Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Intro-Game - The-Pacman-Manaic!

This week let’s discuss on our next Intro-game known as The-Pacman-Manaic! This game originates from the old-time pacman game, where the smiley face gets to eat a super bill and turn into a superpower for a limited time period.

In Agility Context, the power pills are two jumps separated by an Open Tunnel. These power pills can be taken in any direction and once it’s taken correctly, the next 3 obstacles that followed, will be awarded 10 fold of the points awarded. And after the 4th obstacle, any obstacle taken will be reverted to the original point system and until the next power bill is taken the 10 folds systems will start again.

The scoring system is 1-3-5 but when you taken the power pills the next 3 obstacles will be 10-30-50. (Depending on the points that are assign to individual obstacle) The time period given to the competitor at 8/10” height class is 55 seconds and 12/16” height class is 50 seconds. The Pause Table will be the end; all competitors need to reach back on the table to stop the clock. The team with the highest score will win the game.

Always have fun & stay positive!

Friday, June 24, 2011

USDAA Games and Intro-Games

USDAA Games are Snooker, Gamblers and Pairs Relay in both Championships Titling and Performance Titling Programmes. All these games require the team to strategize their approaches on the course in order to get the highest points to gain a qualification and win the class.

This upcoming 9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials we are also introducing 2 new intro-games for the new and existing teams who want to have a go at a strategy and mind games. There are the Beat-the-Clock and The-Pacman Manaic Games. Both games will have all obstacles on the ring and you have the choice to take all the obstacles successfully and gain the points that are associated to the particular obstacle.

Beat-the-Clock - Here are the rules of the game;

1. You are given 50-60 seconds to collect as much points as you want,
2. However the points collected are not recognize until you have bank in the point at the Pause Table, (Pause Table is the bank where you deposit your points)
3. Only upon successfully attempts on the obstacle, you will be awarded the points,
4. The team with the highest points win the games,
5. Obstacles can be taken in uni-directions,
6. The starting point is also the Pause Table.

We will be discussing the other games on our next topics.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2 Prestigious International Master Tournament Titles!

Kindly be reminded there are TWO Prestigious International Master Titles up for grasp! For those who are trying to find a reason to take part in our tournament classes, here are TWO prestigious International Master Tournament Title available for your achievement, beside the local qualification to represent Singapore to compete in the 2011 CYNOSPORT WORLD GAMES (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.


Championship Master Tournament Title refers to Championship Tournament events such as Grand Prix of Dog Agility Championships, USD10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase Championships & Dog Agility Masters Three-dog Team Championships.

While the Performance Master Tournament Title refers to Performance Tournament events such as Performance Grand Prix Championships, Performance Speed Jumping Championships & Performance Versatility Pairs Championships.

In order to achieve each Master Tournament Title, you will need to earn at least 10 Tournament Qualifications with minimum 2 Qualifications from each of the 3 tournament events mentioned above.

Let's all work together and challenge each other to be the FIRST to achieve the Master Tournament Title and make history in Singapore! Dream awaits no one, except for those who dare to dream!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

9th USDAA Trials Attraction!!

In our 9th USDAA Trials, we are featuring 2 unique Agility Games to let the crowds or those new to agility a platform to compete in a more friendly competition such as Agility Games. Beat the Clock - is a strategic game where handler would need to strategize between gaining more potential points versus securing actual scores to win the game. While Pacman Manaic is strategic game where handler can uses the super 'power pill' segment where points will be multiply by 10 or 20 folders against running down the clock.... very exciting and interesting games for all and at the same time enjoying the top agility contenders in Singapore fighting to put international recognize Agility Titles on their K9 partners and gaining the qualification entitlement to compete in the Cynosport World Games World Championship Event in Kentucky, USA at the end of this year.

Excellent Day for Agility!

A very interesting weather, the whole day has been very cooling, very breezy and it's been a full day Agility Training for our students and me and our very own puppy.

