News

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Google+

Support for Google+ will be dropped a bit sooner than I anticipated. The service I use to post the Premium and News items to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ will be restricting the maximum messages to 3 per day per service for the free account effective November 1. …

Tidbits 10/10/2018

Google sunsetting Google+ for consumers

Google has announced that they will be shuttering Google+ for consumers in about 10 months. I guess they will keep a version for businesses. Thus I will be removing G+ as a notification option in the next few months. …

AKC FAST - One Jump Start

The AKC has made a small but significant change to the FAST class. A judge may now designate a single winged jump as the starting point of the FAST run. The jump may be unidirectional or bidirectional at the judge’s discretion. …

Tidbits 9/20/2018

It has been a while since I have done one of these. Here are a few recent items.

The widening of US-17 between Zolfo Springs and Arcadia was mostly complete on the last trip to Arcadia. It was scheduled for completion “Summer 2018” and it looks like they will complete close to the end of Summer. …

AKC Agility Advisory Committee 8/2018

Once every five years, AKC agility takes suggestions from the peanut gallery. It is that time again and if you want to suggest something now is the time. The following can be found at https://www.akc.org/sports/agility/news-updates/

Tidbits 5/29/2018

Thanks to the new Bratty Paws facility in Punta Gorda and the Turner Center in Arcadia, South West Florida will be the place to be for agility this Summer. There are also some evening CPE trials up North (Ocala area), some UKC indoor trials in the Tampa-Lakeland area and DACOF. 

Entry Forms

I have updated the links to the AKC and UKC entry forms in the Files section. These can be filled in with your “static” information and saved as a template.  I have also added my latest version of my computer fillable AKC entry form. it has been updated for 24C and since as of June 1 any level dog can compete in the Premier classes, the MASTER/PREMIER options for the STD&JWW class levels are reverted back to just MASTER. …

AKC Event Schedule

I have heard a lot of grumbling about the new AKC event schedule search. I am not a fan of it either. For me to search all trials in Florida, I have to select a radius that includes most of the South East. The results are also very verbose. …

Training Resources

I have gone through a review of the Training resources that are listed under the Training menu. I deleted some that have disappeared and some that no longer list agility as a training objective. I also did a web search for some new ones that I did not have listed and added a few. …

Tidbits 3/5/2018

It has been a while and I have a couple topics to discuss.

EVENT CALENDARS

This has been a year of change in organization event calendars. 

ASCA has been through about three in the past year or so. I really liked the one in the middle and really hate the current version. …


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