Off Course Agility
By Ed Peters
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Off Course AgilityOct 06, 2021
S4 E6 So You Are Going to NADAC Champs
On this episode Ed Peters discusses and comments about NADAC Champs being held at Springfield Ohio. The Pre-trial begins this week on Tuesday 10/3/23 and Champs begins on Thursday 10/5/23 with Finals on Sunday 10/8/23.
This episode draws from a document by Marcy Matties which can be found at following link BUT only for those who are member of the NADAC community forum.
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S4 E5 The Hunt for a new RV
Included in the episode is two interviews with fellow RVers at the last NJ In the Zone trial back in May 2023 at Salem County Fairgrounds.
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S4 E4 The End of NADAC trials in NJ - Part Two audio
Sadly, this year is likely the end of NADAC sanctioned trials in the state of New Jersey. Hopefully that will change in future with some new group and
location but NJ is an expensive place and hard to find reasonable places to hold a trial.
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S4 E3 The end of NADAC trials in NJ - Part One video
This year was the last year for the In The Zone trial at Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown NJ. This effectively means that there will be no more NADAC trials in New Jersey for the foreseeable future. To remember the location Ed Peters shot a walkthrough video of the Salem County Fairgrounds while trying to remember some things as he walked.
Correction: The first time I went down to Salem County was most likely 2009 and not 2007 that I said a few times in the video walk around.
Part Two of the end of In The Zone trials at Salem County will follow in a few weeks with a normal audio only podcast.
Morristown NJ intro
Salem Country Fairgrounds Walkthrough
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S4 E2 Choices
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S4 E1 Fun with Technology
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S3 E6 The 2022 podcast year Wrap Up
Finally Ed wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year and hopes to have a fourth season of the podcast in 2023.
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S3 E5 Frustration and Joy
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S3 E4 Crazy Times
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Memories of Nadia
Nadia outside of agility was an accomplished academic and you can find Nadia's obituary at the link below.
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S3 E2 Marcy Matties
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S3 E1 NADAC 2022
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S2 E23 2021 Wrapped Up
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S2 E22 LeeAnn Peters
We also discuss championships a little bit in general too.
The following link is many of Belle's Agility videos and the first ones on page are 2021 Champs, this could change in months to come.
Belle's first run - Thursday round 1
Belle's second run - Thursday round 2
Belle's third run - Friday round 3
Belle's fourth run - Friday round 4
Belle's fifth run - Saturday round 5
Belle's sixth run - Saturday round 6
Belle's Challenger's run - Sunday morning
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S2 E21 The final day of NADAC Championships
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S2 E20 Performing, the end is coming
Ed's video of the 2021 Championship site.
S2 E19 Storming and then Norming
S2 E18 Let's Get the Party / Chaos Started
S2 E17 Pre-Trial Day 2 / Bruce Vincent Special
S2 E16 Arrival / Pre-Trial Day 1
S2 E15 Planning for 2021 NADAC Championships
Ed talks about his dog Tres and their participation at this year's event. Ed also discusses what his plan is for the podcast at NADAC pre-trial and Championships. Finally Ed is joined by his sister LeeAnn and they discuss their plan and LeeAnn's dog Belle, the beagle.
LeeAnn talks about the pet therapy group that Belle participates, if you would like to support LeeAnn and Belle in the October fund raising event the following link is to LeeAnn and Belle.
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S2 E14 Marj Vincent
Marj is one of the judges that judge the video taped runs on Youtube that are submitted by NADAC competitors from across North America.
We also discuss Jeannie and her GotDog? training business and how she does agility and Jeannie tends to focus on herding.
GotDog? Agility and Herding
The NADAC Championships state basket raffle that she and her husband, Bruce, were instrumental in growing over the years is discussed.
Here is the link about 2021 NADAC State Basket Raffle from Marj:
Finally Marj talks about the Starfleet Canine Aid organization that Bruce Vincent founded before his passing.
