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       


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


Feb 22 – 23 – Mission Trail Poodle Club

At Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa – Closes Feb 5


Feb 28 – March 1 – Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club 

At Thorson’s Arena, San Martin – Closes Feb 12


Mar 27 – 29 – Sacramento Valley Sheltand Sheepdog Club

At Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon – Closes Mar 11

So Cal Updates

Here’s a link to a 2020 list of trials showing Ex/M run order for one judge trials! – SoCal List of Trials


Feb 21 – 23 – Silver Bay Kennel Club

Closes Feb 7 – Del Mar Fairgrounds with Laura English and Linda Robertson. Fri – runs small to tall


Feb 22 – 23 – Papillon Club of  Southern California

Closes Feb 5 – Freedom Park East. Judge is Lisa Jarvis. Ex/Master small dogs run first.


Feb 28 – Mar 1 – Belgian Tervuren Club of Southern California

Closes Feb 12 – George Ingalls Equestrian Center in Norco.  Judges are Christine Bishop and Michael Case.


Mar 7 & 8 – Keeshond Club of Southern California

Closes Feb 19 – Green Oaks Ranch in Vista.  Sue Leitner is judging.  Ex/Master Tall dogs run first.

Mar 13 – 15 – Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles

Closes Feb 26 – Community Center Park in Camarillo.  Rebecca Schnulle & Beth Willingham are the judges. Fri Ex/Master Tall dogs run first.

Mar 14 & 15 – San Diego Rhodesian Ridgeback Club

Closes Feb 26 – Green Oaks Ranch in Vista.  Christian Eckhoff is judging. Ex/Master small dogs run first.

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


LA / Orange / Ventura Counties

Paula Herwig

2375 E Tropicana Ave. #740
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 983-D0GS (3047)
Email: LTPAgility@aol.com

San Diego Area

Brenda Farrington


23680 Baxter Rd
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