Seminars and Competitions at Cloud Nine Training School for Dogs

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Loretta Mueller Seminar

Agility guru Loretta Mueller will be back at Cloud Nine Training School for Dog Feb. 16, 17 and 18, 2017.

Seminar Topics

Foundation Basics for The Baby Dogs: Friday, Feb 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Spend the evening working on foundation basics “Loretta style” with your new agility partner: sends, turns, impulse control, toy play, motivation, connection and more.

$55/working spot, limited to 8 teams; $20/auditing spot,

Get Connecting; Stay Connected: Saturday, February 17, 8:30am to 5:00pm

To do agility well, having a strong connection with your canine partner is key. In this seminar, Loretta

will help you learn how to get connected and stay connected while you handle through any agility

sequence. For teams working at any level, novice to master; dogs must be proficient on all obstacles.

$200/working spot; $60/auditing spot

Limited to 8 working spots per session and unlimited auditing spots.

Back by Popular Demand: Distance, Commitment, and the Technical Stuff: Sunday, February 18, 8:30am to 5:00pm

We will spend the day addressing topics people have requested to include: running long lines that

lead to technical sequences, commitment to obstacles and lines from a distance, and directing your

dog when you can’t be close to your dog for whatever reason (fast dog, slow handler). This session is

for advanced teams working at the master levels of agility.

$200/working spot; $60/auditing spot

Limited to 8 working spots per session and unlimited auditing spots.

Private Lessons

Loretta will offer a few of private lessons on Friday afternoon. Her fee is $110/hour.

Please email Dawn if you would like a flyer for the workshop or to reserve a private training time. 


National Dog Agility League

The National Dog Agility League offers a new, unique, once-a-month opportunity for agility enthusiasts to try their hand at level-appropriate competition in a way that’s fun, low pressure, and inexpensive.

There are three NDAL levels, and they are based mainly on the size of the venue. The one that fits Cloud Nine’s New Hope location best is the intermediate/masters level.

Each month there is a different course that can be either standard or games, and handlers are sent the course map in advance. At the trial, handlers walk the course first and may have one or two practice runs, with treats and/or toys if they so desire, before running the course “for real”.

Currently the following titles can be earned through the NDAL: Top Dog Beginner (TDB), Top Dog Intermediate (TDI), and Top Dog Superior (TDS). A minimum of one point is earned just for running a course without being eliminated, and more points are awarded based on the placement earned and the number of dogs that compete and achieve a qualifying score. Details about scoring and titles as well as examples of both standard and games courses can be found at

Dogs must be registered with the Top Dog Agility Players organization in order to participate in the NDAL monthly trials. The initial registration fee is $10, and the cost per to participate each month is $5/dog.

The trials take place on Fridays from 5-7:30pm and schedule for the first halrf of 2017 is as follows:

Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 3, April 21, May 19, June 23

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Cloud Nine Training School for Dogs Offers TDAA Serial Agility Trials

The serial agility trial is a new style of event offered through TDAA where exhibitors can enter one night or several nights throughout the year to compete and qualify for Qs toward TDAA titles or just have fun with your pint-sized pal. Trials in the first half of 2017 are scheduled at 7:00 pm as follows:

Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 17, May 5, June 9


The premium list for the serial trial is now available. We encourage advanced registration (download form) because it’s less work for our trial secretary, but same-day entries will be accepted as well.

TDAA Full-Weekend Agility Trial

Cloud Nine’s spring TDAA trial will be held on August 1 & 2, 2017, at our New Hope location. There will be three standard runs and two games offered each day on courses designed by judge Sadie Libal. The trial will start at 9:00am (doors open at 8:00am) each day. Though same-day registrations will be accepted, advanced registrations are most appreciated. Saturday’s runs will include Rodeo, Standard Round 1, Standard Round 2, Two by Two and Standard Round 3. Sunday’s runs will include Standard Round 4, Run ’til You Drop, Standard Round 5, Standard Round 6, and Tunnel jacks.

Here is the link to the premium:

Dogs must be registered with TDAA in order to participate, and that can be done in advance or at the trial. 

On Friday, March 31, there will be a chance to practice on the teacup equipment. Please email Dennis Vogel ( to RSVP for the practice opportunity. Cost is $5/dog. 



TDAA Reminders

The rule about jump heights was not adopted by the TDAA, so jump heights will be as before – based on measurements, body type exemptions and veteran status.

The new rule about contact performance for the Beginner level was adopted, so the four paw safety rule will no longer be in effect for Beginner courses and all dogs at that level will have three attempts to complete a contact obstacle.

Upcoming Seminars Elsewhere


Run Throughs

We do not have any obedience or agility run throughs scheduled at this time. 

Fun Matches

We do not have any obedience or agility fun matches schedule at this time. 

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