Performance

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Congrats to all the Winners and Participants of Cynosport 2016

We had a great time last week at the 2016 Cynosport World Games in Scottsdale, AZ. Congratulations to all of our winners! Performance Grand Prix 8″ 1. Betsey Lynch and Wren 2. Daneen Fox and Zen 3. Daneen Fox and Stunner 12″ 1. Delaney Ratner and Jonesy 2. Robert Angel and Lane 3. Ian Owen… read more

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A Profile of Kristen Wheeler and Ash

Ash’s owner and handler, Kristen Wheeler, relates the story of how she came to adopt him and their life together: “Ash is a nine-year-old Chow mix that I adopted from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona back in 2008. I had planned to adopt a dog soon after college, and I had done some research… read more

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Competitor Profile – Steffi Diem and Inara

We’ve all met some very interesting people competing in agility. From doctors and lawyers to scientists and physicists, this sport truly runs the gamut of diversity. One of the nicest and least suspecting competitors around these days is Steffi Diem from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Steffi not only competes with a non-traditional breed on nights and… read more

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Competitor Profile – Lisa Anne Zilney & Tennessen

Lisa Zilney decided to enter Title Mania back in June with the main goal of earning her Agility Dog title with her young Border Collie, Tennessen. They needed two Standard legs and one Jumpers leg to accomplish this goal and Title Mania was the perfect place to accomplish this goal. It was only their second… read more

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Lily & Jo: The Road to Agility Dog Champion

Sometimes we pick our dogs, but more often they “pick” us. They put their complete faith in us, and we are challenged to do likewise with them. In agility, that can be amplified when one chooses a breed that isn’t considered one of the top in the sport to reach for those coveted top-tier titles…. read more

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Unlikely Breed Earning USDAA Titles

Zonda is the first Dogo Argentino to earn a USDAA title! We’ve all come across that one special dog that connects to our hearts and souls like no other dog before them. There are also standout dogs in any breed that not only exhibit their breed traits, but also have an amazing personality. Del Rio… read more

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Promises

I expected to be upset after Worlds—a lot, actually. Over the end of something great, an adventure I’ve been pining over for most of my life. I haven’t cried over it, surprisingly enough, though I’ve come close. Likely that’s because life elbowed in as soon as we landed, in the form of a chair sliding on a kitchen floor. … read more

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Competitor Spotlight – Maureen Hughes

If you attend USDAA trials in Arizona, or neighboring states, you probably know Maureen Hughes. She isnt the most loud-spoken competitor at the shows, nor is she the one running half the dogs in a given jump height. She is recognizable as the one dressed in apparel emblazoned with Tigger, as in Winnie the Pooh’s… read more

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More Things to Expect at Cynosport this Year

If you’re coming to Cynosport this , here’s some more helpful information to get yourself prepared! RVs RV hook-ups at the facility are by reservation only through WestWorld. Each RV space has water and electricity, but no sewer connection. Information on pumping services will be available for an additional fee and will be provided with… read more

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Working with a Deaf Dog in Agility

This week is National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Learn more about training a deaf dog to compete with you in agility. Running a deaf dog in agility can be a blast, but it does take special training and handling techniques. While there are challenges, you will build your skills and have such fun. Here are a… read more

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