What's on this Site?
All kinds of
information I have gathered on a variety of topics - canine agility, sun
shelters, backpacking with your
dog, and canine restraint systems. The following links will lead you to more
information on these topics.
AgilePooch Blog! I have recently begun using a blog instead of
updating this website, and although I haven't transferred everything over,
most of my new articles are going there. This blog covers a wide variety of
topics of special interest to me, including:
- Canine Agility
starting to develop some EZ Guides and FAQs for the rules in USDAA and UKI. My
intent is to sort out some common sources of confusion, as well as
keep track of the rule changes that never seem
to get incorporated into the published rule book and are almost
impossible to track down. My first submission is to help determine
what Level to enter your dog in
- What is Canine Agility - and how do
you get started?
- How do you keep track of all those
my Title Tracking spreadsheets. All you do is enter the dates you earned
legs, and it automatically shows you which titles you've earned.
- USDAA Title Tracking
spreadsheet - updated (7/18/16) with the following changes:
- Added Diamond Metallics for Championships and individual
- Added a Change Log tab to help those who have been using
it for a while
- Bug Fixes
- Fixed the MPD and APD prerequisites to also look for lower
level Ch titles
- Corrected formulas for Silver and Gold PRCH Metallics
(Bronze and Plat were OK)
- Corrected Date Achieved for Metallic Championships
- Corrected LAA formulas for Ch Jumpers, Pf Snooker, Pf Relay,
and Pf Tournament
- UKI Title Tracking
spreadsheet - Warning, it's brand new and may have some bugs. Please
feel free to try it out and let me know what I've messed up.
- What's on my MP3 player?
As one of the unofficial DJ's for the Bay Team
trials, I get the opportunity to share (some
might say impose) my varied and somewhat eclectic music preferences with those
who enter our trials. On the whole the response has been positive. In fact,
many people have asked me what is on my MP3 player. I constantly add and change
it, but this is what I have as of 8/11/07.
Lamar-Dixon Chronicles -
following Hurricane Katrina, a couple of friends of mine decided to go to
New Orleans and help out in the animal rescue efforts. This led to a
grass roots funding drive and volunteer effort within the California agility
community that resulted in $7500 dollars being raised to support 10 volunteers
traveling to New Orleans over a period of 6 weeks. I
have reposted all of the e-mails on my own blog - in chronological order for
ease of reading. In addition, I have posted some
Photos from our volunteers.
- Product Reviews
- I tend to do a lot of
research when I decide to buy a new product. Since I use the Internet a lot
to look for reviews, every once in a while I decide to give back by
publishing my findings. Once I make a decision, I rarely update, so all of
these findings represent what was available at a point in time. I hope you
find the information useful, but please accept that it might be out of date.
I'm always interested in what's new out there, so if you hear of a new
product, please let me know. Just understand that I probably won't express
an opinion unless you can also get the manufacturer or supplier to send me a
sample. I have updated
the seat belt review as of 6/25/12.
- Photos of Jasmine,
Zack, their friends, and the Louisiana rescue
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of both owner and photographer.