AKC Agility's In the Zone
February 2011
Welcome Agility Exhibitors!

Welcome to the first issue of your new Agility newsletter.

We are excited to be able to begin publishing a newsletter for our Agility exhibitors. This is a great way for us to provide you with useful and interesting information on the sport we all love.

In The Zone will be published every other month with special issues as needed. This will allow us to keep you better informed of what is going on at AKC and to answer some of the most common questions that are asked of the Agility Field Representatives. Please let us know any topics you would like to see. You can send them to: Agility@akc.org.

Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility

You asked for it, and we heard you!

Great news; in response to the many requests from both exhibitors and clubs, AKC has been able to move up the implementation date of Time 2 Beat as a new titling class!

T2B is fun, fast, and exciting! Refusals and runouts are not scored and dogs of all levels run on the same course. It has already been tested by more than 5,000 dogs nationwide which have played this new game when it was offered at trials as a special attraction. T2B has proven to be a fun way to test a handler/dog team's speed and accuracy.

All AKC clubs licensed to hold Agility Trials may immediately apply to hold this exciting new class or add it to events already submitted for approval. Clubs can continue to offer T2B as a special attraction prior to the class's effective start date of July 1.

See more information on this fun, new class.

AKC National Agility Championship
Lexington, Virginia – April 1-3, 2011

AKC National Agility ChampionshipCongratulations to everyone who qualified for this year's Nationals. This year will be our biggest Nationals ever with 1,135 entries. It is very exciting to have a 20% increase in entries over our prior record set at last year's event.

Come out and watch the fun as the best of the best compete for the title of National Agility Champion. Better yet, volunteer to help and get one of the best seats in the house from which to watch all of the runs. Sign up to volunteer here.

New for this year all junior handlers will be presented with a medallion for participating at Nationals. This medallion is generously sponsored by MAD Agility.

Get ready for lots of fun and excitement in Virginia! See more information on this great event.

Until next time, have fun with your dogs and stay In The Zone!

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