Whether you are a beginner or a serious competitor this magazine is packed
with useful information. Each issue has lots of ideas and articles written
by trainers and competitors familiar with the intricacies of this popular
Many of the articles address training problems and give ideas
for their solutions that are written by the best people in the field.
Article contents range from teaching various handling skills, and contacts
to actual course layouts and strategies. There is also a section of plans
in each issue for building your own equipment.
Top competitors and trainers share their secrets of success in the interview section where they
describe their usually humble beginnings in agility and their latest
successes. Overall, I found the magazine very useful in its content and
ideas although a true beginner may be somewhat overwhelmed by the volumes
of information shared.
There are lots of useful training set ups, sequences and course ideas. This is an excellent way to teach yourself to develop strategy and technique. The course sequences get you thinking
about how you would run your dog in a particular layout, for instance the
dog on your left or right side or switch sides mid- course.
I enjoyed the publication immensely but it would probably be most useful for someone who
was interested in competing at some point. The cost is a bit pricey at
$48.00/yr. but for twelve issues that's really only $4.00 an issue which is
definitely worth it. If your interested in checking out Clean Run Magazine
you can request a single copy for $6.00.
Contact info: Clean Run Magazine 1-800-311-6503 or www.cleanrun.com, the
company is located in Chicopee, MA