Dynamo is hosting an agility fun match this weekend Sunday the 4th at 1 pm. we will be setting, Advanced/masters courses with a starters option. all levels welcome (as long as your dog knows most of the equipment.) 5$ a run or 5 runs for 20$. 1 minute per run. ( this will be a training fun match for some of our amazing regionals volunteers.
We are now in Spain gearing up for the World Agility Championships, and will not be getting phone messages; but if you have any questions you can still email at dogsport.org@hotmail.com and we will get back to you when we are able. We are back at the beginning of May and will be jumping right into classes!
We are setting our class schedule for May. We have a class spot available and would like to determine demand... so is anyone looking for a class in any of the following areas?

- Rally
- Competitive Obedience (Novice/Open/Utility)
- Conformation (Show) Handling
- Flyball
- Scent Hurdling
- Trick Training
- Disc
- Canine Good Neighbour
- Basic Manners / Puppy Obedience (non sport)
- Contacts and Weaves

If you are looking for a class in May in any of those flavours please respond in the comments. Of course we will continue to hold our full slate of Agility Classes. 🙂

Exciting news for Dynamo Dogsports, we have just been approved to run a sanctioned CKC trial on September 2, 3, 4!!! Lots of runs, lots of fun, lets play! 🙂 To be held at the Beaumont Agriculture Grounds, stay tuned for more information...
Dynamo Dogsports will be doing a Holiday PHOTO fundraiser TODAY (Sunday)

Festive photos of your dog/s in a holiday setting!
All dogs welcome.
Your favorite photo will be sent to you immediately via email, or can be uploaded onto a memory stick.

Donations welcome to the Canadian National Dog Agility Team.

Location: Dynamo Dogsport Training Hall
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 1:00
What to bring: Your canine companion!

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All the confirmations for our AAC Trial this weekend have gone out. If you think you are entered and did not get a confirmation please let us know!
We are adding a fundraising run at the end of the day on Saturday. It will be the course from FCI Agility last weekend. Cost to try it out $10.
Great job at scent hurdle class tonight!!!! Second class and All the dogs are going over 2 jumps to the box and picking their dumbbell with two decoy Dumbbells and bringing them back over the jumps!! All the dogs starting to really scent for their particular dumbell already is very cool!
Here are the results from our July 2016 "Gearing Up for Nationals" Agility Trial

Thanks for playing at this trial which allowed for lots of fun in the summer sun...
...    and for getting ready for Nationals too.

Congratulations to Bauer and Rook!

Publicado por Dynamo Dogsports em Segunda, 4 de julho de 2016

Starting an agility DROP IN class Fridays.

working on specific skills each week, this class will run continuously with the "Spotlighted Skill" posted each week you can pick and choose the classes you would like to attend to better suite your dogs needs! everything to Contacts and weaves to gamblers and snooker skills or jumping. You can pay for a 6 week pass at a time or pay per class.

http://dogsport.org/dynamodogs/learn/training/

Thanks so much to all the folks who contributed to putting on a really awesome AB/NWT Regional Agility Championship last weekend... I know first hand how much time and energy goes into such an event, if you want to do it right, and you guys did a really great job!

On a personal note, I got to experience yet again how special it is to play in a fun agility event with my pups, surrounded by a wonderfully supportive group of people. Our Dynamo Dogsport students / club / family are SO special, cheering each other on in the good moments and commiserating on the moments that didn't go as planned. Wonderful to be able to share this experience with them all.

With dogs of all shapes, sizes, and speeds, Dynamo club members share a common purpose: to handle their dogs to the best of their ability on the courses presented to them, and navigate the challenges with smoothness and flow; so that the dog always knows where they are going, and stay connected around the course. THAT is success!

So congratulations to ALL of our Dynamo folks on their success over the weekend. You guys rocked, and I was so proud of all of you!

Annika and Flare (Shetland Sheepdog) - 7th overall 16" Regular, and knocked it out of the park in one Standard round beating EVERYONE in that height class. Amazing that Annika can be away at school for months, and come back for Regionals and turn in that performance!

