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- David (gt-internet)

Communiqué aux CTT Bonjour à toutes (tous) Nous sortons difficilement de cette période pour le moins compliquée, qu’il va falloir penser à l’établissement des différents calendriers 2021, en espérant que les conditions sanitaires ne perturbent pas l’année 2021 comme l’est cette…Lire la suite Finales et calendriers 2021 ›

- David (gt-internet)

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- David (gt-internet)

Communiqué du GTA La phase 3 du déconfinement nous permet la reprise des concours d’Agility et ce, dans le strict respect des règles sanitaires établies au niveau gouvernemental. Ces règles sont susceptibles d’évoluer et vous serez informés au fur et…Lire la suite Reprise des concours d’agility et documents importants ›

- David (gt-internet)

Bonsoir à toutes et à tous, Vous trouverez en pièce jointe le communiqué du Président de la CNEAC concernant la reprise des activités CNEAC à compter du 1er juillet 2020. Je vous en souhaite bonne réception et bonne lecture. Amitiés…Lire la suite Reprise des activités CNEAC ›

- David (gt-internet)

C’est avec grand regret et en accord avec le Club Canin du Val de Loire que la sage et triste décision a été prise d’annuler le 1er Championnat de France d’Attelage et Grand Prix de France qui devait se tenir le 19…Lire la suite Annulation finales attelage ›

I've improved the Cone Number Creation Page with a smaller size option 2" x 2 5/8" that fits on Avery #6572 label sheets or Avery #6578 water repellent label sheets. These self stick labels are a little smaller than the 3" x 3" labels and fit on low profile/flat cones:

Image showing a 2 inch tall number on a 7 in tall cone.

2 inch number on a 7 in cone

Image showing a 2 inch tall number on a flat cone.

2 inch number on a "flat" cone

I've tested them out on my laser printer and the numbers line up nicely on the labels!

So if you want to DIY your own cones, want to number courses up to 50 obstacles, or need lettered/combination numbers you can Create Your Own Cone Numbers!

I've changed the layout of the Wall Coordinate numbers PDFs to work with Avery #8126 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" shipping labels. Just use the Wall Coordinate Number page to create and download your numbers as PDFs. Then print them right on the Avery self stick labels:

Image of two wall numbers showing one half page sticker being peeled up

This means it's even easier to put up multiple sets of numbers on the walls of your facility! A little time with a tape measure and you're ready to setup any course diagram regardless of English or Metric coordinates or where the designer put the zero/zero location!

Want your own numbered cones at home or for your training place? Want to run courses up to 50 obstacles long? Would you like different colored numbers? Or do you need to number combination obstacles with 'A', 'B', 'C' or even 'D'? Well now you can!

I've just added a new feature to the website to create big, easy to read, multi-color number sets you can download, print or plain paper, cut out and tape or glue onto your cones. You can also print the numbers right on self-stick labels!

The page generates a PDF containing numbers 1-50 and combo numbers 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D to 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D. Here are some example pages in different foreground and background colors:

example cone numbers

Here's how the 3" x 3" numbers look on 9" tall and 7" tall cones:

Image showing a 3 inch tall number on a 9 in tall cone.

3 inch number on a 9 in cone

Image showing a 3 inch tall number on a 7 in tall cone.

3 inch number on a 7 in cone

So go to the Cone Numbers page, pick your colors and download your own set(s) of numbers! Give it a try!

Whether you call them "numbers", "coordinates", "wall numbers", "grid numbers", "yard lines", or something else, having coordinates posted makes setting up courses easier.

I've just added a new feature to the website to create big, easy to read, multi-color number sets you can download, print and put up in your facility.

black numbers on a white background white numbers on a red background bold numbers on a blue background

If you print out numbers in multiple colors you can put up one set of numbers for when course maps have the zero location in a corner, another set for when maps have the zero in the middle, and another pair of sets in meters for setting up those international courses.

Example of three sets of course numbers posted on a wall

How do you do it? Just click the "Numbers" page link and fill out the form. To support measurements in feet and in meters you can specify the interval between the numbers as 2, 3, 5, or 10. Pick any combination of text and background colors. Then click the Generate PDF button and two PDFs are created giving you numbers from -120 to 0 and from 0 to 120. Then all you need to do is print out the ranges of numbers you'll need.

