Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 75

Agility Organization Compiled by Brenna Fender American Kennel Club By Andy Hartman It is a very exciting fall season at the American Kennel Club as we prepare for two major agility events—the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Agility Championship. The Invitational is set for December 13-14 in Long Beach, California and the AKC is ready to give a warm welcome to the top agility dogs of each breed. The official 2007 Top Dogs in Agility is now posted on the AKC website (www.akc.org/pdfs/agility_invitational/2008/ AgilityTopDogs_2007.pdf) with the list of the number one dog for each breed. These dogs’ accomplishments will be honored at a banquet on December 13 at the Westin Long Beach, and each will receive an award of merit certificate. AKC has also determined the top MACH dogs for 2007 and is proud to announce that there is a new record-holder—the first MACH20! Congratulations to Papillon NAC MACH20 Pinpaps Jonquil of Skipnlena MXF (a.k.a. Tigger) and his owner, Robin Kletke of Washington, on this incredible achievement. When the West Coast event finishes up, focus moves to the East Coast where North Carolina will host the 2009 National Agility Championship. AKC expects more than 1,000 of the top dog and handler teams to compete March 27-29 at the beautiful Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord, North Carolina. The town is familiar with speed events since it is the home of the Lowes Motor Speedway where top NASCAR drivers race. The 2009 NAC Premium List is available. The hotel/motel list is posted on the AKC website, and we encourage you to book your room as soon as possible. AKC also is very proud of our 2008 World Team that competed in the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Coverage of the event and the results are on the AKC website. We want to thank our wonderful World Team sponsor, I Love Dogs Inc. The 2009 World Team Tryouts are scheduled for May 1-3 in Hopkins, Minnesota. The tryout information is available on the AKC website. There are five remaining qualifying © eric bobkowski Marcus Topps and Juice win gold in Individual Large Dog competition at the 2008 FCI Agility World Championships. International Sweepstakes opportunities before the tryouts. The ISC Combined Class winners from the 14”, 18”, and 26” height divisions at these trials will be invited to attend the World Team Tryouts. I look forward to seeing many of you in Long Beach and Concord. For those who can’t make the trips this year, stay tuned to the AKC website for full coverage and photographs of both events. Thank you for supporting AKC Agility. Canine Performance Events By CPE Staff Congratulations to everyone who earned titles this year! We hope to see you at the 2009 Nationals in June in Massachusetts. Seasons greetings and we wish everyone a happy 2009 with lots of fun and Qs! Dogs on Course in North America By Jim Mills The 2009 DOCNA National Championships will be held October 8 through 11, 2009. The western location will be in Prescott, Arizona, and there are two places under consideration for the eastern location. To qualify for the 2009 DOCNA National Championships event, competitors are required to earn one North America Challenge qualifying round with a maximum of 12 faults (or less) between April 1, 2008 and August 3, 2009. Additionally, they must have competed in a December 08 | Clean Run DOCNA-sanctioned trial between August 1, 2008, and August 3, 2009. The cutoff date for qualifying for the 2009 Championships is August 3, 2009. The North America Challenge Event is a special agility run that is scored under the same rules and SCT as Standard Agility, except that off-courses will be judged as elimination. These events also have more technically challenging courses. Each course includes one set of 10-12 weaves and may have an additional set of 5-6 weaves for all levels. Courses also include the performance of four contact obstacles and have multiple side changes and handling discriminations. Each division will have its own North America Challenge event: Competition, Select, Veteran, Grand Veteran, and Junior Handler. Each division also has two levels for the Challenge event, Intern and Specialist. There is no Beginner level in the North America Challenge, although Beginner dogs are invited to enter either level. 75
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - December 2008

Clean Run Magazine - December 2008
Think Outside the Box (and the Ring)
Editorializing: Just One More Run
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
Trainer’s Forum
Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Treadmill Walking
Handling Your Dog in Awesome Style, Part 9: Common Sequences
Agility Class Etiquette
K9 Kudos: Seeing Spots
Foundation Fundamentals: Flatwork Skills Wrap-up
So You Want to Raise an Agility Star
Canine Health Care: FAQs
Conquering Ring Nerves: Feeling Overwhelmed by Big Goals?
Retraining Agility Skills
Skill of the Month
Walking the Course…Backward?
Agility Organization Update
Using Silent Running to Improve Body Language
Letter to the Editor
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Clean Run Magazine - December 2008
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 3
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Editorializing: Just One More Run
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 9
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Trainer’s Forum
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 14
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Treadmill Walking
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 17
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 18
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 19
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Handling Your Dog in Awesome Style, Part 9: Common Sequences
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Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 25
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 26
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 27
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 28
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 29
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Agility Class Etiquette
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Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - K9 Kudos: Seeing Spots
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 43
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 44
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Foundation Fundamentals: Flatwork Skills Wrap-up
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 46
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 47
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 49
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 50
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 51
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - So You Want to Raise an Agility Star
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 53
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 55
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 56
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Canine Health Care: FAQs
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 58
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Conquering Ring Nerves: Feeling Overwhelmed by Big Goals?
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 60
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 61
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 62
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 63
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 64
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Retraining Agility Skills
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Skill of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 69
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Walking the Course…Backward?
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 73
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 74
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Agility Organization Update
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 77
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 78
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Using Silent Running to Improve Body Language
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 81
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 83
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