Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ann Crowe, owner of Wingmont Stables and Kennels, offered me an opportunity to hold group and private lessons (basic skills, behavior, agility, tricks, etc.) at her facility in Aylett, VA.  I'm very excited about this opportunity and looking forward to meeting many new people and their pets, especially at our upcoming event "What's Agility?" on March 23, 2013.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

More hours available for more lessons lately, so Back Yard Agility blogspot is active once again.  Read the panel at the bottom of this site for info on the Rules of the Game Contest.  We'll start this game again in the near future. For now, if you are a current student, please keep an eye on the Specific Schedule (panel on the right side), and inform me of any conflicts.  If you are not a current student, please e-mail with any questions or requests.  We'd love to hear from you.  : )

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ready for a Run Thru?

If you’re looking for a new location and/or new equipment to test your agility skills, come by for a run thru at
1101 Warwick Park Road, Richmond, VA 23231
Thursday, July 23
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Novice and Master level courses available.
$5 per run, $10 for 3 runs (per handler)
Treats, toys, targets, touching your dog, leashes, collars are all allowed in the ring. Someone will be available to time your run and note faults if you would like. Please do bring a chair and a crate or x-pen. Not permitted are: harsh behavior toward your dog or others, a dangerously aggressive dog, dogs who do not have experience on agility equipment. Each person will be asked to fill out a registration form and sign a waiver upon your arrival.

We’re just off of Route 5 about 5 miles east of the Richmond city limits. Almost 3 acres of flat grass far away from busy traffic. The back ½ acre is completely fenced. Shade trees border the property for your vehicles. Kitchen, refrigerator and indoor restrooms available. Please, contact Marie Tripton at (804) 226-4742 or with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rules of the Game: Q9 2009

In AKC, a 2Q or Double Q (Double Qualify) is earned by qualifying in an Excellent B Standard Agility run and an Excellent B Jumpers with Weaves run on the same day. How many 2Qs are required to achieve a MACH (Master Agility Champion) Title?

a. 3
b. 20
c. 5
d. 10

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Table Countdown

The judge's count for table performance typically goes, "Five... and... four... and... three... and... two... and... one... and... Go." If your dog leaves the table before the judge finishes the word "Go." you have not completed the obstacle properly. The faults you earn will not be worth the split second you think you're saving. It's in your best interest to wait until the countdown is complete.

Rules of the Game: Q8 2009

What does the NADAC term NATCH stand for?

a. North American Trial Champion
b. NADAC Agility Trial Course Handler
c. NADAC Agility Trial Champion
d. Novice Agility Trial Champion

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rules of the Game: Q7 2009

Only one of the following organizations requires your dog touch the contact zone on the UP ramp of the A-frame and Dogwalk. Which one is it?

a. CPE
d. AKC