The USDAA just announced their regulation changes on July 1st- there’s some big ones!
24″ weave spacing for all! I love that. Speaking as a big dog owner, I really appreciate them allowing 24″ weave spacing. I know that some may not like the bigger poles (more work for the littler dogs, might be tough to re-train) but it’s a real safety concern for my dogs that is now a weight off of my mind.
They’re also allowing a displaceable (breakapart) tire. That’s awesome! We’ve talked about tire jumps several times, and how dangerous they can be if your dog makes a mistake. USDAA trials are condoning the use of safer tires.
Agility should be safe for all dogs, and fun. USDAA has changed their rules to make their trials and clubs safer for our friends, and it’s up to us to make sure it’s fun!