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Many thank to Chris Nelson for getting this page all set up!

 

Amanda Nelson

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Great post on the NADAC Australia list with reminders for trials

Here is a great post from the NADAC Australia list that is also timely and appropriate here!!

Thanks, Shirlene.
Sharon Nelson
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With a lot new NADAC exhibitors recently it is probably time for a few reminders
to help people. These are the main issues I find myself addressing at trials:

TUGGING

Is not permitted within 10 feet of the ring and no growling behaviours can be
associated with tugging.

NO RUNNING

Exhibitors should not be at any more than a walking pace in the crating areas,
marshalling areas and when coming to and from the ring.

TETHERING

Is not permitted. When not competing your dog must always be always connected
to your by leash or in their crate.

MARSHALLING STAGING AREA

There really should be only one dog in the staging area before entering the
ring. This provides handlers and their dog a “moment” before entering the ring
to connect and prepare. A team delaying entering the ring deprives the next
team of their moment. Exhibitors should not be instructing teams not to enter
the staging area when they are running the course. It is expected that handlers
in the staging area are mindful of what is happening on course so as not to
distract the team running.

DROPPING YOUR LEASH

When you are around the ring it is not acceptable for you to drop your dogs
leash to treat them, warm them up etc….. The leash must remain in your hand.
The only off leash dog at a trial is the one running the course and in the warm
up area if provided.

ENTERING THE RING

Teams should enter the ring to prepare for their run when instructed to do so.
This will usually be when the previous team is on the home stretch. Refusing to
enter raises questions and concerns of either issues with the dog running or
your dog…..

It is as much of a drag for me to have to remind people of these things at
trials as I am sure it is for you to be reminded. These things a are matter or
safety and sportsmanship and I would appreciate it not having to remind you on
trial days when we all just want to enjoy playing agility with our dogs.

Shirlene Clark

NADAC Team Competitions

Hi, competitors!
   Get your friends together and form a Team for the upcoming Top Teams in one or all three of the NADAC class groups!

    We will be tracking team scores for the "JC Teams" (jumping classes) which will consist of the top five yearly scores for all three team members in the Regular and Jumpers classes.  Each team member will have 5 jumpers scores and five Regular Agility scores used for scoring.  Their scores will come from the Elite level and their run index will be used to calculate scores.

    We will be tracking team scores for the "TW Teams" (Touch N Go/Weavers classes) which will consist of the top five yearly scores for all three team members in the Touch N Go and Weavers classes.  Each team member will have 5 Touch N Go scores and five Weavers scores used for scoring.  Their scores will come from the Elite level and their run index will be used to calculate scores.

    We will be tracking team scores for the "EGC Teams" (Extreme Barrelers and Extreme Hoopers classes) which will consist of the top five yearly scores for all three team members in the Extreme Barrelers and Extreme Hoopers classes.  Each team member will have 5 Extreme Barrelers scores and five Extreme Hoopers scores used for scoring.  Their scores will come from the Elite level and their run index will be used to calculate scores.

We have chosen two classes for each Team grouping that shows a diversity of skills within each group and within each class.

Scores for the year 2014 will be calculated from May 1st to Dec. 31st.  For future years the scores will be used from January 1 to December 31.  New team totals will be posted to the forum and NADAC web site every two weeks. 

The tracking of scores will cost $25 per dog per team.  Total cost per team is $75 per team group. 

A dog can be on a different team for each group.  So a dog could have different team members for the JC team than what they have for an EGC team or a TW team.

A dog does not have to be on all types of teams, they could be on one team only if desired.

A team will receive a 5 point bonus for each 15 point bonus run by a team member.  A team will receive a 10 point bonus for each 20 point bonus run by a team member.  So the team members score would be run index +5 or run index +10 for their score for that run for the team score.

Teams need to submit team names for each group. 

A team could consist of three dogs all handled by the same person. 

A team may have a maximum of one substitution during the year with a veterinary letter stating that one dog is unable to compete in agility.  A second substitution is not allowed.

Find some friends and join a team!  Team names are required, team shirts are encouraged!!

Sharon

Upcoming NADAC Fun-Rasiers!