Early in the morning, we kick started agility classes with Vidya & YuLin and Hope & Nicole. Today's challenges are Board Jumps, Weavepoles, Pin-wheels and usual crosses such as front-cross, rear-cross, blind-cross, tandem-turns etc Very good attempts by Vidya and Hope and both went away this morning very satisfied with their own performances.

In the early afternoon, I have a go with my own dogs, Millie, Ashley ..... had a few similar challenges and went away very satisfying with their performances.

In the late evening, we have Melvin with Ashley, Bernie with Yoyo, Ann with Blossom and Aloysius with Blaze. All attempted the similar challenges and all had an excellent runs! Bernie have found a new motivator for Yoyo, and Yo have responded well to this motivator .... hope bernie will make good use of this new found toy. Melvin also found a new motivator for Ashley, and he is responding, very happy with the motivators ..... sometime overly excited.

Not forgetting our old friend Vivien came with her new foster dog Kira. This is Kira first warm-up session and she stack-up to the challenges; jumps, A-frame, Tunnels, Tyre etc ....she seems a natural....

9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials Programme Schedule is now available for downloading at http://usdaa.pups.sg/

Friday, June 17, 2011

Versatile Pair!!

Versatile Pair are Performing Tournament Event, and we will be organizing as a local qualifier to 2011 CYNOSPORT WORLD GAMES in OCTOBER this year.

Versatile Pair as the name imply will be a team of 2 dogs. Competing in classes such as Standard Agility, Jumpers, Snooker, Gamblers and Relay.

It will a blast!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

9th USDAA Trials Program Line-up!

Below are the program line-up;

Full Performance Titling Programme, Agility, Jumpers, Snooker, Gamblers & Pairs Relay

Performance Local Qualifiers, (Tournament Events)
Versatile Pairs - Agility, Jumpers, Snooker, Gamblers & Pairs Relay

Of course not forgetting Fun Events for Agility, Jumpers but in Games such as Beat-the-clock, Pacman Manaic etc

Our Judges are Mr. Kenneth Chen (Singapore), Mr. Dexter Sim (Singapore) and Mr. Kenneth Tatsch (USA), wishing them a wonderful assignment!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials at 16,17 JUL!

9th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials has been confirmed on 16th & 17th July 2011. Please mark this date on your calendar and let's get together for another electrifying event!

Application Forms are now available and please take note of the closing is 1 July 2011, FRIDAY.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Great Dogsport Weekend!

Last Saturday was an interesting and frustrating day. The morning heavy showers came when we were conducting our agility training. Force to abandon training, but managed to kick some butt before rain stop. Both Vidya and Hope were having a swell time and since they were already wet, owners don't mind them even wet-tier.

The afternoon training slot were better, no rain but weather were hot! Yoyo was on MC, so we have our veteran Milo, Bloosom, Ashley and Blaze. I must tell you that the small dogs were doing great! Blaze and Bloosom were conquering the courses easily. Even our veteran Milo, who won't even bother to attempt the teeter, just within that hour, Milo attempted the teeter twice. He didn't worry much, but was frighten by his owner Anderson's screaming for him to stop in the middle of the obstacle. This was also Melvin and Ashley first lesson, therefore time is needed to build the bond of this team. But I must say, Ashley is already quite good on basic stuff such as tunnels, jumps etc

Sunday were gloomy, the heavy downpour resulted in massive floods in Singapore, such as in Orchard Road. Our hot shopping belt were disrupted by the floods and even on Monday, people are still dealing with the aftermath of the flood. With such heavy rain, Sunday were largely utilized for sleeping...... I slept through the whole afternoon :)

And in the night, both Debra and me went to Sembawang Park for a very nice dinner. Even-though the ambience wasn't great, the meals were value for money. A nice place to take a stroll after a nice dinner.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hershey Recovery Update!

After 6 weeks from the date where Hershey ruptured his ligament, she is doing extremely well these days. She is still limping but she is learning more on the injured leg. You will need to see it yourself to believe me that you cannot understand estimate a three-legged Border Collie, she is fast man!

USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!

USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!
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