Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Writing a $200+ check to USCA tomorrow! Sending in a-stamps, scorebook app, two individual registrations....
I have a binder for each dog but it includes their paperwork; I generally don't print out any rules as I learn better watching and then mimicking (so I'd rather just go to a mock trial and practice a pattern than study it on paper). Same with agility and rally, I tend to decide my handling during walk-throughs and not course maps.
My binders contain every scrap of paper pertaining to that dog other than actual ribbons or anything larger (have a separate box ribbons and awards and a shelf for their plaques and trophies). I always take these with me because 1) you never know what you might need! and 2) I'd rather take it all *in* the binder than pull stuff out and risk losing it or never putting it back. For example, Pan's binder contains AKC certificate, AKC certified 4-gen pedigree, copy of USCA membership card (real card is in Nikon's binder), SV dental certificate, WDA show card, UKC registration, rabies tag and certificate, updated print-out of his health records spreadsheet (I make this), certificates for the training classes he's completed (not really useful but no where else to store them), and copies of both parents' pedigrees, registrations, OFAs/a-stamps, and breed survey reports. Nikon's binder has AKC registration, some additional copies of paperwork from getting the litter registered (sire was not AKC), UKC registration, WDA card and scorebook and show cards, USCA card and scorebook and show cards, CPE card, OFA certificates, rabies tag and certificate, scoresheets from his SDA titles, and all of his certificates and titles. Each of these documents is kept in one of those clear plastic sleeves. Then in the back pocket I keep all the other vet records. Usually I print out a document that just lists a dog's registration numbers (AKC, UKC, CPE, U-Fli, UWD/SDA), OFA numbers, parents' full names and titles, tattoo & microchip. This is the stuff I refer to often and then don't have to page through the binder.