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beautifully, fast and efficient, well enough to earn a spot in the Challenger round. We were incredibly connected on the course, and though we’ve had many good runs since, that one will probably always be my favorite. LB: When did you realize Dunk could be a champion? BK: I knew he had potential the day we began training again after taking time out for confidence-building exercises. Training with Dunk had become really f u n . By t h e beginning of his second year of competition, when he was qualifying fairly regularly i n U S DA A Masters, I knew he would earn his ADCH more quickly than Eve had. That year I focused primarily on Eve because I wanted to finish her Bronze lifetime before moving her to Performance because of her bad hips. I was very surprised to discover © WENDI PENCILLE/HORSEFEATHERS PHOTOGRAPHY in the fall Dunk needed only one more Snooker Q and one more Pairs Q for his ADCH. I focused on getting these before the end of the year and was successful. On the Snooker run, we needed only 37 points. I walked and walked that Snooker course until I was very confident Dunk could run it efficiently. As it turned out, he won the class and got a Super-Q he didn’t need. We got the Pairs leg with Donna Rohaus and Cap at Keystone. LB: Describe your favorite non-agility moment with Dunk. We’ve recently taken a few obedience classes, and Dunk seems to enjoy the oneon-one focus and attention. And he is a great woodchuck hunter. LB: What other dogs do you have? BK: Being at rest with him nearby. I love seeing him watch the world with his golden eyes. LB: Does Dunk do any sport other than agility? BK: Because I have been so very involved with agility for most of Dunk’s life (teaching and running trials in addition to competing and holding down a day job), I had little time to spend with him on other structured activities. His favorite pastime is herding the two female BCs in our household while they are retrieving balls, Frisbees, or bumpers from a pond. Dunk learned to swim by herding another dog that was swimming. BK: My other BC, Eve, just turned 13. She ended up in local BC rescue when her original owners looked into putting her down because she was “gripping” (children, not sheep). She is a very strong-willed dog with a huge personality and a ton of grit. Our early years, especially, were full of confrontation, but she has always enjoyed competing. She has a Bronze ADCH, Bronze LAA and APD in USDAA, a MACH and two PAXs (the Preferred version of the MACH) in AKC, and a CDX and TD as well. But her greatest achievement was undoubtedly surviving the shish-kabob skewer she counter-surfed and had in her stomach for six weeks. She was competing in agility again a couple of months after the vets finally found it and removed it surgically. She was 10 at the time. Our household includes another female BC, Genie, and two Miniature Poodles. Dunk and Genie form one mini pack, and Eve and the two Poodles are another. 70 © PHYLLIS ENSLEY/PET ACTION SHOTS Charlie Manlove & Mattie a great team within spitting distance of their Although Mattie's career was cut short, we remain in awe of her enthusiasm, Charlie's dedication to the sport & this team's love of the game . . . we are truly inspired! Sheila Kaufman Helen Philips Amy Galperin Kathy Tegtmeyer Karen Kloverstrom Rob Bardenett Diana Quinn Joann McDermott Sarah Jones Jennifer Bohn Sandy Mullis Marrin Sampson Judy Stone Debie Jacques Jill Card Tracy Smith Jill Brazell Carl & Hannah Agee Rebecca Barkhorn Julie Daniels Joy Bishop Antke Kratzsch Caryl Ricca John Wallace Biscuit Eaters Agility Elayne Fletcher Kent Mahan & ACAT Anne Jones Biff n Cooper Denise Coyne Betty Solek Maxine Pierce CJ Peterson Diana Rollings Silva Deines Bob & Carol Aiken Morganne Wagoner-Perry Lori Asbury Amy Peikoff Nicky Trowbridge BJ Walker Martha Faulk Barb Curtis Kim Gillaspie Judy & Steve Iannacito Laura Gillice Shelley Fugett Dawn Pribyl Cookie Spatafora Gary & Ruthie Nordahl Liz Blasio Red Johnson Alan Tay Susan Anderson Diane Mabbit Liz Durfee ADCH A donation has been made in Mattie's name toward research on Canine Progressive Retinal Atrophy Clean Run | February 08

Clean Run Magazine - February 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - February 2008

Clean Run Magazine - February 2008
Contents
Editorializing: Barbarians at the Gate?
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Backyard Dogs
On Course with Annie Lehman
Basic Turns
Trainer’s Forum
Do You Have a Preferred Handling Speed?
Foundation Fundamentals: Dealing with Distractions, Part 2
Case Study: The King of the Off-course
Conquering Ring Nerves: How Do I Stop Shaking When I Step to the Line?
Sports Retraining for Agility Athletes
When Pigs Fly: What Is an Operant Dog? Why Should I Care?
Power Paws Patterns: Number Three
Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Increasing Challenges on the Ball
Spy Kids: Balance in Training
Skill of the Month
When the Click Doesn’t End the Behavior: Conditioning a Release Signal
Shelter Champs: Dunk
Distance Challenge
Letters
Agility Organization Update
Nested Courses for Mardi Gras
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Clean Run Magazine - February 2008
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 2
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Editorializing: Barbarians at the Gate?
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility…
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 9
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 12
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - On Course with Annie Lehman
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 15
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 16
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Basic Turns
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 18
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 19
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 20
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 21
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Trainer’s Forum
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 23
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 24
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 25
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Do You Have a Preferred Handling Speed?
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 27
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 28
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Foundation Fundamentals: Dealing with Distractions, Part 2
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 31
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Case Study: The King of the Off-course
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 33
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 34
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 35
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Conquering Ring Nerves: How Do I Stop Shaking When I Step to the Line?
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 37
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 38
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Sports Retraining for Agility Athletes
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 40
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 41
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 42
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - When Pigs Fly: What Is an Operant Dog? Why Should I Care?
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 44
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 45
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 46
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 47
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 48
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Power Paws Patterns: Number Three
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 50
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 51
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Cece’s Gym Exercise of the Month: Increasing Challenges on the Ball
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 53
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 55
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 56
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Spy Kids: Balance in Training
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 58
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 59
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 60
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 61
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Skill of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 63
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 64
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - When the Click Doesn’t End the Behavior: Conditioning a Release Signal
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 66
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 67
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 68
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Shelter Champs: Dunk
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 70
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 72
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Distance Challenge
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 74
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 75
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 76
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Letters
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 78
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Agility Organization Update
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 80
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 81
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 83
Clean Run Magazine - February 2008 - 84
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