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December 2013

12/31/13 Rally Resolutions?
Set positive goals for 2014 and share your New Year's Resolutions with us! By Brenna Fender
12/24/13 Event Report: Kellar Canine Academy Rally Trial
Read about this fun rally event! By Jodi Kellar
12/20/13 Year-End Updates
A quick look at 2013.
12/19/13 Holiday Hours
The World Cynosport Rally office will have limited staffing through the holidays.
12/16/13 A Pawsful Holiday Season
Even competitive dog trainers may find that their dogs need some extra training and management around the holidays. Find out how to keep your dog relaxed and happy during the holiday season. Includes a section on great toys for keeping a busy dog... busy! By Jan Casey
12/13/13 New Provisional Judge Named
Announcement of a new judge approved for provisional judging assignments.
12/11/13 Event Report: Bo-Gee Agility
A look back at this fun and  event. By Laura Raymond.

November 2013

11/27/13 10 Tips for Novices
Some words of wisdom from experienced and successful competitor Loretta Mueller.
11/21/13 Do Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Their Self-Control is Depleted?
Studies show that dogs may exhibit impulsive behaviors after practicing extended self control. By Claudia Bensimoun       
11/11/13 Event Report: Wag It Training Center
Read about this exciting weekend of rally competition. By Sumac Grant-Johnson CPDT-KA
11/05/13 New Provisional Judges Named
Announcement of new judges approved for provisional judging assignments.

October 2013

10/31/13 Halloween Safety
Make sure that your canine competitor remains safe today!
10/15/13 New Provisional Judges Named
Announcement of new judges approved for provisional judging assignments.
10/11/13 Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior.
New research suggests that the way our canine companions respond to the level of our attentiveness is linked to a combination of specific cues, context, and previous experience. By Claudia Bensimoun
10/04/13 Dogs Learn to Associate Words with Objects Differently Than Humans Do
Your dog knows the names of his favorite toys and various agility obstacles. But just how does he associate the names with these items? By Claudia Bensimoun

September 2013

09/27/13 Event Report: Waggin' Tails Dog Training Center
Check out new titles, photos, and courses from the event. By Barbara Burri
09/18/13 Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory
A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later. By Claudia Bensimoun
09/13/13 Canicross: The New "Secret Sauce" of Training for Multiple Sports? Part 2
More info on this new, exciting sport! By Barbara Scanlan. Photos by Canadog.
09/12/13 Canicross: The New "Secret Sauce" of Training for Multiple Sports? Part 1
Learn about a new sport that might be beneficial for agility training. By Barbara Scanlan. Photos courtesy of Canadog.

August 2013

08/29/13 Social Referencing in Dog-Owner Dyads
Do dogs get information from their owners before reacting toward a potentially scary object? Claudia Bensimoun interprets this scientific study
08/27/13 New Provisional Judge Named
Announcement of new Level 1 judge approved for provisional judging assignments
08/21/13 Confrontational Training Techniques Elicit Aggression
Dr. Patricia McConnell, PhD, shares her thoughts on training confrontationally.
08/16/13 How Dogs Know When Communication Is Intended For Them
Dogs understand us best and can understand human pointing gestures, much more so than chimpanzees. By Claudia Benismoun
08/09/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Nancy Reyes
Read the last installment in our "Meet the WCR Board Member" series!
08/06/13 New Provisional Judge Named
Announcement of new Level 2 judge approved for provisional judging assignments

July 2013

07/31/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Janet Gauntt
Meet Janet Gauntt, chair of the WCR Board of Directors.
07/24/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Kimberly Wilson
Meet Kim, another of our new WCR board members who wants to help rally grow.
07/17/13 New Provisional Judges Named
Announcement of new judges approved for provisional judging assignments
07/11/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Casey Lomonaco
Meet another board member working toward furthering the sport of rally!
07/09/13 Why Wolves Are Wild, But Dogs Are "Man's Best Friend"
A new study reveals that if you want to socialize a dog with a human or a horse, all you need is 90 minutes to introduce them between the ages of four and eight weeks. With wolf pups, it takes 24 hours! By Claudia Bensimoun

June 2013

06/27/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Kristen Hurwitz
Meet another board member dedicated to WCR rally! By Brenna Fender
06/27/13 New Provisional Judges Named
Announcement of new judges approved for provisional judging assignments
06/26/13 Environmental Factors Can Affect the Incidence of Hip Dysplasia
A study by Norwegian researcher Randi Krontveit indicates that conditions in early puppyhood can affect the appearance or severity of hip dysplasia in genetically predisposed dogs. Article by Claudia Bensimoun
06/20/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Rita Monde
Meet another board member dedicated to making WCR great! By Brenna Fender
06/19/13 Titles Posted through April 30
Title processes begin to move forward.
06/11/13 Stress in Performance Dogs: What We Can Learn from Fukushima
Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By Claudia Bensimoun.
06/03/13 World Cynosport Rally Board Member of the Week: Wendy Hilton
Meet another member of the new WCR board! By Brenna Fender

May 2013

05/28/13 Meet World Cynosport Rally Board Member Amy Wukotich
Amy is committed to helping WCR grow! By Brenna Fender
05/20/13 Meet World Cynosport Rally Board Member Barbara Burri
Meet the people who will help grow the sport! By Brenna Fender
05/13/13 Meet Ann Allums!
Meet the newest staff member at World Cynosport Rally/USDAA 

April 2013

04/15/13 2013 TCKC Cynosport APDT Rally Trial Report
Cynosport Rally fans in Bloomington, Illinois braved predicted snow fall to have a great time at the event. Article and photos by Barbara Scanlan

March 2013

03/29/13 Updated Title Calculations through January 6
Results of title calculations from final scripting process now available.
03/26/13 Registration Information Update
Issues with registrations addressed . . .
03/13/13 Titles Update
Title calculations to resume by month-end.
03/01/13 2012 Rankings Now Posted
2012 ranking results now posted, including USA, Canada, Top 20, Puppies and Veterans

February 2013

02/03/13 Welcome to RallyDogs.com!
World Cynosport Rally's news page and more . . .
02/03/13 Welcome Clubs, Trainers and Groups
Hosting events with the new World Cynosport/APDT Rally.



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