We’ll be updating this area as new info is released in regards to NADAC Trials.
August 30th, 2021: With the return of overfilled hospitals and massive case numbers NADAC has made the decision to continue with our previous COVID rules in regards to judging assignments, fill in judges, and VT rules.
March 30th, 2020: Currently all NADAC Trials are cancelled through the first two weekends of April. Another update will be posted on April 1st in regards to further cancellations.
April 1st, 2020: All Trials for April are being cancelled. This decision is being made based off the nationwide stay at home recommendation, and because of the increasing number of cases.
July 1st, 2020: 2020 Championships have been cancelled.
VT Regulations being lifted
Given the current issues affecting our community we have decided to lift certain restrictions in regards to VT Runs, all of these changes are effective immediately:
1) The limits on number of VT runs that can be submitted is lifted
2) The limit on courses posted each month will be increased (Please give us a couple of days to get more courses posted)
3) Double run submissions will be allowed (This means you can run a class like jumpers twice, like you would in a trial, and earn a Q for each time)
4) Slatted contacts will be allowed for video submissions
5) Winged jumps can be substituted for wing-less jumps
6) Distance rules in regards to trial and VT submissions are lifted. Please remember if you do attend a trial, then you can NOT send VT submissions.
VT Points do count towards Championships requirements.
At this time we are not allowing Bonus Submissions via VT runs. But we will be discussing the qualification requirements for Championships this year given the circumstances of this years qualifying period.
Welcome to NADAC
The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) is a dog agility venue with the main goal of giving every competitor what they desire to achieve from this sport that so many of us spend our weekends competing in. Whether you enjoy being highly competitive, or just come to trials to meet with your friends and relax. We are striving to give you the absolute best experience from both sides of the page.
In the coming years we plan on releasing a multitude of programs allowing each person to focus on what gives them the most enjoyable experience with the time they spend with us. So stay tuned and happy trialing!
The Latest News from NADAC:
Hi All, Some info for Pre Trial: 1) We will NOT be doing a briefing in the morning. Everything you need to know will be in this email. 2) First walk throughs will be at 6:30 AM. We know this is early, believe me, we don't wanna be up this early either. But...
Hi Everyone,Are you gearing up for this year’s raffle?? Saving up your money?? Printing your name labels? This year's raffle is going to be the best ever! For those first time Champs people, the raffle consists of state baskets donated by a club, person or group...
This is going to be a info post regarding the new combined hoopers and barrelers class, hereby known as Grounders. For more info on what led to this change you can read this news article: https://www.nadac.com/barrelers-and-hoopers-voting-results/ The new class will...
We've got some updates going into effect very soon that we wanted to let everyone know about. To reiterate one thing so no one freaks out too much, what we call positive updates are NOT constrained to our rule of only being done in January and June. A positive update...
Starting June 1st, 2021 dogs may now enter the Intro level when they are 15 months old. This is for all classes. This is a change from the current age of 18 months. This change is in it's testing phase. We will see how it affects trials and dogs over a period of...
We recently held a vote to determine whether competitors had a desire to merge Hoopers and Barrelers into one class. There are multiple positives to a move like this, along with some negatives. We're going to go through a few of those, and then we'll share the voting...
What People are saying about NADAC:
My 13-year old daughter participated in the NADAC Agility trial at the Quad Cities Dog Center this weekend (July 28 & 29, 2018). Jeff Riedl was the judge on both days.
This was our very first NADAC agility trial. She has been participating in the 4-H fair for two years (in the dog project) and really really enjoys dog training! She is not a volleyball girl, or a basketball girl, or a swimming girl. She does not participate in chess club, or Spanish club or future leaders of America. She is an animal lover & a dog trainer. And this event was magical (for both of us)! Thank you SO much for supporting the junior members in NADAC and the caring judges that make it FUN for our youth. You all play a part (behind the scenes administrative staff, coordinators, judges, etc) in making memories for these participants and their dog companions!
I would imagine (if your career field is anything like mine) you usually hear from the participants that are not pleased with outcomes (for whatever reason). So I wanted to make sure you heard from this Mom, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how I felt about my experience this past weekend at the Dogs on Q agility trial.
I had never previously seen a NADAC trial. A friend recommended that I try it with my Norwegian Elkhound as she has been struggling in other venues. So I registered my dog. Even though I had read all the rules, I was still a bit confused on which classes I should try. So I sent emails with questions and got wonderfully helpful replies.
And Wow! What a GREAT time we had. The atmosphere was much more laid back than I was used to. Which was just what we needed. But laid back in no way means unorganized. The trial was SO well run. So very efficient, but not rushed. So many club members building courses, so the next round could start quickly. Everyone jumping in to help. One member even offered to take me around and show me things, if I had questions. Talk about being blown away for my first NADAC experience!
I will definitely attend more trials put on by this club. Just fantastic!!
Oh and after our last run of the day, so many people came up and told me what a beautiful run we had in Hoopers. So welcoming and so nice!!!
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