The National Championship is held in summer That was a video shot of the AKC Invitational last weekend at Long Beach. The Forecast for at least a week before said rain was coming that weekend. There were alot of people that just crated their dogs inside people at the meet the breed booths were delighted to have champions join their booths in the nice warm dry areas. We had a crating room insidethe building that wasn't full. Everyone was told well in advance that the event would be in tents in the parking lot. There were 20 othe porta potties on the other side of the tent. People were allowed to go inside the building and use those restrooms either at the inside resteraunts or the main hall etc..
The AKC had people come in on Saturday and place pallets under every crate in the agility crating tent, so that Sunday morning the agility competitors came in to find that already done. It rained on Friday bot not much. Saturday morning it really rained hard by afternoon it had stopped. Sunday was a really nice day.
It was 500 feet from the agility tent to the entrance
300 feet from the entrance to conformation
900 feet from the entrance to Obedience and Meet the Breed.
They provided plastic trash bags and also had 40 loaner umbrellas for agility (they were stollen by people there in short order).
They did consider not having agility at this event this year because of the 125th conformation "party" and the lack of available space but went ahead and tried anyway.
Were things perfect? No! Did dogs have a good surface and fun courses to run on? Yes!
Dock diving had it even worse! no tents and crating was outside! We Competed anyway and no one there complained because we are just happy to have a chance to compete.
One advantage of the tents being used People with RV's were right next to the Agility rings! Kind of nice to be able to crate your dog in your RV.
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