Welcome to Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions

AKC Links

 

Agility Resource Center – Click HERE

Regulations for Agility Trials – Click HERE

AKC Agility Statistics- Click HERE

AKC Agility Invitational – Click HERE 

AKC National Agility Championship – Click HERE 

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       

FAQ

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.

Effective Jan 1, 2020, you may enter a mixture of both Regular and Preferred classes during a trial week-end.  Either on the same day or other trial days.  Any mixture of Regular and Preferred classes is allowed.  Note that double Q’s can only be earned if both Standard and JWW are either both in Regular OR both in Preferred in the same trial day.

A separate entry form must be submitted when the same dog is being entered in a mixture of Regular and Preferred and/or different jump heights within the same trial weekend.

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

We are not taking online entries at this time!

Here’s a link to a list of trials – Nor Cal List of Trials

We are requiring a waiver form to be signed for each trial – you can e-mail your waiver to the trial secretary.  The waiver will be in the premium list.  You can download a pdf form that can be filled in for each trial here: Agility COVID Waiver form

___________________________________________________________

Trial COVID Plan updated Aug 2020

These are trying times for everybody, and we hope that you all are well and staying safe. Our goal is to keep everyone as safe as we can. If any exhibitor is sick or if you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are uncomfortable with the precautions we are taking. Do not enter – stay home. Our mental and physical well-being are most important at all times. Remember that entering an agility trial is done at your own risk. If you have not read the Agreement in your trial entry, you should do so now and be aware of what you are signing.

We will be following the rules and guidelines set forward by our State, county and local agencies along with CDC and AKC guidelines. Our aim is to keep our judges, volunteers and exhibitors as safe as possible.

The trial days may be longer than in the past due to multiple factors. We anticipate that we will be limited to a certain number of people that will be allowed to “gather”.

We are not returning to “normal” as there is no “normal at this time!

  • Masks (or face coverings) are required at all times except when running your dog, when eating and when you are in your car. Please note – some judges may require that you run with a mask on – this will be listed in the Premium list – re-check the premium for any trials that you are already entered in.
  • Please be aware of who is around you and practice social distancing.
  • Your temperature will be taken at the show. You will get a wrist band if your temperature is normal.  You will need a wristband to enter the ring.
  • We are not providing any hospitality. Workers need to bring their own food and drinks.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer. We will provide sanitizer and disinfectant in each stall in the bathrooms.  We will provide sanitizer and disinfectant at each worker station.  We will have hand sanitizer at each ring.
  • PPE – please take any personal protection equipment you use home with you. Do not put it in the trash cans.
  • Bathrooms will be supplied with sanitizer, paper towel and disinfectant in the stalls. Do not put anything in the toilets beside toilet paper! The sink will have liquid soap.  Please wash your hands.  The exterior door will be propped open.  Please leave it that way.
  • Spectators- no spectators allowed. We are trying to keep the numbers down.  It is safer.
  • Be prepared for the show to run slower than normal. The show will run longer trying to keep you safe.
  • Crating – Set-ups are to be 8’-10’ apart. Usually people sit to the edge of their canopy.  If someone is walking by through a 6’ aisle you will not be 6’ apart.  There is plenty of room.  Let us make it as safe as possible.
  • Maps – maps will be sent to you the evening before each show between 6:30pm and 7:30pm and will be posted on the website at the end the judging schedule. Maps will be posted in two places at the show so you can take pictures of them. We will not have any printed maps available.
  • Briefings – there will not be briefings for Ex/Mas and T2B. We will have a short briefing at the beginning of each group to go over these rules. For all briefings, the judge will be inside the ring.  Everyone else will be outside the ring 6’ apart.
  • Measuring – is up to the judge. It is not mandatory to be measured at this time.  We will let you know in the judging schedule if the judge for a specific show is measuring.
  • Walk-throughs – walk throughs will be split into smaller groups depending on the size of the class.
  • Gate Steward – the gate steward will be the only one to check you in and move you in the run order. They will be in a taped off area.  Only the gate steward is allowed in that area.  Please line up 6’ apart while waiting your turn to check in.
  • Going into the Ring – There will not be gates. There will be chutes.  If you have a dog that you think might try to leave the ring at the end of the run please have someone there to catch him.  Please maintain social distance from others while you are in line.
  • Masks in the Ring – you may run without your mask on. Please remove your mask when you are in the ring.  There will be a taped off area coming out of the ring where you can stop and put your mask back on.  Please do not leave this area without your mask on. Please note – some judges may require that you run with a mask on – this will be listed in the Premium list – re-check the premium for any trials that you are already entered in.
  • Face shields – if you chose to wear a face shield, please bring a mask for going in and out of the ring as there is no way to transport your face shield from the start to the finish.
  • Leashes – leashes must be in your pocket or tied around your body tightly so no ends flap around when running. If the ends come loose and flap around the judge will eliminate you.  If you forget to bring a leash small enough to put in your pocket, we will have a limited amount of veterinary style leashes.
  • Timer/Scribe – will be in a taped off area. Please do not approach them.
  • Results – will be posted on both sides of the trailer. They will be posted on the website each evening.
  • Ribbons – will not be self-serve. There will be a ribbon station with a person handing out ribbons and labels.   Please line up 6’ apart to get your ribbon.

