Sunday, May 13, 2012

Online Resources


This week's blog post has a list of online dog agility resources that you're probably familiar with (USDAA and Clean Run) as well as a list of some of the agility blogs I follow. You might be interested in popping in on these sites, too. Please leave URLs for other sites that you find helpful in the comments section!

HELPFUL AGILITY WEBSITES

USDAA: United States Dog Agility Association
http://www.usdaa.com/se_agility.cfm
The USDAA website has information about upcoming events, rules and regulations, an online shop, and competitor services.

Clean Run
http://www.cleanrun.com/
The Clean Run magazine website has a store where you can buy agility items for you and your dog, the magazine forum with discussions, videos, and articles, a course designer tool, and a list of competitions.

AGILITY EQUIPMENT, TOYS, and TREATS

Affordable Agility
http://www.affordableagility.com/
Online source for agility equipment.

Camp Bandy Pet Resort
http://www.campbandy.com/store/build.htm
Good directions for build-it-yourself agility equipment.

Dog.com
http://www.dog.com/
Great online shop for treats, toys, collars/leashes, etc. Most items at a fraction of the cost of pet stores.

Tugs of Fun
http://tugsoffun.weebly.com/
Lindsay's website for those awesome, mostly indestructible tugs!

AGILITY BLOGS TO FOLLOW

Aside from our club's own agility blog that you're reading now, I also follow these blogs:

Agility Nerd
http://agilitynerd.com/blog/
AgilityNerd is written by Steve Schwarz. Living and training in Chicago, I've found that there are unique challenges for performance dog trainers and handlers living in a big city.
(***This has a recent post about rubberized contacts you all might be interested in reading!)

Awesome Agility Adventures
http://awesomeagilityadventures.blogspot.com/
By our own Erin Queen: The adventures and misadventures of a two year old Cocker Spaniel and "green" handler as they make their way in the growing sport of dog agility. Enjoy their "trials" and tribulations as dog agility newbies

Bentley and Lexi
http://corbinwooten.blogspot.com/
Modestly described as "The story of two agility dogs and their very novice handler(s)" by our very own Ashley Wooten (even if they left, they're still "ours").

Bud Houston's Blog
http://budhouston.wordpress.com/
"Dog Agility Training and Occasional Crazy Rambling." 

Running-contacts
http://www.running-contacts.com/rcblog/
"Everything about running contacts for dog agility competitors."

Susan Garrett's Dog Agility Blog
http://susangarrettdogagility.com/
Susan is a dog trainer that specializes in a co-operative approach to dog training.

The 2-Minute Dog Trainer Blog
http://2mindogtrainer.wordpress.com/
Training blog written by Marsha Houston.

2 comments:

  1. Can't believe I'm on the same list as some of those other trainers! :)

    Great links, sometimes I forget about these. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Great post! Bringing home a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult, is like bringing home a new baby – you need to be prepared, and you need supplies. So, I was looking for articles on buying pet supplies online and then I came across yours inspiring read. Thanks!

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