Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
STARTER RELAY CLASS! Starter Relay Class consist of 2 team members, usually consist of participants form the Small & Medium Class (12" & 16") and the Medium & Large Class (22' & 26"). However there are always exception in event where the relay grouping are not in even numbers. The Relay Class can consists minimum 14 obstacles where the Pause Table are excluded since it is usually used as an exchange baton area. Each Section must include minimum 1 contact obstacle for each dog. This is where the team can strategize who is better in which contact obstacle thus improve the overall timing and the chances to qualify for the title. In the exchange area, baton are not suppose to drop on the field or being thrown to the other member of the team. Drop or throwing the baton will incur 10 to 20 point faults to be added to the overall timing of the run. This is a TIME + FAULTS scoring system, therefore the team will the quickest time will win the class. However in order to qualify, you run must be within the stipulated course time. Have fun and stay positive!
Saturday, December 21, 2013
What kind of events does USDAA have? USDAA and its growing number of licensed groups across North America host agility certification classes to test a competitor's expertise in training and handling such that they fully demonstrate a dog's natural agility pursuant to standards established by USDAA's board of directors. Participants may earn certification titles, such as Agility Dog®, Advanced Agility Dog® and Master Agility Dog® in USDAA's Championship Program, as well as titles offered through the USDAA Junior Handler Program and Performance Program. Certification titles are offered for both standard and nonstandard classes – standard agility, gambler's choice, snooker agility, jumpers and relay – to provide recognition for a wide variety of accomplishments. For those who excel, competitors may earn the coveted Agility Dog Champion® title, and continue to measure their excellence through bronze, silver, gold and platinum level designations in each class. Similar titles are offered in USDAA's Performance Program. USDAA's competitive tournament events include the prestigious Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships, Dog Agility Steeplechase® and Dog Agility Masters® International Three-Dog Team Championship. Since the Grand Prix's inception in 1988, the tournament has grown to include more than 150 qualifying events each year that are held across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Japan. The local qualifying events lead to regional championships and the World Championships. The Dog Agility Masters® team championships is a pentathlon event, which is promoted internationally, and the Dog Agility Steeplechase® championship features speed in jumping competition and carrying cash prizes up to more than $25,000 each year. Championships for all three tournaments are held as signature events at USDAA's World Cynosport® Games each fall.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thanks to our hardworking committee, our 11th USDAA Sanctioned Trials has been schedule on Feb 22, 2014, Saturday. Venue - TBA. Event will be the full Performance Titling Programme. Watch out for more details at this space.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
It's going to be a fantastic 2014! With the forming of new USDAA Committee, we are planning to put together 4 events as below; Feb 15 or 22, 2014 May 21 or 28, 2014 Sept 20 or 27, 2014 Dec 6 or 13, 2014 3 Cheers to the USDAA Committee Members!