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getting ready to enter your first dog agility trial and your brain
has turned to mush. Not only has Horace (your dog) just decided
that leaping off the dog walk is way cool, but you know that you'll
never remember the course even if they give you 24 hours to walk
it (they won't) and maybe when the officials see what a failure
you are as a handler they'll make a new rule with your name on it,
Stop! You're freaking me out!
In the spring of 1999 my wife and I decided to enter our first
agility trial, the CAT trial in Vancouver, WA. We had lots of questions
and very few answers so I started this web site in an attempt to
create a place for novice handlers to learn some of the tricks of
the trade. If you can learn some of them beforehand you'll have
a much nicer first trial!
We're hoping this site will grow to be a great resource for novice
handlers. You'll see dog training tips, agility equipment plans,
and anything else we can think of to make your first (or second,
third, etc.) agility trial go as smoothly as possible. Please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. Thanks.
Jay & Wanda Jennings
Abracadabra - NAC, NJC
Alakazam - NJC, 2/3 NAC