There are 2 methods for entering NADAC trials.

  • Postmark date - This means the envelope may not be postmarked earlier than the date specified in the premium. There is a waiting period of up to 2 weeks for all entries postmarked on that date to arrive, then they are stacked and opened. If spaces remain after that date, then the subsequent day's entries are opened until a trial fills.  If possible, take your envelope to the post office and ask them to hand cancel it so the mailing date is legible!

  • Opening date (no postmark) - This means that the mailed entry form may not arrive any earlier than the specified date. For a trial like this, my preference is to overnight my entry (and that of friends, as it helps share the cost) the day before so it arrives on opening day by noon.

 

Helpful Hints:

  • Fill out your form with a standard black or blue ink ball-point pen. Gel inks are nice, but if they get wet they can smear and make your carefully prepared form useless. Other colors are pretty, but on the 100th form, that red or green or purple sparkle can make your eyes hurt.

  • Double check your registration number is:
    The one for your dog, and not your membership number.
    Printed on the correct line in the premium
    Appears exactly as it does on your card, spaces, dashes and all.

  • Do not change your dog's call name from trial to trial. Your dog's name should be written the same for your first trial as it is for your hundredth trial.

  • Notify the trial secretary of any changes to your contact information IN WRITING by either email or postal mail if it changes before the trial.

  • Some trials may have some classes fill before others. If you are okay with being entered in some but not all of your classes, write "Partial Entry okay" on your entry form.

  • Sign and date your premium!

  • Do your math.

  • VOLUNTEER! Many trials save a limited number of runs for people who volunteer to work. If you are uncomfortable working any main position, leash runners, score runners and course builders are always welcome.

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What to expect at our trials

 

 

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NADAC Membership Form

NADAC Dog ID Registration Form

NADAC Points Request Form

Application for Permanent Height Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A copy of the current Exhibitors Handbook may be downloaded free of charge from the NADAC web site: www.nadac.com. A hard copy of the Handbook may be requested through the NADAC office at 11522 South Highway 3, Cataldo, ID  83810.  They are mailed free to current members and are $5.00 to non-members.

 

Current Jump Height Table, Breed Exemption List, description of classes, levels, and divisions are included in the current Exhibitors Handbook is available at www.nadac.com.

 

 

NADAC offers some new entry options which will be in effect at 2006 trials:
A dog may be entered at Elite, Open, or Novice levels.  Within Elite, Open, and Novice, they must select  either the Proficient or
Skilled category.  In the Proficient category, the dog will compete at its traditional NADAC jump height, and all runs must be clean, with no time faults or course faults, in order to qualify.  In the Skilled category, they may enter at their standard jump height or 4" lower.  In the Skilled category of the Regular Agility class only, the dog may qualify with 5 or fewer faults (5 point Q) or the usual 10 points for a clean run.  A "distance challenge" (worth 5 faults) will now be included in all Regular courses.  It MUST be performed successfully to qualify in the Proficient category; may be faulted and still earn a 5 point Q in the Skilled category if the run is clean otherwise. 
A dog may compete in only one category (Proficient or Skilled) during the entire weekend, and if selecting the lower jump height
option in Skilled, will be entered at that jump height in all classes for the weekend.  (Exception: Veteran jump height and time
discounts for dogs 7 and older (or handlers 60 and older or disabled) will continue to be an option in the Jumpers and Regular
classes in either category.)
 

Dogs will compete with other dogs in their entered height group, level and category.  If a 19" tall dog entered the Proficient
category, then they would be judged and placed with all Proficient dogs in the 20" height group, with the time allowed for a 20" height group dog.  If a 19" dog entered the Skilled category and chose to enter as a 16" dog, then the dog would be judged and placed with the 16" Skilled dogs, with the time allowed for a 16" height group dog.

A Handicapped/Disabled or Veteran Handler may enter as a Veteran Handler and receive 10% more time to negotiate their dog around a course.  If a Veteran/Disabled handler enters any dog as a Veteran Handler, then they must enter all dogs they run in every class as a Veteran Handler.

For Tunnelers, Touch `N Go, Weavers and Jumpers, a judge might select a course that they feel is a choice for a "bonus box"
opportunity for handlers.  If a course is selected as a "bonus box" course, then the handler could choose to attempt to handle a large percentage of the course from a "handler's box" as marked on the ground.  If a handler attempts the bonus and is successful and the entire run is faultless (no time faults, no course faults), then the run is worth a 15 point qualifying round.  If the bonus box is not attempted, then a run with no time faults and no course faults is worth 10 qualifying points.

 

 

 

 

What you can expect at our trials:

 

We're all here to have fun, enjoy good company and most of all have a great time with our dogs.

Here's what you can expect from us:

  • friendly folks ready to deal with any of your questions or problems

  • a toy and treats for every dog at check in!

  • a website that is updated frequently and has all necessary information and forms easily available

  • We accept both Canadian and US funds. The trials are priced in both currencies. We accept post-dated cheques dated up to 2 weeks before the trial date.

  • great trial sites, that are clean, with lots of parking, camping and rv spaces.

  • a variety of warm up equipment

  • happy, well appreciated, well fed workers