Welcome to Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
How to Use the New Website
Quite a few things are different but once you use it for a bit you will find it easier to use. Everything is ready to go except for some of the cosmetics like colors and fonts, sigh. If you have any problems contact your trial secretary and she will chase down the answer for you. This will start out new for everyone. Have patience there will be glitches. It is Murphy’s Law.
Your User Name and Password from the old site will NOT work for logging into the new website.
All exhibitors need to REGISTER for a new online user account – it’s a simple.
Building my exhibitor and dog profiles.
Exhibitor and dog profiles do not need to be built or maintained on Lynda’s new website! We know who you are and what dogs you own from our Master Exhibitor database built from entering prior trials.
How to add a brand new dog never entered in a Lynda Tjarks trial before.
Once signed in, click on Profile at the top right, then click Add A Dog. type in the new dog’s AKC Registration #. The web site will realize we do not have that dog in our Master Exhibitor database. As such, a screen will appear allowing you to enter that new dog’s information – i.e. registered name, call name, date of birth, jump height, etc. Once you complete the form, click Submit and that dog will then appear in the drop-down list of dogs available for entering online.
Now you can add a dog to your online account if that dog’s entries use a different email address, like in the case of a husband and wife within the same household or a handler running a dog they don’t own but enter online. In your profile, this dog will be called a “Dog of Interest”. Anyone may add a Dog of Interest to their online account. Once signed in, click on Profile at the top right, then click Add A Dog. Type in the AKC Registration # of the dog you wish to add to your online account. Once added, that dog will then appear in the drop-down list of dogs available for entering online.
When you want to change an email, address, phone #, jump height, etc. or add a title just email the Trial Secretary that handles the trials of which you compete in. She will update your Master Exhibitor database record. This may seem like an odd change but we’ve had a lot of problems with the database when people enter strange or incompatible information into it. We think this will help.
How to enter a dog online using the new website
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 News
January 19-21, Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
Closes Wednesday January 3 at 11:59pm, send entries to Patty
This is a two judge trial. We’re at Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. The surface is dirt. 3 day Judge is Mary Mullen, 2 day Judge is Tracy Mazur. Friday is ALL Ex/Masters classes and ALL levels of FAST. You can bring your Novice or Open dog on Friday and run them in FAST and T2B. Saturday AND Sunday we are running ALL classes.
January 26-28, Mensona Kennel Club
Closes Wednesday January 10 at 11:59pm, send entries to Patty
This is a two judge trial. We’re at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. The surface is dirt. **3 day Judge is Lavonda Herring, 2 day Judge is Carol Curtiss** Friday is ALL Excellent/Masters classes and ALL levels of FAST. You can bring your Novice or Open dog on Friday and run them in FAST and T2B. Saturday we are running all STD, JWW, both Premiers and FAST. Saturday games and Premier classes will run BEFORE the regular classes. Sunday we are running ALL classes. Sunday games will run first and Premier will run after E/M STD and JWW.
So Cal News
Jan 26 – 28 – Dog Agility Club of Ventura
Closes Jan 10 – Send entries to Las Vegas
We are at Freedom Park with Victoria Mac Vicar judging the Excellent, Master and Premier classes and Michael Case judging the Open and Novice classes along with T2B. This trial has a special running order – it is listed in the premium. T2B and FAST run first. Ex/Masters classes run together in one ring with split walk thrus while the Open and Novice classes run in the opposite ring. So Open and Novice runs in the morning! Check out the Premium for the exact running order!
Jan 27-28 – Golden Retriever Club of San Diego
Closes Jan 10 – Send entries to Wildomar
This trial is at HVOC in Escondido. Goeff Teare judging. FAST, Standard and JWW (no premiers this week-end) on Saturday. Sunday will be T2B, Standard & JWW.
Feb 2 – 4- Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club
Closes Jan 17 – Send entries to Las Vegas
Two judges all three days at Industry Hills Expo Center! Laura English and Sherry Porter are judging. Friday & Saturday T2B, FAST and all Standard and JWW, Sunday T2B, Standard and JWW. Premier classes all three days!
Scent Work Trial on Saturday and Sunday!
Feb 9-11 – Samoyed Club of Los Angeles
Closes Jan 24 – Send entries to Las Vegas
City of Industry is the site – Friday is Ex/Master/Premier Standard & JWW along with all levels of FAST & T2B. Saturday is all classes, Sunday no FAST. Judges are Cindy Tilly all three days and Don Wittke on the week-end.
SCPWDC SCENT WORK TRIAL!
SCENT WORK TRIAL
The Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club
In conjunction with their Agility trial
At Industry Hills Expo Center
We will have monitors in the different areas so you can see what class is currently running in agility and what class is currently running in scent work. Offering all Novice and Advanced Elements. Two judges, Penny Scott-Fox and Judy Peterson. 250 runs per day. Entry is by Random Draw. Entries open tomorrow, Dec 15 at 10:00 am and the draw closes on Dec 28 at 6:00 pm. The draw will be Dec 29 at 10:00 am. No entries will be accepted by phone, email, fax, or hand delivery. Express mail entries must include the signature waiver allowing them to be left at the secretary’s address. Anyone who doesn’t get in will be put on the waitlist. The wait list is limited to 50 runs. Any entries that come later will go on the waitlist if there is room. Details are in the premium. The premium is on this website. Go to upcoming events, scroll down to Feb 3-4 and the Scent Work premium will be there. Or you can go directly there SCENT WORK PREMIUM
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LA / Orange / Ventura Counties
San Diego Area