Entry for Agility Practice Match for July 2015 USDAA Agility Judging Clinic
Please complete and submit the form below to pre-register for the agility practice match on Saturday, July 18 and/or on Sunday, July 19. You will be contacted at the email you have provided to confirm or discuss your pre-registration.
No payment is required. And thank you very much for your part in teaching new judges !
Wondering how this kind of match works? See the details following the entry form below.
The Details: On July 16-19, the Mid-Atlantic MADness club is hosting a USDAA judging clinic and examination at Hog Dog in Millersville, MD. On the Saturday and Sunday of this clinic, we will run a practice match for which we need dogs for the new judges to practice their skills on. Participation in this match is a good chance to get your dog on different equipment in a different location as well as a good way to give back to the sport. Rubber contacts, a breakaway tire, and 24″ weaves will be used at this match.
Requirements: Your dog must be able to perform all of the standard equipment outdoors in an open level field. (Note: it is expected at this point that the match will be held inside Hog Dog’s fabric building which has a sand/sawdust mixture surface). The dog does not need to be USDAA registered and does not have to be measured to participate. However, several CMJs will be available at this clinic and it is an official USDAA event, so you are welcome to bring your blue measurement card if you would like to get an official measurement.
Height Information: You may specify the height of the jumps (most heights between 4″ and 26″) and the AFrame height ( 5’10”, 5’6″, or 5’0″) that you want to work the dog at. You will be asked to sign the usual disclaimer before participating.
Registration: Although you may just show up for the match, it will work best if you pre-register for one of several 1 hour slots so that you and your dogs are not outside in July for several hours. Wading pools and hoses will be available. Match times are Saturday afternoon (walk-up signup begins at 12:30pm with runthrus beginning at 1pm) and again on Sunday morning (signup at 11:00am, judging beginning at 11:30am). You may be asked to run 3-4 times in your time slot under different judge trainees. Preference will be given to those who pre-register and pre-registration will close once we get enough entries.
Information for Pre-registration and “Walk-Up” attendees:
All currently pre-registered dogs with their time slot information are posted on an online spreadsheet located at http://tinyurl.com/p8v39to
Directions: The address of Hog Dog is 470 Ski Lane, Millersville, MD, 21108.
From the North: Take I-97 South off the Baltimore Beltway. Exit New Cut Road. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Follow approximately1.5 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 Rt. 3 north to Rt. 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 Rt. 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.
From the East: Take Benfield Blvd west to four way stop sign; turn left onto Najoles Rd. After 1 mile Najoles turns abruptly right and changes names to Dicus Mill Rd. Continue approx 1.5 miles further to a left onto Ski Lane. Follow directions to site above. If using a web search engine or GPS unit to determine directions, use the address 470 Ski Lane, Millersville, Md
FMI on Hog Dog: http://www.hogdogproductions.com/
Parking: Please pay close attention to posted parking and directional signs at the trial site. There are several acres for parking, but be aware that there is no parking allowed immediately next to the white agility building, but we will have a “Loading/Unloading” zone available. If you plan to crate next to the ring rather than work out of your car, please help everyone by unloading your vehicle close to the white building and then parking your car before setting up your crating area.
If this is your first time at Hog Dog, it is important for you to know that you will be exiting by a different driveway then the one you use to enter the property. You can see this on the following site map:
Procedure: The match will be held inside Hog Dog’s fabric building which has a sand/sawdust mixture surface). The dog does not need to be USDAA registered and does not have to be measured to participate. However, several CMJs will be available at this clinic and it is an official USDAA event, so you are welcome to bring your blue measurement card if you would like to get an official measurement. You will be asked to run 3-4 times (note that other dogs will be running in between your running times).
We ask you not to train in the ring when you are actually being judged; opportunities will be made available if you wish to repeat equipment with a training aid. Generally this will be immediately after your run while the instructor is discussing your run with the judge trainee.