I'd love to hear your feedback!

I might be making a page to generate another set of numbers used in agility soon...

If you've browsed most courses on the site I hope you've seen the blue "See n Similar Courses" button:

Clicking on it shows you a page full of sequences that start the same as the current course. Which is great for training! You can use the same jump set up and you have a page full of sequences to practice longer and/or harder sequences that build on one another.

More Like This

After I added four new box jump layouts it occurred to me that you might want a page of similar sequences for that layout. So I added the More Like This button to the title of each "Box" layout:

So if you click the button in the "Arc Left" title you'll see all the sequences starting out the same using the Arc Left layout!

Not only do you have a fast way to see all the similar traditional box sequences, now you can see the similar sequences for all 18 non-traditional box sequences! I hope this gives you even more ways to spice up your training!  See it in action!

- budhouston

Two clubs have reported results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League in May. We continue reporting to acknowledge everyone who has the will and wherewithal to continue playing during these interesting times. We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in May earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), […]

- budhouston

Two clubs have reported results for the 60×90 Masters League in May. We continue reporting to acknowledge everyone who has the will and wherewithal to continue playing during these interesting times. We are using “historical” courses, which have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in May earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the […]

- budhouston

In 2016 Putin and Russia launched a massive assault on America using social media platforms, like Facebook. If we ever return to normal (and we haven’t been turned into a white supremacist dictatorship) the efficacy of changing political fortunes using social media will require a very thoughtful study. One thing is certain, every Trump supporter […]

- budhouston

Our floor is always set for the current NDAL league course. Consequently, it’s natural that we will develop the lesson plan using the set of equipment on the floor. A lesson plan should be appropriate for the skill level of the handlers and dogs for whom it is intended. So the exercises that we would […]

- budhouston

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is […]

- baddogagility

In this episode (55:04) This podcast is taken from a live video presentation. In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer use the front cross as an example to show you how to advance from one stage of competence to the next. You Will Learn How to use the knowledge-execution paradigm to advance your skills. The

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- baddogagility

In this episode (38:23) This podcast is taken from a live video presentation. In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer discuss how handlers acquire competence in dog agility. Instructors usually talk about training the dog, but we believe the handler has even more to learn than the dog! You Will Learn How to apply the

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- baddogagility

We will discuss contrast training; why it’s important, and how you can do it on your own. Included are 8 exercises you can do on a single setup. Facebook Live Replay We will discuss contrast training; why it’s important, and how you can do it on your own. Included are 8 exercises you can do

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- baddogagility

In this episode (42:42) In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah, and Esteban share their thoughts on two buzzwords for contact performance: “consistency” and “criteria”. You Will Learn Why instructors emphasize consistency. How altering your criteria at a trial creates a range of behaviors from your dog. How to fix broken contacts. Why dogs creep down contacts.

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- baddogagility

We will discuss why to proof, when to add proofing, and how to proof along with lots of demonstrations and examples. Facebook Live Replay We will discuss why to proof, when to add proofing, and how to proof along with lots of demonstrations and examples. Facebook Live Replay

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- allstaragility

Dear Solei, I blinked and 9 years have gone by in an instant, so it seems.  9 amazing years with you being an extension of my consciousness, souls working in harmony and dancing through the courses as one.  Now our time running in the ring together is coming to a close. Livers are stupid things […]

- allstaragility

Having a facility with 3 posts in our arena, we realize that this can be a bit daunting for course designers.  The main thing to remember is that these supports should disappear and not be an influencing factor in handler or dog performance.  Here are a few things I have learned in my years designing […]

- allstaragility

To My Agility Students: At the risk of sounding mushy, I will just say it:  I want to help each of you succeed with all of my heart and every fiber of my being.  However you define success with your dog, I want that for you.   I share in the excitement a new puppy brings, your pain […]

- allstaragility

As training with Mooz is progressing into more jumping and sequencing, all of my dogs are benefiting from revisiting some of my favorite drills. This particular one I want to share because I believe it is extremely versatile and will help most every team, regardless of experience or skill level. I call this drill the Offset Box. […]

- allstaragility

Solei.  Where to even begin?  She has been the light of my existence the last 6 years.  There are only a handful of days where she has not been by my side and it would take hours to calculate the miles we have traveled together over this planet. She is a sweet, wise, old soul and […]

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