a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Here's Proof

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here's Proof

SUMMARY: Judging letter arrives.
Just arrived from USDAA via snailmail: A letter congratulating me, a certificate showing that I can judge at the Starters or Advanced level with supervision (signed and dated Sept 27, BTW), and a W-9 form.
Meanwhile, Boost wonders why Human Mom is doing stupid things with the stupid flashy blinding device again instead of taking her and her ball out to the yard to play.

Thanks, USDAA! The clinic and test were a blast!


  1. Yay! Congrats!

    Now go throw the ball for Boost... without wonking your knee.

  2. Congratulations! I have no doubt you will be an excellent judge.

  3. Congratulations!!!! Would this be a PAID judging job? Or another way for you to do agility for less fees?

  4. Wait, all you have to do is attend a clinic and you can be a provisional starters judge?

  5. Ellen: I can be a provisional Starters AND Advanced judge! :-) Well, no, not just attend the clinic, you also have to take all their tests, which is what most of the last 2 days were (out of the 4-day clinic), and do well enough on them that they think you know what you're doing. Tim's clarification of the clinic is: If you're not ready to be a judge, this clinic won't make you one, but it will point out what you need to work on if that's your goal. [Then you'd attend another clinic to go through the process and the tests again. There was at least one guy there this time who was doing exactly that.]

    Dawn: Paid, yeah. Paid well? Hmm, well, let me say that people do judging because they like doing judging.