A schedule has been sent out to everyone who emailed beforehand with an interest in coming to the match associated with this weekend’s USDAA Judging Clinic at Hog Dog. This schedule will be posted in a couple of days after they’ve had a chance to look at it and ask for any modifications.
Day of match drops-ins will still be accepted, however preference in run order will be given to those who pre-registered. The match runs on Saturday from 12:30 to 5:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 2:30. Time slots that it would be helpful if drops in showed up for are Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30. Again, there is no charge for attending this match (see previous postings for more information).
Other information is as follows:
Directions to Hog Dog Productions
Directions: From the North: Take I-97 South off the Baltimore Beltway. Exit New Cut Road. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Follow approximately 1.5 mile to fork in road. Bear left onto Gambrills Rd. Go approx 2 miles to flashing red traffic light and turn left onto Dicus Mill Rd. Turn right at the second street, Ski Lane. After 3 houses, the main road turns left and the driveway to 470 continues straight ahead. Follow the signs to the far back of the property.
From the South: Take either 97 north or Rte 3 north to Rte 32 west. Exit Burns Crossing Road. At the end of a long ramp; turn right at the traffic light onto Burns Crossing. Take the first immediate street on the right, Dicus Mill. Go approx two miles to stop sign and flashing yellow light, continue straight and follow the directions above to Ski Lane.
From the West: Take Rte 32 east to Burns Crossing Road. Turn right at end of ramp. Right at first traffic light, then left at next light onto Burns Crossing. Turn right onto first immediate street, Dicus Mill and follow directions above.
If using a web search engine or GPS unit to determine directions, use the address 470 Ski Lane, Millersville, Md.
Parking & Site Provisions
All competitors must park and unload on the gress in the designated areas. If you’ve never been to Hog Dog for one of the trials there, you can see a birds-eye view of the site located at http://bit.ly/PfqaKh that shows where you can park. However – since this is a clinic/match and not a trial, you can also park in areas that are marked Reserved/Handicapped as well. This site map also shows which direction you drive onto and exit from the property.
The match will most likely be held in the fabric agility building so that we can take advantage of its shade. You are welcome to set up in there, however you will probably find your dogs will be a bit cooler outdoors in shade. If you do set up indoors and have portable battery-powered fans, I would recommend you bring them.
The current weather report for the weekend is a relatively balmy mid-80’s and wading pools/water will be available. Still – take care and protect yourself and your dogs against the heat.
The judge will be signalling faults based upon the level of certification they are attending the clinic for (usually Advanced or Masters) and the clinic instructors will be working with them and sometimes grading them on on how well they identify and signal faults, their mobility in judging contacts, etc.
You will be running on an Advanced/Masters course. You can run the course pretty much however you like. If you have to stop and do something ‘unusual’ to help your dog do a section of the course, that’s fine. (The clinic instructors don’t actually mind this as it gives them a chance to observe how the apprentice judge should be calling it).