Robyn and Cora (Golden Retriever) - 45th Overall 22"Regular, they went to Regionals just to cheer everyone else on, and give young Cora some exposure to running in a different setting. But in every round Cora got better, more focused and more confident; and understood a little more about what she was doing there. Tribute to Robyn for bringing this dog, who has so much potential, along so patiently!

Jesse and Texx (Border Collie) - 5th overall 26" Regular, and oh my, what a team they are turning into! Speed, drive, connection, focus, they have it all!

Renee and Zola (All Canadian) - 12th overall 26" Regular, proving that the competitive classes are NOT just for Border Collies - some great smooth runs and Zola was really connected!

Lesley and Hickory (Weimeraner) - 14th overall 26" Regular, getting more focused and smoother on every course!

Ian and Dax (Golden Retriever) - 19th overall 26" Regular, Dax's enthusiasm can make her a handful, but once they started making use of the warmup to get focus, things started coming together and they had some great moments of connection. Starting to figure it out!

Finnegan 🙂 and Fysti (Shetland Sheepdog) - 7th overall 10" Vet, getting it done one flipping way or another, a masterful job of working the lines! 🙂

John and Meme (Beagle) - 7th overall 6" DD Vet, always amazed at John's ability to get his Beagle around the courses when she loves so much to talk back! But it is awesome to see the connection they have on course.

Lesley and Rusty (Field Spaniel) - 4th overall 10"DD Vet, just WOW - some beautiful runs out there, flowing around those course like Rusty was on a string. So connected, Rusty gave it his all!

Annie and Mochi (Akita/St Bernard) - 10th overall 16"DD Vet, what a great performance by Mochi, only one bar in the standard and jumpers rounds! It was so nice to see how much Mochi was enjoying running the courses, always knowing where he was going next and really moving out there!

Now let's go play at Nationals! 🙂

Thanks so much to all the folks who contributed to putting on a really awesome AB/NWT Regional Agility Championship last weekend... I know first hand how much time and energy goes into such an event, if you want to do it right, and you guys did a really great job!

On a personal note, I got to experience yet again how special it is to play in a fun agility event with my pups, surrounded by a wonderfully supportive group of people. Our Dynamo Dogsport students / club / family are SO special, cheering each other on in the good moments and commiserating on the moments that didn't go as planned. Wonderful to be able to share this experience with them all.

With dogs of all shapes, sizes, and speeds, Dynamo club members share a common purpose: to handle their dogs to the best of their ability on the courses presented to them, and navigate the challenges with smoothness and flow; so that the dog always knows where they are going, and stay connected around the course. THAT is success!

So congratulations to ALL of our Dynamo folks on their successes over the weekend. You guys rocked, and I was so proud of all of you!

Annika and Flare (Shetland Sheepdog) - 7th overall 16" Regular, and knocked it out of the park in one Standard round beating EVERYONE in that height class. Amazing that Annika can be away at school for months, and come back for Regionals and turn in that performance!

Robyn and Cora (Golden Retriever) - 45th Overall 22"Regular, they went to Regionals just to cheer everyone else on, and give young Cora some exposure to running in a different setting. But in every round Cora got better, more focused and more confident; and understood a little more about what she was doing there. Tribute to Robyn for bringing this dog, who has so much potential, along so patiently!

Jesse and Texx (Border Collie) - 5th overall 26" Regular, and oh my, what a team they are turning into! Speed, drive, connection, focus, they have it all!

Renee and Zola (All Canadian) - 12th overall 26" Regular, proving that the competitive classes are NOT just for Border Collies - some great smooth runs and Zola was really connected!

Lesley and Hickory (Weimeraner) - 14th overall 26" Regular, getting more focused and smoother on every course!

Ian and Dax (Golden Retriever) - 19th overall 26" Regular, Dax's enthusiasm can make her a handful, but once they started making use of the warmup to get focus, things started coming together and they had some great moments of connection. Starting to figure it out!

Finnegan 🙂 and Fysti (Shetland Sheepdog) - 7th overall 10" Vet, getting it done one flipping way or another, a masterful job of working the lines! 🙂

John and Meme (Beagle) - 7th overall 6" DD Vet, always amazed at John's ability to get his Beagle around the courses when she loves so much to talk back! But it is awesome to see the connection they have on course.

