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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Bostondirtdogs07 on June 06, 2018, 12:40:53 PM »
Thanks for the tips Amanda!  I'll check out the link.
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Amanda Nelson on June 06, 2018, 11:48:07 AM »
Also, don't forget to check out the NADAC Training Libary!! Lorrie Reynolds has been posting AMAZING distance and directional articles there! :-)

https://nadactraininglibrary.ning.com/

Amanda
www.fluidmotionagility.com
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Amanda Nelson on June 06, 2018, 11:46:44 AM »
Don't abandon all hope!! :-)  we have been adjusting the Chances lines and as Chris said it does take time for it to filter all in. :-)

Shameless promoting to follow..... :-) I am looking at doing an east coast seminar tour this fall/next spring, If you know of any facilities and equipment to rent, let me know!! :-D

Amanda

Well then we'll give it some time before abandoning all hope.    ;)
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Bostondirtdogs07 on June 06, 2018, 10:29:49 AM »
Well then we'll give it some time before abandoning all hope.    ;)
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Chris Nelson on June 06, 2018, 10:11:13 AM »
First, I do want to applaud Chris and NADAC for all of the great new changes that will take place in 2019!   :)  I think these will be helpful in recruiting new people to the venue.  I can see from the response that a number of current competitors are happy to see the implementation of a the achievement cups for teams at the Novice and Open Chances levels and I think that is a good thing.  Unfortunately for those of us continuing to struggle for those last few Q's at the Elite Chances level we will just continue to struggle.  It doesn't make much sense at this point to move our dogs down a level to earn these new awards.  As I noted in my original post regarding increasing participation in NADAC, the distance challenges just keep getting more difficult making it harder and harder for our newer dogs to reach our goals and earn their championships.  In addition to the increased distance, we are seeing challenges now where the layering of contact obstacles and tunnels make it impossible for the dogs (particularly the small ones) to see our cues to them at all.  On the advice of an excellent local AKC instructor, I am working on teaching stronger verbal cues and hope that this will help.  We host guest instructors several times a year, but are still unfortunately in one of those areas with no NADAC instruction.  Maybe someone in our area will step up for the new certified training opportunity.  I will be spreading the word.     

Overall, I do think the changes are positive ones.  Good work guys!
We’ve been making the chances lines easier.

Everything takes time to filter in :)


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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Bostondirtdogs07 on June 06, 2018, 10:08:41 AM »
First, I do want to applaud Chris and NADAC for all of the great new changes that will take place in 2019!   :)  I think these will be helpful in recruiting new people to the venue.  I can see from the response that a number of current competitors are happy to see the implementation of a the achievement cups for teams at the Novice and Open Chances levels and I think that is a good thing.  Unfortunately for those of us continuing to struggle for those last few Q's at the Elite Chances level we will just continue to struggle.  It doesn't make much sense at this point to move our dogs down a level to earn these new awards.  As I noted in my original post regarding increasing participation in NADAC, the distance challenges just keep getting more difficult making it harder and harder for our newer dogs to reach our goals and earn their championships.  In addition to the increased distance, we are seeing challenges now where the layering of contact obstacles and tunnels make it impossible for the dogs (particularly the small ones) to see our cues to them at all.  On the advice of an excellent local AKC instructor, I am working on teaching stronger verbal cues and hope that this will help.  We host guest instructors several times a year, but are still unfortunately in one of those areas with no NADAC instruction.  Maybe someone in our area will step up for the new certified training opportunity.  I will be spreading the word.     

Overall, I do think the changes are positive ones.  Good work guys!
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Chris Nelson on June 06, 2018, 09:54:35 AM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the updates!
Regarding the grandfathered in dogs who run in other venues, how does this impact their achieving the Elite All Around title?


Sallu Dulco

The criteria wouldn’t change.

If someone wants to jump into elite they would also be foregoing the ability to earn an all around.

They could earn a natch, but to change the criteria for the all around would really lessen the award as it’s a pretty big achievement for those who earn it,  and I don’t want to take away from that.


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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Foomin Z on June 06, 2018, 09:53:00 AM »
There are extended titles for each class, and at every level.

So once you reach 300 points in jumpers you would have a EJC-300,  400 points, EJC-400 and so on.

Regular is every 200 points.  So EAC-600 and so on
:O
How is it called at levels that are not elite? I don't remember seeing any of this in the rulebook or those titles sheets that float around every once in a while. Every +100 for each class, at each level, is a new title?
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Cathie Cage on June 06, 2018, 06:46:50 AM »

If you’re struggling in chances,  you need a nadac specific trainer because even the hardest distance test in any other venue is only really comparable to a novice, maybe open chances course.
Ha ha! I felt this for real when I went to a recent USDAA trial, saw the gamble and thought, "That's it??" NADAC chances is good training for everywhere else! Only other venue that can compare is AAC. Some of their gambles are more difficult that NADAC elite chances, more in and out from the handler with more off-course opportunities.

But does NADAC offer multiple superior titles for each class? Like "superior elite jumpers 2" if someone gets ten more elite jumpers past the superior title? Or do titles per class stop at just superior? I was doing just JWW in AKC for one of my dogs so she wouldn't have to do contacts, and she got up to master JWW 6 or whatever it was called. Would that kind of thing help people feel like they are achieving goals?


Lisa, Nadac does offer extended titles! I think we all need to let Nadac implement the new changes and after they take affect talk about what else could help Nadac grow.
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General Discussion / Re: June Announcement for January 2019 Rule Changes
« Last post by Salli Dulco on June 05, 2018, 10:32:17 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the updates!
Regarding the grandfathered in dogs who run in other venues, how does this impact their achieving the Elite All Around title?


Sallu Dulco
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