Apr. 26-27 2014
Elk Grove, CA

Club: NADAC FUN-raiser S & S trial
Status: Confirmed 12/29/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Sat: CC, 2 Reg, J, Tg, Tn Sun: CC, 2 Reg, J, Tg, Wv
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 8-11 2014
Bend, OR

Club: NADAC Funraiser
Status: Confirmed 3/20/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Thurs: 2 XBR, 2 XHP Fri: CC, 2 Reg, J, 2 Tg Sat: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Wv Sun: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Tn
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 16-18 2014
Bend, OR

Club: NADAC Funraiser
Status: Confirmed 3/20/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Thurs: 2 XBR, 2 XHP Fri: CC, 2 Reg, J, 2 Tg Sat: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Wv Sun: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Tn
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 23-26 2014
Gray Summit, MO

Club: NADAC FUN-raiser
Status: Confirmed 11/30/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Fri: 2 Reg, 2 J, NumHp, Hp Sat: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Wv Sun: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Tg Mon: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Tn
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 23-26 2014
Bend, OR

Club: NADAC Funraiser S & S trial (Sat-Sun)
Status: Confirmed 3/20/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Fri: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 XBR, 2 XHP Sat: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Wv Sun: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Tg Mon: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Tn
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 24-25 2014
New Hill, NC

Club: NADAC FUN-raiser
Status: Confirmed 1/17/14
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Sat: CC, 2 Reg, J, Tg, NumHp Sun: CC, 2 Reg, J, Tn, Wv
Ring Size: 90×105
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

 

May 30-Jun. 1 2014
Bend, OR

Club: NADAC FUN-raiser
Status: Confirmed 3/1/13
Judge(s): 
Judges List 
Classes: Thurs: 2 XBR, 2 XHP Fri: CC, 2 Reg, J, 2 Tg Sat: 2 Reg, 2 J, 2 Wv Sun: 2 CC, 2 Reg, 2 Tn
Ring Size: 100×100
Show Contact: Sharon Nelson
Email: NADACSharon@aol.com
Website: www.nadac.com

Educational Tip – What is a Containerized Trial?

Clubs have the option to offer “Containerized” trials. The difference between a “Containerized” trial and one that is not designated “Containerized” is that when a club designates its trial as “Containerized” no one may leave treats or toys around loose, either ringside or at their setup. Whereas, in a non-containerized trial, toys and treats may be found loose at set-ups or beyond ten feet from the ring. The advantage to the club to offer a “Containerized” trial is that it avoids having exposed treats/food anywhere near the gate that can attract insects and distract dogs going in and out of the ring. It can also reduce distractions in the crating area which may result in incidents while exhibitors are moving dogs in and out of those, sometimes cramped, crating areas.

A “Containerized” trial should not be confused with NADAC allowing exhibitors to have containers in their pockets in the ring. Exhibitors are allowed, at any time, to enter the ring with a closed/sealed container in the pocket of their pants. The container must not be visible to the dog or anyone else and may not be opened within ten feet of the ring boundary. This rule is different from the “Containerized” trial designation.

Submitted by: NADAC Judge, Jeff Lyons, Santa Rosa, CA

Exhibitor Tip – Reviewing Trial Confirmations

Why it is important to read your trial confirmation:

Once entries close, most clubs send out confirmations. Confirmations contain important information about the trial and confirm entry information for your dog. It is important to review your entry information to ensure that it is correct, especially your dog’s registration number.

All qualifying points you earn are credited to your dog’s registration number. If the number is incorrectly listed in the confirmation, catalog or qualifying results, you will not get credit. Occasionally, with multiple dog households numbers can get mixed up between dogs. Please check and double check to ensure the information is correct.

If you find any errors, contact the trial secretary as soon as you can. Don’t wait until the day of the trial as it is likely, everyone involved with the trial will be busy.

It only takes a few minutes to review your confirmation. In doing so, you are ensuring that your hard earned Q’s are properly recorded.

Your efforts in ensuring your entry information is correct will greatly help with the smooth running of the trial.

Submitted by NADAC Judge Jean Marie Wilkins, Elkridge, MD