Lesley and Rusty (Field Spaniel) - 4th overall 10"DD Vet, just WOW - some beautiful runs out there, flowing around those course like Rusty was on a string. So connected, Rusty gave it his all!

Annie and Mochi (Akita/St Bernard) - 10th overall 16"DD Vet, what a great performance by Mochi, only one bar in the standard and jumpers rounds! It was so nice to see how much Mochi was enjoying running the courses, always knowing where he was going next and really moving out there!

Now let's go play at Nationals! 🙂

The Dynamo Dogs will be performing at the Rainmaker Rodeo, and walking in the parade this weekend!

Friday 9:30 (parade), 6:30
Saturday 11:30, 2:00 (with horses in rodeo), 2:30, 5:00
Sunday 11:00, 12:30, 3:30

Please do come on out for the fun!

Complete schedule:
http://www.stalbertkinsmen.ca/admin/contentx/default.cfm?PageId=11212

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Anyone looking for an opportunity to play with their dog on some tough courses prior to Regionals and Nationals? Or just come out on a weekend and play on equipment with their dog? Dynamo Dogsport will be offering outdoor fun matches on the following dates (toys / treats welcome) at the Beaumont Agriculture Grounds.
Dates are
May 15, 22
June 19
July 10, 17, 24
All dates are on Sundays, Fun Matches start at 10:00 am, and go until we run out of dogs to run, or 3:00, whichever comes first 🙂
There will be a mix of Standard, Jumping, and Agility Courses to run at at Excellent/Masters level with less challenging course options for dogs who are not at that level yet.
Cost will be $5 per run.
Congratulations to everyone who earned a title or queue, or just a really nice moment on course, at our Dynamo Trial this weekend. It is wonderful to see the young dogs coming up, and looking so full of promise, and the dogs who did not start on an agility track starting to really catch on to the game, and the old guys still going strong and showing the youngsters how it is done!

Though there were some challenging courses it was really interesting to see the different ways that folks solved the sequences, and some of the really jaw dropping runs at speed that made them look easy! (okay, maybe not easy, but pretty darn smooth!)

Looking forward to our next trial in January, when we will be helping THREE new judges get Starters/Advanced Certification. Come out and join the fun, and if you only have a Masters dog, sign up for some FEO runs and get back to basics! 🙂

For everyone entered in the Dynamo "Winter is Coming" Trial this weekend... we have about 200 runs on Saturday and 175 on Sunday, so should be lots of fun! Since we can't get the confirmations from Jumping Bean working, here are the start times (everything else is listed in the Premium list on the website)

BOTH DAYS:
BENCHING - 8:00
MEASURING - 8:30
FIRST DOG ON THE LINE - 9:00
FIRST COURSE - MASTERS GAMBLERS (SAT)
FIRST COURSE - MASTERS STANDARD 3(SUN)
(Schedule is also in the Premium List)

WINTER IS COMING - so lets have some fun!

Huge congratulation to the following aspiring judges, who passed the first step (a tough 3 hour exam) on the way to becoming AAC judges at the judging clinic hosted by Dynamo Dogsports last weekend!

They will all be looking for practical assignments now, so that they can finish the requirements for Starters and or Advanced judging. Once they have been a Starters and/or Advanced judge for some period of time, they can take the exam to become a Masters judge.

Lynda Caughlin
Teri ONeill
Denise Reid-Clarke
Meghan ONeill
Sandi Maday
Steve Eisenreich
Kirstin ONeill
Stacy Frigon

So lets give them lots of support through this process, Alberta needs more judges, and it looks like we will finally have them!

Just a reminder that we are having a FUN MATCH for the candidates at the judging clinic to practice their skills, on Saturday, August 29 at 12 noon!!!! $5 per run, outside on grass, in our training field just 1/2 km north of our Dynamo Dogsport Training Hall. Pre registration required, reply to this post to register, or contact me at dogsport.org@hotmail.com
Dynamo Dogsports will be hosting a FUN MATCH on Saturday, AUGUST 29, from 12:00 - 6:00 in conjunction with our Judge's Clinic. Location - the Dynamo Training Field, just south/west of the Dynamo Training Hall. When we get back from Nationals we will be posting information and signing people up, but wanted to give folks a head up to put it on your calendars!