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Tidbits 10/29/2019

Thanks to a Congress that cannot walk and chew gum at the same time Daylight Savings Time will take a hiatus for about four months starting this Sunday (11/3). 

Also this weekend is one of the busiest Agility Trial weekends of the year. …

Tidbits 10/6/2019

2021 is a “leap" year in the AKC calendar. The first dog event weekend of the year is the first weekend where  the Saturday date is neither January 1 or 2. This pushes the corresponding dates for the trials a week later in the calendar. …

Tidbits 9/25/2019

We are starting to get AKC premiums for 2020 and it may be nice to review some changes that take place starting January 1, 2020.

For Exhibition Only (FEO) - this allows you to use a toy in the ring in FAST or T2B runs. You must notify the judge and scribe that the run is FEO. …

Tidbits 9/9/2019

Here are a few items that I posted to social media recently. Most of these are rule changes for the various organizations.

AKC

The AKC has implemented a couple of one year pilot programs involving training in the ring starting 1/1/2020. …

Tidbits 7/25/2019

I have been making some changes in the Training section. The listing for each organization now begins with the City that the training site is located in. This may help people find a location near them. The overview map can also be used to see the trainers close to where you are. …

Tidbits 7/12/2019

A couple of items for this edition. Some trial updates and a bit of background on how I scan for things. 

Trial Updates 

Tampa Bay Agility Club (TBAC) has moved their trials to the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg facility for 2020. …

Tidbits 6/30/2019

A few items in this Tidbits. New AKC trials in the Panhandle, new implementation dates for Preferred/Regular and different jump heights at the same trial, and a new potential agility site for large events.

For those of you in the Panhandle

Tidbits 6/4/2019

Got a couple of items in this edition of the news. Maybe some fundamental changes in the web site structure and some recent posting to Facebook.

  • The software that I use to create and modify this web site has not seen much love in recent years. …

Tidbits 3/13/2019

Indian River Dog Training Club has cancelled their May Agility trial.

The following are some articles that I shared on Facebook/Twitter during the past few months (definitely simpler than making up one of these).

NADAC is bringing back Gamblers in August 

Tidbits 1/27/2019

Since 2018 is complete, the agility trial statistics for 2018 are complete. You can view the statistics at: Agility Trial Stats. There were some gains and losses between the various venues but AKC is still #1 and CPE is still #2. …


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