Off Course Agility
Off Course Agility
Ed Peters
A podcast about dog agility focused on the NADAC venue and running with less common agility dogs like beagles. Your host Ed Peters started handling in NADAC with his beagle Dino in 2005. Now he is starting to compete at the Intro level with his new beagle, Tres. His sister also competes in NADAC with her beagle Belle who is now at the Elite level in most classes except for the pesky Chances class. A new episode is released every other week. Give us a listen and you can send us feedback at offcourse@optimum.net Please subscribe or follow us where you get your podcasts.
Craig Coonrad from Arizona
Craig Coonrad from Arizona is my guest. He tells how he got started in agility. He runs Border Collies. Craig is a NADAC judge and talks about becoming a judge and his judging at NADAC Championships for a number of years in Wyoming, Utah, and Ohio. He has been busy judging locally in Arizona and driving up to 6 hours to judge other trials during the pandemic. Craig is also an agility instructor. Comments and feedback on our podcast are always welcome at offcourse@optimum.net
Nov 18
52 min
Karla Vialle from Kansas
Karla  Vialle from Kansas is my guest, she is a NADAC competitor who runs female yellow labs. She originally started with Sadie Louise, and currently she has Josephine and her sister Savannah. Karla is also a SP NADAC judge and hopes to lose the SP next year. She also enjoys sailing with her husband and her dogs. Also she was previously a professional ballroom dancer. Comments are always welcome at offcourse@optimum.net
Nov 4
50 min
Sam Lietz from Washington
Sam Lietz is my guest, I first met her at In The Zone trials in South Jersey and then she moved out to Washington in 2015. She discusses how she discovered agility. We talk about her rat terriers, Schatzi, Squeek, Dance and her border collie Bling. Sam has been the primary announcer at NADAC Championships over the last few years and we have a discussion about that and her attending of many Championships. She is currently holding agility and barn hunt activities at her SchaSam Farm in Washington. Any comments and feedback about the podcast may be sent to offcourse@optimum.net
Oct 20
52 min
NADAC Video Taped Run Course Maps
Ed Peters discusses the Video Taped run course maps, for Oct 1 to Nov 1st of 2020 found on the NADAC website at following link. https://www.nadac.com/video-run-course-maps/ Ed is joined by LeeAnn Peters to discuss the Elite regular courses and which one she might enjoy running with Belle. If you listen to this podcast after November 1st 2020 you can find a video of some of the courses discussed at the following link. https://vimeo.com/465202431 As always comments and feedback may be sent to offcourse@optimum.net
Oct 7
41 min
Beth Gideon from Washington
Beth Gideon from Washington is an agility enthusiast who mostly runs NADAC. She runs with her Border Collies, Youke, Brady, Camm and Rhys. She originally started agility with a mutt named Jasmine. She has been involved as board member, trial chair and trial secretary for the Rainer Agility Team. She also operates her own dog-walking and pet sitting business. Comments and feed back may be sent to offcourse@optimum.net
Sep 22
45 min
Michael Vorkapich from Washington
Michael Vorkapich is an agility handler from Washington who runs with Collies. He and his dogs have been involved with many dog activities including Agility, Treibball, Carting, Obedience, Barn Hunt, Rally, Rally Freestyle, and Trick Dog. We discuss some of these plus his activities with Rainier Agility team, Sno-King Agility Club, and Hoofs N Paws 4-H club. His dog D'Argo has agility titles in CPE, NADAC, AKC, UKC, UKI, ASCA, AAC, USDAA. I also ask a bit about his time in the US Navy as a Radioman on a nuclear Submarine.  Feedback and comments are welcomed at our email of Offcourse@optimum.net
Sep 8
53 min
Pat Daggett - NADAC judge
On this episode Pat Daggett tells how he discovered agility, talks about his dogs that have run in NADAC. How and when he became a NADAC judge and we have a good discussion on how he goes about course design. We finish up with a bit about his attendance at NADAC championships over the years.
Aug 25
55 min
Audri Tarr, handler of the beagle Cee Cee
My guest is Audri Tarr a fellow beagle owner. We talk about her agility dogs including Cee Cee, a beagle that ran at NADAC Championships in Sunbury Ohio. She tells how she started in agility, her dogs, Lily, Cee Cee, Toto, and Calypso. She discusses how some of these were foster failures and her attending the NADAC championships in the east dating back to 2011.
Aug 11
43 min
On deck with Ed Peters
Your host Ed Peters catches you up on where he is on some Agility topics, including agility school / training, an A frame agility project, virtual runs and a Thank you to the listeners.  Remember feedback, comments or volunteering to be a guest can all be done via an email to offcourse@optimum.net
Jul 28
31 min
Carole Daggett - NADAC judge
Carole Daggett is a NADAC judge, my former instructor, and a fellow attendee of trials and seminars. Carole is the first NADAC judge to be a guest on my podcast, we discuss how she first became involved with agility, her agility dogs over the years, and how she became a judge. Carole has been a NADAC judge for over 20 years and she has judged both Dino and Tres. Carole brings up how the first time we met was when I was in her beginner agility class with Dino and her husband Pat and his dog Druid.
Jul 14
40 min
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