You can make a donation at their website.
Starfleet Canine Aid
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S2 E13 Luke and Lisa from the Luke and Lisa Puppy show
Their latest episode can be found at the link below.
They welcome questions from the viewers via the comment section on their videos.
You can find information about Lisa at her In The Zone Agility site.
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S2 E12 Trials and Communication
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S2 E11 Isabel Danforth from NH
We both talk about the Northeast Agility Enthusiasts (NAE) trial at Dummerston VT which is coming up in August 13-15, 2021.
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Toya McCullough - new to NADAC
She has volunteered at the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship previously and at this year's event too.
She represents some diversity in the sport of agility being an African American. When not at a trial she also enjoys playing the saxophone.
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Heather Eckenrode from Pennsylvania
In this episode she talks about some of the special challenges with Bradshaw who has been known to have bathroom issues when running in the agility ring. With her careful management Bradshaw has accomplished many Qs, titles and championship placements through the years.
Special Thanks to Heather for reaching out to be a guest on the podcast.
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May is NADAC season
He has a little fun practicing to be an agility commentator.
If you are at a trial where I am trialing look for my Off Course Agility Podcast lawn sign which has a phone number where you can leave us a message to share your fun from the trial.
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Erin and Clay Batchelor from Maryland
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April Random Topics
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Eric Brad from Vancouver Island Canada
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Eric has a new mailing list where his new writing is appearing first at caninenation.substack.com
Also an archive of Eric's essays and articles can be found at caninenation.lifeasahuman.com
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March NADAC news and commentary
2020 Survey Results and Discussion
Merging of Barrelers / Hoopers
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NADAC Couple: Pat and Tom Moloney-Harmon
On the east coast when I think a couple that does NADAC agility with their dogs and their human partner, Pat and Tom Moloney-Harmon are a couple that quickly comes to mind. So on this episode in honor of Valentine's day I talk to them about how they started in agility. Pat and Tom are fanciers of the Shetland Sheepdog and have run quite a few in NADAC and USDAA. They have also both attended many NADAC championships. They live and trial in Maryland but I met them in south Jersey at an In The Zone trial but I've also seen them as far north as Vermont at a Northeast Agility Enthusiasts trial.
The idea for this episode was suggested by Margaret MacEwen.
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NADAC changes and Top 10
NADAC changes were discussed by Chris Nelson in this video.
The NADAC 2020 can be found at
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Lorrie Reynolds from Colorado
She is a certified trick dog instructor, canine conditioning and fitness coach and stunt dog judge through Do More With Your Dog.
She has a website where you can find out more.
Lorrie's video of Novice Tricks
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2020 in review
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Lisa Schmit and In The Zone Agility
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Terry Todesco from Maryland
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Craig Coonrad from Arizona
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Karla Vialle from Kansas
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Sam Lietz from Washington
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NADAC Video Taped Run Course Maps
Ed is joined by LeeAnn Peters to discuss the Elite regular courses and which one she might enjoy running with Belle.
If you listen to this podcast after November 1st 2020 you can find a video of some of the courses discussed at the following link.
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Beth Gideon from Washington
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Michael Vorkapich from Washington
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Pat Daggett - NADAC judge
Audri Tarr, handler of the beagle Cee Cee
On deck with Ed Peters
Carole Daggett - NADAC judge
Carole Daggett is a NADAC judge, my former instructor, and a fellow attendee of trials and seminars. Carole is the first NADAC judge to be a guest on my podcast, we discuss how she first became involved with agility, her agility dogs over the years, and how she became a judge. Carole has been a NADAC judge for over 20 years and she has judged both Dino and Tres. Carole brings up how the first time we met was when I was in her beginner agility class with Dino and her husband Pat and his dog Druid.
A visit with the North Jersey Agility Yappy hour
Heidi Konesko from New Hampshire
Late breaking after this podcast was recorded. Heidi now has a new good looking Australian Shepherd, Maybelle.