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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 5/27/2020

►The COVID-19  page now has a section for site specific procedures. The first site is Bratty Paws with a link to the procedures and a link to the Bratty Paws web page that will have links to things like course diagrams, live video stream, running order, etc. …

TidBits 5/13/2020

►I have established a COVID-19 page with information from the various organizations. A few organizations have issued some guidelines on best practices during the recovery from the epidemic. For example, some organizations are allowing you to put the leash in your pocket or wear it during your run. 

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 “

TidBits 1/5/2020

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►In the last issue, I announced that the Dog Obedience Club of Lee County was offering four sets of trials at Bratty Paws including one on DACOF weekend. Shortly thereafter I discovered that they changed the starting date of that trial to December 18. …

TidBits 1/1/2020

Happy New Year 

HappyNewYear

►Several new things are being implemented in the AKC world today. For Exhibition Only (FEO) and Fix aNd Go on (FNG) start this coming weekend and you can expect some longer briefings. These are in a trial period for a year. 

Tidbits 10/29/2019

Thanks to a Congress that cannot walk and chew gum at the same time Daylight Savings Time will take a hiatus for about four months starting this Sunday (11/3). 

Also this weekend is one of the busiest Agility Trial weekends of the year. …

Tidbits 10/6/2019

2021 is a “leap" year in the AKC calendar. The first dog event weekend of the year is the first weekend where  the Saturday date is neither January 1 or 2. This pushes the corresponding dates for the trials a week later in the calendar. …

Tidbits 9/25/2019

We are starting to get AKC premiums for 2020 and it may be nice to review some changes that take place starting January 1, 2020.

For Exhibition Only (FEO) - this allows you to use a toy in the ring in FAST or T2B runs. You must notify the judge and scribe that the run is FEO. …


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