Dog Agility, Triathlon, I must be crazy
That is simply the funniest!
Oh, you actually created this! I missed that concept on the FB post. Yeah, definitely love the barbed wire on the aframe!
And it's cracking me up the 2nd time, too. Dust mask, too funny.
I see it's up to 145 views already. Betting it'll go higher!
Funny how these things get passed around. I only have something like 60 Facebook friends, half of which aren't dog people, and I hardly go over there so someone must be posting it somewhere else if there were that many views.
Well, I'm glad some people liked it.
the dust mask didn't help. better up the ante...valpig
Hmmm, how about a 2' by 2' crating space. For $60. Plus $10 surcharge, just because we can.
I heard all the commmentaries from usdaa folks at scottsdlae about how everyone's complaining how expensive everything is but people just don't realize what it's costing usdaa to put on these shows. I'd feel a lot more confident about the necessity of that if they'd, maybe, share how much things do cost. I realize that they have actual paid emloyees, unlike most of us who just put on trials with volunteer help, and I realize that thing can be way more expensive than seems to the casual obsrver. But still. How about a bit more transparency?
Well, yeah, but they're a private business and I'm sure in their minds they don't owe anything to anybody. Which is the root of the problem.I have no problem with people making money hand over fist as long as I'm getting a good product or service for my money. After the novelty of Nationals wore off I decided I wasn't getting a good value for my money (and time and energy) so I stopped going. I do understand the excitement of going to Nationals for the first time and I can see why people pay for that and some love Nationals and get enough out of it that it's worth the money to them and I think that's the customer USDAA is banking on. And it seems there are enough of them that USDAA doesn't have to worry.On the other hand USDAA entries at local trials in my area are way down, so much so that they're talking about going back to one ring trials in some instances. I've had to cut back on trials and it's been exclusively USDAA trials on the chopping block for me because of my difficulty in dealing with them (height card issues) though now with the equipment changes I may consider doing more. DOCNA treats me well (nothing but rave reviews after DOCNA Champs) USDAA not so much so DOCNA gets my money when I have to make a choice.I do think the woman who's handling their PR at the moment is helping though. Boy I wouldn't want her job. Maybe they can also hire that guy that AKC fired, sounds like he did a great job of listening to competitors though I don't know first hand.