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
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
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.
What to expect at our trials
NADAC Rules and FAQ
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
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
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
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
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
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