. We have about 10 competitors, 3 x minpins, 1 x mini-schanzuer, 3 x JRTs, 1 x cairn terrier, and 4 x BCs.

The Trial Classes offered are Basic Jumpers, Novice Jumpers and Novice Agility. Basic Jumpers are a beginners class where food and toys are allowed in the ring. Novice Jumpers are with weaves. And Novice Agility has the contact equipments.

In between the trials, PetnYou Team did the demo for frisbee, Canine Freestyle Dancing & Flyball. The demo team did a great job to bring out the spirit of the discipline and the fun associated with the training that comes with it. Christine help us to Judge the Doggy Fashion show which saw a high number of participants of 25 dogs! It was nice to see the dogs parade around the ring and some even did tricks. Debra helped out as steward and assisting as a scribe and annoucer.

The Agility Trialers performed well, I am especially impressed with the smaller dogs, they are so fast and the handlers skill sets are skillful and precise. Given the limited ring size, the bigger dogs are not that lucky, they are more prone to dropping bars, committing refusals and off-course.

I am sure with the dedication and committment by people in the PetnYou Club, I am sure they will be a driving force in bringing up the Sport of Dog Agility in Malaysia.

I want to wish the PetnYou Club and the Malaysian Agility Enthusiasts a great success in this great Sport of Dog Agility.

Video and photos will be up soon.

USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!

USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!
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