Welcome to Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
Enter by Mail
Go to our section titled “Events” to download a premium for the show you want to enter. There will be an entry form inside of the premium.
Or use this PDF form and fill out online, print and mail:
Click HERE for entry form
What do I enter, Novice A, Novice B or Novice Preferred?
Novice A is for a handler that has not put a title on a dog. So if you do not have a title in any other class you go in Novice A. Everyone else enters Novice B. In the Novice Preferred class the dog’s jump height is 4” lower than the one he would normally jump and the dog gets 5 more seconds added to his normal jump height’s time. Anyone can enter Novice Preferred. There aren’t any restrictions. Some of the reasons people enter Novice Preferred is because the lower jump height and the added time benefits a dog that is older, it is easier for dogs with a certain size or build or for dogs coming back from an injury or for a slower dog or handler.
I want to enter Regular classes on Saturday and Preferred classes on Sunday, how do I do that?
You cannot enter Regular Classes one day and Preferred classes the other day. You must run all Regular classes or all Preferred classes at a show or cluster of shows.
What jump height do I enter?
Just ask your trainer. They probably know what height your dog is going to jump. When your dog gets measured at the show, if he measures into another jump height we will change it then.
My confirmation says I need to be measured but I have a height card. What do I do?
Don’t worry about it. As long as the AKC has a height card on file for you it doesn’t matter what our confirmation says. To straighten it out, email your local trial secretary to let her know you have a height card. Make sure you get a reply.
I entered a show but now I can’t go. Can I get a refund?
The information on refunds is on the left side of the first page in our premiums. Each club decides on what refunds it will do. There are only 2 refunds that are required according to AKC rules:
You will get a full refund if you pull your dog before the closing date and time.
If your bitch goes into season you get a full refund minus a handling fee if you notify the trial secretary before the show starts. The handling fee with us is $5.00.
The AKC does not require a club to give any other refunds. However, most of the clubs we work with will give a 50% refund if a dog or handler is injured and sends us a Dr.’s note. Please check the premium.
What is the run order going to be?
Our run order stays the same most of the time. Our running order goes games first (T2B and FAST) then Excellent/Masters STD/JWW then Open STD/JWW then Novice STD/JWW. Premier runs either before or after Excellent/Masters. Sometimes you will run JWW before STD.
The running order is built on the history of the number of dogs in the class. We try to time classes so there are as few conflicts as possible. Sometimes it doesn’t run as smooth as we’d like for different reasons. For example, one judge has a course that is 198 yards and the other has a course that is 130 yards. This will cause one ring to move faster than the other ring and we might have a ring down waiting for the other ring OR we may change the running order to keep the show moving. Occasionally something happens but we try to keep the basic running order for all shows.
What time does my dog run?
Check-in time for each class is on the judging schedule. It is far from perfect. Generally, the check-in time is ½ hour before you start the walk through for the games and the start of Excellent/Masters. Check-in time does not give you time to unpack your stuff and walk your dog. As you get into Open and Novice most of the time you will have quite a bit more time before the walk through starts. Lots of things determine the actual start time of Open and Novice. For example, how fast the judge is, the length of the course, if the judge is a measuring judge and has to measure a lot of dogs, etc.. Remember the class cannot start before the check-in time. If they do, go see the trial secretary because they have to let you walk and run.
Nor Cal Updates
Coming in October
Oct 26-28 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The surface is dirt. This is a one judge trial. Judge is Windle Ewing. Friday is ALL Excellent/Masters classes and ALL levels of FAST and T2B. Saturday we are running all STD, JWW, both Premiers and FAST. Sunday we are running all STD, JWW, both Premiers and T2B
Coming in November
Nov 2-4 Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods, Dixon May Fairgrounds
The surface is grass. This is a one judge trial. Judge is Christian Eckhoff. Friday is ALL Excellent/Masters classes and ALL levels of FAST and T2B. Saturday we are running all STD, JWW, both Premiers and FAST. Sunday we are running all STD, JWW, both Premiers and T2B
So Cal Updates
Here’s a link to an updated list of trials showing Ex/M run order for one judge trials! – SoCal List of Trials
Nov 1 – 3 – South Coast Vizsla Club
Closes Oct 17 – Send entries to Las Vegas
Site: LA Fairplex in Pomona. Judges are Abbie Hanson & Terry Culley.
Friday is Ex/Master/Premier for STD & JWW along with all levels of FAST & T2B and runs Small/Tall. Saturday & Sunday we have all classes and all levels – Std, JWW, FAST & T2B. ALL RV Parking is at the KOA across from Gate 12!
Nov 3 – Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego Scentwork Trial
Closes Oct 19 – No online entries
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in El Cajon is the site – Judges are Penny Scott-Fox and Steve Detata. Check the premium list for trial info!
Nov 9 – 11 – Dog Agility Club of Ventura & Tri-Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club
Closes Oct 24 – send Entries to Las Vegas
Two separate trials running together – **ALL SHELTIES ONLY** must enter the TVSSC trials. **ALL OTHER BREEDS** enter the DACV trial!
Site is Community Center Park. Judges are John Defilippi and Geoff Teare. Friday John is judging Ex/Master/Premier for STD & JWW along with all levels of FAST & T2B and runs Tall/Small. Saturday & Sunday we have all classes and all levels – Std, JWW, FAST & T2B.
Nov 16 – 18 – Samoyed Club of Los Angeles
Closes Oct 31 – Send entries to Las Vegas
Site is George Ingalls Equestrian Center in Norco. Debby Wheeler and Windle Ewing are the judges. Friday is Ex/Master, Premier, T2B and all levels of FAST and runs Tall/Small. Sat & Sun are all classes – Std, JWW, Premiers, FAST & T2B.
LA / Orange / Ventura Counties
San Diego Area