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***AGILITY FOR THE FUN OF IT***
Always Under construction!!!
October 13 2016
IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH
As of September 1 2016 the AAC has suspended the using of the shute in all courses.
Check out the announcement here
Important Chute News from AAC website
The Agility Association of Canada has been researching and considering the attributes, safety, and use of the chute in courses at Agility Association of Canada events for some time.
The chute was introduced as one of the original tests in agility of confidence from the dog and the handler to manage a course. As the chute does not measure skill or speed but rather confidence in team through the dog trusting the handler while entering a “blind trap” in a controlled situation. Command overrides instinct. As speed shouldn’t be the sole determinant in agility success, it has remained, and is probably one of the few obstacles left that measures that aspect of teamwork.
Therefore, in efforts to reduce a perceived stress to handler’s concerned about their dog’s safety, though the chute receives far less incident reports for injuries than other equipment in the Agility Association in Canada the following has been reviewed. Fabric composition and material length, fabric being weighted on the bottom side to reduce twisting and flipping, dog’s footing on a curved floor vs. flat floor in the frame, exits of the obstacle and distances to other obstacles in course design to ensure the dog can get re-oriented, the angles to obstacle entries to assist handlers who miscalculate their dog’s paths, the methods used to secure the chute to the site surface, and the composition and shape of the frame.
Thank you to everyone whom has voiced their opinions regarding the chute and its use in the AAC.
As of September 1, 2016, the Agility Association of Canada suspends the use of the chute in competition as there are items that can’t be addressed in the near term.
Judges may substitute one of the following in place of the chute in their course designs: 1 or 2 jumps; broad jump; or a tunnel.
LNB TRIAL OCT 21-23 2016
LNB TRIAL NOV 18-20 2016
NEWS FLASH !!!
ATTENTION ALL LNB STUDENTS AND ANYONE COMING TO LNB TRIALS OR EVENTS!!
It seems Kennel cough never really disappears anymore, so please be diligent Even if your dog has been vaccinated they can get this. The vaccine is like our Flu vaccines not all strains are covered. So be careful with your dogs. Personally I would avoid allowing my dogs to interact with dogs you don’t know. Stay away from Dog Parks.
Please please please. If your dog shows signs or symptoms of Kennel Cough Do not come to classes or the arena. If any of the dogs in your household show these signs do not bring any of them to the trial. Please be considerate of your fellow classmates/competitors and their dogs. Do not share your dogs’ water bowl or food bowl with other dogs.
If you are unfamiliar with what kennel cough is about, now would be a good time to make sure you understand that the symptoms might not display as a COUGH... It maybe that your dog just seems to be "choking" or "clearing his throat" a wee bit - as if his collar was bugging his throat. This might only happen once a day doesn't have to be frequent. You might see your dog "reverse sneeze", regular sneeze, or have a bit of a runny nose. And then, of course, it might be a strong hack.
DO NOT GO TO CLASSES OR COMPETITIONS OR ANYWHERE THERE ARE OTHER DOGS, IF YOUR DOG SHOWS ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS.
If you show up at our trial with it or it shows up while at our trials it is expected that you will pull all of your dogs from the trial. Please make the effort to speak with one of us Carson Kong/Shona Honyara/Shelley Anderson/Bev. If anyone at our trials feels that a dog might have KC contact us asap. If your dog comes to the trial with cough/hacking/constant throat or this starts during the trial you will be asked to leave.
Most of the time, kennel cough is just an annoyance, from minor to HUGE, it is contagious (air borne), and you never know if the dog you are coming in contact with has a weak immune system and might be a target for pneumonia. So it is a thoughtful thing to do for your friends and fellow pet owners - if you think your dog has come into contact with kennel cough or is displaying even minor symptoms, you should make the choice to stay away.
You can go to your veterinarian for vaccine or you can get nosode available at Cloverdale pharmacy, that acts similar to a vaccine (even dogs vaccinated against kennel cough are not fully protected - it is like the human flu - they have to guess at what strains are floating around), and there are a few remedies that really help your dog if their cough is bothersome.
Here is our protocol for etransfer payments
If anyone is planning to attend any LNB agility trials and wanting to pay with
E-transfer. Please do in order shown.
1) call/text/email shonahonyara with entry
2) send e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org and please please please use
as the password.
Also please advise which trial it is for.
Thank you everyone and hope to see you all soon.
TRIAL DATES AND LOCATIONS
see below & on trial page
Leaps N' Bounds
Oct 21-23 @ Matsqui w/Christine Mandy,
Bev Johnson, Nicole LeBlanc & Tara LaBelle
Nov 18-20 @ Cotonfield w/Sherry Taylor & Christine Woodley
Feb 3-5 - Cotonfield
****date change March 31- April 2 - Matsqui w/Wendy Alexander
****date change May 26-28 - Matsqui
Oct 20-22 - Matsqui
Nov 24-26 - Cotonfield
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EXTREME TOXICITY XYLITOL
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How To Recognize Dog Agility People
Dog agility people are a special breed, not usually understood.
1. They usually have crates in their living rooms. They keep messy houses, but their kennels are spotless.
2. They can always find a show catalogue /course map/ entry form within an arms reach.
3. And they have kids who know more about the birds and the bees when they are five than most people know at 40.
4. Dog agility people will drive 100 miles, spend $50 on gas and $50 on meals to bring home a $2.50 rosette.
5. Dog agility people drive vans or any vehicle to make the dogs more comfortable than the driver.
6. And they can never be reached on weekends, unless you happen to be at the same show.
7. They have trouble getting to work on time but can be at ringside by 8:00 am.
8. Dog agility people will give up a $250,000 home to move to a shack on 10 acres so they can have a $250,000 dog kennel.
9. Dog agility people have children who grow up believing 'Bitch' is just another household word.
10. Dog agility people do not have gardens... or have them to include 12 weave poles 2 jumps a tunnel...oh forget it ...they get rid of the garden.
11. Dog agility people may pay the mortgage 10 days late BUT never miss a closing date for entries.
12. Dog agility people talk on the phone for hours to another dog person in a language known only to dog people.
Dog agility people have parents and family who think they've lost their minds, neighbors’ who think they're strange and doggy friends who think they're terrific
Written by my friend and fellow competitor France Beckner
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