Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 16

Two Teams That Jim Basic & Mick Jim and Mick were an inseparable team that dominated USDAA and the sport for more than a decade. For an amazing seven consecutive years, they placed in all four annual USDAA Top Ten categories. Even now (2008), five years after Mick’s retirement, his lifetime totals remain in the top five for all four categories. Mick retired with an unprecedented 518 lifetime Masters championship legs (including 128 Gamblers and 113 Snooker legs) and 43 tourney legs, most jumping at 30". How many of us were fortunate enough to have seen them run seamlessly together, inspiring the neophytes among us to not just adopt the sport as a hobby but to be passionate about it? Jim’s and Mick’s humility, talent, professionalism, and generosity were and are the benchmarks of the highest level of achievement in the history of the sport. Photographers who contributed images to this tribute: Tien Tran, Bill Newcomb, Bill Gignac, Ellen Finch, Nancy Gyes, Dog House Arts, Rob Michalski, USDAA, AKC. MICK 6/1/1991-11/23/2007 Titles: USDAA Lifetime Achievement Award Platinum (first ever awarded, 6/29/2002), ADCH-Silver (6/27/2002), SACH-Platinum, GCH-Platinum, SCH-Platinum, JCH-Platinum, RCH-Platinum, first dog to earn dual championships (ADCH 6/04/1995 and NATCH 7/8/1995) USDAA Top Ten awards–1996-2002 in ALL CATEGORIES (seven years in a row) USDAA Top Ten awards for lifetime–Mick remains in the top 5 in all categories to this day 1995 NADAC 24" Elite National Champion (first NADAC Nationals) 1996 USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility ® 30" National Champion 1997 USDAA Dog Agility Steeplechase ® Nationals 3rd place 1999 World Dog Show team (Vienna) USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility ® Finalist 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001 1999, 2001 Northwest Cup winner With affection and appreciation, on behalf of Jim and Nancy’s friends, students, competitors, judges, fellow club members, and everyone who ever saw them run with their canine soulmates: Kathleen Alles, Art & Lorrayne Bailey, Peggi Bean, Dave & Kathy Bennett, Iris Berry, Leslie Bickel, Karen Birdsong, Holly Bourne, Bruce & Leslie Brackman, Larry & Susan Brockett, Wendy Bruce, Liza Buckner, Nancy Campanile, Carlene Chandler, Marq & Rebecca Cheek, Ann Croft, Nancy Damarodas, Melinda Davis, Ashley Deacon, Jan DeShera & Mike Kambeitz, Sue Dowell, Janet Dunn, Scott Herr & Gwen Evans, Janet Feemster, Ellen Levy Finch, Barbara Fowler, Dorothy Fujimura, Bill Gignac & Nan Keder, Marge Glines, Dave Grubel & Erika Maurer, Leslie Halliday, Cathy Hardman, Laura Hartwick, 16 Clean Run | March 08

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - March 2008

Clean Run Magazine - March 2008
Contents
Editorializing: An Anthropologist at a Dog Show
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
Give Your Dog a Running Start
On Course with Ronda Carter
Trainer’s Forum
How to Get the Most from Your Agility Classes
Foundation Fundamentals: Restrained Recalls and Chase Games
What Is a Handling System?
Pre-Agility Skills: Laying the Foundation, Part 1
Alternative Medicine for Your Canine Athlete: Navigating the Options
Agility? Deaf-initely!
When Pigs Fly: Agility Success with “Impossible” Dogs
Skill of the Month
Shelter Champs: Sadie
Spy Kids: Goals to Prepare for Competition
Distance Challenge
Focus on Recalls
Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Back and Trunk Strengthening
In Cider
Letters
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Clean Run Magazine - March 2008
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Editorializing: An Anthropologist at a Dog Show
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 9
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Give Your Dog a Running Start
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 12
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 14
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 16
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 17
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - On Course with Ronda Carter
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 19
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Trainer’s Forum
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 23
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - How to Get the Most from Your Agility Classes
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 26
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 27
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 28
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Foundation Fundamentals: Restrained Recalls and Chase Games
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 31
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 32
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - What Is a Handling System?
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 36
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 37
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Pre-Agility Skills: Laying the Foundation, Part 1
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 39
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 42
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Alternative Medicine for Your Canine Athlete: Navigating the Options
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 44
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 45
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Agility? Deaf-initely!
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 47
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 49
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - When Pigs Fly: Agility Success with “Impossible” Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 51
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 52
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 53
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 55
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Skill of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 58
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Shelter Champs: Sadie
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 60
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 61
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 62
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Spy Kids: Goals to Prepare for Competition
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 64
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 65
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 68
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Distance Challenge
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 72
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Focus on Recalls
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Back and Trunk Strengthening
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 75
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - In Cider
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 78
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 79
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Letters
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 83
Clean Run Magazine - March 2008 - 84
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