Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I hate bureaucratic nonsense.

For the first time in four years I'm taking Spider out to show.  Which means I need to do our memberships. Trying to figure out what I need for a recognized show is frustrating.  Really frustrating.  But, while scouring the USDF website, trying to make sense of the bureaucratic mumbo jumbo, I came across this page:

It's a handy little guide to what memberships you need to compete and qualify for different shows and awards.

Spider and I have decided that we're going to do First Level Test 3.  Mostly because if I'm having a bad back day I'll need to post.  Right now I just want to get him out and back into "show mode".  We'll conquer the harder stuff later in the season.  Maybe....


  1. I know! I looked at this as well and couldn't figure it out. I just decided not show this year. haha

  2. The benefit of being a poor college grad is that I can't even dream of affording memberships to anything, much less showing at cool shows with awards. Good luck!

  3. Depending on how much you show, the membership is a good idea. Toby and Tucker have lifetime registration numbers, but Chance doesn't and the fees have gone up. I didn't renew my memberships yet this year myself, because I had no plans of showing, but there are nice benefits.

    I do fear your showing will be expensive this time out, but hopefully you will have a good time anyhow.

  4. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the photos!


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