Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 77

Teacup Dog Agility Association By Jeff Boyer The 2008 Petit Prix (TDAA Nationals) was held in Westminster, Vermont, on October 11 and 12. Participation was at an all-time high, with a record of nearly 130 dogs entered, which shattered the 2007 record of 108 dogs. Teams entered from all over the country and from Canada, making the 2008 competition the first international one. Two Standard runs and four games were run in the semifinal round. TDAA used placements and qualifying runs to determine the teams that advanced to the finals on the second day. The finals included a Standard run and an agility game. Tunnel Jacks tested the handlers’ abilities to plan a course that would accumulate the correct amount of points in the correct order and in the time allowed. Details of the event and the winners will be published in a later edition of Clean Run. TDAA continues to grow in size and in the number of events. Dog registrations passed the 3,000 mark in July, and with the addition of two new clubs in August, there are now 67 registered clubs in 29 states. An average of three trials are held per month nationwide. The triennial review and update of the TDAA rules and regulations will begin in 2009, with revised rules issued and effective in 2010. The TDAA Board of Directors is developing the process for this review. United Kennel Club By Staff Congratulations to the current leader in all three UKC Agility All Stars standings (levels I, II, and II), with results tabulated through September 1: UGRACH Piaffe Mini Me Moon Beamer, a Shetland Sheepdog owned by Phyllis Puskar from Michigan. Way to go! USDAA USDAA has announced a number of changes to equipment specifications and performance that are effective as of January 1, 2009. Following is a brief summary of some of the changes. For complete details, see www.usdaa.com/ binary/files/Equipment%20Rules%20Amendments%202008.pdf The Long Jump Championship Program Jump Height 12” 16” 22” 26” Performance Program 8” 12” 16” 22” # of Planks 2 3 4 5 Height at Back Edge of Plank 7.5”, 6” 9”, 7.5”, 6” 10.5”, 9”, 7.5”, 6” 12”, 10.5”, 9”, 7.5”, 6” Overall Span 20” 36” 48” 60” 1* 2 3 4 7.5” 7.5”, 6” 9”, 7.5”, 6” 10.5”, 9”, 7.5”, 6” 6” (approximately) 24” 36” 48” *Note that 7 1/2” board is used instead of the lower 6” board when only one board is used. All planks shall be 7 1/4” wide and measure in length between 36” and 60”, have a pitch measuring approximately 33° from the plane parallel to the ground, resulting in a 4” drop in height on each plank from back to front. The planks shall be equally spaced over the span for each jump height. The length of each long jump element may be slightly less in length than the previous higher element to permit nesting for storage. Maximum Width: 60”; Minimum width: 36”. December 08 | Clean Run 77
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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
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 23
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
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 32
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 33
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 36
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 37
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Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 39
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
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 84
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