Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 7

? Everything you always wanted to know about agility but were to ask afraid
By Brenna Fender What should a handler do if she goes in the ring and
realizes that she has treats in her hand, pocket, or bait bag? I've seen
people be Do you have a question about agility honest and admit it, only
to be whistled off. Another person I know rules or anything else agility
related? left the ring to feed the treat to the dog, then returned and was
also Mail your questions to Angie Pawinski: eliminated but allowed to run .
What is the right thing to do if we jmpink9@aol.com make a mistake and find
ourselves with treats in the ring? Angie collects the questions and
forwards them to us so we never see the names. The answer varies depending
on which organization is sanctioning the trial. American Kennel Club AKC
agility regulations state in Chapter 4, Section 12 that food and run. If
the handler feeds the dog on the course before or toys are not permitted
in the course area. The AKC Agility during the run , she will be
eliminated and not allowed to Judges Guidelines Chapter 5 clarifies the
rule in the section run. If the handler finishes a run and feeds the dog
in the on excusals: Running the course with handling aids: Food, ring or
removes food from her pocket and feeds the dog toys and training devices
are not allowed in the ring at any after leaving the ring, an elimination
and a warning from time. An AKC representative confirms that exhibitors
who the judge will follow. step in the ring with treats will be eliminated
before they run DOCNA representatives would like judges to use common they
may not run the course at all . sense and treat junior handlers and
beginners with care to According to Linda Eickholdt from Canine
Performance help them develop their knowledge of agility rules. Judges
Events CPE , a CPE judge would have more of a choice in may override the
rules that call for elimination for the good the matter: The dog would be
NQ'd, but it is the judge's of the sport and the development of the
handler should a choice to let the handler run the course or not. unique
situation arise. Heather Smith from the United States Dog Agility
Association North American Dog Agility Council NADAC USDAA says that the
regulations, Section 3.3, Course representative Becky Woodruff shares
NADAC's viewpoint Handling Standards state, No food or other aid devices
on the subject: If it appears to be an honest mistake and the shall be
allowed to be used by the handler in the course area exhibitor admits it
before the run and takes steps to get rid at any time. Smith says, If a
judge sees the bait bag prior to of the treats, NADAC would hope that the
judge would not the start of the run or at any time during the run, he or
she eliminate the team. Exhibitors should not be concerned about would
certainly whistle the team off or let them finish and being eliminated for
being honest! Woodruff indicated that then explain the reason for the run
ultimately being scored this topic will be discussed on NADAC's judges'
list which an E. This is gentler, especially for the new competitor. If
might help those who may encounter the same thing in a handler has treats
in hand, by virtue of disposing of the the future. She continues, I truly
believe that most of our treat, whether it's feeding it to the dog outside
the ring, judges would allow the exhibitor to `dispose' of treats if they
eating it themselves, or putting it in a pocket, the judge will made an
honest mistake and admitted it. witness this and whistle the team off.
Typically, under these When will the new AKC agility regulations become
effective? circumstances the dog would not be allowed to run, but the
judge is responsible for making this decision. Most of the changes take
effect September 1, 2006. But the Representatives for Dogs on Course in
North America Fifteen and Send Time FAST class begins January 1, 2007.
DOCNA indicate that the answer to this question depends The changes can be
found in the December Board minutes on the exact scenario. If the handler
admits to having food www.akc.org/pdfs/about/board_minutes/1205.pdf and in
on course, leaves, puts the food away, and returns to the the new online
agility regulation book soon to be available at
www.akc.org/rules/index.cfm. D course, the dog will be eliminated but will
still be able to NOTE: While it is not permissible to make copies of Clean
Run magazine, we wish to give readers permission to make copies of this
particular column for personal use. This means you are free to share
copies of this column with students, friends, or club members. The
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - September 2006

Contents
Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Backyard Dogs
Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
Beyond the Backyard
On Course with Mike Murphy
Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
Gearing Up for a National Event
Running with the Big Dogs
Alphabet Drills
Trainer's Forum
Get Closer to Me, Part 1
Staying the Course
Distance Challenge
Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
Shape Up Your Training Program
Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Nested Courses for a Busy World
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 1
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 8
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 15
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Beyond the Backyard
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 25
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - On Course with Mike Murphy
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Gearing Up for a National Event
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Running with the Big Dogs
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Alphabet Drills
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Trainer's Forum
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Get Closer to Me, Part 1
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Staying the Course
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Distance Challenge
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 69
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Shape Up Your Training Program
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Nested Courses for a Busy World
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 81
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Course Diagram Keys
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