WORKERS

All worker stations will be equipped with sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant.

All workers must use their own chair.

Timer/ scribe, gate steward, trial secretary, judge’s table will be taped off 6’ in each direction.  Please stay 6” from them and do not approach the timer/scribe.

  • Course Builders – only the CB’s will build the courses and will wear gloves and masks.
  • Jump Setters – can choose to wear gloves or use sanitizer before they pick up and after they put down a jump bar
  • Timers and scribes will sit 6’ apart. Their area will be taped off so no one can get within 6’ of them. Please do not bother the timer/scribe. When finished they will wipe down the timer, pen, and table with disinfectant
  • Gate Stewards will have their area taped off so no one can get within 6’ of them. People will line up to get checked in 6’ apart. Gate steward will wipe off the easel and their pen with disinfectant when finished.

___________________________________________________________

So Cal Updates

We are not taking online entries at this time!

Here’s a link to an updated list of trials – SoCal List of Trials

We are requiring a waiver form to be signed for each trial – you can e-mail your waiver to the trial secretary.  The waiver will be in the premium list.  You can download a pdf form that can be filled in for each trial here: Agility COVID Waiver form

___________________________________________________________

Trial COVID Plan updated Aug 2020

These are trying times for everybody, and we hope that you all are well and staying safe. Our goal is to keep everyone as safe as we can. If any exhibitor is sick or if you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are uncomfortable with the precautions we are taking. Do not enter – stay home. Our mental and physical well-being are most important at all times. Remember that entering an agility trial is done at your own risk. If you have not read the Agreement in your trial entry, you should do so now and be aware of what you are signing.

We will be following the rules and guidelines set forward by our State, county and local agencies along with CDC and AKC guidelines. Our aim is to keep our judges, volunteers and exhibitors as safe as possible.

The trial days may be longer than in the past due to multiple factors. We anticipate that we will be limited to a certain number of people that will be allowed to “gather”.

We are not returning to “normal” as there is no “normal at this time!

