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The Tire A handling seminar that will fit in your training bag. A tire should be firmly tethered into a sturdy frame that will not topple with the potential torque that might be created should a dog hit a tire at high speed. Some “give” is recommended but “bungees” or similar highly pliable tethers that may permit the dog to “carry the tire” or create a “slingshot” effect are strongly discouraged. Should a tire be constructed to temporarily break apart upon contact by the dog, the pull-force necessary to break the tire must meet specifications to be announced, and all parts of the tire shall remain suspended within the frame in such a manner as to not create risk of injury to the dog. The Board anticipates an announcement by year-end for the specifications for pull-force and whether an automatic reset is permitted, along with judging criteria when such a tire is used. When a break-apart tire is used, the tire jump as a whole must meet all other specifications for the tire jump. Weave Poles Weave pole spacing shall be set at 21” (subject to specified tolerance in Appendix A), when measured center of one pole to center of the next. Jump Cups Jump cup holders/supports shall not protrude more than 2” from their mount on the wing and shall not have any sharp edges. The Seesaw The seesaw shall be of sufficient thickness and structural integrity such that it will not flex or torque excessively when it hits the ground. Either the base or other visual indication of the pivot point must be visible to the dog when approaching the ramp from the front. Contact Surfaces Granulated rubber surface materials may be used on contact obstacles; matting and carpeting remain unacceptable. This special collector’s edition of Clean Run is all about handling: Linda Mecklenburg describes her system for giving the dog early notice of direction changes, Susan Garrett details correct front-cross footwork, Jane SimmonsMoake shows how crossing behind a layer back can put you way ahead, Nancy Gyes looks at setting up efficient lines, Jo Sermon explains how to reward turns at a distance, Deb Jones talks about the blind cross, Chris Zink shows how to train for lead changes, Tracy Sklenar explains the false turn, a photo glossary of handling maneuvers, and much more! 104 pages Wishing Well Jump The wishing well is removed from the rule book. Viaduct Jump The viaduct is to be added to the rule book with specifications. The width of the main unit may not exceed 8”. The top portion must consist of displaceable, lightweight blocks (rounded in appearance) or a jump bar suspended above the main section. Two arches (one required) to be cutout in the central base unit to simulate a viaduct in the classical style. A-frame Clubs are encouraged to place a visual indicator attached either to the side of the A-frame or the supporting chain to assist in distinguishing the height setting of the A-frame from a distance. As previously announced, the A-frame shall be set at an angle of no more than 99° for dogs jumping 22” and 26”, and no less than 104° for dogs jumping 12” and 16”, and for all dogs in the Performance Program. Spread Jumps Spread jumps need to be winged and the wing needs to be generally in line with the back bar. Bar width must be 5’ in length. D ® www.cleanrun.com Brenna Fender is a freelance writer with an undergraduate degree in mass communications and a masters degree in elementary education. She lives with her husband, two young children, and a Whippet. Over the years, Brenna and her dogs have earned titles in agility, obedience, conformation, hunting, rally, and lure coursing. The husband and children are far less impressively titled. Contact Brenna at BrennaFender@gmail.com. Clean Run | December 08 78
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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
Clean Run Magazine - December 2008 - 38
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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