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TidBits 2021-05-13

A few thing to share in this edition.

  • AKC open and novice only trials
  • AKC premiums
  • Valdosta Kennel Club and my "Pensacola Dilemma"

Two clubs have scheduled AKC Open and Novice only trials this Fall. Pals and Paws has one scheduled for September 25&26 and it looks like it will have T2B and all levels of FAST so you can get your other dogs some exercise. …

TidBits 2021-03-06

A couple of tidbits to share with you today.

The Upper Suncoast trial (4/30-5/2) has had a judge change. Jeffrey Boyer has been replaced by Oksana Syrkin.

I have overhauled the Calendar a bit. I have added an event status indicator at the beginning of the calendar entry. …

TidBits 2021-01-28

Some miscellaneous ramblings.

Fix and Go On and FEO are now permanent. The FEO rules are supposed to be in the premium if it is offered and as statement at the front of the premium if FEO is not offered. Also permanent is the reduction of the minimum closing date from 14 days to 7 days before the trial. 

TidBits 11/20/2020

News from November AKC Board meeting

For Exhibition Only and Fix and Go On trial

These have been made permanent.

Things ending 12/31/2020 

  • Waiver of two judges required to earn a title will be extended to 12/31/2021
  • Event closing date not less than 7 days before the trial. …

TidBits 10/24/2020

News from October AKC Board meeting

ACT Expansion

The ACT program is being expanded to include a jumpers class (ACT1J & ACT2J titles). This will be implemented starting February 1, 2021.

Things ending 12/31/2020 (note these are recommendations and will be discussed further at the November meeting)

TidBits 10/20/2020

►Trial Site News

Some news on the indoor trial sites on turf front! 

Bratty Paws is undergoing expansion. Watch out for construction activity during the upcoming trials. Check out their Facebook page for a photo. https://www.facebook.com/brattypaws

TidBits 9/10/2020

AKC PREMIUMS

Finding AKC premiums is the most difficult of the searches that I have to make. Most of the other licensing organizations will post the premiums or test schedules on their event calendars. Guess what, AKC will as well but it is not automatic. …

TidBits 7/22/2020

►Sarasota was a bit sneaky with their September premium. I had been looking on their website for it for a long time. Then for some reason I looked at the event information for the trial on the AKC site and there it was! …

TidBits 5/3/2020

►It has been fun keeping up with the cancellations and rescheduling of events. The Turner Center could not be sure of when it would be able to open for business and cancelled the plans to load dirt onto the arena floor and thus all of the agility trials planned for the Turner Center in Arcadia have either been cancelled or moved to Bratty Paws. …

Cancellations

Due to the virus precautions, some clubs are cancelling the trials. AKC has temporarily dropped the closing date requirement from 14 days before the trial start to seven days if the club wishes. 

When I find out about a cancellation, I mark the calendar title as “


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