Judges

We are very happy to welcome these 3 wonderful judges to our 2017 Regional Dog Agility Championship event.

Glen Tiede

glen-tiedeI am thrilled to be asked to come and judge the Alberta / Northwest Territories Regionals this June. I started in agility from the sidelines watching my wife, Deb, run our dog. Wasn’t long till I got my first agility dog, Cole. Since then I have ran 4 of my own dogs, Cole, Shasta, Megpie and Billy Bob, and countless others of friends and students. One of my dreams of competing for CANADA on the world stage came true in 2016 as I was able to go and compete at the WAO in England. What an awesome adventure!!

I became a judge around 2004 as I wanted to learn more about the sport of agility. I have enjoyed all the learning I have done and am doing in course design and flow for all dogs in the sport. It is great to be so close and be able to watch the teamwork that we see between handler and dog.

Good luck to all of you competing this year. Have fun as you step up to the line at this years Regionals!

Case Laan

caseI have been happily involved in the sport of agility since 1991. I began agility training with my dog as a prelude to search and rescue work, and enjoyed it so much I never left! I began judging in 1996 as an opportunity to learn more about agility and to meet more dog/handler teams. I judge at all levels of both AAC and CKC agility and have been able to travel all across Canada, meeting many wonderful people in this sport.

My most memorable moments in agility include competing and placing second with my Tervuren, Neeka, at the first AAC Nationals held in 2001 at Spruce Meadows, Alberta, as well as running with my Sheltie, Storm, with the first and second teams to represent Canada at the FCI World Championships in 2003 & 2004.

When designing courses, I like to develop a course that offers a nice flow, and then the challenges arise from the speed that the team can acquire on the course. The ultimate pleasure when I judge is to be able to watch a team run a fast course with communication and unison.

Enjoy these moments with your K9 partner and create many memorable moments together.

Best wishes to you all!

Seanna O’Neill

seanna-and-excelI have been an agility enthusiast for over 25 years, ever since it first became a dog sport activity here in Canada (then known as ADAC), I have trained a number of different types of dogs, both small and large, in the sport; Borzoi, Malinois, Shelties, Parson Russells, Berger Picards, and Mixed Breeds. I also teach dog agility, from those brand new to the sport, and those competing for berths on National Teams, and that is my passion.

While I have been a UKI and AAC judge for a number of years, this is my first AAC Regional event, and I am very privileged to have this opportunity.

Having competed at all but one AAC National Agility Championship over the years, I fully understand the stakes for competitors at a Regional Championship, and will do my best to design courses that have varied challenges, good flow and are fair to all dogs.

Realizing that the challenge at any event is to judge ALL dogs, from the 1st to the 250th, with the same care and attention, I look forward to seeing all of the great dogs in this Region step to the line at the event.

Good luck out there and have FUN with your dog!