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Course Diagram Keys Before calculating it I was sure, absolutely sure, that exhibitors getting to the line late, or being ready to start late, were a factor contributing to classes running over time. At about the same time I started noticing that there was a direct relationship between a gate steward being tense and people having more trouble with the course—not so much in excellent B, where everyone pretty much goes on autopilot until they’re running, but in Novice and Open where people are new and nervous. Even if they snap at the gate steward or run up to the gate late and out of breath and expect you to fit them in right now, it’s probably because they’re so frazzled and inexperienced that they’ve lost their cool. I’m a compulsively punctual person, so it was an eye-opener to me to realize that what really mattered, in terms of making things run smoothly and on time, was not getting everyone to listen to me, but getting everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable going into the ring. Again, I’m sorry that you were insulted by my editorial; I just wanted to remind us all that exhibitors aren’t barbarians, and if we all relax, things go a lot more smoothly. Sincerely, Sassie Joiris “Shelter Champs,” January 2008 As both a novice handler of a shelter dog and a shelter veterinarian, I was thrilled to read Lisa Barrett’s “Shelter Champs” article. The January 2008 issue is my first of Clean Run and I couldn’t be happier! I hope the “Shelter Champs” articles encourage more people to look at the many amazing dogs waiting for a second chance in shelters every day. Thank you, Andrea Reese, DVM Canyon County Animal Shelter Thank you so much for featuring the article in this month’s issue, “When Pigs Fly” by Jane Killion. I am new to the sport of agility and run an Airedale Terrier. There have been many times I have been discouraged by his antics, but after reading Jane’s article I am greatly encouraged. I can hardly wait until next month’s issue comes out! Also, I loved last month’s cover dog, Callie, another Airedale. I have been trialing for about a year now and I found your article on agility etiquette helpful. You maintain a good balance of articles for beginners as well as veterans. Keep up the good work! Carol Wallace 1 1 1 1 1 BC FC FT RC LOP RFP Moving? It can take 6-8 weeks for changes of address to take effect. Change your address online on the Magazine Forum page at www.cleanrun.com or call us with the information. FC Subscription Problems or Questions? If you have any questions about your subscription or you need to report a problem with delivery, contact info@cleanrun.com. Please note that replacements for missing issues cannot be sent out until the 12th of the month (for example, May 12 for the May issue for US subscriptions) and the 25th of the month (for example, May 25 for the May issue) for Canadian and overseas subscriptions. Delivery times for periodicals mail can vary even within the same city, so please be patient and wait until the 12th to report a missing issue. However, issues that have been damaged in the mail should be reported immediately. FT Contact Clean Run Inside the US: 800.311.6503 Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm EST Outside the US: 413.532.1389 Fax: 413.532.1590 Email: info@cleanrun.com Write: Clean Run 17 Industrial Drive South Hadley, MA 01075 Online Store: www.cleanrun.com D3 D2 D1 T H1 H2 H3 © PHOTOGRAPHY BY LESLEY Letters to the Editor We welcome comments on the magazine as well as letters to the editor. Please send to letters@cleanrun.com Clean Run | March 08 82
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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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