  • Masks (or face coverings) are required at all times except when running your dog, when eating and when you are in your car. Please note – some judges may require that you run with a mask on – this will be listed in the Premium list – re-check the premium for any trials that you are already entered in.
  • Please be aware of who is around you and practice social distancing.
  • Your temperature will be taken at the show. You will get a wrist band if your temperature is normal.  You will need a wristband to enter the ring.
  • We are not providing any hospitality. Workers need to bring their own food and drinks.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer. We will provide sanitizer and disinfectant in each stall in the bathrooms.  We will provide sanitizer and disinfectant at each worker station.  We will have hand sanitizer at each ring.
  • PPE – please take any personal protection equipment you use home with you. Do not put it in the trash cans.
  • Bathrooms will be supplied with sanitizer, paper towel and disinfectant in the stalls. Do not put anything in the toilets beside toilet paper! The sink will have liquid soap.  Please wash your hands.  The exterior door will be propped open.  Please leave it that way.
  • Spectators- no spectators allowed. We are trying to keep the numbers down.  It is safer.
  • Be prepared for the show to run slower than normal. The show will run longer trying to keep you safe.
  • Crating – Set-ups are to be 8’-10’ apart. Usually people sit to the edge of their canopy.  If someone is walking by through a 6’ aisle you will not be 6’ apart.  There is plenty of room.  Let us make it as safe as possible.
  • Maps – maps will be sent to you the evening before each show between 6:30pm and 7:30pm and will be posted on the website at the end the judging schedule. Maps will be posted in two places at the show so you can take pictures of them. We will not have any printed maps available.
  • Briefings – there will not be briefings for Ex/Mas and T2B. We will have a short briefing at the beginning of each group to go over these rules. For all briefings, the judge will be inside the ring.  Everyone else will be outside the ring 6’ apart.
  • Measuring – is up to the judge. It is not mandatory to be measured at this time.  We will let you know in the judging schedule if the judge for a specific show is measuring.
  • Walk-throughs – walk throughs will be split into smaller groups depending on the size of the class.
  • Gate Steward – the gate steward will be the only one to check you in and move you in the run order. They will be in a taped off area.  Only the gate steward is allowed in that area.  Please line up 6’ apart while waiting your turn to check in.
  • Going into the Ring – There will not be gates. There will be chutes.  If you have a dog that you think might try to leave the ring at the end of the run please have someone there to catch him.  Please maintain social distance from others while you are in line.
  • Masks in the Ring – you may run without your mask on. Please remove your mask when you are in the ring.  There will be a taped off area coming out of the ring where you can stop and put your mask back on.  Please do not leave this area without your mask on. Please note – some judges may require that you run with a mask on – this will be listed in the Premium list – re-check the premium for any trials that you are already entered in.
  • Face shields – if you chose to wear a face shield, please bring a mask for going in and out of the ring as there is no way to transport your face shield from the start to the finish.
  • Leashes – leashes must be in your pocket or tied around your body tightly so no ends flap around when running. If the ends come loose and flap around the judge will eliminate you.  If you forget to bring a leash small enough to put in your pocket, we will have a limited amount of veterinary style leashes.
  • Timer/Scribe – will be in a taped off area. Please do not approach them.
  • Results – will be posted on both sides of the trailer. They will be posted on the website each evening.
  • Ribbons – will not be self-serve. There will be a ribbon station with a person handing out ribbons and labels.   Please line up 6’ apart to get your ribbon.

WORKERS

All worker stations will be equipped with sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant.

All workers must use their own chair.

Timer/ scribe, gate steward, trial secretary, judge’s table will be taped off 6’ in each direction.  Please stay 6” from them and do not approach the timer/scribe.

  • Course Builders – only the CB’s will build the courses and will wear gloves and masks.
  • Jump Setters – can choose to wear gloves or use sanitizer before they pick up and after they put down a jump bar
  • Timers and scribes will sit 6’ apart. Their area will be taped off so no one can get within 6’ of them. Please do not bother the timer/scribe. When finished they will wipe down the timer, pen, and table with disinfectant
  • Gate Stewards will have their area taped off so no one can get within 6’ of them. People will line up to get checked in 6’ apart. Gate steward will wipe off the easel and their pen with disinfectant when finished.

Check the Premium list on the Events page for more information.

Contact

LA / Orange / Ventura Counties

Paula Herwig


3717 Mountcrest Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 983-D0GS (3047)
Email: LTPAgility@aol.com

San Diego Area

Brenda Farrington

 

23680 Wildomar Trail
Wildomar, CA  92595
(951) 813-8667
Email: agilesam@gmail.com

 

Nor Cal and Oregon

Nicole Young

 

PO Box 6211
Gardnerville, NV 89460
(916) 715-0477
Email: ltapentries@gmail.com