Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Around the dog agility blog-o-sphere!

A few tidbits from around the dog agility blog-o-sphere the past week or so.

The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regionals will be held in Indianapolis this coming weekend. As best as we can determine, Friday is the day for open qualifiers from 11 AM - 3 PM EST. Saturday is the actual regional event from 12 Noon to 5 PM, EST.

Finals will be held on October 2nd and 3rd at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri.

Here's the network broadcast schedule:

Western Regionals:
08/30/09 Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 PM ESPN

Eastern Regionals:
09/20/09 Sunday 12:00 - 1:00 PM ESPN2
09/20/09 Sunday 5:00 - 6:00 PM ESPN

St Louis
01/24/10 Sunday 3:30 - 4:30 PM ABC

Here you can see the results from the Western Regional held in San Diego in June.

The Purina World Dog Games will be held at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia on October 31 - November 1, 2009. The top Aussie canine athletes will compete in flyball, agility, canine disc and diving dog. To keep up on the action, you can follow the World Dog Games on Twitter.

We've seen this before, but not sure if we ever pointed it out. Nice little site on how to build your own agility equipment from InstantAgility.com.

Bob at Belgian Shepherds and Agility graciously added the courses from EO '09 on his site. Now there's some fun practice set ups! And you can go here, click on courses on the left and see other European courses by judge and event.

A little more from EO. Here is Krisztina Kabai & Chili in the final, winners of large dog individual.

Always enjoy watching Silas and Caja, wow! 2nd place in individual finals.

Be sure and stop over at our friends in Portugal, Hugo and Kissy Just Agility's YouTube channel for more nice vids at EO and their recap of the event on their blog. Big congrats to them on their placements!

Like this! In prep for one of the new Contact Point pups joining the family, Elite Forces of Fuzzy Destruction has been making a list of puppy behaviors. Nice list!

Team Whisner has a great little post about nose work games. Looks like some fun stuff to do with your pup on a rainy, cold or snowy day.

Frontline 2009 was held back in May in Monza, Italy. You can see a lot of vids from Frontline 2009 here.

Till next time!

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