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IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH
FROM THE AAC
REGARDING THE USE OF
THE SHUTE IN TRIALS
As of September 1 2016 the AAC has suspended the using of the shute in all courses.
Check out the announcement here
Important Chute News from AAC website
The Agility Association of Canada has been researching and considering the attributes, safety, and use of the chute in courses at Agility Association of Canada events for some time.
The chute was introduced as one of the original tests in agility of confidence from the dog and the handler to manage a course. As the chute does not measure skill or speed but rather confidence in team through the dog trusting the handler while entering a “blind trap” in a controlled situation. Command overrides instinct. As speed shouldn’t be the sole determinant in agility success, it has remained, and is probably one of the few obstacles left that measures that aspect of teamwork.
Therefore, in efforts to reduce a perceived stress to handler’s concerned about their dog’s safety, though the chute receives far less incident reports for injuries than other equipment in the Agility Association in Canada the following has been reviewed. Fabric composition and material length, fabric being weighted on the bottom side to reduce twisting and flipping, dog’s footing on a curved floor vs. flat floor in the frame, exits of the obstacle and distances to other obstacles in course design to ensure the dog can get re-oriented, the angles to obstacle entries to assist handlers who miscalculate their dog’s paths, the methods used to secure the chute to the site surface, and the composition and shape of the frame.
Thank you to everyone whom has voiced their opinions regarding the chute and its use in the AAC.
As of September 1, 2016, the Agility Association of Canada suspends the use of the chute in competition as there are items that can’t be addressed in the near term.
Judges may substitute one of the following in place of the chute in their course designs: 1 or 2 jumps; broad jump; or a tunnel.
DWP AGILITY TRIAL PREMIUM
SEPT 23-25 2016
WOOF WOOF TAILS ARE WAGGING
CLUB DROP IN ANNOUNCED
Drop in’s $2.00 for members, $10.00 for non members
Dougs barn – set up 5:30 – start 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm
Thank you Kim for setting this up for the club greatly appreciated
The best part is you don’t have to come and stay all night to run your dogs, you don’t even have to set up or put away – although the help is always appreciated. The drop in dates are listed below, and will be posted on our web site for easy referral. A Standard course will be set up, but members are welcome to work on whatever you wish. Time will be split by those members attending. The “soft” plan is for member to email me (kim) the time slot you want – we’ll break it down in 15 min increments which you will share with someone else – either one at a time or together that will depend on how you and your group want to do it. If you want to work more than once let me know and if time allows we’ll slot you back in if time allows.
The idea is you can come work your dog and then leave so your not hanging out all night for 1 or 2 runs.
Don’t email Kim yet with your time requests we’ll do that in Nov.
CELEBRATING ONE OF OUR OWN!!
WOO HOO!!! EXCITING NEWS
The Dogwood Pacesetters would like to CONGRATULATE our member Kim Reed & Bella on achieving being on the World Team for the CKC this weekend. We are all so very proud of your accomplishment. You rocked the qualifying. We are all so excited for you Kim
We would like to send kudos out to Harveys Pet Foods & Supplies for donating to our recent Fun Match in 2016 as well as our Fun Match in Nov 2015 we really appreciate your support. So if you are in their neighbourhood please drop in hand say hello to Sarah and her team and thank them for what they have done for us.
Harvey's is in in Langley 20811 Fraser Hwy
DWP 2016 Trial date
Sept 23 - 25 2016
Judges: Shelley Price, Brigitte Hole, Bev Johnson, Mary Federici
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