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General Discussion / Name on Certificates?
« Last post by Asherlove on July 18, 2018, 02:08:54 PM »
Hello. I'm fairly new to competing in Nadac. My 2 dogs have a couple of titles and I was thinking about printing the certificates, but on the certificates where it seems the name of the dog should go, it says 'NP'. Does that stand for something? Is there a way to change it to say my dog's name? Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: Teeter
« Last post by Chris Nelson on July 18, 2018, 12:39:30 PM »
The issue was mainly the concussion.

In order to allow the teeter to even be able to drop for the small dogs it meant it had very little counter weight for the large dogs.   And since people train their dogs to run to the tip of the teeter and slam it down, it causes a LOT of strain on the dogs joints.

You could counter weight it, but then it becomes an issue of having it being accurate across multiple trials.    I'm sure Sharon can chime in if I missed some other key points as well, since I will be honest in that I don't remember that period too well :)

I can testify that even a breakaway tire, while a great improvement, is still a pretty bad obstacle.    Speaking from experience of having my own dog nearly choked when she got hung up in one.      The circle breaking away is great, but that doesn't stop a dog from getting hung up in the chains supporting that circle.    Even as recently as last year I had seen a video of a dog getting caught up in the chains and causing a not so great injury.
Is it worth the risk having that obstacle, for what purpose?    If we want to test jumping we can do that on a jump.
2018 Championships / Re: Site Info Video
« Last post by Koralee on July 17, 2018, 09:27:06 PM »
I have not been sent a confirmation email regarding RV parking yet.  Send in the paperwork when it was first available.
Thanks.  I will follow up soon with them.

2018 Championships / Re: Champ T-Shirts
« Last post by Koralee on July 17, 2018, 09:23:52 PM »
Thanks Vicky.  Was just over excited and didnt finish reading the email.  LOL
2018 Championships / Re: 2018 Championship Charms
« Last post by Koralee on July 17, 2018, 09:22:51 PM »
I would like 2 please.

2018 Championships / Re: 2018 Championship Charms
« Last post by Becky Wolfe on July 17, 2018, 05:41:16 PM »
I will take one too, please

thank you
General Discussion / Re: Teeter
« Last post by Laura Anne Welch on July 17, 2018, 04:42:41 PM »
Chris, what was the exact reason that the teeter was taken out of NADAC?  I heard that it was because there was no way to ensure a consistent rate of drop and that the concussion on the dog's front end was an issue,, but never heard it confirmed.  Maybe Sharon posted why and I missed the post.  Also, as long as I have the forum to question, I never understood why the tire was eliminated after the break away teeter had been devised to avoid dogs getting hung up on the tire?
2018 Championships / Re: 2018 Championship Charms
« Last post by MoabDiane on July 17, 2018, 04:27:45 PM »
Yes, please, one for me!

Diane Allen
2018 Championships / Re: Team at Champs
« Last post by Chris Nelson on July 17, 2018, 03:25:10 PM »
Nine Junior handlers in total so far.

7 in Pre-Elite and 2 in Elite :)
General Discussion / Re: Teeter
« Last post by Sheila & the Shelties on July 17, 2018, 03:27:36 AM »
The small dogs weren’t the reason why the teeter went away.  It wasn’t a safety issue for them.

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What was the issue then with the Teeter in small dogs? Or why is there no issue? It seems to me they were more jump offs or fly offs by the smaller dogs because their weight did not tilt the cheater smoothly. Or when it hit the ground, it would bounce a little dog right off it.
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